Since its creation in 2009, the CREW M Excellence Gala has paid tribute to the excellence of women in commercial real estate. The awards event raises the profile of women working in the industry and supports them in their career development. In line with CREW M’s mission, it promotes both new talent and women of experience. Each year, CREW M members and non-members are invited to submit nominations in one of two categories: Rising Star, and Excellence and Leadership.

The awards evening is the organization’s signature event, bringing together top leaders and influencers in the industry. It is one of the premiere events on the real estate calendar.

In 2015, a new award was added: the Tribute award. Given by the Montréal CREW chapter, it is awarded to an experienced woman who has significantly contributed to the advancement of women in the industry.

Join us on November 21, 2017,
to salute excellence!

Categories

Each year, CREW M gives out three awards
at the Gala evening to honour excellence.

- award -Rising
star
- award -excellence
and Leadership
- award -Tribute
- award -Rising star

Description
This award is given to a woman working in commercial real estate who shows potential and has distinguished herself through her initiative in her company and the commercial real estate industry.

Eligibility criteria
To be eligible for the Rising Star award, the nominated candidate must (i) be a woman, (ii) work in the real estate industry in Québec, (iii) have less than ten (10) years of experience in the real estate industry, and (iv) be under 40 years of age at the time of the deadline date to submit a nomination.

Winners from previous years may not be nominated. The award is also open to non CREW M members.

Evaluation criteria
and questions for the nominee file

The candidate for the Rising Star award will be assessed on her initiatives and qualities of leadership, which put her on a path to a future position of influence and management. The candidate has already contributed to the success of her company and shown a high-level of professionalism, creativity, rigour and integrity in all her professional relationships. Her strengths are clearly illustrated through her social involvement in her company and the commercial real estate industry or the community at large.



Nominate a candidate

Nomination deadline:
August 4th, 2017.

- Award -Excellence and Leadership

Description
This award is given to an experienced woman working in commercial real estate who has distinguished herself by her leadership qualities, achievements and involvement in her company, the commercial real estate industry or the community at large.

Eligibility criteria
To be eligible for the Excellence and Leadership award, the nominated candidate must (i) be a woman and (ii) work in the commercial real estate industry in Québec.

Winners from previous years may not be nominated. The award is also open to non CREW M members.

Evaluation criteria
and questions for the nominee file

The candidate will be assessed specifically on her leadership qualities. She must hold a position of influence and earned the recognition of her peers in her company and the commercial real estate industry. Her recent concrete achievements as well as her involvement in her company, the commercial real estate industry or the community at large illustrate her excellence and leadership qualities.



Nominate a candidate

Nomination deadline:
August 4th, 2017.

- Award -tribute 2017

Description
Given by the board of the Montréal CREW chapter, the award recognizes the excellence of an experienced woman who has made a significant contribution to the advancement of women in the industry.

Nomination deadline: August 5th, 2017.

Nominate a candidate
Crew M excellence awards 2017

Would you like to nominate someone? Perhaps yourself
or another outstanding individual who has made her mark professionally?

Please fill out the following form by September 11th, 2017.
Nomination form
Nominate a candidate

General information on the candidate


In which category is the candidate nominated?

Rising StarExcellence and Leadership


The person nominating the candidate:

Fill out the nominee file

After we receive the nomination form, we will contact the nominee (by August 12, 2016) in order to confirm registration. Candidates can then fill out the nominee file, before September 12, 2016, at 5 p.m.

Click on one of the following links to fill out the nominee file.

Jury
2016
2015
Alison K. Chave
Associate vice-president, Finance and Operations /
Debt & Structured Finance (DSF) - CBRE Ltd
Margarita Lafontaine
President / real estate broker /
Lafontaine Immobilier corporatif
Irène Papavasil
Vice-president, Legal Affairs and Corporate secretary /
Otéra Capital
André Poulin
Executive director /
SDC Destination centre-ville Montréal
Laureates
2016
2015
Rising Star award
Véronique Jean
Partner, Chartered appraiser /
Eximmo Montréal

Véronique can be proud of her accomplishments since obtaining a college diploma in real estate appraisal and evaluation. In just under 10 years, she went from technician to certified appraiser and then partner in 2012—a level of success that not even she had dreamed possible. In 2016, Véronique’s career hit a high point when her share in Eximmo grew significantly, solidifying her leadership position. Today, she actively participates in decisions affecting the company’s vision and operations. Having benefited from support throughout her career, she has made a point of improving the conditions of employees and sharing knowledge and know-how.



Dian Luo
Director, Legal affairs /
Dundee 360 Real Estate

Chinese-born Dian had the good fortune of living in different places growing up. Montréal is where she ultimately decided to put down roots and pursue a career. After distinguishing herself in her legal studies at Université de Montréal, Dian set her sights on securing a prominent position in her field. This ambitious young professional joined a leading international real estate development company. At just 29, she was appointed Director—Legal and Business Affairs, a position typically held by those much older. On her way to even greater things, she continues to learn, consolidate her expanding network and perfect her business Mandarin. A rising star to definitely watch...

Excellence and Leadership award
Annie Lemieux
President /
Groupe LS4/ LSR GesDev

Annie had an inspiring role model in her father, himself a business leader, who taught her that the future is full of opportunities. The impressive career path of this polytechnic civil engineer has unquestionably been inspired by that optimism. Annie has participated in major projects in Québec, the U.S. and Poland. She has taken the lead on every phase of the real estate development process—enriching experiences that have defined her leadership style and eventually led her to create LSR GesDev, a real estate management and development company, with Lucie Laliberté. Annie believes that a real estate project’s success is measured by the impact it has on all stakeholders. Surrounding herself with people who share her passion, loyalty, drive for excellence and a bold, creative vision, this seasoned entrepreneur has proudly been behind projects such as Arbora, Vic & Lambert and Loggia.

Tribute award
Rose Fierimonte
President /
Dorbec Construction

Rose is a dynamic pioneer of the construction industry, being one of the first female entrepreneurs to set up her own construction company. Wanting greater control over the quality of her projects, she founded Dorbec Construction in 1988 with a partner. Ten years later, she acquired sole ownership and adopted the motto “Building with integrity and excellence.” Her accomplishments do not end there! Her entrepreneurial drive propelled her to the head of Médico Construction and Dorich Développements. Over the years, Rose Fierimonte and her companies have been recognized with countless awards and honours. In 2015, she was a winner at the prestigious Prix Femmes d’affaires du Québec gala; in 2016, her Dorbec Construction company took top honours at the 18th edition of the Steel Design Awards of Excellence, held by the Canadian Institute of Steel Construction (cisc-icca.ca).

Guests of honour
2016
2015
We are honoured to have these women join us
to celebrate the finalists and winners.
Hélène Brisebois
President /
SDK et associés inc.
Dr. Hellen Christodoulou
Quebec Region Manager /
Canadian Institute of Steel Construction
Christiane Germain
Co-President /
Groupe Germain Hotels