Beacon Awards


Chapter Champion Award
Howard Bank
The Brick Companies
Member-to-Member Business Award
Polly Houck, Managing Partner | Absolute Service Industries
Theresa Tsamoutalis, President & Principal | ALLSAFE Elevator Inspections

Rookie Member of the Year: The-Dive-Right-In Award
Stephanie Andrews, General Manager | JLL
Susie Horn Kelly, Property Manager | Grander Capital Partners, LLC
Kaitlin Zarro, Attorney | Whiteford, Taylor & Preston

Circle of Excellence Award
Rene Carter, Senior Account Executive | Unlimited Restoration, Inc.
Beth Hardsock, President | Omega Fire & Life Safety
Karen Pecoraro

Community Impact Award
First Mile Stable (Baltimore City Police Mounted Unit Stables Project) | Pinkard Properties
DMG Foods (Salvation Army’s non-profit grocery store) | Harkins Builders
Paca House Apartments | Harkins Builders



"Tin Lizzie" Valet Sponsor



"Bonnie & Clyde" Award Sponsor



"Chrysler Building" Venue Sponsor



Specialty Cocktail Sponsor



Glad Rags Photo Spot Sponsor



"Coco Chanel" Lavatory Sponsor



"Picture Palace" AV Sponsor



"Savoy Ballroom" Music Sponsor


"Charlie Chaplin" Program Sponsor


Floral Sponsor



Friends of CREW Sponsor

All Star Commercial Contracting Services
Capitol Concierge 
Grander Capital Partners LLC
mfi realty
Penza Bailey Architects
Unlimited Restoration, Inc


VIEW Photos from 2018 event




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.

2018 WINNER: Amy Lacock, JLL

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.

2018 WINNER: Lindsey Kiefer, Manns Woodward Studios

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.

2018 WINNER: Kristen Schrader, KBE Building Corporation

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.

2018 WINNER: Lion Brothers Building Development Team

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

2014 WINNER: Seawall Development Company, for Baltimore Design School