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The Counselors’ Top Ten Issues Announced
The Counselors’ list of the Top Ten Issues Affecting Real Estate 2015-16 was announced in Miami during the keynote address at the National Association of Real Estate Editors’ Conference on June 24. CRE Chair Noah Shlaes shared 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 the press release that includes the full list.
 
Southwest Chapter Discusses Leadership in Arizona
At their recent, monthly, breakfast meeting, the Southwest Chapter met with John Graham, President of Sunbelt Holdings. They held a dynamic conversation about the influence of leadership in the State of Arizona and what initiatives are underway to ensure competitive advantage for business recruitment, business retention, strengthening of K-12 education and the growth of local Universities into world-class institutions.
 
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
 
Counselors’ European Chapter Hosts Seminar in Luxembourg
The Counselors of Real Estate’s European Chapter hosted AIFMD for Real Estate: Valuation, Risk and Portfolio Management last month in Luxembourg. The invitation-only seminar featured speakers from top real estate advisory, corporate services and legal companies, and focused on best practices and challenges of the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive. For more information about the speakers and topics, click here.
 
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
 
New Development Featured at CRE Pacific Northwest Chapter Meeting
The CRE Pacific Northwest Chapter hosted speaker Greg Johnson, president of Wright Runstad & Co. at their March meeting. His presentation focused on The Spring District, the company’s new 36-acre transit-oriented mixed-use neighborhood now under development. When completed, the neighborhood will have over 5.3 million square feet of office buildings, apartments, hotels, retail outlets, and recreation/entertainment facilities. The development is centered on a future light rail station which will connect to the main Microsoft campus to the east and downtown Seattle to the west. Bellevue is a classic ‘edge city' to the east of Seattle across Lake Washington. Jon B. Willis, CRE is chapter chair.
 

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