Triangle women help charities

By Jennifer Whytock

RALEIGH, N.C. — Triangle CREW, an association of women working in commercial real estate in Raleigh, Durham and Chapel Hill, has donated their expertise to assist nonprofits with building projects.

Last year, the group helped SouthLight, a Raleigh nonprofit that provides treatment, housing and education for people addicted to drugs and alcohol.

CREW members analyzed SouthLight’s Biltmore Hills Plaza property and recommended a plan to create office space, a day care center and housing for a supervised living program.

Recently, CREW members helped Raleigh-based Habitat for Humanity of Wake County assess its office space needs so it could decide whether to renovate its facilities or move to a new building, says Jane Doggett, a board member of CREW and SouthLight.

CREW members who helped with the projects specialize in engineering, interior design, landscaping, leasing, brokerage and affordable housing.

“To get involved in the community, CREW members didn’t want to just give money, but also share our knowledge,” Doggett says.

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