January Leadership Message from Amy Hurst, CPM®


January 3, 2020
Written by: Amy Hurst, CPM®
Amy Hurst, CPM®
I’ve been thinking a lot about time lately and have decided that time is a tangible asset not unlike money in many ways, and about ways to invest our time to yield higher returns—better memories, more hours well spent, even minutes that nourish us instead of fly by.
You can spend time on useful and useless things, but if you call it “investing”, you will definitely invest it in something that has value and importance for you. Choose your goals wisely so that time you spend on them becomes an investment, not an expense.  Time is a valuable resource that each of us has, and we can use it at our own discretion and for our benefit. Being the master of your time means getting more done, staying energized, and doing more things you enjoy.

My promise to you this year is to invest the time you have given me as the 2020 CREW Austin President wisely and prudently. I plan on representing and promoting our chapter by communicating and educating our members and others about CREW Network, promoting CREW Network as a global organization, connecting through our Board and leveraging all resources available.
I would like to encourage you to invest your time by maximizing your CREW membership.  From business networking to leadership development and industry education, you decide how to invest your time to grow and strengthen your network and advance your career.  CREW provides the opportunities through programs, events, tools and resources.

January Events:
  • January 21st: CREW Austin Luncheon at Maggiano’s sponsored by Art and Artisans.  A panelist discussion about property management.Learn about the go-to person who takes care of the details and the different types of properties they manage.
  • January 23rd and 24th: Winter Leadership Summit in Santa Clara, California.  This unique learning opportunity is open to all chapter leaders and members who want to increase their abilities as board leaders as well as advance their careers through leadership development workshops. This multifaceted meeting brings together the top leaders in CREW Network to learn from one another about chapter management, but also to learn from leading experts about the critical leadership skills that give you the business advantage.
  • January 29th: Commercial Real Estate Global Economic Outlook through CREW Network. Join our first members-only webinar of 2020, Commercial Real Estate Global Economic Outlook, on Jan. 29 from 11 a.m. - noon (Central). This webinar will expand your knowledge of the global economy and how it will affect your market and portfolio, and help you prepare for the year ahead. 
2020 will also be the year that the CREW Global Network focuses on Austin, TX with the 2020 CREW Network Convention and Marketplace on September 15th – 17th at the Fairmont Hotel.   The CREW Network Convention and Marketplace brings together commercial real estate leaders annually for deal making, business networking, industry education and leadership development.   If you want to position your company as a leader in supporting diversity and the advancement of women in CRE globally and have year-round exposure to nearly 12,000 CRE professionals globally in more than 75 major markets, then you need to invest in sponsorship. 
I would be more than happy to invest my time in assisting you in learning more about these opportunities.  I look forward to serving you in 2020 and thank you for your time!
Amy Hurst, CPM®
2020 CREW Austin President