Why Join CREW?

We're committed to leading change

CREW Network is at the forefront of achieving gender equity and greater diversity in commercial real estate. We will achieve this by advancing women in the industry globally. Our membership offers unparalleled business networking and leadership opportunities both locally in your market and globally across our 12,000 member base. View our member benefits.

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Frequently Asked Questions

There are many CRE organizations, why CREW?

CREW is the only organization that encompasses the full scope of commercial real estate disciplines, where you could see a project through from the beginning to the closing, all with fellow members. CREW Seattle members are brokers, lenders, title/escrow, appraisers, attorneys, architects, and everything in-between. CREW is also the only association focused on influencing the CRE industry by advancing the achievements of women.

How/when do I pay my dues? What happens if my membership lapses?

Upon approval of the application, CREW Network will email an invoice for annual dues, which can be paid online with a credit card or mailed with a check. Once dues are received, your membership is activated. Membership terms are on a calendar-year basis, so dues are invoiced each fall for the coming term. If your membership lapses, you can submit another application or contact the membership chair to see if it’s possible to simply issue you a renewal invoice.

I have moved to a different company – what happens to my membership?

CREW memberships are based on each individual’s expertise and experience within the CRE industry. CREW memberships belong to the individual, not to the employer. If you change companies, please make sure you update your contact information with us so other members can still contact you. If you have changed industries and are no longer working in a qualified field of commercial real estate, your membership may not be eligible for renewal in the next term. Please contact your chapter for more details.

What are my responsibilities as a member? How do I get the most out of my CREW Network membership?

As with almost everything, you get out what you put in. The best and easiest way to get the most of your membership is to get involved. Expand your member profile by adding your biography and entering other information such as honors and awards, education, and more. Participate in the discussions in the Member Community, or post a question of your own. Join a chapter committee, attend events, and put the “Network that works” to work for you.

What are the benefits of membership?

  • Invitations and discounted registration fees to monthly local meetings, some exclusively for members, as well as discounted rates to CREW Network events.
  • Opportunities for development of business and leadership skills to enhance your professional status in the industry, at either the local or global level (or both).
  • Timely industry-related information
  • Opportunities to support community programs that aim to help women advance
  • A connection with more than 10,000 other like-minded commercial real estate professionals around the globe that includes an online directory, downloadable resources and a community platform to exchange ideas, business leads and engage in discussion
  • Involvement in an organization of members who are dedicated to the profession and to helping each other succeed
  • Access to CREWbiz: CREW Network’s online business networking tool, membership directory and personal marketing profile which can be used to promote your skills and expertise to the member base of more than 10,000 professionals globally.

Who are your members? How much does membership cost?

CREW Seattle has opportunities for individuals with experience levels across the board. From students to seasoned professionals, membership in CREW will benefit the career of anyone who is passionate about the commercial real estate industry. We encourage both men and women to join this professional networking group.

The majority of CREW Seattle members have at least five (5) years of experience in the CRE industry and are currently employed in a full-time managerial, senior level, professional, principal, or revenue-generating position in one or more of the qualified fields of commercial real estate (QFCRE).

CREW Seattle basic membership rate is $425, but there are different categories with different requirements and dues rates. Full details »

What’s the difference between CREW Network and CREW Seattle membership?

CREW Seattle is an affiliate organization of CREW Network. Therefore, a member of CREW Seattle is also a member of CREW Network. This global Network is comprised of 75+ affiliate organizations with a total membership of more than 11,000 CRE professionals.

While the overall purpose and goals of CREW Seattle reflect those of CREW Network, CREW Seattle has its own unique structure allowing it to meet the needs of its market. CREW Seattle uses CREW Network's established qualified fields of commercial real estate (QFCRE) to guide its membership criteria and experience prerequisite, and determines its own dues, programs and member activities.