CREW Network Announces Partnership with Studley to Develop Leadership Academy for Women in Commercial Real Estate
Lawrence, KS (July 24, 2010)  
Commercial Real Estate Women (CREW) Network is pleased to announce that it has partnered with international commercial real estate services firm Studley to develop the CREW Network Leadership Academy, a series of programs and events offered throughout 2010 that will provide professional training, leadership skills, and continuing education to women in commercial real estate.

The CREW Network Leadership Academy will be comprised of seminars and workshops delivered to the leaders of 68 CREW Network chapters throughout North America, as well as  a series of webinars on cutting-edge topics that are being developed with leading commercial real estate schools.

Studley’s investment in the CREW Network Leadership Academy represents a commitment to developing talent for the field of commercial real estate, shared Jane Snoddy Smith, the 2009 CREW Network president and a partner with Fulbright & Jaworski L.L.P. 

“We believe, based on its 20-year history of advancing the success of women in commercial real estate, that CREW Network is the best organization to provide women at all stages of their careers with the necessary tools to succeed in this industry,” said Michael Colacino, Studley president. “Programs like the Leadership Academy will further bolster the pool of talented, diverse professionals within commercial real estate—a benefit that will enhance industry as a whole.”

“We are thrilled to partner with an organization like Studley that understands the importance of

CREW and what it provides to women across the country,” said Smith “The Leadership Academy will elevate CREW’s offerings to its membership by delivering programming content that is meaningful and timely for today’s business climate.”

“The CREW Network Leadership Academy will be a major new tool in our arsenal for transitioning the commercial real estate field into one that is more diverse and cutting edge,” said Gail Ayers, CEO of CREW Network.

About Studley:
Studley is the only global tenant advisory firm with a pure tenant representative delivery platform. Founded in 1954, Studley pioneered this conflict-free business model. Today, with 19 offices nationwide and an international presence through its London office and AOS Studley throughout Europe, Studley provides strategic real estate consulting services to top-tier corporations, law firms, nonprofits, government agencies and institutions of higher education. Information about Studley is available at


About CREW Network:
The mission of CREW Network ( is to advance the success of women in commercial real estate. CREW Network does this by looking outward to bring more women into the industry, showcasing member successes and serving as a key resource to its members and the industry. CREW Network members represent more than 20 disciplines in commercial real estate - every type of expert required to "do the deal." Members comprise more than 8,000 commercial real estate professionals in 68 chapters across North America.