Meet the Board

Executive Board Members


 President

Tanna Beninati 

Duke Realty

2400 N Commerce Pkwy, Ste 405
Weston, FL 33326
Telephone:  954-453-5660
Email: Tanna.Beninati@dukerealty.com
Website: www.dukerealty.com

As one of the Property Managers for Duke Realty’s South Florida operations, Tanna Beninati oversees the operation of a 1.8 million square foot, multi-site property portfolio. Her duties entail asset management, budgeting, communications, client relations functions and implementing Duke Realty’s proven Complete Customer Service program. Tanna has worked in property management for more than five years. She joined Duke Realty in 2011.

Tanna also serves as Duke Realty’s Wellness Coordinator for their South Florida office.  During her time as Wellness Coordinator, Duke Realty was recognized as the South Florida Business Journal’s Healthiest Employer, in the small-size category, in 2013, 2014, 2015 (as 1st runner-up) and 2016. Her duties as Wellness Coordinator include implementing Duke Realty’s national wellness initiatives as well as planning and tracking local events.

Tanna served as the 2016 Programs Chair on the Board of Directors for CREW Ft. Lauderdale/Boca Raton. She was responsible for developing insightful educational and informative programs for the monthly luncheon meetings. Tanna earned her M.B.A. from NOVA Southeastern University and her B.A. in Business Administration at Flagler College.

 


Past President 

 Allison McCarthy14Allison McCarthy, Esq.

Holland & Knight
515 East Las Olas Blvd, Ste 1200
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
Telephone:  954-468-7851
Email:  allison.mccarthy@hklaw.com
Website:  www.hklaw.com

Allison E. McCarthy is a partner at Holland & Knight LLP in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, where she practices in the areas of commercial real estate and commercial lending.  She has developed a specialized practice in representing owners, lenders, developers, and operators of hotels, resorts, and mixed-use projects with a hospitality component.  Allison is an author of some recent articles on hotel development and operation issues.  She also has substantial experience in assisting lenders with the resolution of matters arising from troubled commercial real estate assets, including hotel and resort assets.  Ms. McCarthy is a graduate of the Rising Star Program, a year-long intensive leadership program sponsored by Holland & Knight’s Women’s Initiative program, and a 2013 University of Florida Outstanding Young Alumni.  She is a graduate of the University of Florida and Duke University School of Law.

 


Secretary

laurengallart2Lauren Gallart

Jones Lang LaSalle
200 East Broward Boulevard
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
Telephone:  954-233-3434
Email: Lauren.Gallart@am.jll.com
Website:  www.us.jll.com

Lauren Gallart is excited to serve on the Executive Board after chairing the Young Professionals committee for two years. Lauren is a Senior Associate of the JLL Brokerage team in South Florida. She exclusively represents office tenants and buyers in the tri-county. Lauren specializes in financial analysis and transaction management on lease renewals, expansions, consolidations, and relocations for local and national tenants. Before her position as an Associate, Ms. Gallart was the Financial Analyst for JLL Brokerage’s South Florida market. She began her career as a Project Manager for JLL Project and Development Services for HSBC in New York City. Lauren received a Bachelor’s of Engineering in Engineering Management and a Graduate Certificate in Project Management with a minor in Economics from Stevens Institute of Technology in Hoboken, NJ.

 


Treasurer

Fabienne Nelson14 Fabienne Nelson

Duke Realty
2400 N Commerce Pkwy, Ste 405
Weston, FL 33326
Telephone:  954-453-5660
Email: fabienne.nelson@dukerealty.com
Website: www.dukerealty.com

Fabienne Nelson has worked in the commercial real estate industry for more than 20 years. She joined Duke Realty in 2011 as Vice President, Asset Management and Customer Service for Duke Realty’s South Florida operations. In December 2014, Fabienne was promoted to Vice President, Regional Asset Management to oversee the overall operation of the State of Florida, over 10 million square feet of the multi-site property portfolio. Including asset management, budgeting, communications, personnel supervision, client relations functions and continuing Duke Realty’s proven Complete Customer Service program.

Before her employment with Duke Realty, Fabienne worked for Swire Properties Inc, Jones Lang LaSalle, Pinnacle Investment Properties, Insignia ESG and CB Richard Ellis Inc. She had the pleasure to represent the following clients: INVESCO Real Estate, ING/Clarion, Morgan Stanley, CBRE Investors, CABOT, RREEF, GE Asset Management, North Atlantic Investment Corp., Catexor Limited Partnership I and TIC Management, LLC to name a few.


