2023 Mentoring Program Applications 

August 28, 2022

CREW New Mexico is excited to announce it is now accepting applications for its Mentoring Program—including both mentors and protégés. The CREW NM Mentoring Program provides experience and knowledge to individuals working in the commercial real estate industry. Application deadline is September 30th. There is an interview process in October and the selection of mentors and proteges will be in November.

Mentoring Program Flyer

The ideal protégé candidate is a high-performing individual in the field of commercial real estate who is interested in career advancement. To date, 75% of program graduates have received promotions. The 9-month program involves each protégé being paired with an accomplished mentor. The pairing event will occur in December and the program will begin in January. All participants will meet monthly as a group and protégés and their mentors communicate with each other monthly based on their individual schedules. There is no cost to participate. Benefits from the program include developing long-term relationships, gaining professional development, building industry knowledge and finding career success.  Safety protocols will be followed, if appliable.  
Some of the recent CREW New Mexico protégés include: 
Alex Pulliam had a successful 10- year career in the construction industry. Shortly after completing the mentoring program, Alex was promoted as the construction firm’s Marketing Director and became the youngest shareholder of the company. This experience gave her the foundation to begin a new career as a Commercial Real Estate Advisor with NAI Maestas & Ward in 2019 focusing on industrial & land development.  After serving on the board for several years, Alex will CREW New Mexico’s 2021 President.  
Kelly Mancha began her insurance career with Insurance One in 2007.  After completing the mentoring program, Kelly was promoted to Commercial Lines Director for New Mexico, California and Arizona for VIP Insurance Services, who purchased Insurance One in 2016.  After three years with the agency, Kelly made the decision to start her own independent insurance agency with two partners and Southwest Insurance Group was founded in 2020.  Also in 2020, Kelly took on the role of CREW NM President after having served as several committee chairs and Treasurer for the organization in 2018.

Myra Villalobos is a Senior Construction Project Manager with Four Winds Mechanical. She started her career in LEED certification on the architectural side, and after several years as a sustainable design and construction certification consultant, she switched to commercial construction management, and general contracting. As a CREW member for the last 5 years, she has served as the Mentorship co-chair for two years, after serving on the committee and also as a protege. Myra is excited to assist in the empowerment of mentors and proteges of the program, and of CREW members across industries.

Send applications to: crew.nmx@gmail.com

Protégés: Find out more information and fill out an application here.

Mentors: Find out more information and fill out an application here.

Email crew.nmx@gmail.com with any questions.