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Cannon Receives DePaul University’s Highest Award
Susanne Ethridge Cannon, Ph.D., CRE, chairman, Department of Real Estate and Douglas and Cynthia Crocker Endowed Director, DePaul University, Real Estate Center, Chicago, recently was honored with the university’s highest award — the Via Sapientiae Award. The award recognizes faculty and staff who have made distinctive and extraordinary contributions to the university throughout their professional lives. Cannon was recognized for her roles as the founding director of the Real Estate Center and chair of the Department of Real Estate; her broad research agenda; and her civic engagement, which includes two terms as president of the Chicago chapter of Lambda Alpha International, a national land economics society. Cannon received a plaque that reads, in part, “you helped DePaul become synonymous with real estate education in Chicago.” - Susanne Cannon, CRE
 
Kelly Addresses Conference in Athens, Greece
2014 CRE Board Chair Hugh F. Kelly, Ph.D., CRE, clinical professor of Real Estate, New York University Schack Institute of Real Estate, Brooklyn, N.Y., recently served as keynote speaker at the ninth RED (Real Estate Development) BUSINESS FORUM, a conference in Athens, Greece. Kelly discussed building a 24-hour city. - Hugh Kelly, CRE
 
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
 
Lesser Addresses Groups
Daniel H. Lesser, CRE, president and CEO, LW Hospitality Advisors LLC, New York City, recently participated in two conferences: the HOTELS INNOVATE forum in New York City, where he conducted a keynote interview of Eric Danziger, a hotel industry leader who has served as CEO/COO of Starwood Hotels and Resorts, Carlson Hotels Worldwide, Wyndham Hotel Group and New York-based Hampshire Hotels; and the Lodging Conference in Phoenix, where he moderated the “Clear Path to Property Repositioning” panel discussion. - Daniel Lesser, CRE
 
Phelan Completes Financing Deal for Boston-Area Community
Kevin C. Phelan, CRE, co-chairman, Colliers International, Boston, recently worked to complete an arrangement involving $175 million in financing for Granada Highlands, a multi-family, gated community in Malden, Massachusetts. Working exclusively with a partner at Colliers, Phelan represented Metropolitan Properties of America to secure the new financing through JP Morgan Chase. Part of the funds will be used to expand the community. - Kevin Phelan, CRE
 
Souza Assumes New Role at Monetarex
Lawrence A. Souza, CRE, advisor/economist/broker/professor, New York Life Insurance/NYLife Securities/Johnson Souza Group/Golden Gate Univ., Pacifica, California, has added a new role as senior advisor to Monetarex, a company that provides tools and analytics for the private commercial real estate market to streamline deal sourcing, due diligence, market research, and communication. Souza will help build Monetarex’ commercial real estate indices, research and analytics platform. - Lawrence Souza, CRE
 

Upcoming Meetings

2015 Midyear Meetings
April 19-22, 2015
Four Seasons Hotel Denver
Denver, CO

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

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