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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 Presents at AHLA Meeting
Greg P. Gheen, CRE, president, Realty Trust Group, LLC, Knoxville, Tenn., recently was a co-presenter at the American Health Lawyers Association (AHLA) meeting in Nashville. Gheen was part of the Healthcare Transactions Program and presented on “Structuring Medical Office Building Transactions: From Concept to Completion.” The presentation covered the strategic business considerations for MOB projects; selecting a development partner; soliciting proposals with a RFP process; and negotiating the Development Agreement. - Greg Gheen, CRE
 
Riggs Interviewed by GlobeSt.com
Kenneth P. Riggs, Jr., CRE, CEO and president, Real Estate Research Corporation, West Des Moines, Iowa, recently was interviewed by GlobeST.com, in a discussion of the continuing favorability of risk-reward for commercial real estate. In the article, Riggs said his company’s view, despite “extreme” activity in commercial real estate on both U.S. coasts, that commercial real estate is still reasonably priced and valuations are very rational. Riggs added that he expected returns to perform slightly higher in the coming year. - Kenneth Riggs, CRE
 
White, Tseng Participate in Industry Summit
Robert M. White Jr., CRE, founder and president, Real Capital Analytics, New York City, recently presented the keynote address at the Real Estate Global Summit in Taipei, Taiwan. White spoke on the global real estate investment outlook, highlighting current trends of real estate investors around the world, and within Asia and in Taiwan. Taiwan-based CRE Michael Tung-Mao Tseng, chairman, CEO, REPro International Inc., Taipei, served as vice chair of the event’s organizing committee.
 
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
 
Guarino Published in The Appraisal Journal
Donald P. Guarino Jr., CRE, vice president of Valuation and Research, AEGON USA Realty Advisors, Inc., Cedar Rapids, Iowa, recently co-authored an article entitled “Ground Lease Provisions—A Case Study for Leasehold Valuation,” that is published in the Spring 2014 edition of The Appraisal Journal. The article is a case study that demonstrates how “by combining different appraisal principals and building up to an appropriate yield rate, analysts can better serve their clients.” - Donald Guarino, CRE
 

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