What are the benefits of membership?
As a CREW-St. Louis member, you receive numerous benefits locally, nationally and globally:
Networking remains a core focus both with our local members and across CREW Network's global reach.
Members have exclusive access to CREWbiz, an 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 11,000 professionals globally.
Members have leadership training and mentoring opportunities with professionals from within and outside your industry discipline as well as the opportunity to elevate your exposure by serving on committees or Board of Directors' within CREW-St. Louis and CREW Network.
Members receive discounted registration rates for top-notch programs that inform members on the region’s key issues and commercial real estate developments and projects, as well as keys to advancing your career and success (including signature events with acclaimed speakers and Annual CREW-St. Louis Networking Awards).
Invitations to members-only networking events, including the year-end holiday party and CREW Network's Leadership Certificate program.
Members receive discounted registration rates to CREW Network' s winter, spring and fall leadership summits as well as to the annual CREW Network Convention and Marketplace. CREW-St. Louis offers members the opportunity to receive one of several Chapter scholarships to the convention event.
Branding and promotions of CREW-St. Louis through media coverage, e-newsletter and social media channels.
What’s the difference between CREW Network and CREW-St. Louis membership?
CREW-St. Louis is an affiliate organization of CREW Network. As such, your membership in CREW-St. Louis gives you membership in CREW Network. This global Network is comprised of 75+ affiliate organizations with a total membership of more than 11,000 CRE professionals. You receive the best of both worlds through your regional and international presence and network.
While the overall purpose and goals of CREW-St. Louis reflect those of CREW Network, our chapter maintains its own unique structure allowing us to better serve the needs of our local members. CREW-St. Louis uses the CREW Network Qualified Fields of Commercial Real Estate (QFCRE) to guide our membership criteria and experience prerequisite. We determine our own dues, programs and member activities.
Who are CREW members? How much does membership cost?
CREW-St. Louis has membership opportunities for individuals with experience levels across the board. From students to seasoned professionals, CREW can benefit the career of anyone who is passionate about the commercial real estate industry.
CREW is the only regional commercial real estate organization that opens its doors to all disciplines within our industry – architecture to accounting, broker to banker, real estate development to risk management, and more. Members average nearly 15 years of experience. Many are either C-suite executives, senior management or business owners. In short, CREW-St. Louis attracts the leaders in the region’s commercial real estate industry.
The majority of CREW-St. Louis 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.
CREW-St. Louis' basic membership rate is $325, but there are different categories based on the applicant's years of experience and which segment of the industry (see the qualified fields of commercial real estate) with different dues rates. Full details »
CREW-St. Louis memberships are on a calendar-year cycle; all memberships expire on December 31. Memberships are based on individual experience/specialty and are therefore non-transferable. Membership dues and $50 application fees are non-refundable.
What is the application process?
Complete the online CREW-St. Louis membership application which requires a non-refundable $50 application fee.
Once the completed application form has been received, the Membership Chair will review the application, reach out to the applicant (if necessary for futher information), and present the applicant to the CREW-St. Louis Executive Board for final membership approval.
After the board has approved an application, the applicant will be notified and an invoice for membership dues will be emailed to them (membership dues can be paid online or via check). As soon as payment is processed, the applicant will begin receiving the full benefits of membership.
Questions? Please contact the membership chair» or firstname.lastname@example.org
How often do you meet? What’s the time commitment for membership?
CREW-St. Louis typically holds a program/event monthly, usually at lunch on the second Tuesday of the month. We also offer numerous other programs/events, including New Member breakfasts, Happy Hours, signature speakers, Annual Awards and more. Check our events calendar to see what is planned!
The old adage applies: You get more when you give more. 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.
Once I join, how do I renew my membership? What if it lapses?
CREW-St. Louis memberships are on a calendar year term; memberships expire on Dec. 31. Annual dues are required to be paid each calendar year.
CREW Network will post renewal invoices online for eligible members in early November for the following year, sending notification emails when invoices are available.
Members who do not renew by the late-February grace period will be required to pay a $25 penalty fee as long as they contact CREW for re-instatement before the end of June. After July 1, non-renewed individuals will need to re-apply for membership and complete the full process (complete the application, be vetted for eligibility and pay the $50 application fee).