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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
 
Buhn’s Firm to Help Develop Philadelphia 76ers’ Training Center
Jacqueline Buhn, CRE, principal and CEO, AthenianRazak LLC, Philadelphia, has teamed with the Philadelphia 76ers to develop their new world-class training center and offices along the Camden Waterfront in New Jersey. The center will house practice courts, locker rooms, weight and exercise rooms, team medical facilities, audiovisual processing and theater areas as well as office space for the Sixers’ basketball operations and coaching staffs. The project is scheduled to break ground in October 2014. - Jacqueline Buhn, CRE
 
Kelly Pens Column and is Quoted in Various Media
Hugh F. Kelly, Ph.D., CRE, clinical professor of Real Estate, New York University Schack Institute of Real Estate, Brooklyn, N.Y., and 2014 Board Chair of The Counselors of Real Estate, said in his most recent column written for Commercial Property Executive magazine—this one discussing the degree of pessimism on real estate risk among Blue Chip forecasters—that “the hangover of the past boom-bust of the economy is still very much with us.”

Kelly also received extensive coverage after releasing The Counselors’ Top Ten List of Issues and Trends Affecting Real Estate to media in June. Media quoting him included Bloomberg Radio Network, Wall Street Business Network, GlobeSt.com National edition, PREA Industry News, Sarasota Herald Tribune, Houston Chronicle, The Oklahoman (Oklahoma City), Consumer Reports, Commercial Property Executive, Trulia, Culture Map (Houston), The Wall Street Journal, Chicago Tribune, Dallas News, Dallas Morning News, Water Technologies Online, and Real Estate Weekly. - Hugh Kelly, 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.
 

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