About Us

With approximately 250 members, CREW Seattle is the leading organization for senior-level executive women in the Seattle commercial real estate field. As part of CREW Network, the industry’s premier networking coalition, CREW Seattle is dedicated to advancing the success of women in commercial real estate. CREW Network’s membership of more than 11,000 professionals in over 70 major global markets represents all aspects of commercial real estate—providing our members with direct access to real estate professionals across all geographies and disciplines, around the globe.

Since 1986, CREW Seattle has connected commercial real estate professionals in the Seattle area, working together to:

  • Create a dynamic and supportive environment that promotes advancement through knowledge sharing and networking
  • Push the boundaries in every facet of commercial real estate through provocative dialogue among peers drawn from every discipline in the industry
  • Provide educational programs which directly affect your day-to-day work and promote real change
  • Encourage our members to be a force for activism and involvement in our communities.

CREW Seattle members are empowered by sharing their knowledge and experience with others in our community, while also learning from the insight and know-how of others. In growing and strengthening our network, we aim to create more opportunities for women in commercial real estate.


CREW Network Partnership


CREW Seattle and Sound is proud to support CREW Network as a Bronze Partner, continuing our participation in the Chapter Leadership Circle again for 2018.

CREW Seattle and Sound’s support of CREW Network positions our chapter as a leader within the CREW Network organization. Our financial contribution supports technology upgrades and enhancements to provide members with new ways to connect and network globally and supports the development and expansion of critical network-wide member services offered by CREW Network.

Special thanks to the members and sponsors of CREW Seattle and Sound who are critical to our chapter’s success and enable us to continue this support, which along with support of other chapters, is allowing us to reach more CRE professionals and provide a bigger impact on the CRE industry.

Our mission

To promote and advance business, networking, and leadership, for the success of women in commercial real estate.

Our history

What began in 1985 as an informal lunch among women involved in the commercial real estate industry has now grown into an organization of over 200 active members. Commercial Real Estate Women Northwest (CREW-Northwest) was officially formed as a Washington non-profit corporation in 1986. In January of 1990, Crew-Northwest joined the National Network of Commercial Real Estate Women (CREW Network), to provide greater exposure and networking possibilities for our members in the Pacific Northwest. In 2002, in order to more specifically describe our membership, CREW-Northwest officially changed its name to Commercial Real Estate Women Seattle, and is now also known as CREW Seattle.

Our Initiatives

Business Networking

Facilitating business networking and deal making among our multi-disciplinary membership is the cornerstone of our organization. We deliver impactful networking opportunities including three Leadership Summits and the CREW Network Convention and Marketplace annually. Members also have exclusive access to our CREWbiz technology platform, which serves as a membership directory, resource and referral center, personal marketing tool and app.

Industry Research

CREW Network is the world’s leading researcher on women in commercial real estate. Our industry research produces white papers annually and a benchmark study every five years, delivering data and action items to advance women in commercial real estate and positively impact the industry.

Leadership Development

Building effective leaders is key to advancing the commercial real estate industry. We dedicate significant resources to providing our members with high-level leadership development training and opportunities to serve on global boards and committees to develop and hone applicable leadership skills.

Career Outreach

CREW Network and our Foundation are committed to bringing more women into commercial real estate by creating programs that educate women and girls about the career opportunities available to them, supporting college-level commercial real estate education through scholarships, and providing mentorships to those new to the industry.

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