CREW UK Connects Mentorship Program

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A mentorship programme for real estate professionals

Mentoring is a cornerstone for advancement in any industry. It is especially valuable in commercial real estate, which relies heavily on business networking and leveraging relationships for connections. Professionals who take part in mentoring have an advantage. The lessons learned enable them to build on the shared experiences of others to avoid the same obstacles and advance in their careers more quickly.

According to a recent study published in Harvard Business Review, the supply-demand imbalance is severe. While more than 75% of professional men and women want to have a mentor, only 37% have one.

The CREW UK Connects mentorship programme is an exclusive opportunity for professionals in real estate to connect with and learn from senior executives. Programme mentors are leaders sought after for their expertise, stature, and influence in the global real estate industry.

During this six-month programme (June – December), mentees will:

  • Build connections and supportive networks through mentors and CREW UK members

  • Have access to monthly mentoring sessions with senior real estate executives

  • Gain insights and guidance that is highly relevant for personal and career development



If you are interested in participating as a mentee, please contact Michelle Cooper, CRE Programme Consultant,
and Kelli Williams, Associate Director, Gardiner & Theobald.

CREW UK Connects Mentorship Programme Launch Event

In collaboration with Ladies in Real Estate (LiRE), CREW UK launched the CREW UK Connects mentorship programme engaging 60 mentees with 30 mentors who are leaders sought after for their expertise, stature and influence in the global real estate industry.

Amanda Clack, Head of Strategic Advisory, CBRE and co-author of Managing Diversity and Inclusion in the Workplace, Adina David, Director, Greystar and Founder, Ladies in Real Estate and Jennie Dorsaint, Partner, Paul Hastings guided a discussion including personal reflections on mentoring while working in the property industry.


Confirmed CREW UK mentors include:

  • Jayne Backett, Partner, Field Fisher

  • Deepa Deb, Partner, Dentons
  • Rebecca Davison, Senior Associate, Howard Kennedy LLP
  • Jennie Dorsaint, Partner, Paul Hastings
  • Ginny Gibson, Professor Emerita of Corporate Real Estate, University of Reading - Henley Business School
  • Jessica Hardman, Head of the Portfolio and Asset Management, DWS
  • Michela Hancock, Managing Director, Greystar Europe
  • Nick Harris, Director, Head of European Cross Border Valuation, Savills
  • Kathryn Harrison-Thomas, Managing Director, Deutsche Bank
  • Siobhan Godley, Tax Partner and Head of Real Estate, Deloitte
  • Marie Harley, Senior Director of Real Estate Finance, CYBG 
  • Helena Hughes, Director - Corporate Real Estate, The Instant Group             
  • Gurvinder Khurana, Director, AlignGB 
  • Jo McNamara, Managing Director, Head of Europe, Oxford Properties Group
  • Jackie McRobert, CRE Executive
  • Lisa Lafave, Managing Director, Realine Investments
  • Lindsay Morgan, Former Senior Partner, Norton Rose Fulbright
  • Courtney Natoli, Partner, Gardiner & Theobald  
  • Caroline Nicholls, Managing Director, Morgan Stanley
  • Alex Notay, Fund Director, PfP
  • Ceylan Belek Ombregt, ASLA, Partner, Martha Schwartz Partners
  • Katie O'Neill, Managing Director, Kennedy Wilson
  • Angela Russell, Senior Managing Director, Greystar Europe Holdings Limited
  • Kirsty Shearer, Development Director, Agilite Solutions
  • Rebekah Tobias, Head of Business Development, Marcol
  • Bronte Turner, Principal, Managing Director of London, HLW
  • Joshua Weinstein, Structured Property Finance, Investec Bank
  • John Williams, Head of Marketing, The Instant Group
  • Sophie White, General Manager Housing Infrastructure Fund, Homes England
  • Sowgol Zarinchang, Managing Director, Way of Life


Interested in CREW UK membership? Apply now to join our global network.