Celebrating The Achievements Of Women In Commercial Real Estate
Last night’s 13th Annual CREW DC Awards Gala celebrated the outstanding efforts and achievements of women in commercial real estate. As a diamond sponsor, Coakley & Williams Construction supports CREW DC’s mission to influence and transform our industry through the advancement of women. Employees are active in the organization serving on various committees and our Executive Vice President, Lynn Stith Bennett, is CREW DC’s incoming 2019 President. While presenting a portion of the night’s awards, Lynn spoke about the chapter’s upcoming 40th anniversary.
“It will be a year for us to celebrate all that is CREW DC, to look back and remember where we started, to honor the women who have led this organization and to recognize the impact our members have had on the real estate community. 2019 will be a year to continue the transformation of our industry through the advancement of women; to be the voice for diversity in our companies and in our boardrooms; and to be disruptive in the pursuit of continued change. It will be a year for us to look ahead to the future of this organization, our industry and our community - to rejoice in what is possible and to celebrate what is yet to come.”
Awards were presented to five female leaders for individual achievements in their respective fields:
Rising Star Award - Kaleena Francis Lee, Jair Lynch Real Estate Partners
Corporate Leadership Award - Kim Roy, HITT Contracting
Esprit de Corps Award - Karen Widmayer, KW Communications
Annual Achievement Award - Greta Perry, MGAC
Outstanding Impact Award - Sadhvi Subramanian, Capital One
Additional awards recognized teams who delivered excellent projects that transformed spaces and places, demonstrated success when partnering together, and creative marketing.
Placemaking - JBG SMITH’s Central Place
Dealmaking - Meridian Group’s The Boro
Best Interiors - International Food Policy Research Institute
Most Creative Marketing - JBG SMITH’s Phase Zero
The Kenilworth Recreation Center, a project we partnered on with Bell Architects, was a finalist in the Placemaking category. This project transformed from an excess elementary school into an 18,000 SF LEED Gold recreation center that meets the needs and desires of the community.
The night continued with a cocktail reception bartended by male leaders in the CRE industry. Sean Coakley, Senior Vice President and member of our Executive Team, served drinks as one of the celebrity bartenders. We were proud to show our support for CREW DC and congratulate all of the 2018 Award winners.
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