As one of the premier events in the commercial real estate industry, the annual CREW Network Convention & Marketplace provides attendees with professional development and some of the best education in the marketplace. The convention runs Sept. 30 to Oct. 3 in Bellevue, Washington, and will feature an incredible all-female lineup of thought-provoking, distinguished speakers including Madeleine Albright, the 64th U.S. secretary of state and the first woman in that role, and Marci Rossell, former CNBC chief economist.

Laura Kurlander and Chelsea Dennis of Hartman Simons will be attending the event, and shared their experience with CREW Network and what this organization means to them. 

Headshot-chelsea-dennisLaura Kurlander: CREW Network gives me the ability to network with incredible women across the country. I have attended the past three national conventions where I have met a diverse group of women in all fields of commercial real estate and explored new cities. The speakers at the convention, along with the women I met, have inspired me to grow my law practice and assume more leadership roles in my firm and in my community. I am especially excited to travel to Seattle where our own Lori Kilberg will be leading the convention as the President of CREW Network. As a bonus, I’m spending an extra day in Washington to tour the city and the local vineyards.

Headshot-laura-kurlandesthashChelsea Dennis: My involvement with CREW Network provides the opportunity to make meaningful connections with others in the real estate industry and related fields, expand my leadership experience, attend engaging and relevant programs, and keep current on trends impacting the market on a local and national level.