Meet Your New Members

September 21, 2018
Written by: CREW-St. Louis

CREW-St. Louis extends a warm welcome to its newest members:

Laura Kirk is a Strategic Account Executive for Humanscale. She is joining the CREW-St. Louis family as an Affiliate member. She provides health and wellness solutions for companies related to seating, sit to stand, and ergo tools. Laura is hoping to network with others in the commercial real estate Industry and build on her existing connections and friendships.

Amanda Warrant is in Direct Business Development for CI Select. She is joining the CREW-St. Louis family as an Affiliate member. She is responsible for developing new business opportunities for CI Select, which offers furniture, flooring, audio visual, architectural products and art work. Amanda is hoping to expand her network and develop lifelong partners and friendships.

Jennifer Knatt is an Account Manager for CI Select. She is joining the CREW-St. Louis family as an Affiliate member. She is responsible for developing new business opportunities in the St. Louis market. She develops new leads and prospects through her connections, resources and general contractors. Jennifer negotiates contract terms, pricing agreements and direct service rates. Jennifer also assists in managing installations with field project managers, vendors and other CI Select Associates. Jennifer is not originally from St. Louis so she wants to network with more people in the St. Louis community.

Bonnie Basler is a Manager-Transaction Services for Cushman &Wakefield. She has been in the commercial real estate industry for nine years. Bonnie manages a portfolio of approximately 900 commercial properties, both owned and leased. She leads the execution of renewals, new leases, subleases and terminations as well as strategic discussions with clients on real estate strategy. She is hoping to increase her network and form win-win partnerships with other members.

Michelle Hamilton is the Director of New Business Development for CASCO + R5. She is joining CREW-St. Louis as an Associate member with one year of experience in commercial real estate. CASCO + R5 specializes in project management, design and architecture. Michelle is hoping to meet like-minded business professionals to share opportunities and provide feedback on common clients and industry pursuits. Her position with CASCO + R5 gives her the opportunity to work with a variety of markets,  including corporate, restaurant, hospitality, retail, healthcare and governmental.

Nicole Schupmann is a Design Lead for Bates Forum. She is joining CREW-St. Louis with 20 years of experience in the commercial real estate Industry. Nicole’s role with Bates Forum offers interior design and space planning services for healthcare Interiors. She wants to network with fellow real estate minded individuals and develop leads for future healthcare environments.

Safija Avdic is an Escrow Officer for True Title Company. She is joining CREW-St.Louis as an Associate Member with three years of experience. Safija coordinates commercial real estate closings by corresponding with lenders, builders, agents and attorneys. She is responsible for resolving title issues such as legal descriptions, easements, tax liens. Sefija wants to get more exposure to the commercial real estate industry and soak up the various knowledge of members. She would also like to be mentored by successful women in the industry and offer the same mentorship to others.