April Leadership Message – Katy Lumpkin

April 1, 2019
Written by: Katy Lumpkin
Happy Spring!
While I didn’t have an official spring break, I did take a day to drive to Fredericksburg last week to enjoy the wildflowers and beautiful weather.  We took Highway 290 West and, yes, I was impressed with the bluebonnets but even more impressed by the real estate development (an occupational hazard for me) in and around South Austin and beyond.  It is yet another reminder of the amazing growth of Austin and surrounding areas.  What an exciting time to be a resident and commercial real estate professional in Austin.   
Thank you to  Alexis Michael, Shirley Sheffield, Elise Giles, Kelly Cloud and Hank Crane who spoke about the money madness surrounding commercial real estate at our March Luncheon.  It was a great program!  Thank you to Hank Crane and Marcus and Millichap for sponsoring the event.  Also, thank you to Kathy Carr, our Foundation Chapter Champion,  for presenting CREW Network Foundation video and discussing the mission and work of CREW Network Foundation to advance women on a globally. If you missed the luncheon or if you just want to feel good again and watch the video, you can find it through this link:  https://crewnetwork.org/foundation.  While you are there, if you would consider donating to the CREW Network Foundation to support CREW Austin, it would be greatly appreciated. 
 The 2019 Downtown Austin Architecture Tour is around the corner and registration is open for the April 25th event at https://crewaustin.org/events/special-events/2019-04-19-boat-tour.
The tour, co-hosted by CREW Austin and AIA Austin, sold out last year so be sure to register early.   Also coming up is the Mother and Me Tea at the Barr Mansion on May 5th. The event will support the St. Louise House, a wonderful organization whose mission is to empower women with children to overcome homelessness.  You can find more information about the event at https://crewaustin.org/events/special-events/2019-05-05-mother-tea.  CREW Austin’s next luncheon will be on May 21st at the University of Texas Club. The program, sponsored by Austin Title, will focus on the Army Command Center.  Registration is open at https://crewaustin.org/events/luncheon/2019-05-21-may-luncheon.
CREW Network is celebrating its thirtieth anniversary this year and is commemorating the anniversary by organizing “Bring a Girl to CRE Day” on April 25th.   April 25th is also the same day as Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day.  If you have already planned to participate or want to sign up for the CREW Network event, you can find more information at https://crewnetwork.org/events/30th-anniversary/bring-a-girl-to-cre-day