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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.
 
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
 
Buhn’s Firm to Help Develop Philadelphia 76ers’ Training Center
Jacqueline Buhn, CRE, principal and CEO, AthenianRazak LLC, Philadelphia, has teamed with the Philadelphia 76ers to develop their new world-class training center and offices along the Camden Waterfront in New Jersey. The center will house practice courts, locker rooms, weight and exercise rooms, team medical facilities, audiovisual processing and theater areas as well as office space for the Sixers’ basketball operations and coaching staffs. The project is scheduled to break ground in October 2014. - Jacqueline Buhn, 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
 
Clements Honored with CCIM Scholarship
Walter S. Clements, CRE, president, Clements Realty Advisors, Highland Park, Ill., recently was honored by the Kansas City CCIM Chapter through the establishment in his name of an endowed scholarship. The honor recognizes his years of contributions to education for the commercial REALTOR and support of the Kansas City CCIM Chapter. Clements was a long-time Kansas City-area resident until recently moving to the Chicago area. - Walter Clements, CRE
 
Brownfield Publishes Book and Article
William H. Brownfield, CRE, principal, Brownfield & Associates, LLC, Houston, recently published his Third Edition of The Escalation Handbook for Office Buildings, which is continuously published by BOMA International since the First Edition written in 1991. Brownfield also authored an article entitled “The Tax Man Cometh... Again & Again...” published in the May/June issue of the Texas Self Storage magazine. The article discusses the likelihood of rising property taxes with the rising economy of Texas. - William Brownfield, CRE
 

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