Beacon Awards

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Our 2018 Beacon Awards sponsorship opportunities are sold out! Thank you to all our sponsors!

Join us for a celebration and recognition of our commercial real estate peers who are making a difference in our community and who are demonstrating their commitment to excellence.

$120 members
$130 non-members
CREWBaltimore member companies may purchase tables of 8 for $940 (includes table signage recognition)
Non-CREW member companies may purchase tables of 8 for $1020 (includes table signage recognition)
Congratulations to the Beacon Award Finalists:

Chapter Champion Award
2018 Finalists:
Cohn Reznick, LLP

Member-to-Member Business Award
2018 Finalists:
Tammy Baczynskyj, VSC Fire & Security Inc
Polly Houck, Absolute Service Industries, LLC
Amy Lacock, JLL 

Rookie Member of the Year: The-Dive-Right-In Award
2018 Finalists:
Lindsey Kiefer, Manns Woodward Studios
Toni Prince, The Brick Companies 

Circle of Excellence Award
2018 Finalists:
Joan Renner, The Brick Companies 
Kristen Schrader, KBE Building Corporation 

Community Impact Award
2018 Finalists:
Howard County Nonprofit Center Development Team: including CREW members Abby Glassberg, NAI KLNB; Amy Lacock, JLL; and Cynthia Newman-Lynch, Howard County Housing Commission
Lion Brothers Building Development Team: including CREW member Theresa Stegman, Development Director, Cross Street Partners
R. House Development Team: Seawall Development

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6:00pm - 9:00pm

2018 Beacon Awards Gala Sponsors


2018 "Triple Crown" Premier Sponsor




2018 "Black Eyed Susan" Cocktail Sponsor



2018 Paddock Sponsor



2018 "Grandstand" Venue Sponsor



2018 "Actress Race Winner" Award Sponsor



2018 Trifecta Sponsor



2018 "Fast Track" Award Sponsor



2018 "Race Day Line Up" Program Sponsor



2018 Friends of CREW Sponsor


Aggregate Transport Corp
All Star Commercial Contracting Services
PCM Services
The Brick Companies


2018 Floral Sponsor


Choice Plantings

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The Chapter Champion Award honors a company that has, over the last 24 months, made a significant and sustained commitment to CREW Baltimore through the devotion of monetary resources, employee time commitment, and other support.

2016 WINNER: Cushman & Wakefield

2014 WINNER: CohnReznick LLP


The Member-to-Member Business Award honors a CREWBaltimore member who consistently demonstrates an extraordinary commitment to marshal CREW talent, resulting in measurable business for other CREW members. This individual exemplifies the power and spirit of CREW.

2016 WINNER: Joan Renner, Chief Financial Officer at The Brick Companies

2014 WINNER: Howard Sobkov, Partner, Cap Ex Management Group


Rookie Member of the Year – The Dive-Right-In Award honors a CREW Baltimore member who, in the first two years of membership, has most embraced the CREW Baltimore mission and core values through chapter involvement, member to member business, mentoring, and/or career and professional development.

2016 WINNER: John Hutch, III, Principal, JP2 Architects

2014 WINNER: Teresa Terry, Strategic Accounts, Herman Miller, Inc.

2013 WINNERS: Kathleen Bands Schindler, Vice President, My Cleaning Service, Inc. Theresa (Majchrzak) Tsamoutalis, President & Principal, ALLSAFE Elevator Inspections, Inc.


The Circle of Excellence Award will honor a person in the Baltimore commercial real estate community who consistently embody CREW Baltimore's mission and core values related to Leadership, Excellence, Influence, Advancement, and Community.

2016 WINNER: Michele Levy Cohen, Principal at Miles & Stockbridge, P.C.

2014 WINNER: Laura Thul Penza, Principal, Penza Bailey Architects, Inc


The Community Impact Award will honor one or more commercial real estate professionals who played a pivotal role in a real estate project that was completed or that achieved a significant measurable milestone in the last 24 months, and that had a significant and measurable positive impact on the community.

2016 WINNER: The Reinvestment Fund Development Partners, for Preston Place

2014 WINNER: Seawall Development Company, for Baltimore Design School