President's message

It is with great pride and humility that I begin my mandate as President of CREW M, one of the 74 chapters of the CREW Network. I am proud to represent our association within the greater metropolitan region and to represent our chapter as delegate at the Network level.

Our chapter has seen strong growth over the past 5 years, from 150 to 260 members in 2016 and I hope that each one of you will benefit fully from your membership. Let me tell you about my journey with CREW M!

In 2009, a cabinet associate invited me to join their ‘foursome’ at the CREW M golf tournament and spoke to me about the association sharing how great it would be for me to get involved based on my strength in commercial real estate.

I never dreamed that day would have such an effect on me professionally! I spent the evening with Annie Gagnon-Larocque with whom I shared my interest in becoming a member. Without me knowing, she became one of my professional sponsors and nominated me at the Excellence Gala, suggesting that I should apply for the position of Treasurer on the Board of Directors…and here I am in 2017 the President of CREW M!

I am amazed by the talent that surrounds me and I am confident that our Board of Directors and our teams of volunteers will be able to offer unparalleled programming throughout the year as well as provide our members with business opportunities and news that will keep them updated on market trends. To fully benefit from your membership, I invite you to join our new Facebook page and our improved LinkedIn page, and to follow us on Twitter.

These platforms will be our vehicles for sharing information. We want to share chapter news, member news and CREW Network news so that you will remember the goals of the association : networking and doing business together. I encourage you to discover the business needs of the members that you will meet and to learn about what they are expecting from our association.

On this note, I wish you a great 2017!

Stéphanie Lincourt
President 2017 Crew M
Richter

- Mandate and priorities -
KEY ORIENTATIONS

CREW M is part of CREW Network, created in 1989, and the first network in the industry to be devoted to the promotion and success of women in commercial real estate.

Its 10,000 members, representing nearly every discipline in the commercial real estate sector, are spread among the network’s 74 chapters, located in all the major North American markets, including 6 chapters in Canada: Vancouver, Saskatoon, Edmonton, Calgary, Toronto and Montreal.

Starting in 2015, in our current three-year strategic planning cycle, CREW M went through a global overhaul in our approach and set a goal to expand our reach within the Greater Montreal region and eventually, to the rest of the province.

CREW M aims to be a successful business catalyst for its members. At heart is the desire to adopt a business model based on diversity and to highlight women’s achievements and expertise in the industry. CREW M members are well recognized for the quality of their contribution to the industry.

CREW M is a “hub,” a place of exchange and enrichment, where all industry disciplines converge on a unique platform offering relevant content and memorable experiences through forums and through both real and virtual meetings that promote fruitful business exchanges between members.

CREW M’s main objectives are to :

 

  • grow the organization through increased visibility and prominence
  • mobilize members and the industry itself in support of  the advancement of women
  • provoke change by being a source of inspiration for all industry players

All our members are firm in their desire to positively influence today’s industry, to be agents of change and facilitators of a welcoming, competent and diverse industry.

This influence is expressed in four areas: business development between members, leadership development, industry research (by CREW Network) and a range of initiatives related to career advancement.

You can learn more about these initiatives on the other pages of our website. We invite you to explore!

CREW in numbers
founded
14
years ago
over
260
members in the Greater Montreal region
nearly
30
different disciplines
more than
50
volunteers participate annually in various committees
more than
130
events organized over the last 12 years
nearly
40
media interviews with our members
CREW is for women who want to reinvent the world by their leadership and innovation

As a CREW M member, you will have the opportunity to stay on top of the latest trends and developments, sharpen your views on the industry and live unforgettable moments with likeminded peers. But above all, you'll position yourself as a key player in your field, letting the world know that you want to have a hand in shaping today's industry.

Testimonials

The stories below shows the enthusiasm of our professional women in regard to their membership to CREW M. The expansion of a business network as well of the achievement of major projects are highlighting the career of these women. In every speeches made by them, growth and knowledge are brought out.

Roselyne Rovira

Director of Business Development, STS Maintenance

The mentorship program has done so much for me. I have met, wonderful, inspiring women who make me want to go further and outdo myself. Thanks to their experience and knowledge, I have the privilege of accessing new work tools and methods, and being part of incredibly rewarding exchanges.

Martine Peyton

Senior Partner, ELEMENTS Planification Urbaine

Without a doubt, CREW M helped me further my career by giving me opportunities to develop important new skills that I have yet to utilize. One of my defining experiences was my live interview on (TV news show) Canal Argent, which was a great moment of personal affirmation. I realized then the power of this respected, dynamic and audacious network that is based first and foremost on collaboration.

