Chantilly, VA, January 7, 2016 – Susan Caudle, Director of Public Relations for Equinox Investments, LLC, a Northern Virginia-based real estate investment, development, and management company, has been elected 2016 president of Commercial Real Estate Women Northern Virginia (CREW NoVA), the industry’s leading advocate for the advancement of women in commercial real estate. Ms. Caudle and the other members of the 2016 board will officially take office this month.
Ms. Caudle, a native of Northern Virginia, has more than 20 years of marketing, business development, public relations, and communications experience within the construction and development industries specific to the Northern Virginia region. She manages special projects for Equinox; most recently the Villages of Piedmont at Leopold’s Preserve which caught the eye of Prince William County for its progressive land use management approach and sensitivity to the environment by preserving nearly 70 percent of its land mass in a conservation easement. The project was named Green Community of the Year in 2014 by Prince William County and recently received the Innovative Land Planning award from the Northern Virginia Building Industry Association.
Ms. Caudle previously served as CREW NoVA’s Director of Communications for three years prior to becoming President-Elect of the chapter. In 2016, she will represent the Northern Virginia chapter as a student in the inaugural CREW Network Certificate in Leadership program which features year-long specialized leadership development, industry training, and self-directed mentorship; culminating with a recognized industry credential that demonstrates the skills and knowledge needed to lead in CRE.
“Northern Virginia is arguably the most dynamic and vibrant market in the region in terms of commercial development opportunities, including redevelopment and expansion in areas such as Tysons Corner, Reston, and the Route 1 Corridor, as well as transit-oriented development along the new Silver Line,” says Caudle. “The region that CREW NoVA represents also is home to two of the ‘Best Counties in the Nation’—Loudoun (ranked #1) and Fairfax (ranked #3)—according to real estate site, Movoto. We’re committed to continuing to provide relevant and educational programming that highlights these unique aspects of our region,” continues Caudle.
“As the mother of three young adult women, it’s always been important to me to help women achieve success in their career paths and receive proper recognition and compensation,” she says. “I look forward to leading the dynamic women of CREW NoVA as we enter into our 30th anniversary year. Our goals for 2016 will require an “all hands on deck” commitment from our board, but most importantly, from our members. They’ll play an integral role in helping us grow and achieve our highest goal of managing this chapter strategically. You also will see increased participation from our past presidents as we continue our mission of connecting women in commercial real estate and encouraging member-to-member business.”
Ms. Caudle’s first official event as president of CREW NoVA will be at the chapter’s annual State of the Regional Commercial Real Estate Market and Economic Forecast on January 19, 2016, which features keynote speaker Spencer Levy, Americas Head of Research for CBRE, as well as market experts from Northern Virginia, Suburban Maryland, and Washington, D.C.
CREW NoVA is pleased to seat six newly elected board members to the following positions: President-Elect, Megan Pawlowski, JLL; Treasurer, Ruth Fields with christopher consultants, llc; Director of Membership, Erica Bazow with ADI Construction; Director of Sponsorship, Lauren Kulish with Wells Fargo; Director of Community Action, Stacey Juran with Apex Companies, LLC; and Director of Professional Development, Jay Pruitt with JLL.
Members and officers continuing their service on the CREW Northern Virginia Board of Directors are: Immediate Past President, Erin McLaughlin with Dewberry; Secretary, Anna-Lisa Brown of Balfour Beatty Construction; Director of Communications, Miriam Brodie of Kimley-Horn; and Director of Programs, Lisa Bryda with WSP l Parsons Brinckerhoff.