CREW Careers 2018 a Huge Success!

December 10, 2018
Written by: CREW Austin
On Thursday, November 8th, CREW Austin held the 12th annual CREW Careers Day with the ninth grade class at the Ann Richards School for Young Women Leaders.  The event was a tremendous success!  CREW Careers is a one-day interactive program introducing young women to the many careers in commercial real estate.  The program provides an opportunity for the ninth grade class to explore many careers in commercial real estate by role playing through developing a site in the Austin area. View pictures from the event at our photo gallery.
CREW Careers 2018 began with an informative presentation by a panel of volunteer experts, led by CREW Austin President Marcy Phillips.  Each expert shared insight into the role and responsibility of her particular corner of the real estate industry.  The ninth grade girls then divided into their advisory groups to create a development proposal for a potential site.  Each group was guided by volunteer team leaders from CREW Austin, who shared their expertise and experience with the students as they brainstormed different ideas and overcame restrictions and challenges with the site. 

The day culminated with a presentation by each group in front of a panel of judges, each of whom is an esteemed member of the community.  The girls impressed everyone in attendance with their communication skills, substantive knowledge, and teamwork.  Though all were winners through their accomplishment in such a short period of time, the “Lakesiders” team was announced as the winning team!  They were treated to a celebratory excursion on Saturday morning, in which they toured the actual development site (Third + Shoal), as well as the Austin Public Library.
We are so thankful for our judges: Jennifer Long, with the Ann Richards School Board; Jackie Sargent, with Austin Energy; Amy Martorano, with InSite EFS; Benson Sainsbury, with InSite EFS; Christi Tennison, with Austin Title; Jane Smith, with Norton Rose Fulbright; and Tyler Buckler, with Cielo Property Group.  We would also like to thank everyone with Cielo Property Group and DPR Construction for the amazing tour of Third + Shoal.
And thank you to our incredible sponsors: Norton Rose Fulbright, Insight EFS, Independence Title, Lillibridge Healthcare Services, Austin Title Company, Bickerstaff Health, Capital CDC, Southstar Bank, American Bank of Commerce, and Doucet & Associates. 
We are thankful also for all our wonderful volunteers, without whom this event would not be possible, and our continued partnership with the Ann Richards School.  We look forward to many more inspirational CREW Careers events in the future!