Marie-Josée Frigon

President, Trafic Design

My membership in CREW M has allowed me to build my professional network in the commercial real estate industry, both among clients and partners, with whom I have carried out some amazing projects. And the sharing of timely information about our market is critical for me if I am to stay up-to-date on all the latest developments and opportunities.

Guylaine Boivin

General Manager, Tour Deloitte, La Corporation Cadillac-Fairview limitée

A caterpillar transformed into a butterfly! That’s the metaphor I use to describe myself since joining CREW M. My involvement with CREW M has made a huge difference to my career. I have become so much more confident and sure of myself. My network has grown far beyond what I could have hoped and I have the pleasure of meeting exceptional and inspiring women!

Board
of directors
President /
Stéphanie Lincourt
Richter, s.e.n.c.r.l.
President Elect /
Linda Rouleau
FPI Cominar
Past President /
Guylaine Boivin
Tour Deloitte, La Corporation Cadillac-Fairview limitée
Treasurer /
France-Élaine Duranceau
Colliers International (Québec) Inc.
Secretary /
Mylène Forest
Société de Gestion Cogir
Administrator Membership /
Maryse Couture
Toitures Couture
Administrator Strategic Planning /
Chantal Cousineau
BDO
Administrator of Finance /
Marie-Claude Breault
FPI Cominar
Administrator Communications /
Caroline Gaudreault
Immophoto
Administrator of Forums /
Pascale Cloutier
Gestion Sandalwood
- Our different -
Committees

CREW M's success unquestionably rests on the organization's diverse committees. They are skilfully overseen by our members and allow for an ever-expanding array of initiatives.

Communications and Public Relations

The Communications and Public Relations Committee aims at promoting and showcasing the members of CREW M, all exceptional women, by creating and maintaining critical platforms such as our website, newsletter, booking television interviews for our members on French-language news show Canal Argent(French-language TV show on cable nes network), as well as maintaining social media.. The committee’s platforms focus on raising the association’s profile, communicating information relating to the real estate sector to the public and promoting networking and visibility of its members.

Caroline Gaudreault

Administrator

Immophoto

Patrice Bériault

Immophoto

Cindy Berthiaume

Avison Young

Rachel Biberian

EDGE Futur

Katie Cloutier

Synapsis Branding

Marie-Josée Frigon

Director, Web Site

Trafic Design inc.

Catherine Gosselin

Director, Social Media

Brassard Goulet Yargeau, Services financiers intégrés

Geneviève Paquin

Groupe Centrale

Martine Peyton

Elements Planification Urbaine

Caroline Perreault

Trium Mobilier de bureau

Rachèle Pouliot

Ambioner

Émilie Therrien

Fasken Martineau

France Sigouin

Englobe Corp.

Membership and Mentoring

CREW M’s exceptional success is mainly due to the quality of its members. The membership and mentoring committee aims to attract women with diversified profiles in order to reinforce CREW M’s multi-disciplinary nature.  The committee approves membership applications in compliance with pre-established criteria and accompanies new members during their first year as a CREW M member (by introducing the new member at events, etc.)  The committee is also responsible for the mentorship program, where members are matched in a mentor/mentee relationship and are followed for their professional progress throughout the year.

Maryse Couture

Administrator

Toitures Couture

Marie-France Lefebvre

Director, Recruting

Énergère

Lyne Provencher

Co-Director, Mentorship

Teknion Ltée

Véronique Jean

Director, Member Services

Eximmo Montréal

Cindy Berthiaume

Groupe Focus

Mariève D'Amours

Immostar

Pina De Luca

Kiva Design

Negar Farivar

COFELY Services Inc.

Francine Labelle

Global Furniture Group

Julie St-Arnaud

Devimo

Margaux Selam

Construction Encore

Stéphanie Shimono

Canderel

Cynthia Simard

Étudiante UQAM

Forums

The objective of the Forums Committee is to assist CREW M in accomplishing its mission by providing a window on its members’ professional activities, by organizing events that keep these activities top of mind. The Forums Committee strives to highlight CREW M members and to provide them with opportunities to acquire and hone their leadership skills, to enable them to build relationships through efficient and structured networking activities and to allow various forms of mentoring. Whether it’s by hosting conferences or networking events, we always have at heart the recognition of the success of women in commercial real estate by the industry.

Pascale Coutier

Administrator

Gestion Sandalwood

Audrey Belley

Airtron Canada

Eleonara Eusepi

Gowlings s.e.n.c.r.l.

Amélie Fahey

Devimco Immobilier Inc.

