Withum Real Estate Services Practice Leader Rebecca Machinga (left)
and CREW NJ President Tara Carver (right)
Montclair, NJ – WithumSmith+Brown, PC (Withum) recently received CREW NJ’s prestigious Company of the Year award for supporting the advancement of women in the commercial real estate industry.
Chapter President Tara Carver, Esq., who presented the award at the group’s annual holiday party, detailed Withum’s dedication as a significant and consistent partner with CREW NJ over the past 10 years. Withum actively supports CREW by hosting and attending events throughout the year while also encouraging its leaders to participate in the local governance of CREW NJ. The firm has been a top-level sponsor since 2016.
Rebecca Machinga, partner and practice leader of Withum’s Real Estate Services Group, accepted the award. Rebecca currently serves as an advisor to the CREW NJ board, and served as its president in 2016. During her acceptance speech, she credited CREW’s global reach as helping expand Withum’s, as well as her own, brand and reach internationally. “Organizations like CREW give women the tools to develop the right opportunities if they don’t see them in the marketplace,” said Machinga. She’s excited about how organizations like CREW are changing the landscape of the commercial real estate industry. “For example, I just read an article about a 200-unit condo building in Toronto that is being led by an all-woman team!” She concluded, “Withum is proud to be a member of CREW for a long time, proud to be a sponsor, and as I roll off the board this year I look forward to continued leadership from a lot of the women in this room, along with the occasional brave men!”
Withum offers tax, audit and advisory services to the commercial real estate and many other industries, both national and global. The company has been in business for over 45 years, was ranked as one of the top 100 firms nationally by Inside Public Accounting
in 2019 and as #15 in the Vault Accounting 50
(a peer ranking list) for 2020.
The Real Estate Services Group is the fifth largest industry practice at Withum.