The Perks and Perils of Childcare: A Working Mom’s Guide
Feb28

The Perks and Perils of Childcare: A Working Mom’s Guide

by Vanessa Manners, Kimley-Horn       At some point during your pregnancy, once the initial excitement subsides, you realize you’ll have to find adequate childcare for your burgeoning bundle. No big deal, right? Absolutely wrong. This dreaded decision was one of the most stressful that I have faced thus far in my mommyhood journey. Do we go the nanny route or opt for daycare? How do we choose the Best.Facility.Ever for our most...

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My Experience of Being a Mentee
Oct10

My Experience of Being a Mentee

By Susana M. Chavez, Parking Company of America   Four Atlanta CREW members are participating in CREW Network’s Certificate of Leadership Class of 2016. – Tina Renee McCall, Greer Gallagher, Ellen Smith and me.  It has been a fascinating experience. I have gotten to know my fellow classmates better, at times rooming together, finding good restaurants in the new cities and always talking about the program.  The workshops are...

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No pain, no gain—go big or go home: Women in Brokerage
Sep20

No pain, no gain—go big or go home: Women in Brokerage

By Lee Eastwood, Eastwood Real Estate Services It is a risk-reward situation.  Brokers on straight commission are the ones who make the most money. Why don’t more women go into brokerage?  According to the recent CREW report, 18% of CREW members were in brokerage in 2000.  In 2015, 30% of our members are in brokerage.  We are making progress, but are a long way to parity.  According to CBRE, only 10% of brokers are women, and that...

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Entertainment and experience guiding the future of retail
Aug01

Entertainment and experience guiding the future of retail

By Monetha Cobb, Managing Director of Franklin Street and CREW Board Member   It’s no secret that mixed-use developments are incorporating an increasing amount of entertainment uses and experiences. Gone are the days of retail-only destinations. How consumers want to spend their free time has changed; shopping isn’t considered an experience anymore. Instead, people want to spend quality time with their family and friends, and...

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Renovating late ’80s office buildings for a 21st century workforce
Jun29

Renovating late ’80s office buildings for a 21st century workforce

By Stephanie D. Kirkpatrick, IIDA, Director of Interior Design, Niles Bolton Associates   Many well-located, well-built, ’80s-era office buildings dot metro Atlanta’s most popular office destinations. With much useful life ahead, these expensively constructed buildings are coming due for updating to reflect the expectations, needs and tastes of Gen Y and Millennial workers.   Ideal renovations have a number of...

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The importance of a Personal Strategic Plan
May30

The importance of a Personal Strategic Plan

By Rebecca Cummings, Lawyer and Strategic Planning Coach   How do you decide what to do first when you get up in the morning?  How does a task make it to the top of your list at work? Are you giving your time, energy and attention to the items that are screaming with urgency and are priorities for other people around you, or are you devoting yourself to the items that you have decided are most important in helping you achieve...

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