About Us

Toronto CREW will transform the commercial real estate industry by advancing women to positions of leadership and influence.

Toronto CREW members are key decision makers of some of the most influential corporations in Canada, representing almost all the disciplines in commercial real estate. Members have immediate connections to high-performance professionals across all disciplines of commercial real estate within Toronto.

The organization is committed to quality programming and events that attract the brightest and the best in the industry. Membership will expand your professional network and let you develop leadership skills serving committees, while expanding your knowledge of the commercial real estate industry. Membership provides the opportunity to grow your career and gain support from your peers.

As part of CREW Network, the industry’s premier business organization, Toronto CREW is transforming the commercial real estate industry by advancing women globally. CREW Network’s membership of 12,000 professionals in over 75 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.

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Our mission

Dedicated to empowering women to excel, influence and lead throughout their commercial real estate careers.

Our history

Toronto CREW was initiated and founded by Danny Klempfner in 1996. Danny had the initial vision and contact with CREW Network and invited Anne Morash, Francine Baker Sigal and Virginia Beauchamp to collaborate with her and determine how to best launch Toronto CREW. Jointly, these founding members invited other high-ranking women in the commercial real estate field to form Toronto CREW’s first Board, planned Toronto CREW’s first event, created the by-laws, and the rest is history. Danny was the founding President for the first two years of Toronto CREW’S existence as an organization. While we began with just a dozen founding members, we now have more than 260.

Our Initiatives

Business Development

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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