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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. 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.
 
Marling’s Firm Partners with RICS on Brazil Database
Jules H. Marling IV, CRE, CEO and managing principal, Capright Property Advisors, LLC, Chicago, recently announced the firm's partnership with RICS on a transaction and property information database known as SiiLA. The database provides sales and lease transactions as well as capital market indicators for office buildings, shopping centers, and logistics facilities throughout the major markets of Brazil. It also includes updated price per square meter and sales velocity information for residential condominium projects under development. - Jules Marling, CRE
 
Counselors Speak about CRE Consulting Corps at CCFM Conference
Two CRE members – Kathleen Rose, CRE, president and CEO, Rose & Associates Southeast, Davidson, N.C. and Tom Justin, CRE, principal, The Weitzman Group, New York City – spoke in May at the Annual Conference for Catholic Facilities Management in Savannah, Ga. They presented a case study of the CRE Consulting Corps’ project which is helping the Diocese of Charleston, S.C. improve management of its properties and develop strategies for expansion. Lydia Doyle, director of research and planning for the Diocese, co-presented. The CRE Consulting Corps is a public service initiative through which members volunteer their professional expertise to help non-profit, government and educational entities solve complex real estate problems.
 
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.
 
McGauley Forms New Company
Joe McGauley, CRE has formed Gershman Commercial Equities, LLC, a new company which focuses on acquiring & repositioning office, industrial, retail & mixed use properties within the Greater St. Louis area. GCE is an affiliate of Gershman Commercial, which enjoys a sixty year tradition of development & ownership of commercial properties. McGauley is entering his 34 year in commercial real estate, with the most recent 25 years with Cushman & Wakefield in the St. Louis marketplace. - Joseph McGauley, 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
 

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