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2013 Board of Directors


Kellie Hill

Jennifer Shumaker
Douglas Allred Company

Jackie Hailey
Johnson & Jennings

Anne Benge
Unisource Solutions

Susan Steele

Lori Ann Stevens
Turner Construction

Amanda Chandler
Unisource Solutions

Jill Hogan
West Coast Retail Management

Amber Mauer
The Miller Hull Partnership

Allison Beall
Pacific Building Group

Tiffany English
Ware Malcomb Architects

Tamara LaChimia
Phone: 619.507.0176
1201 Wakarusa Drive, Suite D
Lawrence, KS 66049

It’s not too late to become a 2013 CREW San Diego Sponsor!

Sponsor benefits include:
  • Year-round Recognition
  • Complimentary Tickets to Luncheons
  • Ad Space
  • Special Event Passes
  • Golf Tournament Tickets
  • A description about your company
    and web link in an issue of our
    quarterly newsletter
Annual Sponsorships Offered:
  • Platinum Sponsor: $4,000
  • Gold Sponsor: $3,000
  • Silver Sponsor: $2,000
  • Bronze Sponsor: $1,500
  • Program & Event Sponsorships Available!
Please contact Anne Benge for more information or download sponsorship information here.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank our annual sponsors for all of their support throughout the year. Your contributions make it possible for the foundation of CREW San Diego to flourish as one of San Diego’s premier local and national commercial real estate organizations.



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CREW San Diego Would Like to Welcome Our 2nd Quarter New Members

Era Burger
Global Industries

Nicki Field
SCS Engineers

Andra Frazier
BofI Federal Bank

Kelly Michajlenko
Harley Ellis Devereaux

Angela Neidert

Erin Patterson
Union Bank

Lisa Poitras
Global Retail Strategies

Lauren Slatinsky
BNBuilders, Inc.

Chad Spaman
Coastal Signage + Wayfinding, Inc. 

Regina VanderWerff
DFS Flooring

Welcome to CREW San Diego! We invite you to join a network of commercial real estate professionals committed to educating and advancing women in the industry. If you haven’t already, please take advantage of the many programs and events the chapter offers. To get connected, contact any one of the board members listed for more information. Again, welcome and we look forward to seeing you soon!

CREW San Diego’s 2013 Legacy Members

2013 Legacy Members:
(joined 2009 and prior)

Allison Beall
Anne Benge
Dana Bessenecker
Tara Burns
Susan Couch
Debbie Curtis
Christy Daly-Pranzo
Deborah Davidson
Kimberly Davis
Tiffany English
Bre’an Fox
Linda Greenberg
Lisa Gualco
Jackie Hailey
Terry Hall
Kellie Hill
Jill Hogan
Carly Kurkiewicz
Desiree Kay Lawn
Marilyn Mattson
Amber Mauer
Johanna Metz
Sonia Miró
Amy Morway
Mike Raring
Angela Rauzi
Jennifer Shumaker
Rose Silverwater
Lindsey Smith
Annalena Thompson
Ginny Uyeno-Bridy

Legacy Members are those who have been a part of CREW for five (5) years or more and receive extra membership benefits. Please contact Tiffany English, Immediate Past President, for more information.

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CREW San Diego
2013 Annual Sponsors

Good & Roberts Inc.

Unisource Solutions

Cassidy Turley CRE


Kilroy Corporation
Pacific Building Group
Turner Construction
Ware Malcomb

Dowling Construction

Johnson & Jennings

Miller Hull MFC

  Trigild  US Bank


Proforma  TW2
Arborwell The Daily Transcript TW2 Marketing Inc. Proforma Dowling Construction California Bank & Trust AAA Property Services Unisource Solution Roel Construction Company DFS Flooring JMA Architecture Anderson Audio Visual Pacific Building Group Swinerton Builders Kilroy Realty Brickman Roel Construction Company Anderson Audio Visual Arborwell Dowling Construction Pacific Building Group California Bank & Trust AAA Property Services Unisource Solution DFS Flooring Brickman JMA Architecture Kilroy Realty Swinerton Builders TW2 Marketing Inc. Proforma The Daily Transcript

