Cushman & Wakefield is pleased to announce that two members of the Orlando team were recognized at CREW Orlando’s 15th Annual Celebration of Champions ceremony. Anne Spencer, Director of Office & Healthcare Brokerage Services, and Karen Kurta, Senior Graphic Designer, were honored for their work in the industry as well as their efforts to support the business and careers of fellow women in commercial real estate.
Anne received the “Outstanding Networking Achievement of the Year Award,” which identifies a successful networking experience between two or more members of CREW. Anne was recognized for her work negotiating the sale of a five-building Class A medical office portfolio in the Orlando area.
Along with Cushman & Wakefield’s Travis Ives, Anne successfully maximized value for her client with a strategic marketing campaign that brought the right buyers to the table and highlighted the positive attributes of the portfolio. To get the deal done, she collaborated with several other CREW Orlando members on important items such as securing the title and the inspection process. This mindset of collaboration, teamwork and supporting one another’s business is what CREW membership is all about.
Karen was honored with CREW Orlando’s “Rising Star Award,” which recognizes a new CREW member in their first year of membership who has made noticeable contributions to the organization.
Upon joining CREW in 2017, Karen immediately got involved in events and joined the Communications Committee. She showed tremendous initiative by taking over as the lead for the Chapter’s social media efforts, and was soon asked to become the Vice Chair of the committee. Since taking on that role, she has streamlined and enhanced CREW Orlando’s social media efforts in a variety of ways. She also volunteers her skills in graphic design by designing marketing materials to promote various events, and by assisting with the sponsorship committee’s re-vamp of the sponsor program.
Both Anne and Karen exemplify CREW’s values of collaboration and supporting and elevating women in commercial real estate. These awards are well-deserved and we couldn’t be prouder to have these two exceptional professionals at Cushman & Wakefield.
The Celebration of Champions Awards Ceremony was held on November 2 at Alfond Inn in Winter Park. Wanda Riley, Managing Principal for Cushman & Wakefield’s Orlando office, served as the on-stage award presenter during the ceremony.