The Entrepreneurial Spirit Award honors a CREW member who has achieved a unique career success or milestone in the past 12-18 months as the result of an exceptional entrepreneurial spirit. This person is often a risk taker and is willing to step outside the box to create something new or different. They provide services, develop products, or improve practices by innovatively organizing, developing, or deploying available resources, either within their own company or a larger organization.
Examples of such successes include:
- A CREW member who has started a new business enterprise or significantly expanded the business reach of their current employer.
- A CREW member who has made a significant and successful career change into an emerging field or a new area of expertise or focus in the real estate industry, perhaps due to a need to significantly change their career path due to the downturn in the economy.
- A CREW member who has made contributions that foster commercial vitality within the industry or has capitalized on new or changing opportunities in innovative ways.
- A CREW member who created new tools and technologies, new products, financing tools, or business practices, or developed creative business strategies or structures.