October 12, 2006
A Special Section of

CREW Milestones
Take a look back at 20 years.

CREW Roundtable
Five CREW Seattle members joined us for a roundtable recently to share some personal insight into their careers in commercial real estate.

"What makes a woman a leader?"
Special to the Journal

"Teaching girls how to break the glass ceiling"
CREW Foundation

"5 CREW presidents look at the past, present and future"

"Girls learn the ropes of commercial real estate"
BT Marketing

"Breaking it down — CREW by the numbers"
CB Richard Ellis

"Reaching out to the community"
HomeStreet Capital

"CREW: It’s not just for women"
Colliers International

"More women are picking commercial real estate careers"
Retail Traffic magazine

President’s message

It is my pleasure to welcome you to this commemorative supplement honoring CREW Seattle’s 20th anniversary.

As you read through this tribute, ask yourself what you were doing 20 years ago.

I was just starting my career in commercial real estate, not knowing it would be long-term. Like so many, I stumbled into the industry and with the help of many remarkable mentors, it has become a rewarding career. Much of the guidance that I received came through CREW. I distinctly remember attending my first CREW convention in Seattle a decade ago and its huge impact on me.

As women in business have made tremendous strides over the years, so has CREW Seattle. Twenty years, 20 presidents, 20 boards of directors, countless volunteers and immeasurable hours of service have made CREW Seattle a highly respected and successful organization.

Click here to take a look back at 20 years.

Today, the industry as a whole is different in many ways. College graduates are able to enter the workforce with a greater understanding of our industry after the specialized study of commercial real estate. Women are no longer a minority in the workplace and continue to move into higher-level positions, paving the way for young women to follow.

The pace of business is faster with the advancement in technology. And through technology we are able to cultivate a wide network of business relationships.

CREW Seattle supports the advancement of women in commercial real estate and through its generous sponsors will continue to do so for many years. These sponsors honor the achievements of women in the industry and they understand the importance of parity as we head into the future. To all of the sponsors of CREW Seattle, please accept my deepest gratitude. You are partners in an organization that is truly dedicated to making the commercial real estate industry exceptional.

Happy 20th anniversary to us all.

Patricia Parsons

2006 CREW Seattle President

What does CREW do?

1. CREW Seattle is an organization of 250 women and men from diverse commercial real estate fields including architecture, construction, brokerage, banking, engineering, law, development and appraisal.

2. CREW recruits top dynamic speakers and companies to address our members, such as Mayor Greg Nickels, Vulcan Inc., Clise Properties, Schnitzer Northwest, Urban Visions, Seattle Art Museum, Microsoft and Panattoni Development Co.

3. CREW has been mentoring and propelling young professionals for over 20 years.

4. CREW’s outreach into the community includes members supporting the YWCA, Jubilee Women’s Center, Girl Scouts and Rebuilding Seattle.

5. CREW members have been involved in some of the largest deals in Seattle.

6. CREW members are active in not only commercial real estate, but also golf, tennis, adventure travel, rock climbing and other things that may surprise you.

7. CREW as an organization conducts extensive research and reporting on the topic of compensation parity in the field of commercial real estate.

8. CREW monthly luncheon programs have over 200 people in attendance; many you should know or get to know.

9. CREW has annual continuing education courses at tremendous savings to members.

10. CREW is the fastest-growing organization of dynamic commercial real estate leaders dedicated to the professional growth and success of its members.

A thank you

CREW Seattle would like to thank the following sponsors for their continued support.

Platinum Sponsors
Chicago Title Insurance Companies
Preston | Gates | Ellis LLP

Gold Sponsors
Cairncross & Hempelmann
First American Title Insurance Co.
Jameson Babbitt Stites & Lombard
Pacific Northwest Title Co.
Stewart Title Guaranty Co.
Trammell Crow Co.
Vulcan Inc.

Silver Sponsors
The Benaroya Companies LLC
Callison Architecture
Colliers International
Diamond Parking Service
GLY Construction
GVA Kidder Matthews
LandAmerica Commercial Services
Macquarie Bank Ltd.
Pacific Real Estate Partners
Panattoni Development
RREEF Management
Turner Construction


Asset Preservation Inc. (www.apiexchange.com)

Cairncross & Hempelmann, P.S. (www.cairncross.com)

Colliers International (www.colliers.com)

Dynamik (www.dynamikspace.com)

Express Construction (www.expressconstruction.net)

GLY Construction (www.gly.com)

HomeStreet Capital (www.homestreetcapital.com)

Jak's Grill (www.jaksgrill.com)

Karen A. Willie (kwillie@willielaw.com)

KeyBank Real Estate Capital (www.key.com/realestatecapital)

LandAmerica Commercial Services (www.landam.com/commercial)

Old Republic Title & Escrow (www.ortc.com)

Preston Gates & Ellis LLP (www.prestongates.com)

Rushing Company (www.rushingco.com)

Schuchart Corporation (www.schuchart.com)

Sterling Savings Bank (www.sterlingsavingsbank.com)

Stewart National Title Services (www.stewart-nts.com)

Suncadia Resort (www.suncadia.com)

Tarragon (www.tarragon.com)

Trammell Crow Company (www.trammellcrow.com)

Triad Associates (www.triadassoc.com)

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