CREW Miami Announces its 2011 Award Recipients

Annual Awards ceremony recognized members for their outstanding accomplishments in the real estate industry and continued commitment to the organization and community

MIAMI, FL January 2015 – Concluding an exceptional year, CREW Miami, the Miami chapter of the leading commercial real estate association Commercial Real Estate Women, recognized at its December awards luncheon those professionals who excelled in all fields of commercial real estate and made significant contributions to the business and civic community.

As host to the national 2014 CREW Network Convention and Marketplace, which drew more than 1,000 national CREW members, the Miami chapter saw a breakthrough year with continued membership growth and expansion of its mentorship and scholarship initiatives. 

Recipients of CREW Miami’s 2014 leadership and excellence in commercial real estate awards are:

  • Networking Deal of the Year Award – Transaction Value Above $2 million

Deal: the $57 million sale of 1400 and 1444 Biscayne Boulevard in Miami.  

  • Monica Cunill-Fals, Avila Rodriguez Hernandez Mena Ferri LLP
  • Iris Escarra, Greenberg Traurig
  • Networking Deal of the Year Award – Transaction Value Below $2 million

Deal: Vendor services valued for office building at 355 Alhambra Circle in Coral Gables.

  • Lorraine Ferguson, Beltmann Group
  • Stephen Tewes, Tewes Design Group 
  • Outstanding Leadership: these two members worked as CREW Miami’s co-chairs for the national convention, spearheading the chapter’s fundraising efforts for this major event.
  • Suzanne Amaducci-Adams, Bilzin Sumberg Baena Price & Axelrod, LLP
    and Diana Parker, CBRE
  • Outstanding Mover and Shaker: the honoree is a consummate professional, one of Miami’s leading brokers as well as a past president of CREW Miami and president-elect of the Realtors Commercial Alliance.
  • Maria Juncadella, Fairchild Partners
  • Star Award: publications such as Real Estate Forum have recognized her as one of Tomorrow’s Leaders in the Southeast and the Daily Business Review as one of the Top Dealmakers of the Year. She is on the Florida Super Lawyers’ Stars list and also led CREW Miami over the past year as its 2014 president.
  • Karyl Argamasilla, Bilzin Sumberg Baena Price & Axelrod, LLP
  • Mentor of the Year: an outstanding mentor who exemplifies professionalism and has served as mentor to many in the commercial real estate industry.
  • Margaret Nee, Pointe Group Advisors
  • Unsung Hero: awarded to a longtime CREW Miami member, past president and winner of the Mentor of the Year award twice. She dedicated her time to make CREW Miami’s Annual Fishing Tournament a success and provided significant support to the national convention.
  • Gayle Bainbridge, Global Risk LLC
  • President’s Award: members who led efforts to plan luncheon panels, secure speakers, and develop successful marketing and public relations campaigns to maximize exposure for the CREW Network Convention held in Miami.
  • Communications Team:
    Andrea Vigil, Cushman & Wakefield of Florida
    Danet Linares, Blanca Commercial Real Estate
    Susan Cumins, Independent Professional Writer
    Yudi Fernandez, Schwartz Media Strategies
  • Outstanding Member of the Year: the honoree worked tirelessly to increase membership during 2014, resulting in the organization’s record growth.
    • Aniella Gonzalez, Krinzman, Huss & Lubetsky, LLP
  • New Member of the Year: immediately put her time and talent to work upon joining the organization, hosting member events and encouraging her company to sponsor.
    • Keren Marti, First American Title Insurance Company

‘’Congratulations to all members recognized for their achievements in the past year and for their commitment to the advancement of real estate professionals in our industry,” said Marti Mang, CREW Miami’s 2015 President, who serves as Senior Vice President and Lender at TotalBank. “CREW Miami has experienced another record-setting year and was host to the national CREW Network Convention, which was a complete success. We couldn’t have accomplished all these successes without the hard work, dedication and leadership of all our members.’’

About CREW Miami

CREW Miami is an association dedicated to providing a forum for professionals actively involved in the commercial real estate industry, encouraging professional interaction and networking, advancing educational opportunities, and providing a support network for commercial real estate professionals. Since its inception, CREW Miami, which has served the South Florida commercial real estate community for 26 years, has expanded steadily to more than 250 professionals representing over 40 disciplines in our commercial real estate industry. For further information, visit www.crewmiami.org. You can also join CREW Miami on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.

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