Welcome to the newest members of CREW Detroit who joined in August or September. 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 to know our newest members:
- What are your hobbies or passions outside of work– love to do yoga/pilates, spend time w/ my son, traveling, photography and the great outdoors!
- You’re stuck on an island. What two items would you bring and why– swiss army knife and toilet paper, for obvious reasons J
- What would you be voted “most likely to do” by your co-workers and/or peers– always work hard, no matter what obstacles life throws your way!
Kelly M. Bondy
Hall, Render, Killian, Heath & Lyman, PLLC
- What are your hobbies or passions outside of work? My passion is my family. My husband and I spend most every weekend entertaining and cooking for our family and friends. Aside from cooking, my hobbies are running (I completed my first marathon last year!) and travelling/sightseeing.
- You’re stuck on an island. What two items would you bring and why? I would bring a camera to document such an event… and a boat, so I could promptly leave after a week or so – I’m not very good at “roughing it”!).
- What would you be voted “most likely to do” by your co-workers and/or peers? I’d probably be voted as “most likely to” to try to make someone laugh by taking what may be an ordinary event, and turning it into a comedic story!
Jennette Smith Kotila
VP, Director of Marketing and Communications
- What are your hobbies or passions outside of work? Outside of my work responsibilities, I am a “modern-day Mrs. Brady” at home. I have six kids in a blended family with my husband Mike. Luckily, the kids’ ages of 8-16 make it a great stage of life to venture out for bike rides, community festivals, art fairs and the like. And even with a large family, we try to fit in at least one dynamic family vacation every year and try to combine it with something educational…for example, we have traveled to Williamsburg, Washington, D.C., and New York City. We have to balance eight people’s preferences but there are always tours of historical sites and museums in the mix. On our “kid-free” nights, Mike and like to try new restaurants and craft breweries both in Detroit and the suburbs.
- You’re stuck on an island What two items would you bring and why? A journal to write in (my training and first career was in journalism) and a lighter since I’m not very good at making a fire from scratch.
- What would you be voted “most likely to do” by your co-workers and/or peers? I think people would describe me as someone who likes adventure but also does a good job planning for the worst-case scenerio.The answer is probably: Make a to-do list. I would do that whether I’m getting ready to go scuba-diving (which I have done) or something routine like a trip to the grocery store. With a large family, it is an unusual day when we don’t have to go to the grocery store.