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The Counselors’ Top Ten Issues Announced
The Counselors’ list of the Top Ten Issues Affecting Real Estate 2015-16 provides 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 full list.
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.
Curme Receives Carolinas’ Creative Thinkers Award
Geoffrey M. Curme, CRE, managing member, Mount Vernon Asset Management, Charlotte, received a 2015 Creative Thinkers Award, celebrating his work redeveloping the EpiCenter in Charlotte. View the video to see how his vision transformed Charlotte’s north end. The award was presented at the CRE Carolinas Chapter luncheon event February 25. - Geoffrey Curme, CRE

CRE Members Meet with Ghanaian Delegation
Counselors of Real Estate Peter Burley, Barton DeLacy, Maxine Mitchell and Bruce Reid met with Parliamentary officials from Ghana on August 7 at the CRE office in Chicago. The group discussed Real Estate Counseling as a highlight of the delegation's tour to learn about real estate best practices in the U.S. The officials are ranking members of the Parliament’s committees on Works and Housing and Lands and Forestry.
Jackson Announces New Company
Raymond A. Jackson, CRE, recently announced the formation of Jackson Advisory Group, Inc. The firm specializes in providing consulting and valuation studies regarding real property rights, real estate tax appeals, litigation support for condemnation and environmental conditions, and resolution regarding other real estate issues. - Raymond Jackson, CRE
Economist Mark Zandi Addresses CRE New York Metropolitan Chapter Outlook Event
CRE NY Metropolitan Chapter members and NY Appraisal Chapter members recently co-hosted their annual Economic Forecast, featuring Mark Zandi, chief economist, Moody’s Analytics. Casey Kemper, CRE, President, Collegiate Asset Management, CRE chapter chair, said Zandi is “optimistic” about the U.S. economy.

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