What’s the difference between CREW Network membership and WCREW membership?
WCREW is an affiliate organization of CREW Network. Therefore, a member of WCREW is also a member of CREW Network. This global Network is comprised of 70+ affiliate organizations with a total membership of more than 10,000 CRE professionals.
While the overall purpose and goals of WCREW reflect those of CREW Network, WCREW has its own unique structure allowing it to meet the needs of its market. WCREW uses the CREW Network Qualified Fields of Commercial Real Estate (QFCRE) to guide its membership criteria and experience prerequisite, and determines its own dues, programs and member activities.
How often do you meet? What’s the time commitment for membership?
WCREW typically holds a networking Catch a Bite or Catch a Drink, once a month, and periodically hosts additional professional development breakfasts, and other networking events. We encourage members to get involved on a committee to help maximize your membership experience. Committee participation can vary, but each committee normally has a one-hour meeting or conference call once a month.
What are the benefits of membership?
- Excellent peer referral network (Our recent annual survey of members indicated that more than 75% of members did business with one another!)
- Monthly programs including award events, seminars, site tours and workshops
- Educational opportunities: Members find the opportunity to learn, grow, develop
- Quarterly newsletter with member news and profiles
- Online national and local directory of affiliates
- Networking opportunities
- Access to members only information on website and Job Board
- Friendship, fun and support through WCREW's dynamic, involved and fascinating members
- Access to CREW National’s network of support and information
- Exclusive access to WCREW’s LinkedIn group
As a WCREW member, you also have access to CREW Network benefits, including: discounted registration rates to CREW Network events, exclusive access to leadership trainings, access to industry research studies and exclusive access to CREWbiz: a proprietary online business networking tool, membership directory, speakers’ directory and personal marketing profile. Your profile on CREWbiz can be used to promote your skills and expertise to our member base of more than 10,000 professionals globally.
Who can join?
WCREW has opportunities for individuals with experience levels across the board. From students to seasoned professionals, WCREW can benefit the career of anyone who is passionate about the commercial real estate industry.
What are the requirements and how to I apply?
WCREW has different membership requirements for different types of members, based on where you are in your career and within which sector of the industry. Applications are subject to review and approval by the membership committee and board of directors. Download our membership application for all of the details.
How/when do I pay my dues?
Upon application approval, CREW Network will send an invoice for your annual dues, which you can pay online with a credit card or mail with a check. Once dues are received, you will become an official CREW member. Membership terms are on a calendar-year basis, so dues are invoiced each fall for the coming term.