Éric Fortier

Corporation immobilière Cadillac-Fairview

Raphaele Graton

Gestion immobilière Wilkar

Martine Gratton

Sandalwook Management

Mélanie Larocque-Alemand

UQAM Student

Kassandra Grenier

KPMG

Maude Lavoie

Richter

Andrée Anne McInnes

Cain Lamarre Casgrain Wells, s.e.n.c.r.l

Golf tournament
Annie Daniel

Director

Lemay

Pascale Cloutier

Gestion Sandalwood

Caroline Gaudreault

Agence ImmoPhoto

Caroline Ménard

CPL Solutions

Finance

CREW M’s success is thanks to the great generosity of its partners. For an organization such as CREW M, sponsor participation and funding are the pillars of its success. The committee focuses on developing programs that meet the needs – and surpass the expectations – of its partners, allowing them and CREW M to shine on the industry stage. It’s a privilege for the Sponsorship and Finance Committee to promote its partners, who are all leaders in the commercial real estate sector and believe strongly in supporting the success of women in the industry.

Marie-Claude Breault

Director

FPI Cominar

Julia Cloutier

Sobeys Québec

Nancy Coutu

Compagnie d'assurance titres Stewart

Tiffany Hanskamp

De Grandpré Chait

Mistrale Lepage Chouinard

Stikeman Elliott s.e.n.c.r.l, s.r.l.

Caroline Ménard

CPL Solutions

Marylène Ménard

Kiva Design

Strategic Planning

Strategic planning is essential to any organization. CREW M Strategic planning committee’s objective is the implementation of a collective effort by all members, who are committed to share a common vision and mission, to establish specific goals and to explore paths to achieve and realize them.

Chantal Cousineau

Director

BDO Canada

Guylaine Boivin

Cadillac-Fairview Corporation, Tour Deloitte

Chantal Desjardins

Cabinet juridique Chantal Desjardins inc

Mylène Forest

Le Groupe Cogir

Jacqueline Kost

Le Groupe Réseau-Sélection

Julie Lanteigne

Lapointe Rosentein Marchand Melançon

Stéphanie Lincourt

Richter

Andrée Roy

Otéra capital

Edith D. Poirier

Réseau Sélection

Multidisciplinary Consultative Committee

CREW M’s Multidisciplinary Consultative Committee of government and international relations on issues related to diversity is a platform enabling exchange and the creation of alliances among groups with similar issues. It is a task force to create, share, develop and promote good practice and policy guides for the inclusion, advancement, retention and promotion of women in organizations.

Lina Cantin

Director

Lawyer, MBA, doctorate in law and associate researcher at the Ivanhoé Cambridge Real Estate Chair of UQÀM’s School of Management

Gala Excellence

Guylaine Boivin

Director

Corporation Cadillac Fairview

Mélanie Bernard

Holt Renfrew

Valérie Bouchard

Ivanhoé Cambridge

Janie Chaloux

BCF Avocats

Katie Cloutier

Synapsis Branding

Raphaele Graton

Gestion immobilière Wilkar

Catherine Thibault

Institut de développement urbain du Québec

- Our -
Network

With over 10,000 members in North America, CREW Network is the premier network dedicated to the success and promotion of women in the commercial real estate industry.

Montreal
Calgary
Edmonton
Vancouver
Toronto
Arizona
Tucson
Sacramento
East Bay
Inland Empire
Orange County
San Diego
San Francisco
Silicon Valley
Denver
Northern Colorado
Alabama
Los Angeles
Connecticut
Fort Lauderdale
Jacksonville
Miami
Fort Mayers
Orlando
Tampa Bay
Palm Beach
Atlanta
Idaho
Chicago
Indiana
Kansas City
New Orleans
Baltimore
Boston
Detroit
Minnesota
St. Louis
Omaha Metro
Las Vegas
Northern Nevada
New Jersey
New Mexico
New York
Cape Fear
Charlotte
Greater Akron
Greater Cincinnati
Cleveland
Columbus
Portland
Philadelphia
Charleston
Midlands South Carolina
Austin
Dallas
Forth Worth
Houston
San Antonio
Utah
Hampton Roads
Northern Virginia
Richmond
Seattle
Wisconsin

Founded in 1989, CREW Network (Commercial Real Estate Women) is the first network in the industry to devote itself to promoting and supporting the success of women in commercial real estate. Our 10,000 members from virtually all disciplines of the industry and our network has 74 chapters covering the major markets of the United States and five chapters in Canada, Toronto, Calgary, Edmonton, Vancouver and Montreal.

CREW Network is to remain a key player in the success of women in real estate focusing on four aspects: development business and leadership, research and career progression.

CREW Network members are recognized for the quality of service they provide to the industry. With a network as diverse, our members have the resources to create new ways to structure their transactions to benefit their business, and promote mutual assistance to get the job done.

For further information, please visit www.crewnetwork.com

Chapitres canadiens :
CREW Toronto
CREW Calgary
CREW Vancouver
CREW Edmonton