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CREW Network

CREW San Diego
is a chapter of

CREW Network

CREW San Diego

CREW FoundationCREW Network Foundation was incorporated in 1998 as the 501(c)3, philanthropic arm of CREW Network and continues to stand as the sole foundation dedicating its resources towards building opportunities for women and girls in commercial real estate. In collaboration with CREW Network, CREW Network Foundation implements and supports a Career Outreach Agenda which cultivates our future Network leaders through participation in a continuum of educational outreach, scholarship and mentoring programs built to introduce the commercial real estate industry to female high school students while connecting female college students and entry-level career women to the resources, support and network they need to gain financial independence and economic self-sufficiency through a successful career in the commercial real estate industry.

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Issue 2   |   Summer 2013
  Kellie Hill

kellie hill
2013 CREW San Diego

President's Message

I love stories. Not only do I love to hear stories, but I love to tell stories. Funny stories, sad stories, stories of success and failure…you get the picture. Some of my favorite stories are those regarding women in business. I recently had the opportunity to talk to a woman who owned the first construction business in Chicago, IL that was solely owned by a woman. Wow, did she have stories: Stories of success, stories of failure, and stories of what kept her motivated. I could have talked to her for hours and tried to soak in as much of her wisdom as I could in the short time that I had with her.

CREW exists today because of women like her. We live in a time where there are a plethora of books, TV shows, magazines, self-help gurus who all profess to have the inner secrets of success for women. They tell the story of how we should sponsor one another, mentor each other, and be a support system for one another. While I admit to reading those books and articles and listening to the self-help gurus, they are not as impactful as the relationships that I have formed in CREW – both locally and nationally. CREW is truly an organization that not only supports their members, but pushes us to be better, whatever that means to each individual. CREW is about relationships and the amazing, supportive network of your peers.

As we come to the mid-year point of 2013, I encourage you to reach out to your fellow CREW members, create a relationship that will last a lifetime, and maybe tell a story or two……you never know what you may learn and how your story may impact someone else.

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Done Deals Spring 2012

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Member News

  Lori Ann Stevens

Turner Construction Company

Lori Ann Stevens of Turner Construction Promoted

Congratulations to
Lori Ann Stevens who has been promoted by Turner Construction Company, an Annual Gold Sponsor of CREW San Diego, to manager of business development in its San Diego office. Lori Ann is responsible for managing projects within Turner’s special projects division and recently oversaw the renovation of the former World Trade Center building into Connections Housing Downtown, a facility for the homeless. She previously worked as assistant vice president of Lowe Enterprises, and served as a lecturer for civil engineering classes at San Diego State University where she received her master’s degree in civil engineering. Lori Ann currently serves as secretary on the CREW San Diego board of directors. Congratulations to Lori Ann!
  Tiffany English

Ware Malcomb

Ware Malcomb Promotes Tiffany English to Principal

International design firm,
Ware Malcomb, an Annual Gold Sponsor of CREW San Diego, has promoted Tiffany English to Principal, Interior Architecture & Design, San Diego. As Principal, Interior Architecture & Design, Tiffany is responsible for expanding the firm’s design services across the San Diego region. Additionally she is involved in several company-wide leadership initiatives, including Corporate Accounts and the Interiors Advisory Group (IAG). First joining Ware Ma/lcomb in 2001, Tiffany has over 18 years of experience and has helped expand the firm’s portfolio of high-end corporate design projects. Tiffany is a committee member for the CREW Network Leadership Education Committee and served as the 2012 chapter president of CREW San Diego. She has also been an active member of IIDA (International Interior Design Association) since 2000. Congratulations to Tiffany!

