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CRE Chair Noah Shlaes Speaks at MIPIM
Noah D. Shlaes, CRE, 2015 Chair of The Counselors of Real Estate, spoke at the international MIPIM conference in Cannes, France. He participated in the panel session, “Next Generation USA Real Estate: Next Investment Opportunities.” Shlaes, senior managing director, Global Corporate Services, Newmark Grubb Knight Frank, is a technology expert who is widely published on corporate real estate topics. He will also speak in May at MIPIM Japan in Tokyo.
 
Cannon Receives DePaul University’s Highest Award
Susanne Ethridge Cannon, Ph.D., CRE, chairman, Department of Real Estate and Douglas and Cynthia Crocker Endowed Director, DePaul University, Real Estate Center, Chicago, recently was honored with the university’s highest award — the Via Sapientiae Award. The award recognizes faculty and staff who have made distinctive and extraordinary contributions to the university throughout their professional lives. Cannon was recognized for her roles as the founding director of the Real Estate Center and chair of the Department of Real Estate; her broad research agenda; and her civic engagement, which includes two terms as president of the Chicago chapter of Lambda Alpha International, a national land economics society. Cannon received a plaque that reads, in part, “you helped DePaul become synonymous with real estate education in Chicago.” - Susanne Cannon, CRE
 
Lesser Addresses Groups
Daniel H. Lesser, CRE, president and CEO, LW Hospitality Advisors LLC, New York City, recently participated in two conferences: the HOTELS INNOVATE forum in New York City, where he conducted a keynote interview of Eric Danziger, a hotel industry leader who has served as CEO/COO of Starwood Hotels and Resorts, Carlson Hotels Worldwide, Wyndham Hotel Group and New York-based Hampshire Hotels; and the Lodging Conference in Phoenix, where he moderated the “Clear Path to Property Repositioning” panel discussion. - Daniel Lesser, CRE
 
Economist Mark Zandi Addresses CRE New York Metropolitan Chapter Outlook Event
CRE NY Metropolitan Chapter members and NY Appraisal Chapter members recently co-hosted their annual Economic Forecast, featuring Mark Zandi, chief economist, Moody’s Analytics. Casey Kemper, CRE, President, Collegiate Asset Management, CRE chapter chair, said Zandi is “optimistic” about the U.S. economy.
 
Counselors’ European Chapter Hosts Seminar in Luxembourg
The Counselors of Real Estate’s European Chapter hosted AIFMD for Real Estate: Valuation, Risk and Portfolio Management last month in Luxembourg. The invitation-only seminar featured speakers from top real estate advisory, corporate services and legal companies, and focused on best practices and challenges of the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive. For more information about the speakers and topics, click here.
 
Phelan Completes Financing Deal for Boston-Area Community
Kevin C. Phelan, CRE, co-chairman, Colliers International, Boston, recently worked to complete an arrangement involving $175 million in financing for Granada Highlands, a multi-family, gated community in Malden, Massachusetts. Working exclusively with a partner at Colliers, Phelan represented Metropolitan Properties of America to secure the new financing through JP Morgan Chase. Part of the funds will be used to expand the community. - Kevin Phelan, CRE
 

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