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News about The Counselors’ 2015 Convention
World economics, cyber security, drones, logistics, the future of healthcare, big-box retail redevelopment and the challenges of valuing sports complexes are among the topics speakers will address at The Counselors of Real Estate’s annual convention October 18-21. View the program and see why Charlotte is one of the most exciting and dynamic cities in the U.S.

2015 CRE Chair, Noah Shlaes, to Keynote RED Business Forum in Athens Greece

Noah D. Shlaes, CRE, Senior Managing Director, Global Corporate Services, Newmark Grubb Knight Frank, will speak on technology and its role in real estate decision making at the 10th annual Real Estate and Development (RED) Forum in Athens, Greece, Oct. 13. Shlaes is 2015 Chair of The Counselors of Real Estate.

Learn About Drones in Real Estate
Learn the latest in regulatory issues concerning the use of drones in the real estate industry and hear from professionals currently utilizing the technology in their business during a session moderated by CRE Chair of the Board, Noah Shlaes. View details about this CRE Annual Convention session here.
Kelly Addresses NAR Convention with “Cities That Never Sleep” Session
Hugh F. Kelly, Ph.D., CRE, Clinical Professor of Real Estate, New York University Schack Institute of Real Estate, Brooklyn, presented a session at the recent Realtors’ Conference and Expo in New Orleans titled “Cities That Never Sleep – Economic Development Secrets Revealed.” He described the economic benefits of 24-hour cities and 18-hour cities and shared insights into how utilizing some of the development characteristics of 24-hour cities can benefit communities of most any size. Hear an interview on the Commercial Real Estate Show. - Hugh Kelly, CRE

The Counselors’ Top Ten Issues Announced
The Counselors’ list of the Top Ten Issues Affecting Real Estate 2015-16 provides objective insight and perspectives about the most critical factors affecting commercial and residential real estate. The Counselors’ External Affairs Committee leads development of the annual list. Click here to view full list.

CRE Annual Convention Session to Focus on Big Box and Retail
The Big Box and retail worlds are continuing to evolve and change. And the traditional anchors are shifting. There are many real estate issues central to these transformations – development trends, court decisions, zoning, brick and mortar vs. the internet, international trends, financing, and so many others. Learn about these issues from the professionals in the trenches at the CRE Annual Convention in Charlotte. View details of the session at here.

Counselors Speak at MIPIM Japan in Tokyo
Noah D. Shlaes, CRE, 2015 Chair of The Counselors of Real Estate, spoke at the MIPIM Japan international conference in Tokyo on the panel “The Role of Counselors/Advisors in Global Real Estate Decision Making." Shlaes, Senior Managing Director, Global Corporate Services, Newmark Grubb Knight Frank, addressed the role of Counselors as guides to legal, cultural and transactional markets on the other side of the world. Hiroyuki Isobe, CRE, President, Japan Valuers Co., Ltd, Tokyo, moderated the discussion. He also serves as Managing Director of the Japan Association of Real Estate Counselors.

Upcoming Meetings

2015 Annual Convention
October 18-21, 2015
Westin Hotel Downtown
Charlotte, NC

2016 Spring Symposium
March 30 – April 1, 2016
Stanford University, CA
In partnership with Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and Stanford University

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The Carolinas Chapter of CRE

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