CREW Careers Committee

CREW Careers is the committee responsible for planning and executing a year-round outreach program to local high schools, colleges, and universities. Through professional panels, the anatomy of the deal program and special events we engage with the new generation of commercial real estate professionals. 

Anatomy of the Deal

The Anatomy of the Deal sub-committee of CREW Careers is a program aiming to showcase high-profile development projects in the Dallas commercial market, which are typically intertwined with the CREW Careers Development Competition. These videos showcase all players of the selected development, their roles on the project, and the collaborative interactions between parties that occur in the creation of these developments. Follow along to see how each career plays an important role within the anatomy of the deal.


UCREW - University Outreach


CREW Ambassadors
To be the direct contact between the college/university or college preparatory school and CREW Careers.  To be a resource and aid their CRE learning or RE Club needs.  May coordinate career panels for class discussion, guide, review student resumes, etc.
The University of Texas at Arlington: Abha Biyani
Southern Methodist University: Cynthia Cowen
The University of Texas at Dallas: Shelly Maurer 
Paul Quinn: Open
Dallas College: Kirsten Evans
University of North Texas: Danielle Koontz
Texas A&M Commerce: Cathy Janke
Cristo Rey College Preparatory School: Jodie Flannery

Development Competition - High School Outreach


The CREW Careers Building Opportunities ® committee is responsible for planning and executing the annual outreach program with local high school girls, focusing on the fundamentals of commercial real estate and the career opportunities within the industry. This one-day event allows the participating girls to tour a commercial property through the eyes of a developer and then work as a team to present their redevelopment concept to a panel of judges.


Associate | Interior Designer, VLK Architects
Commercial Real Estate Agent, Pioneer DFW Realty

Committee Members

Senior Construction Loan Specialist , Berkadia
Commercial Banker, JPMorgan Chase Bank
Associate Principal, Purdy-McGuire
Senior Associate | Director of Business Development - Texas, BKV Group
SVP - Southern Regional Manager, Nova Group, GBC
Investment Analyst, Debt & Equity, NorthMarq
Agent, Keller Williams Commercial
Senior Vice President, JLL
Vice President & North Texas Regional Manager, Arch-Con Corporation
Director of Sales, Commercial Real Estate, InSite
Vice President, Lead Commercial Banker, Prosperity Bank
Associate - Renovations, LivCor
A&D Market Manager, Interior Resources
Senior Vice President, Fifth Third Bank
Director of Project Management, Entos Design
Senior Vice President, HealthCap
Senior Counsel, Hallett & Perrin, P.C.
Director, Client Services, Ryan, LLC
Associate, Structure Commercial
Director of Sales, BG TALENT
Director Project Management, CyrusOne
Director of Dallas Operations, Benchmark Group
Co-owner, Elite Video Productions, Inc.

Board Liaison

Director of Project Management, Entos Design