Legal Counsel

 Melanie Brill

LexisNexis
230 Park Avenue, 7th Floor
New York, NY 10169
Telephone:  561-886-8409
Email: Melanie.brill@lexisnexis.com

Melanie Brill is a Content Manager for Lexis Practice Advisor -Florida Business & Commercial module.  Melanie brings a wealth of experience with her to CREW, having a practice area focus in real estate and corporate transactions. Melanie has worked both in-house and in private practice and has held positions with the New York City Economic Development Corporation, Pryor Cashman Sherman & Flynn, LNR Property Corporation, Stiles Corporation, Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney, PC, and Weiss, Serota, Helfman, Cole & Bierman, PL.   Melanie earned her J.D. from Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law and earned her B.A. from Rutgers College, with a major in Communications and a minor in English.  Melanie is licensed to practice law in the state of Florida.

 


Board of Directors 

Director Sponsorship Chair 

Candace Chin Fatt1Candace Chin-Fatt

PM Environmental
2131 Hollywood Blvd, Unit 503
Hollywood, FL 33020
Telephone:  954-639-5877
Email: chinfatt@pmenv.com

Candace Chin-Fatt is currently the Regional Manager of Site Investigation Services at PM Environmental, an environmental and engineering services consulting firm with 24 offices throughout the United States.

Candace has served thousands of clients in over eleven states since 2004. She has extensive experience in due diligence, including Phase I & II Environmental Site Assessments (ESAs), tank removal, and soil and groundwater remediation.

Candace has been involved in CREW since 2014. She has a degree in geology from Florida International University. Outside of the office, Candace is an avid mountain biker. She recently won the elite women’s division at the Trinidad and Tobago Cycling Federation National Mountain Bike Championship race and represented Trinidad and Tobago at the Caribbean Mountain Bike Championships in Puerto Rico.


Director Programs Chair

Melissa DaSliva

Best Roofing
1600 NE 12th Terrace
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33305
Telephone: 954-941-9111
Email: mdasilva@bestroofing.net
Website: www.bestroofing.net

Melissa DaSilva is an accomplished, results-driven, sales/business development professional with proven ability to drive business expansion through aggressive sales initiatives that deliver revenue growth, market share, and market penetration. Melissa has acquired over seven years of experience working within the insurance and construction industry. She possesses a diverse professional background. Business Development Manager responsible for positioning Best Roofing as the #1 source for commercial roofing services and construction, primarily in Dade, Broward & Palm Beach counties.  Focused on identifying and generating lead opportunities, new client acquisitions, providing education on services offered and maintaining close relationships with new and existing clients. The goal of the Business Development Manager is to be the bridge between our Marketing and Sales team by cultivating professional connections within the community, with the objective of securing new and maintaining existing client relations.

Melissa is responsible for positioning Best Roofing as the #1 source for commercial roofing services and construction, primarily in Dade, Broward & Palm Beach counties.  Focused on identifying and generating lead opportunities, new client acquisitions, providing education on services offered and maintaining close relationships with new and existing clients. The goal of the Business Development Manager is to be the bridge between our Marketing and Sales team by cultivating professional connections within the community, with the objective of securing new and maintaining existing client relations.

Tri-lingual: Portuguese, Spanish

 


Membership Chair 

 Kara Stachel, Esq.

Stachel Law Planning
2933 W. Cypress Creek Rd. Suite 201
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309
Telephone: 754-223-1125
Email:kstachel@landesquire.com

Kara Stachel, Esq. is the Managing Partner of Stachel Law Planning, PLLC in Fort Lauderdale, Florida where she practices in the areas of commercial and residential real estate, land use, probate and estate planning and construction law. She also currently serves as a member of the Florida Bar Journal’s Editorial Board and the Real Property, Probate, and Trust Law Section of the Florida Bar and is admitted to the Florida Bar and New Jersey Bar. Ms. Stachel is also a graduate of Duquesne University and Nova Southeastern University, Shepard Broad College of Law.

 


Director Public Relations Chair

Kevin Hunt Kevin Hunt

Nanaks Landscaping Inc.

998 S. Military Trail
Deerfield Beach, FL 33442
Telephone:  954-596-5337
Email: Kevin@nanakslandscaping.com

Kevin Hunt works as the Director of Business Development for Nanak’s Landscaping, one of South Florida’s largest independent commercial landscaping firms. Serving Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties, Kevin focuses on maintenance and construction sales, client relations, brand development and the company’s marketing strategy. He has worked in the Green Industry for 21 years and has been with Nanak’s Landscaping for 16 of those years. Kevin is an ISA Certified Arborist and Qualified Tree Risk Assessor, a Certified Landscape Inspector with the Landscape Inspector’s Association of Florida, and holds Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from the Union Institute and University


Director Membership Services Chair

traci millerTraci Miller

Miller Construction
614 N. Federal Highway
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
Telephone:  954-847-0608
Email:traci.miller@millerconstruction.com

Professionally, Traci has been working for Miller Construction Company since 1993 and became a shareholder with 11 other team members in 2011.  She now serves as Sr. Vice President Business Development & Marketing and is part of the firm’s executive committee and board of directors.