  Heather Mertes

KMA Architecture & Engineering

Heather Mertes of KMA Architecture & Engineering Promoted

CREW San Diego memberHeather Mertes was promoted by KMA Architecture & Engineering to Senior Associate. Her twelve year career in the design and management of multi-family housing, commercial, and retail developments in California and Washington have been valuable additions to the KMA team. Over the last five years at KMA she inspired and led clients through the design and construction process, initiated an approach to design/build where innovation is key, and stretched boundaries to generate creative, sustainable and affordable solutions. “Design needs to be brave, bold and smart, and the process must continuously bridge the widening gap between the design and construction industry,” said Heather. Her past experience includes transit-oriented developments for AvalonBay, prototypes for Walgreens and Bartell Drugs, and thousands of square feet of build-to-suit office and retail, linking key company business strategies and real estate. She is a licensed architect in the State of California and a LEED AP (BD+C). Congratulations to Heather!

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Half Year Membership Sale

Half Year Membership Sale

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Golf Tournament

Thank you to all of our sponsors and golfers who helped to make this our most successful tournament yet! Click here to see more pictures and a full list of all of our winners.

Golf event


Golf Tournament Sponsor Spotlight

Commercial Builders, Inc.

Commercial Builders, Inc.Commercial Builders is a premier San Diego based general contractor offering tenant improvements, general construction, special projects, and other general contracting services to clients across Southern California. CBI provides a wide range of client-focused services throughout the building process including preconstruction, value engineering, scheduling, design-build, and green building.

We put expertise behind our high quality projects, and bring a combined 100 years of experience in the industry to the table while working for you. The team members at CBI have earned the respect of colleagues, partners, and subcontractors across the industry. This wide range of relationships allows you to bring in the dynamic teams you need to ensure a successful outcome.

When you choose CBI as your general contractor, you are choosing to benefit from decades of industry insight and relationships and an unrelenting focus on client service, all of which allow us to deliver superior results and exceed your expectations for your project.  

We proudly support the CREW Network and appreciate all of the valuable resources and opportunities it brings to individuals and companies across the industry. Commercial Builders, Inc. was honored to have been the Master Sponsor for the 2013 CREW Charity Golf Tournament. Our thanks go out to everyone who helped make this year’s tournament so spectacular.

Some of our recent projects include:

JLL Lobby Remodel   JLL Lobby Remodel
JLL Lobby Remodel   JLL Lobby Remodel

Jones Lang Lasalle Collaboration & Lobby Remodel
Client: Jones Lang LaSalle
Architect:  Gensler

La Jolla Commons – 8th Floor Spec Suites 
Client: Hines
Architect:  Ware Malcomb

LJC – Hines IDO
Client: Hines

Legoland – Toll Booths
Client: Legoland California, LLC
Architect: RW Apel Landscape Architects

California Bank & Trust – GTO
Client: California Bank & Trust
Architect: Hurkes Harris Design Associates

Deaf Community Services of San Diego
Tenant: Deaf Community Services of San Diego, Inc.
Architect: Safdie Rabines Interiors
Construction Manager: Hughes Marino

Panasonic – Delta and VIP Labs
Tenant: Panasonic Avionics Corporation
Architect: SPArchitecture

Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre – Entry Trellis
Client: Live Nation Worldwide, Inc. dba Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre

For more information about Commercial Builders visit us at

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Annual Gold Sponsor Spotlights

Kilroy Realty CorporationKilroy Realty Corporation

Kilroy Realty Corporation (NYSE: KRC) congratulates CREW San Diego's thirty years of growth and success! CREW’s ever growing membership is re-shaping the commercial real estate market locally, regionally, nationally and globally through its educational and leadership programs.

KRC, through its 65 years’ operating history, has earned similar accolades as a leader in the commercial real estate development industry by creating some of the most innovative office and corporate campus solutions on the West Coast. KRC’s unparalleled development and operating platform has delivered world class real estate solutions for Intuit, Salesforce, LinkedIn, Carefusion, AMN Healthcare, Scripps Clinic, Sharp, TD Ameritrade and many others. All of these office and campus solutions are designed, built and operated with one goal in mind . . . providing a sustainable environment for our customers to outperform their competitors. All of KRC’s projects are designed, built and operated to be the most energy efficient, sustainable, and scalable environments provided in the market place.

