Why Join CREW?

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CREW Network is at the forefront of achieving gender equity and greater diversity in commercial real estate. We will achieve this by advancing women in the industry globally. Our membership offers unparalleled business networking and leadership opportunities both locally in your market and globally across our 12,000 member base. View our member benefits.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How/when do I pay my dues? What happens if my membership lapses?

Upon approval of the application, CREW Network will email an invoice for annual dues, which can be paid online with a credit card or mailed with a check. Once dues are received, your membership is activated.

Membership terms are on a calendar year cycle, so dues are invoiced each fall for the coming calendar year.

If your membership lapses, you can submit another application or contact the membership chair to see if it’s possible to simply issue you a renewal invoice.

There are many CRE organizations, why CREW?

CREW is the only organization that encompasses the full scope of commercial real estate disciplines, where you could see a project through from the beginning to the closing, all with fellow members. CREW members are brokers, lenders, title/escrow, appraisers, attorneys, architects, and everything in-between.

CREW is also the only association focused on influencing the CRE industry by advancing the achievements of women.

What are the benefits of membership?

  • Invitations and discounted registration fees to monthly local meetings, some offered exclusively for members, and discounted rates to CREW Network events.
  • Opportunities for development of business and leadership skills to enhance your professional status in the industry, at either the local or global level (or both).
  • A connection with more than 11,000 other like-minded commercial real estate professionals around the globe that includes an online directory, downloadable resources and a community platform to exchange ideas, business leads and engage in discussion
  • Involvement in an organization of members who are dedicated to the profession and to helping each other succeed
  • Access to CREWbiz: CREW Network’s online business networking tool, membership directory and personal marketing profile which can be used to promote your skills and expertise to more than 11,000 other qualified members, globally.

What are the requirements, cost and how do I apply?

Cape Fear CREW has different membership categories for different types of professionals, based on where you are in your career and within which sector of the industry. Membership rates differ depending on the category. Full details »

All applicants are required to submit an application form:

  • Attend at least one Cape Fear CREW event within 12 months of submitting an application
  • Pay a $25 application fee

What’s the difference between CREW Network and Cape Fear CREW membership?

Cape Fear CREW is an affiliate organization of CREW Network. Therefore, a member of Cape Fear CREW is also a member of CREW Network. This global Network is comprised of 75+ affiliate organizations with a total membership of more than 11,000 CRE professionals.

While the overall purpose and goals of Cape Fear CREW reflect those of CREW Network, Cape Fear CREW has its own unique structure allowing it to meet the needs of our market in the Cape Fear region.

Who are your members?

Cape Fear CREW members are multi-disciplinary, from all facets of the commercial real estate industry. CREW has opportunities for individuals with experience levels across the board.  From students to seasoned professionals, membership in CREW will benefit the career of anyone who is passionate about the commercial real estate industry. We encourage both men and women to join.

The majority of Cape Fear CREW members have at least five (5) years of experience in the CRE industry and are currently employed in a full-time managerial, senior level, professional, principal, or revenue-generating position in one or more of the designated qualified fields of commercial real estate.