ELEVATE Seattle: Celebrating Diversity & Women’s Leadership in Commercial Real Estate

December 10, 2018
ELEVATE Seattle: Celebrating Diversity & Women’s Leadership in Commercial Real Estate

On November 29, CREW Seattle partnered with The Registry to host ELEVATE, an inaugural awards event celebrating the diversity and leadership of women in the commercial real estate industry across the Puget Sound region.

More than 450 industry leaders attended the event. Awards went to employers and associations that have implemented programs promoting greater diversity in the workplace, and celebrated exemplary women who are making a positive impact in today’s industry. 

The honorees came from 165 nominations, and they were awarded the top recognition in five categories: Break the Ceiling: Corporate Leadership Award; Association Ally Award; Inspirator Award; Rising Rock Star Award; and Industry Impact Award.

Award Winners:

BREAK THE CEILING: CORPORATE LEADERSHIP AWARD
The Break the Ceiling: Corporate Leadership Award will be given to a company that promotes equality in the workplace and has strong programs in place to advance women and/or culturally diverse employees within the commercial real estate industry. 

Winner: JLL
Finalist: CBRE
Finalist: Sellen Construction

ASSOCIATION ALLY AWARD
The Association Ally Award recognizes an exceptional association or group, outside of CREW, that promotes the evolution of women in the commercial real estate industry.

Winner: ULI’s WLI Group
Finalist: NAWIC
Finalist: BOMA King County

INSPIRATOR AWARD
The Inspirator Award acknowledges the exceptional efforts of a woman or man in the real estate industry who supports, inspires, coaches and/or mentors people in their profession. 

Winner: Suzanne Cartwright
Finalist: Kris Beason
Finalist: Angelia Wesch

RISING ROCK STAR
The Rising Rock Star Award is given to an exceptional young woman, thirty-five years and younger, who is influential, dynamic and shows early promise as an industry leader. 

Winner: Melissa Bartenbach
Finalist: Nikki Pinney
Finalist: Cecelia Chen
Finalist: Erina Malarkey

INDUSTRY IMPACT AWARD
The Industry Impact Award honors a dynamic woman who has made a positive impact within the commercial real estate industry through her entrepreneurial spirit, deal-making, commitment to diversity or other unique and remarkable achievements. 

Winner: Amy King
Winner: Liz Dunn
Finalist: Maria Barrientos
Finalist: Kathy O’Kelley

The event follows in the great tradition of CREW’s mission to promote and advance business, networking and leadership for the success of women in commercial real estate. With the successful sold out celebration, the two organizations are looking forward to extending their partnership into the next year and beyond.

About CREW Seattle
Founded in 1985, CREW Seattle has a mission to promote and advance business, networking, and leadership for the success of women in commercial real estate. With more than 250 Seattle area members, CREW Seattle is the leading local industry organization focused on advancing women in commercial real estate by providing education, leadership development, and networking opportunities to achieve parity in leadership, influence and compensation. CREW Seattle is part of CREW Network, which has more than 70 chapters and 11,000 members globally. 

About The Registry
The Registry is an integrated real estate media company that provides relevant and broad coverage focusing on analysis, information gathering and breaking news in the real estate industry. It also partners with a number of industry associations in an effort to elevate the profile of those partner companies and help expand the coverage of the industry through its channels.

Images for event can be downloaded HERE.