Committees

Boost your leadership skills and expand your network by being part of a CREW Miami Committee—all while making a difference in our mission to advance the success of women in commercial real estate. Committee members learn about the operations of CREW Miami, connect with other dedicated members, and gain the valuable experience needed for future leadership positions within CREW Miami.

All current CREW Miami members are welcome to explore the opportunity of committee service.

Interested in joining? Contact a CREW Miami Committee Chair today.

Communications Committee

Communications is charged with keeping the membership informed of CREW activities and events, member news, and benefits primarily on the local level, and on the national level as appropriate. This is accomplished through weekly eblasts to members and sponsors, and through bimonthly updating of the website. Chair drafts monthly reports to the board, copy-edits materials generated by other committees, supplies “cut-and-paste” information from Programs and other sources to the director and the administrator for weekly eblasts, collects and transmits changes to the website administrator, and serves as liaison between PR firm and CREW for media coverage and social media. Committee members draft new-member profiles, and take photographs at events and meetings. The committee consists of the director, a chair and 3 to 5 active members.

Timeline: Following January organizational meetings, members’ activities are ongoing for 12 months.
Time commitment: One hour a week; more at year-end when website requires substantial updates.

Chair

Thania Margarita Potosme
tpotosme@exancapital.com
Exan Capital
(305) 372-5263 (100)
 

Sponsorship Committee

The Sponsorship committee’s goal is to generate exposure for members and others through fundraising. The committee chair and all board members are responsible for promoting events. The chair makes monthly committee reports to the board, in coordination with the chapter’s administrator, who documents income and expenses related to monthly luncheons and signature events, invoices sponsors, and collects funds. Chair provides sponsors’ logos and contact information to the administrator and the Communications committee, tracks vendor sponsorship payments, and ensures appropriate visibility on the CREW Miami website and at meetings and signature events. Chair also interfaces with Programs to identify sponsors who best fit specific programs and events.

Time commitment: Approximately 1 hour/month to prepare reports and updates.

Chair

Dalayna M. Tillman
dtillman@bilzin.com
Bilzin Sumberg Baena Price & Axelrod, LLP
(305) 350-2394
 

Membership and Hospitality Committee

he Membership Committee is responsible for retention and recruitment of CREW Miami members. Activities include identifying liaisons to develop new member relationships, designating Hospitality committee members to host tables at luncheons, and organizing a fall membership drive/renewal campaign. The Membership chair sets goals for recruitment and retention, oversees the application review committee which makes recommendations to the board, the recruitment committee, and the membership/renewal campaign subcommittee. The Hospitality chair organizes committee members to host tables at luncheons and to serve liaisons for new members, to ensure a high-touch experience for each new member. The Recruitment Committee strategically reaches out to prospective CREW Miami members in order to increase membership in underrepresented professional categories, including, but not limited to, C-Suite industry professionals, brokers, and developers. The committee, along with its chair, are responsible for researching underrepresented categories and inviting prospective members to attend CREW Miami events. The chair organizes and tracks the progress of each prospect. The chair provides this list to the Membership & Hospitality Committee Director for presentation to the board. The board reviews the list and may offer suggestions for additional prospects to be contacted.

Time commitment:
Membership: Application Review Committee – Two hours a month to review and prepare report.
Fall Membership Drive – Three to four hours a month from Sept. through Dec.
Hospitality: Host Committee – Once a month, arrive early at luncheon to welcome attendees and serve as table host.
Liaison – Schedule one lunch or coffee per month with a new member.
Recruitment – Approximately 2 hours/month to research and contact new prospects.
Renewal Committee – Contact members to secure renewals from January to the end of February.

Chair

Ileana Pradere
ileana@pradereoffice.com
Pradere Office Products
(305) 823-0190
 

Programs Committee

The Programs committee is charged with creating strong educational and informative programs for the monthly luncheon meetings. Speakers and panels cover a wide range of topics relevant to commercial real estate that raise CREW Miami’s profile and benefit members and the community at large. Duties include developing program ideas, inviting and securing speakers, obtaining their bios and photos, and insuring that speakers understand program topics and parameters, and coordinating AV and set-up with Administrator. Committee members collaborate with other committees to ensure overall meeting success, and issue thank you notes to speakers. Chair oversees all programs but assigns a committee member to coordinate a specific month’s program.

Timeline: Committee meets monthly throughout the year, in person and/or via conference call.
Time commitment: Approximately one hour a week.

Chair

Melissa Rose
mrose@ackmanziff.com
Ackman-Ziff
(305) 503-1107
 

UCREW Committee

UCREW The UCREW subcommittee holds content-rich programs at Florida International University and University of Miami to foster interest in commercial real estate and related fields as career choices, particularly for women. Rotating chairs liaise with CREW Network prior to each event and report afterward, collaborate with university staff to determine venues, dates, schedules, and content. Tasks delegated to committee members include determining content and recruiting CREW Miami members as presenters. Chairs coordinate all presenters and handle event content and logistics.

Timeline: Begin preparation and recruitment in November for mid-January presentation at FIU (December/early January – confirm and prepare CREW participants). Begin preparation and recruitment of participants in June/August for October presentation at University of Miami; September – confirm and prepare recruits for UM presentation.
Time commitment: Event preparation (meetings and phone calls) shared by three committee members. For event participants—a single evening (about four hours).

Signature Events Committee

Education Committee

Member Services Committee