Commercial Sales Executive Allie Suppé has a rep as a top-notch networker. Now, she’s putting her skills to good use for CREW Idaho.
As a new board member in charge of deepening community engagement, she will build new connections to non-profit organizations throughout the Treasure Valley and the state. CREW Idaho supports a number of local orgs, including Wine Women and Shoes, Dress for Success, Shakespeare Festival, Idaho Food Bank, Women and Children’s Alliance.
“I feel super honored to have been asked to join the board,” Allie says. “I’m really, really excited to see what this next year holds and I appreciate the opportunity to hold such a position with these incredible people. I’m looking forward to helping local charities and to expand our presence in the state as a whole.”
Although Allie has only been with CREW Idaho for a couple of years, she was a natural fit for this position, says CREW Board President Tamara Thompson of The Land Group. “Bringing Allie onto the board is exciting because we appreciate what she brings to the table with her relationships and enthusiasm,” Tamara says. “She’s always so much fun to be around.”
CREW Idaho is the statewide chapter of an international networking association focused on advancing women in commercial real estate. Its outreach programs include STEM education in schools, mentoring, and — of course — opportunities for people involved in the industry to make connections.
Although the organization’s purpose is to further the presence of women in commercial real estate, the organization is open to men. “CREW isn’t designed to take anything away from men,” Tamara says. “It’s to give women a seat at the table.”
Membership is open to a range of industry niches, including people who work in architecture, design, title and escrow, property management, brokerages, commercial real estate law, and more. “We all complement each other and are all parts of what goes into a real estate transaction,” Tamara says. “When we network within all the members of CREW, we have the components to create a deal and close a deal, from A to Z.”
The organization meets the second Wednesday of every month. The restrictions imposed by the pandemic have limited the scope of what they can do in person, but have opened up CREW to a bigger audience throughout the state.
“The statewide component with the virtual situation has been huge for us,” Allie says. It’s also an opportunity for people who are interested in CREW to get to know the organization a bit better: Typically, CREW limits non-members to only two events, but those restrictions have been eased for the duration of the pandemic. Once in-person events are back in full swing, members can expect exclusive events like sneak peeks of new construction and grand openings.