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LATEST NEWS FROM THE COUNSELORS OF REAL ESTATE

The Counselors’ Leadership Speak at International Conference

CRE 2014 board chair, Hugh F. Kelly, CRE and Mary Walker Fleischmann, president and CEO of The Counselors of Real Estate, recently spoke at MIPIM, the international real estate conference in Cannes, France. As an expert on the 24-hour city, urban development and ethics in real estate, Dr. Kelly was a panelist in the program’s session on Real Estate in 2030. He is clinical professor of real estate at New York University’s Schack Institute of Real Estate. Fleischmann presented perspectives about The Counselors’ Top Ten Issues Affecting Real Estate, a list produced annually by CRE’s External Affairs committee.

CRE Chapters Feature Economic Updates and Local Awards

CRE chapters in Utah, New England and the Carolinas recently presented real estate events featuring high-level economic speakers and awards programs. Read more.
 
NORRIS CONSULTS ON MAJOR PORT FACILITIES AND HISTORIC WAREHOUSE
Steven R. Norris, CRE, principal, Norris Realty Advisors, Pasadena, Calif., is providing consulting services for the Port of San Diego on a major naval shipyard that consists of 82 waterfront acres; and the Port of Los Angeles on the Pier 400 cargo container facility, which is the largest publicly owned container facility in the U.S. Both projects involve ongoing lease renewal negotiations. Norris also recently completed valuation and consulting work on the largest warehouse facility in Los Angeles County—the former Sears warehouse facility in East Los Angeles that consists of more than 1.8 million square feet and is listed on the National Registry of Historic Places. Advisory services provided included appraisal and consulting for potential mortgage underwriting purposes. - Steven Norris, CRE
 
WHITE, CIRZ QUOTED IN GLOBEST.COM ARTICLE
New York City-based CREs Robert M. White, Jr., founder and president, Real Capital Analytics, and Raymond T. Cirz, chairman, Integra Realty Resources, were quoted in an August GlobeSt.Com article on “positive [commercial real estate] surprises in 2013,” based on a report issued by the two companies. According to the article, commercial real estate in the u.S. fared well in the first half of 2013. white said a “sea change” has occurred in that investors are now embracing risk. Cirz predicted Treasury rates would be likely to increase, and that office absorption will remain “tepid.”
 
ZUPANCIC FEATURED IN LOCAL MEDIA FOR PROJECT COMPLETION
James D. Zupancic, Esq., CRE, president, Zupancic Rathbone Law Group, PC, Lake Oswego, Ore., recently oversaw the completion of a community club in Lake Oswego that he designed to promote a healthier lifestyle by offering family activities. An article in Lake Oswego Review featured Zupancic and the club, a personal dream of Zupancic’s and his wife. The article noted that he suffered a heart attack during the club’s construction, ironically, while pursuing his goal of promoting a healthier lifestyle for his community. - James Zupancic, CRE
 
MORAN TAKES PART IN PERE CFO REAL ESTATE FORUM
James J. Moran, CRE, executive managing director global chief operating officer, Valuation & Advisory. Cushman & wakefield of Connecticut, Inc., Stamford, participated as moderator and panelist at the Private Equity Real Estate (PERE) CFO Real Estate Forum held in New York City in July. Moran addressed an audience of private equity fund managers and investors on regulatory and investor oversight of private equity real estate investments, including the impact of Dodd-Frank, Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive and pending Basel III implications. - James Moran, CRE
 
NAVARRO PARTICIPATES IN ULI SPRING MEETING OPENING SESSION
Stephen P. Navarro, CRE, CCIM, FRICS, president and CEO, The Furman Company, Inc., Greenville, S.C., and urban Land Institute (ULI) Trustee, helped kick off the ULI Spring meeting held in May in San Diego. Navarro moderated the Opening general Session panel discussion about harnessing innovation for short- and long-term gain. - Stephen Navarro, CRE
 

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