Welcome New Members – August 2018

Welcome to the newest members of CREW Detroit. CREW is the best commercial real estate organization to belong to – and we hope you’ll join us at upcoming CREW Detroit events to network, make new friends and find a committee to join. Our entire membership welcomes you and stands ready to help you navigate through the organization.

Get in touch with our newest members – link to their CREWbiz profile if available (in red):

Business Development
Sachse Construction


David Hughes
Account Executive
Meadowbrook Insurance


New member Spotlight

Get to know some of our newest members with this Q & A session:

Samantha Russo Ardelean
Business Development, Sachse Construction

Q: What is your favorite part about this industry?
A: It’s so fast paced you could never get bored! I love being able to see the results of what we are doing, we can point to an apartment building, office space, school, whatever it is and say “We built that”. People live their lives in what we build and that’s an fabulous feeling.

Q: What is a favorite hobby?
A: Anything that gets me outdoors with my dogs!

Q: What is one of the best things that has happened to you within the last 3 months?  
A: Just one?! Life is awesome right now! My husband and I celebrated our one year anniversary in Greece- it was breathtakingly beautiful there!

David Hughes
Account Executive, Meadowbrook Insurance 

Q: What is your favorite part about this industry? 
A: I’ve been involved with the commercial real estate / building industry for 20+ years.  It’s evolution has been a fun ride, particularly since I’ve seen the industry from several perspectives:  as owner/operator of a manufactures’ representative agency of commercial building products; vp of business development for a mechanical contractor (when I first got involved with CREW); and currently as an account executive for the 2nd largest commercial property and casualty insurance agency in the state of Michigan.  My previous experience leading up to my current role has proven invaluable.  In my role I get to learn the intricacies of many types of businesses, helping my clients protect what they often value most … their business.

Q: What is a favorite hobby?
A: It’s a tie between singing (with a band) and creatively writing (poetry).  Who knows, maybe I’ll get to sing at a CREW event some day!

Q: What is one of the best things that has happened to you within the last 3 months? 
A: I have learned so much about both myself as an individual, and my industry as an agent.  Learning keeps me feeling young and vibrant.  I can’t get enough!


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