AZCREW Dollars for Scholars winners Marjorie Wakefield and Santiago Fajardo.

PHOENIX, ARIZ. (November 6, 2018) – AZCREW, the leading organization for senior-level executive women in the Metro Phoenix real estate field, presented $10,000 in scholarships to a pair of Arizona State University Master of Real Estate Development (MRED) students.

The scholarship winners – Marjorie Wakefield and Santiago Fajardo – were announced at AZCREW’s annual Black & White Affair, held Oct. 24 at Pubblico Italian Eatery. The event benefits AZCREW’s “MRED Dollars for Scholars” program.

Over the past 8 years, AZCREW has supported MRED students by awarding more than 14 scholarships totaling nearly $40,000.

“This year’s event was a huge success for AZCREW and the MRED program,” said Cindy Winters of Eagle Commercial Realty Services, 2018 AZCREW President. “It was our best attended Black & White Affair event since its inception in 2010 with more than 125 people enjoying a beautiful fall evening. The courtyard of the Crown on 7th was a perfect venue. The featured tasting tables from Pubblico Italian Eatery, Rito’s Mexican Food, Wildflower, and Central Kitchen were a huge hit.

“We are thrilled to support Marjorie and Santiago as they continue their path in commercial real estate. We are excited to continue our partnership with the current MRED class through our UCREW event to be held next spring,” Winters said.

Wakefield, a Scottsdale resident, is Senior Ledger Accountant for Iron Mountain Data Centers. Fajardo, also a Scottsdale resident, is Professional Services Manager (account manager and customer service) for Axon.

Wakefield holds a Bachelor of Science degree in finance and a Master’s Degree in Business Administration. Fajardo holds a Bachelor of Arts in political science and French and an MBA.

In nine months, the transdisciplinary W. P. Carey Master of Real Estate Development (MRED) program prepares students to lead real estate development projects that are environmentally respectful, socially responsible, and artfully designed. Small class sizes provide opportunities for peer interaction and a number of synthesis projects cover the entire spectrum of development, preparing you for roles throughout the industry.

The MRED program is a transdisciplinary partnership between four highly regarded schools within ASU:

  • The W. P. Carey School of Business;
  • The Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law;
  • The Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts;
  • The Del E. Webb School of Construction.