Focused on transaction real estate, Maxine Marie Hepfer is currently a Senior at Ernst & Young in Dallas and engages with audit teams in real estate fair value reviews and mergers and acquisitions due diligence services. Maxine Marie Hepfer maintains an active community presence and serves on the Programs Committee of CREW Dallas, a network for women in commercial real estate.
Established by a dozen real estate professionals in 1980, CREW now extends to chapters across the country and has more than 350 members. In addition to connecting multi-disciplinary professionals and providing them with leadership development support, the organization has a strong philanthropic commitment.
The nonprofit CREW in the Community has sponsored the CREW Dallas Classic Golf Tournament since 1986 and raised more than $2.8 million for organizations that assist girls and women in need. Over the years, grants have gone to charities such as the Genesis Women’s Shelter, the YWCA of Metropolitan Dallas, and the Dallas Area Habitat for Humanity.
Outside of her work as a Senior in Transaction Real Estate with Ernst & Young, LLP, Maxine Hepfer is involved with the Dallas chapter of Commercial Real Estate Women (CREW), an organization that provides support for women who work in the commercial real estate field. Maxine Hepfer currently serves on the Programs Committee of the organization.
Appropriate applicants for CREW must be currently employed in commercial real estate or a related field. Female students working toward a relevant degree also have the opportunity to join CREW. About 80 percent of CREW’s membership are women with careers closely tied to commercial real estate, such as architecture, construction, and property management. The remaining members are in fields like interior design, insurance, and landscape architecture. Prospective members are eligible for different membership levels, depending on their work experience and expertise.
The Dallas chapter of CREW holds monthly events and luncheons to facilitate communication among its 350 members. To learn more about CREW, visit http://www.crew-dallas.org.
A graduate of the School of Hotel Administration of Cornell University, Maxine Hepfer is actively involved in various women’s organizations. She serves on the Programs Committee of the Dallas chapter of Commercial Real Estate Women (CREW) as well as the Professional Women’s Network of her firm, Ernst & Young,LLP.
A chapter of the national CREW Network, CREW Dallas was established in 1980. CREW is a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting women in the profession through civic involvement, education, development, and networking. Guided by more than a dozen committees, the Dallas chapter holds a number of regular events, like monthly lunches for members to connect, and fundraisers, like its annual golf tournament to support other nonprofit organizations for women and girls.
Membership in CREW Dallas is open to any woman currently employed in the field of commercial real estate or studying a related subject. Qualifications are broken into an applicant’s primary and secondary discipline. Primary disciplines include practice-oriented areas, including appraisal, development, and facilities management, among others. Secondary disciplines are supplemental areas that are not necessarily specific to the field, like registered interior design, marketing, and title insurance services. Members can also apply for a spot in the CREW Speakers’ Bureau, which promotes the group’s mission via speaking engagements at a range of organizations and businesses.