KRC is currently in the hearing/entitlement phase of San Diego’s premiere mixed-use project, One Paseo.  Located in the heart of Carmel Valley at the southwest corner of El Camino Real and Del Mar Heights Road, One Paseo is a 24-acre property poised to be an industry leading example of innovative mixed-use developments that create synergy and add value to suburban neighborhoods.   Comprised of retail, residential, office and open space, the project’s combination of a neighborhood village feel and mixed-use makeup is truly unique in Southern California. The central feature of One Paseo is its walkable streets and plazas – creating a true Main Street for Carmel Valley.

Today’s new realities demand family-friendly, sustainable developments, and One Paseo is the exciting solution communities like Carmel Valley have been waiting for.  Connecting San Diego’s rich cultural heritage and the region’s bright future, One Paseo is a welcome makeover for the shopping center of the 21st century as it blends seamlessly into an active mixed-use environment to bring a friendly and invigorating Main Street to Carmel Valley. KRC is proud to develop high-quality projects that offer residents and workers convenient dining, great shopping choices, the latest fashions and family entertainment. 

KRC has a strong and growing presence in the San Diego area for over 15 years and is currently the largest suburban commercial property owner in the region. Currently, the company has 5.2 million square feet of office space in 59 buildings, the majority of which are LEED certified/Energy Star rated in San Diego. With its significant property holdings, KRC is one of the top property tax contributors within the San Diego Unified School District.

The company’s footprint extends far beyond the walls of the buildings it owns and manages.  As a community member, KRC believes in giving back locally. The Company recognizes and supports organizations that improve the fabric of the community. KRC recognizes the value of CREW as a source of real estate industry information, education and for the excellent networking opportunities it provides.


For many years, Turner Construction Company has enthusiastically supported CREW.

Turner Construction Company will be having an eventful summer with a remarkable impact to downtown San Diego. Both the San Diego New Central Library and The Green Build – SAN Terminal 2 West Building and Airside Expansion projects will be wrapping up construction and opening to the public.  


About Turner Construction Company
Turner Construction Company is a North America-based, international construction services company. Founded in 1902 in New York City, Turner has 5,200 employees worldwide and works on 1,200 projects each year, for an annual construction volume of over $8 billion. As the largest general builder in the United States, Turner ranks first or second in the major market segments of the building construction field, including healthcare, education, sports, commercial, and green building. The firm is a subsidiary of HOCHTIEF, a publicly traded company, and one of the world’s leading international construction service providers.

For more information please visit

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New Committee Forming – UCREW®

UCREWCREW San Diego is excited to announce a new committee forming and here’s your chance to get involved!

UCREW is a CREW Network career outreach program designed to introduce college students to opportunities within the field of commercial real estate. The committee will work with local colleges and universities to invite students to participate in a locally hosted UCREW event where they can meet and talk with the women of of CREW San Diego in various industry segments.

For more information contact Katie Yee, UCREW Chair.


Unisource Solutions
May –  CREW Corner

UCREWFriday, May 17, 2013
Imagine being tasked with demolishing and reconstructing a 14-story historic building in downtown San Diego in one year without any access to the building before construction.
This story will take you on a journey of hidden construction, structural challenges and a heroic staff that yielded an iconic structure for San Diego’s homeless population: Connections Housing Downtown. Read more

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2013 CREW Network Convention & Marketplace

2013 CREW Network Convention

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June 20 Education Program: Luncheon
July 18  New Member Lunch & Networking Ladder – New Members Only
July 25 Leadership Series Fireside Chat – Members Only
August 15 CREW Who? Summer Social & Networking Happy Hour
September 19   Education Program-Luncheon: REO Update

Luncheon Programs will be held from 11:30 – 1:00 p.m.
Sheraton La Jolla (formerly La Jolla Radisson),
3299 Holiday Court, San Diego, CA 92122

Event Dates and Locations Subject to Change.
Please visit for more information or to RSVP.

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