Get your game face on with NEWiRE

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Heywood_Sherie_250wBlogFrom Sherie Heywood, JLL National Director, Corporate Solutions

It’s that time of year. There are numerous real estate award galas on the spring calendar. Personally I love them. There’s CoreNet, NEWiRE, and the BBJ Real Estate Awards to name a few. It is the perfect opportunity to tell some stories about buildings, developments, negotiations and network.

It seems that the men outnumber the women by at least 5:1 at most of these events. The NEWiRE Achievement Awards is an exception.

NEWiRE (the New England Women in Real Estate which goes by CREW in almost every other city), is a Boston-based, private, non-profit organization that promotes the advancement of women in the commercial real estate industry. NEWiRE’s more than 450 members represent all segments of commercial real estate. They include developers, lawyers, architects, managers, brokers, entrepreneurs, financiers and other professionals from the region’s largest firms, public agencies, as well as women-owned businesses. NEWiRE offers a vast networking resource that many women might not have in their own workplace. Even in larger firms like ours, it may be difficult to find a female peer or mentor.

I’m the only female National Director in JLL Boston who does what I do, so having a resource like NEWiRE is vital to my career satisfaction and development and I’ve been a NEWiRE member for several years.

This year, not only is JLL a Gold Sponsor of NEWiRE, but we are also a proud sponsor of the NEWiRE Achievement Awards. The gala is coming up at the Fairmont Copley Plaza on April 9. Our attendees will include JLL’s NEWiRE members, members of the JLL’s Women’s Network New England Chapter, and our Iron Mountain move team which is being honored with a Networking Award. I hope to see you there.

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