CREW Detroit Announces IMPACT Awards Luncheon September 23rd


Bloomfield Hills, MI — August 30, 2010 — The Detroit chapter of Commercial Real Estate Women (CREW Detroit) announces its 9th annual IMPACT Awards Luncheon will be held on Thursday, September 23rd at Oakland Hills Country Club in Bloomfield Hills. The IMPACT Awards, deemed among the most prominent honors in the Greater Detroit commercial real estate community, recognize recently completed, multi-disciplinary projects in Southeast Michigan that demonstrate a significant, positive impact on the communities where they are built. Projects are awarded in three categories: new development, redevelopment and special impact. 2010 winners will not be formally announced until the luncheon. 2009 award winners were Henry Ford West Bloomfield Hospital for new development; the Book Cadillac Hotel for redevelopment; and The Marquee of Redford for special impact.

This year, the IMPACT Award winners will be selected from a pool of thirteen contenders. To be considered for inclusion, all projects entered for consideration had to involve at least one company with a CREW Detroit member and had to have been completed between January 1, 2009 and June 29, 2010. Project criteria are broad and include innovative design and/or construction, environmental consciousness, creative use of existing materials, sensitive land use and social/economic significance. 2010 IMPACT award submissions are:

  • Woody Plaza (Hamtramck)
  • EMU Indoor Practice Facility (Ypsilanti)
  • The Shops at Old Orchard (West Bloomfield)
  • Eastern Market Shed 3 (Detroit)
  • Rayconnect (Rochester Hills)
  • Dequindre Cut Greenway (Detroit)
  • The Guardian Building Renovations (Detroit)
  • 16th District Court (Livonia)
  • Karmanos-Crittenton Cancer Center (Rochester)
  • Clarkston Medical Group (Clarkston)
  • Commerce Township Hall (Commerce)
  • FX Architecture Studio (Royal Oak)
  • A. Alfred Taubman Center for Design Education (Detroit/Center for Creative Studies)

According to CREW Detroit member and IMPACT Awards Chair Mary LeFevre, Manager of Business Development with Turner Construction Company, this year’s IMPACT awards have special significance.

“This year’s 13 submittals are particularly meaningful given the commercial real estate environment in 2009/2010,” comments Ms. LeFevre. “The 2010 IMPACT Award entrants represent a wide array of project types throughout Southeastern Michigan – all of which make unique contributions to their respective communities.”

IMPACT Awards Lunch Information:

The IMPACT awards will be presented on September 23, 2010 at Oakland Hills Country Club with networking from 11:00am to noon and lunch from noon to 1:30pm. The highly anticipated luncheon for Southeast Michigan’s commercial real estate community is usually a sell-out event so tickets should be purchased early. This year’s program again includes voice and video technologies to share the significance of all submitted projects. Tickets are $65 ($75 after September 17th) or $600 for a reserved table; tickets can be purchased online at For questions, please contact Beth Lilley at 248.645.7369.

Judges for the 2010 Impact Awards are: Lawrence Marantette, Taktix Solutions, R.J. King, DBusiness, Helen Dennis, CBRE, Bob Washer, MICCO, Joan Cleland, Acquest, Catherine DeDecker, Spalding DeDecker Associates, and Delia Rodi Barczys, Niagara Murano.

About CREW Detroit

CREW Detroit (, founded in 1986, is a member-focused professional organization dedicated to advancing the success of women in commercial real estate by promoting networking and business opportunities among its more than 140 members. It is a founding chapter, and one of the largest local chapters, of CREW Network, a professional organization of more than 8,000 commercial real estate women in the U.S. and Canada.

Media Contact: Barbara M. Fornasiero; 248.651.7536; 586.817.8414; Toni Gasperoni, CREW Detroit 586-786-1429;

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