The foundation of CREW Pittsburgh began in October 1994 when five professional commercial real estate professionals recognized a need and worked diligently to form a local women's organization in the field of commercial real estate. By 1995, Pittsburgh Women in Commercial Real Estate (PWCRE) was formed.
The Board of Directors expanded the group to the national level, voting to become the Western Pennsylvania Chapter of the National Network of Commercial Real Estate Women (CREW Network). In October of 2002, Pittsburgh Women in Commercial Real Estate was officially voted into the national network and officially changed its name to Commercial Real Estate Women - Pittsburgh (CREW Pittsburgh).
Past-President Mimi Fersch remembers, "In those days, deal-making and connecting with other like-minded female real estate professionals was a challenge. We were a small chapter in a small city, and many of us were missing out on the national exposure that can be crucial to career advancement. CREW Network makes that possible."
Today, CREW Pittsburgh members are empowered by sharing their knowledge and experience with others in our community while also learning from others' insight and know-how. That's why we focus our efforts on networking programs such as Connect With CREW and hold our signature annual events, including our Wine Dinner, Clay Shoot, Golf Outing, and Property Tour here in “The Burgh". In growing and strengthening our network, we aim to create more opportunities for women in commercial real estate