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Golf4Some Hit the Greens in 2014 – CREW

It was a joint CREW member effort in Fall 2013, and four gals reaped the rewards this summer, 2014. Debbie Keen, Director, Business Relationships for ADVANCED OFFICE ENVIRONMENTS, supported CREW’s charity last year by purchasing the golf package that Peggy Gallagher, PG Commercial, had donated to the CREW Charitable Luncheon in fall of 2013.

crew golf outing 2014

Awesome foursome made up of Debbie Keen, Advanced Office Environments, Rebecca Udell, KSS Architects, Amanda Ryland, Remington Group Inc., and Peggy Gallagher, PG Commercial Real Estate. Had fun playing 9 plus 9 at WVCC this summer.

The beneficiaries for the CREW Philadelphia Fall 2013 luncheon were Women’s Community Revitalization Project (“WCRP”) and CREW Network Foundation.

Beneficiaries from 2013 Fall Luncheon:

“Proceeds from the silent auction will be donated to this year’s (2013) luncheon beneficiaries: Women’s Community Revitalization Project (“WCRP”), which builds low income housing for women and families led by women; and CREW Network Foundation, which supports CREW Network in advancing the success of women in commercial real estate through charitable, philanthropic and educational programs.”

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LaSalle University Economic Outlook Luncheon in January

Monday, January 20, 2014

Do you take it for granted like I do, that we have such a stable banking system in the United States? I was reminded why we have such a stable banking system by Dr. Plosser when I heard him speak at LaSalle University’s Economic Outlook luncheon on 1/14/2014.

Dr. Plosser gave us his Perspective on the Economy and Monetary Policy…. He made a point that he was giving us his opinion and not the opinion of the Open Market Committee which he serves on.

We were refreshed on the  history of the Federal Reserve which was created by Woodrow Wilson in 1913. Congress sets its goals, and the last time the goals were set was 1978.  One thing unique about our central bank is that it is comprised of12 regional banks for diversity.  There were over 400 + people there and a reporter from Wall Street Journal, and one reporter from Bloomberg News.

After  insights into the History of the Federal Reserve he shared his opinion on Monetary Policy such as our 3rd round, QE3.  It was reassuring to hear that he thinks the economy has already met the criteria of substantial improvement, and we should conclude the asset purchases. And then we should plan policy for after QE3.. It was interesting to hear his list of Objectives.   A question he raises with reference to the Objectives outlined is  “Do we have the will to do it?”  You can read the details here.

Here are some interesting and reassuring comments from the Question and Answer period.


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Las Vegas ITRA Global Conference 2013

Las Vegas ITRA Global Conference – April 5th to 7th, 2013

So far 2013 has been a busy one, here is a quick recap from my trip to Las Vegas!

April 5th to 7th I attended the ITRA Global Conference hosted in Las Vegas.  A special thanks to Banner Travel in Rockledge, PA for assisting me in making my travel arrangements for this trip via Southwest Airlines and the Wynn Hotel.  When I arrived I was able to get tickets to the Cirque Du Sole show, KA at the MG M Grand. Ka was a spectacular show, if you get a chance to see it, go! Ka has been described as the following: “Ka… signifies life-force, consciousness, duty and destiny. In the vulgate, or low speech, it also means a place to which an individual must go.” ITRA Global Logo located on the homepage of PG Commercial Real Estate the website of Peggy Gallagher Commercial Realtor in Montgomery County, PA


On Friday, Melissa Meyer President of Bruce International, Inc. (transcending translations) presented and did an excellent job. It was amazing to listen to her Top Ten Questions to ask our customers who maybe relocating out of our country, sending a team aboard, or a company locating in the US from somewhere else. Melissa also cited examples that highlight the reasons for using a specialized company, such as Bruce International, to assist with translations and customs of a culture if you are planning to do business outside of your own country.  There are cases where the  same words in a language can have different meanings or uses varying with the local culture; just think about the differences in the expressions of the British versus the US English.  During the presentation the question of the accuracy of Google Translation came up. This was an excellent example of a great tool that can translate out of context. The lesson we walked away with was, it is not worth it to insult or offend a client and to rely on a human translation vs an automated translation to ensure the translation is accurate to the situation and in context!

Many of the conference speakers were principals of other ITRA Global Affiliates. Other guest speakers included Matt Weirich and Ani Rangarajan, co-founders of ReaLync. On Saturday one of our ITRA Global members, Ron Pollina, Ph.D., shared his valuable experience in completing  Sale/Lease backs transactions.  The transactions  he used as examples were huge, significant sizes, in terms of dollar volume.

I gained a lot of good useful information  by attending the conference.  As an organization (ITRA Global) three new members were accepted to be exclusive ITRA Global Affiliates for Orange County (Corporate Realty Advisors), Los Angeles County (Mazirow Commercial), California, and Salt Lake City (Logical Move), Utah. Congratulations to our newest members, welcome to the team!

Vegas MoutainsWynn Hotel Street ViewTerrible's HotelPoolside Garden - Wynn

Hotel Lobby - WynnTreasure Island HotelWynn Lobby



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What do commercial real estate business women do on the weekends?

Empire State Building

What do some commercial real estate and business women do on the weekends?

Have fun, of course! On Sunday April 14th a group of professional women took a Bolt Bus ride to New York City to see Breakfast at Tiffany’s at the Cort Theatre.  We had a delicious lunch at a fabulous Greek restaurant on 44th Street between 5th and  6th Avenues. We are a group of professional women that work hard and take trips to NYC thanks to our organizer Maureen Mastroieni, President of Mastroieni Associates. Our group included: Nancy Mastroieni from Mastroieni Furniture, Susan Giraldi of The Philomena Construction Group, Eileen Lynn of E, H. Lynn & Associates, Diana Sperle from Unisys, and me Peggy from PG Commercial Real Estate.

Here is a photo from our trip of the Empire State Building and the Hotel New Yorker – 2 iconic locations in NYC.  Do you spend quality time with your professional contacts outside of work?


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