CREW Member Spotlight: Katie Smith, CREW Chapter Director
Jul11

CREW Member Spotlight: Katie Smith, CREW Chapter Director

The CREW Member Spotlight highlights someone who is making an impact in the CREW Atlanta community. For the most recent Member Spotlight, we selected Katie Smith, CREW Atlanta’s new Chapter Director. CREW Atlanta: How long have you been at your at current position? Katie Smith: 2 and ½ months What made you decide to work in the field you are in? My number one reason is because I love building relationships; I am such a people...

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“We are the Wolves”
Jun28

“We are the Wolves”

In May, two-time Olympic gold medalist and FIFA Women’s World Cup champion Abby Wambach delivered a moving commencement speech at Barnard University. Her powerful speech shared her personal journey, highlighting the gender pay gap and the importance of closing it. “When we talk about what the pay gap costs us, let’s be clear. It costs us our very lives. I was so grateful to receive any respect at all for myself that...

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CREW Member Spotlight: Heidi Swygert
Jun26

CREW Member Spotlight: Heidi Swygert

The CREW Member Spotlight highlights someone who is making an impact in the CREW Atlanta community. For the most recent Member Spotlight, we selected Heidi Swygert, Development Associate, KDC Real Estate Development & Investments. CREW Atlanta: How long have you been at your current position? Heidi Swygert: 3 years What made you decide to work in the field you are in?  I interned for a one-man law firm while in high school and his...

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Event Recap: Awarding Our Members for Their Hard Work
Jun20

Event Recap: Awarding Our Members for Their Hard Work

Rising up the stair, the murmuring of an excited crowd bubbled over. At the entrance we were met with life-size cut-outs of celebrities such as Marilyn Monroe, Gal Gadot aka: Wonder Woman, and one of the favorites of the ladies, Ryan Reynolds. The 2018 CREW Awards was the talk of the real estate town! Our local winners were specific to our Atlanta market. They include: Most Creative Local Marketing Campaign: Kelly Darby & Dana...

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Recognizing Industry Leaders at the Annual CREW Awards
Jun11

Recognizing Industry Leaders at the Annual CREW Awards

By Tina Renee McCall, Managing Director of Asset Management & Dispositions at Bridge Investment Group and 2018 CREW President Next week, CREW Atlanta will host the ceremony for the Annual CREW Awards, an opportunity for our members to be recognized among their peers, for industry professional achievements and to support diversity and the advancement of women in commercial real estate. The awards recognize people that are making...

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Bicycle Parking, Sidewalks, and Storage Pods, Oh My! What’s in Store for Atlanta with the Zoning Ordinance “Quick Fixes”
May16

Bicycle Parking, Sidewalks, and Storage Pods, Oh My! What’s in Store for Atlanta with the Zoning Ordinance “Quick Fixes”

By Julie Sellers, Partner, Pursley Friese Torgrimson  The last time the City of Atlanta rewrote the entire zoning ordinance, the average cost of gas was $1.19 per gallon, CNN aired its first broadcast, and there were about 2.2 million metro-area residents. Fast forward from 1980 to 2018 for a population that has more than doubled and we are ready for a zoning re-write that will bring the regulations in line with modern development...

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