Congratulations to our 2022 Leadership Award Winners!

November 21, 2022

At their Holiday Social on November 17, 2022, Toronto CREW presented their annual Leadership Awards to honour outstanding members.

2022 Rising Star Award Winner

The Rising Star Award is presented to a member with less than 10 years’ commercial real estate experience, whose industry initiative stands out.

Tatiana Zalar
Associate, Bennett Jones LLP &
Toronto CREW Board Secretary

Tatiana Zalar is the recipient of the 2022 Rising Star Award for her deep involvement in Toronto CREW, progressing through successive leadership roles to the Board of Directors after chairing the Professional Development Committee, where she started the now annual Book Club, and volunteering on other committees including Real Jobs Day.. 
In addition to her dedication to Toronto CREW, Tatiana's legal career has also grown progressively to working across the continent, closing transactions worth millions of dollars, and working as a guest lecturer and recurring speaker within her field.

Tatiana truly embodies the spirit of service, giving back to others through Toronto CREW, and community volunteer work. 


2022 Circle of Excellence Award

The Circle of Excellence award recognizes individuals who consistently deliver excellence, and whose efforts demonstrate integrity, and innovation, and serve as thought leaders, change agents and champions of diversity.  

Anna Kennedy
Chief Operating Officer, KingSett Capital &
Toronto CREW Past President

Anna Kennedy is the recipient of the 2022 Circle of Excellence Award for her tireless support of Toronto CREW and the advancement of women of all backgrounds in the commercial real estate industry over her 40-year career.

She has opened doors for Toronto CREW by promoting us as the orgnaization of choice in advancing women and diversity within the industry. Her chapter commitment is a contributing factor in the growth of our membership to over 400 members, along with the ndividual successes of various members. 

Along side her volunteer contributions are significant accomplishments in her own career at  Oxford Property Group and KingSett Capital.

Once she retires at the end of November, we are grateful that Anna is willing to continue her leadership and influence at Toronto CREW, and in Board of Director roles at Jona Capital, the University of Toronto, and the C.D. Howe Institute.