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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.
 
GHEEN FEATURED IN PHYSICIAN PUBLICATION
Gregory P. Gheen, CRE, president, Realty Trust Group, Knoxville, Tennessee, recently was interviewed by The Advisory Board Company for an article entitled “Current Trends in Physician Real Estate Ownership.” In the article, Gheen addressed the many factors impacting medical practitioner’s decisions and the benefits and challenges faced by physicians who own real estate, which include reassessing real estate strategies; why physicians choose to invest in real estate; and how the decision to sell real estate may impact the physician practice. - Greg Gheen, CRE
 
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
 
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
 
ROSENTHAL HONORED
The REALTOR® University Board of Regents has honored Richard J. Rosenthal, CRE, chairman, CEO, The Rosenthal Group, Marina del Rey, Calif., by renaming the University’s research center to: the Richard J. Rosenthal Center for Real Estate Studies. Rosenthal, who is retiring as board chair, was recognized for his vision and contribution in making the University a reality. He is now named Chairman Emeritus. “Richard has helped guide REALTOR University and the Center for Real Estate Studies to its current level of success,” said REALTOR University President and National Association of REALTORS CEO Dale Stinton. “He leaves the University well positioned for a bright future.” Rosenthal noted that in just four years the University has made huge strides. “Our Center for Applied Real Estate Studies has stepped into the center of peer-reviewed research by funding more than a half dozen studies by quality real estate academics, and by publishing its scholarly journal, which has been well received by the academic community. I am very proud of what we have achieved, and honored.” REALTOR University is an online, distance- learning institution authorized to grant degrees by the State of Illinois. - Richard Rosenthal, CRE
 
PASQUARELLA ELECTED COMMITTEE CHAIR OF NATIONAL KIDNEY FOUNDATION
Arthur P. Pasquarella, CRE, executive vice president, COO, Equus Capital Partners, Ltd., Philadelphia, recently was elected to serve as the 2013–2015 Development Committee Chair of the National Kidney Foundation. In this new role, Pasquarella will identify ways to increase revenue for the charity nationwide. - Arthur Pasquarella, CRE
 

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