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The CRE 2014 Top Ten Issues Affecting Real Estate
Energy, jobs and the effect of the Millennial generation lead the list of The Counselors of Real Estate’s 2014 Top Ten Issues Affecting Real Estate. CRE Chair Hugh F. Kelly, CRE, Ph.D., presented the list as the opening speaker at The National Association of Real Estate Editors annual conference in Houston. Click here for more about the issues.
 
Shimizu Addresses Group at United Nations
Chihiro Shimizu, Ph.D., CRE, professor, Reitaku University & University of Hong Kong, Kashiwa, Chiba, Japan, recently presented his research at the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland, to the United Nations Economic Commission to Europe on commercial property prices. Shimizu’s presentation examined the problems associated with the construction of price indices for commercial properties that could be used in the System of National Accounts. - Chihiro Shimizu, CRE
 
Gheen Presents at AHLA Meeting
Greg P. Gheen, CRE, president, Realty Trust Group, LLC, Knoxville, Tenn., recently was a co-presenter at the American Health Lawyers Association (AHLA) meeting in Nashville. Gheen was part of the Healthcare Transactions Program and presented on “Structuring Medical Office Building Transactions: From Concept to Completion.” The presentation covered the strategic business considerations for MOB projects; selecting a development partner; soliciting proposals with a RFP process; and negotiating the Development Agreement. - Greg Gheen, CRE
 
Muldavin Published in Journal
Scott R. Muldavin, CRE, senior fellow, Rocky Mountain Institute, San Rafael, Calif., co-authored an article entitled “The missing link: Transforming deep retrofits into financial assets” that recently was published in Corporate Real Estate Journal. The article discusses the position that deep retrofits are largely untapped financial assets. - Scott Muldavin, CRE
 
Captain Completes Historic Land Conservation Easement Study
W. Nicholas Captain, CRE, president, Captain & Associates, Inc., Hagatna, Guam, recently completed an appraisal for the first conservation easement in the Asia Pacific Region which protects the last Ka (tree) Forest in the world. Captain worked with other groups to complete aland protection deal that will safeguard 78 acres of forested wetland in the Yela Valley on Kosrae, Micronesia, the first deal of what is hoped to be others aimed at preserving the 1,400-acre valley, which encompasses the largest stand of Terminaliacarolinensis(“ka”) trees in the world, several other endemic plant species and an endangered bird. - W. Captain, CRE
 
Kelly Pens Column and is Quoted in Various Media
Hugh F. Kelly, Ph.D., CRE, clinical professor of Real Estate, New York University Schack Institute of Real Estate, Brooklyn, N.Y., and 2014 Board Chair of The Counselors of Real Estate, said in his most recent column written for Commercial Property Executive magazine—this one discussing the degree of pessimism on real estate risk among Blue Chip forecasters—that “the hangover of the past boom-bust of the economy is still very much with us.”

Kelly also received extensive coverage after releasing The Counselors’ Top Ten List of Issues and Trends Affecting Real Estate to media in June. Media quoting him included Bloomberg Radio Network, Wall Street Business Network, GlobeSt.com National edition, PREA Industry News, Sarasota Herald Tribune, Houston Chronicle, The Oklahoman (Oklahoma City), Consumer Reports, Commercial Property Executive, Trulia, Culture Map (Houston), The Wall Street Journal, Chicago Tribune, Dallas News, Dallas Morning News, Water Technologies Online, and Real Estate Weekly. - Hugh Kelly, CRE
 

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