Traci’s current community, civic and professional affiliations and leadership positions include the following:

  • NAIOP Commercial Real Estate Development Association – President, Board of Directors
  • CREW Fort Lauderdale/Palm Beach – Member
  • CREW-Miami – Member
  • International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) – Member
  • Commercial Industrial Association of South Florida (CIASF) – Member
  • Greater Fort Lauderdale Alliance – Member
  • The Commonwealth Institute (TCI) – Member
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of Broward – Founder & Chair, Women on the Verge, a resource group
  • Leadership Broward Foundation
  • United Way of Broward County – Women’s Leadership Council
  • Six Degrees Golf, Inc. – Founding Board Member, Secretary
  • The First Tee of Broward – Founding Council Member
  • Salvation Army Broward County – Ambassador, Red Shield ReDesign Committee member
  • Rebuilding Together Broward County – Builder’s Olympiad and Family Festival, Founder, and Event Chairman; National RTD House Captain
  • 100+ Women Who Care – Member

Young Professional 

Caitlin Inklebarger 

Colliers International South Florida
200 East Broward Blvd Suite 120
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
Telephone: 954-453-6055
Email: caitlin.inklebarger@colliers.com
Website: http://www.colliers.com

Caitlin Inklebarger is a 2nd generation commercial real estate agent focusing on landlord and tenant agency assignments throughout South Florida.

Caitlin is part of a dynamic two person leasing team representing a portfolio totaling over 1.2 million square feet.  Her team provides a full range of commercial real estate brokerage services representing both the landlord and tenant in the lease, sale and advisory of their assets.

A native of South Florida, Caitlin has made numerous personal and professional contacts throughout the community. Her understanding of South Florida’s dynamic commercial real estate market affords her clients in-depth market knowledge and adaptive advisory techniques.

Prior to Colliers, Caitlin worked at her family’s full service commercial real estate firm, Brinwo Development Corp., picking up market knowledge, deal strategy and property management skills at an early age.

Caitlin earned her Bachelor’s degree from Florida State University in both International Affairs and Political Science with a Minor in English. While attending college, Caitlin completed an accredited internship program under Senator Eleanor Sobel of the 31st district during two concurrent legislative sessions.


Membership Co-Chair 

 Nicole Giuliano, Esq. 

Giuliano Law, P.A.
500 E. Broward Blvd. Suite 1710
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33394
Telephone: 954-848-2940
Email:Nicole@giulianolaw.com
Website:http://www.giulianolaw.com

Nicole is a real estate litigator and mediator at Giuliano Law, P.A. in Fort Lauderdale.  She began her career in public interest, then transitioned to private practice at a large, local Florida law firm, before finally opening her own practice in 2014.   Nicole has represented almost every interested player in the real estate game: owners, associations, investors, property managers, landlords, and tenants alike.  She brings this varied litigation experience to the table as a compassionate mediator, dedicated to getting business moving again by reaching creative solutions.

Nicole has a B.A. from the University of Central Florida and a J.D. from the University of Miami School of Law.  She adores CREW and all the opportunities and friendships it fosters.

 


Sponsorship Co-chair

 Alexandra Labarr

Best Roofing
1600 NE 12th Terrace
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33305
Telephone: 954-941-9111
Email:Alabarr@bestroofing.net
Website:http://www.bestroofing.net

Alexandra Labarr, Past President of CREW Fort Lauderdale/Palm Beach, has recently assumed the position of Business Development Manager for Commercial & Industrial Accounts for Best Roofing. Alexandra is an extremely well-respected and well-known executive, who has worked in business development, sales and marketing in the commercial and industrial facility management industry. She has an extensive amount of experience in developing relationships within this market segment and brings professionalism and problem skills that are unique.

Alexandra was most recently an account executive with CORT furniture, a Berkshire Hathaway Corporation and is also the immediate Past President of the International Facilities Management Association Chapter (IFMA) which is the world’s largest and most widely recognized international association for professional facility managers.

Alexandra has a degree in Marketing and Sales and is fluent in Portuguese and conversational Spanish.

 

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