2014 MIAMI CONVENTION NEWS:
PRESIDENT, DAWN CALDER
Your local Palm Beach/Treasure Coast CREW chapter is truly a treasure trove of resources, filled with connected, knowledgeable and supportive real estate professionals. However, it’s hard to realize the full benefit of your CREW membership without attending a CREW National Convention. This year the CREW Network Convention and Marketplace was held in Miami Beach, where 1,200 women (and a few men) gathered to gain inspiration and insight from some of the most thought-provoking speakers in the business today. The secret of the Confidence Code was revealed by Katty Kay, Lead Anchor, BBC World News America. As a successful news anchor, she still struggles with self-doubt but she inspired everyone in the room with her wisdom and candor. Ken Rosen, Chairman of a real estate market research firm, presented the year in review of the capital markets, and Steve Forbes, a business media mogul and economic forecaster, put his personal perspective on the complicated state of politics, finance, economics and corporate leadership. He informed us that there are more than 9 million words in the IRS tax code, (while in comparison the Bible contains just over 780,000), which sheds a little light on our tax problem. The keynote speaker, Hillary Rodham Clinton came fully loaded with wit, candor, and enough secret service agents to crowd a room. Regardless of the speaking talent in the room, the most telling insight came from the interaction with the other CREW members from across North America. Through networking sessions and chats around the refreshment table, it was astounding to hear about the accomplishments of these women in real estate. The convention next year is in Seattle – think about it and start planning now! (See www.crewnetwork.org for details).
A FEW WORDS FROM YOUR IMMEDIATE PAST PRESIDENT: JUDI SCHUMACHER
NO – you’re not seeing things….. Your CREW Chapter logo has changed! The new logo reflects our name change, as well:
CREW Palm Beach/Treasure Coast! CREW PBTC better represents the geographical location of our members and also better reflects our Chapter’s service area.
Please remember, as a CREW PB/TC member you can utilize the CREW logo in your signature block on emails or on your letterhead.
CREW PBTC sincerely thanks our own Chapter member, Sandi Quiqley, with The Troika Group, for creating our new logo! Sandi and her team worked QUICKLY to deliver our new logo in time for our September Chapter meeting. During the process, they expertly dealt with the varied opinions of the CREW Board subcommittee assigned to this task and produced a professional, yet ‘catchy’ logo for CREW Palm Beach/Treasure Coast.
MEMBERSHIP DIRECTOR: LAURA KING
Membership is growing by leaps and bounds!!! We have 6 new members! Please welcome Sandi Quigley, Farrah Lemanski, Chris Cooke, Joanna Carbone, Carolyn Whatley and Stacey Krone.
We had our membership drive at our last event and had 32 potential new members! We may exceed our membership goal of 50 this year, so thank you all for inviting guests to our meeting. Also a special thanks to Sean Denyse who has been a tremendous help in recruiting YP members.
Remember if you join today, your membership is active for the rest of 2014 AND 2015. So you’re getting 3 months free! We have some great programs coming up, so don’t wait, join today! Please go to our website for more information or contact me directly. Thank you!
Your welcome to join us click below for a membership application.
PROGRAMS: BETH WHITE
On Friday September 19, 2014, CREW Palm Beach / Treasure Coast hosted a panel of Healthcare Real Estate experts. Sponsored by Anderson-Moore Construction Company and Rendina Healthcare Real Estate, the event was sold out with standing room only.
John Couris, the President and CEO of Jupiter Medical Center (JMC) shared his plans for the hospital and its growth throughout our area even some plans to expand into the West Palm Beach market. He also discussed, with great enthusiasm, the Neyland Breast Center currently under construction with Rendina Healthcare Development with the General Contractor of Anderson- Moore.
Adding details to these plans was Brian Cich, Executive Vice President at Rendina in charge of Construction and Development. Brian was able to expand on the partnership of the hospital client and Rendina as a land developer seeking out sites and opportunities for JMC. Steve Barry, Executive Vice President who leads Rendina’s New Business Development department on a national level, was able to talk about Healthcare as a whole and the impact on the market on a national basis. His knowledge of how hospital systems are making real estate decisions now was very interesting to those of us in the commercial real estate world. Off campus driven real estate is the trend and most systems nationally are taking their medicine out into the population and planting flags in many areas, one common area being retail environments.
We look forward to holding this event annually.
COMMUNICATIONS: BARBARA LEBRUN
2015 PRESIDENT ELECT
What’s Working in Collaborative Workspace Design:
Since 2008, technology, globalization and demographics in the workplace have changed, and accordingly, companies are moving away from single – purpose spaces. Studies show that 50% of office workers’ time is now spent collaborating, so effective workplaces must balance both focus and collaboration.
Although companies must provide effective (not noisy) focus space, many of the more private spaces today are “free address” where they are not assigned to anyone in particular. These “heads down” workspaces could be private offices, phone booths, or even cubes with sides, and are typically used more for scheduled, set amounts of time requiring lower noise levels and allowing for higher concentration.
Open/collaborative spaces are used both for tasks requiring lower levels of focus, and for more spontaneous, unscheduled gatherings. A differentiator (think lounge or high-top seating) is often used in the middle of larger open spaces to break up noise, and ambient noise can be utilized to promote collaboration without sacrificing focus.
Throughout the day workers will have the freedom to choose the work setting to match their calendars, and determining density of people to space will be determined by number of seats rather than number of heads. More than ever, design matters!