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Last night, Pittsburgh Commercial Real Estate Women (CREW) hosted their annual Wine Tasting Dinner celebrating past presidents. This sold out event at Hotel Monaco welcomed professionals from all facets of the commercial real estate industry.
Of the past CREW presidents being recognized, Colliers International | Pittsburgh’s own Michelle Keane Domeisen, Vice President of Investment Services and founder of CREW, gave the keynote speech that ended with a standing ovation.
(Above: Past Pittsburgh CREW Presidents)
“I am elated to see that the passion we had for starting this chapter has multiplied many-fold,” Domeisen said, “Pittsburgh CREW is vibrant and forward-facing. I am honored to have been able to share the history of its beginning at the dinner with those who may not have known. The chapter is in excellent hands to do its important work going forward”
(Above: Michelle Domeisen)
Domeisen was one of five women that established CREW in 1994 with the goal of creating a group specifically for women in the commercial real estate field. Using a Rolodex to compile their contacts, Domeisen, along with Claudia A. Steeb, Janet McCarthy, Mary Maddamma and Lynne Lehrer held their first meeting in February of 1995 at the Duquesne Club.
“The CREW Pittsburgh Annual Wine Dinner Event is a signature event for our local CREW Network Chapter,” said CREW President Elect Virginia Weida, “In 2019, we honored all of our past presidents with a special pre-reception celebration and individual recognition at the event with over 160 attendees.”
(Above from Left to Right: Michelle Domeisen, Lisa Mikolay, Amber Phillips, Molly Sheerin)
Last night’s dinner was not only a great opportunity to honor presidents of CREW’s past, but also an exciting glimpse into CREW’s future in 2020 and beyond.
Amber Phillips, Marketing Specialist at Colliers International | Pittsburgh will be one of the many new faces of CREW in 2020. “I love the mission and meaning behind CREW,” she stated, “Having the chance to be a part of a group solely focused on advancing women in all fields of commercial real estate is such an exciting opportunity.”
(Above from Left to Right: Molly Sheerin, Amber Phillips, Michelle Domeisen, Lisa Mikolay, Jonathan Levinson)
To learn more Pittsburgh Commercial Real Estate Women, please click here.
Colliers International | Pittsburgh’s marketing team, Lisa Mikolay, Amber Phillips and Molly Sheerin earned their Commercial Property Marketing Certification (CPMC) from Colliers University on January 15, 2019. The CPMC is designed to increase your strategic and tactical expertise in marketing, knowledge of our industry and capabilities with our tools. In order to earn this designation these ladies had to complete the core, advanced and business pursuit levels of the curriculum.
“Lisa Mikolay, the operations manager for the Pittsburgh office, runs a great team and is always challenging herself and her team to do their best. Following Lisa’s example and lead, Molly Sheerin, our client services coordinator, and Amber Phillips, our marketing specialist, all earned Colliers CPMC designation within days of each other. Lisa, Molly and Amber’s diligence and drive to provide client first services is evidenced by earning this prestigious designation,” said Dick Cassetti, market leader for Colliers Pittsburgh office.
Colliers International provides an online curriculum which allows its professionals to continue to study the ever-changing commercial real estate industry to better serve their clients.
Colliers International | Pittsburgh is excited to welcome industry veteran, Dick Cassetti, as Senior Vice President and Market Leader. Cassetti will focus on growing Colliers’ operations and business throughout the region, while also recruiting top talent.
Cassetti joins Colliers with more than 40 years of commercial real estate experience, primarily in tenant representation. He will continue to provide clients with top level service while growing Colliers existing presence within the market.
“I have known some of the Colliers brokers for as long as 30 years. They have always been very professional and a pleasure to work with. I am thrilled to now be working together with them,” said Cassetti.
Colliers would also like to extend a tremendous thank you to Gregg Broujos, former Market Leader, for his leadership and dedication to the Pittsburgh office. Broujos has decided to step down from his Managing Director position in order to fully dedicate himself to his clients and investment brokerage.
“The Market Leader role for a commercial real estate firm is very complicated, and someone to fill that position comes around once every five years or so. Luckily, we found Dick [Cassetti] in the fifth year and cannot be more excited to have him on board,” said Broujos.
This is an exciting time of change and growth for the Colliers Pittsburgh office. To read more about the addition of new Market Leader, Dick Cassetti, please click here.
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