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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
 
Worzala Wins Graaskamp Award
Elaine M. Worzala, , Ph.D., CRE, director of the Carter Real Estate Centerand professor of real estate at the College of Charleston School of Business, Charleston, S.C., recently was named the recipient of the 2014 Graaskamp Award. The award, given by the American Real Estate Society, recognizes “extraordinary iconoclastic thought and/or action throughout a person’s career in the development of a multi-disciplinary philosophy of real estate.” - Elaine Worzala, 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
 
Shimizu Addresses Group at United Nations
Chihiro Shimizu, Ph.D., CRE, professor, Reitaku University & University of Hong Kong, Kashiwa, Chiba, Japan, recently presented his research at the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland, to the United Nations Economic Commission to Europe on commercial property prices. Shimizu’s presentation examined the problems associated with the construction of price indices for commercial properties that could be used in the System of National Accounts. - Chihiro Shimizu, CRE
 
Hill Presents at CCIM Connecticut Chapter Meeting
Edward S. Hill, Esq., CRE, partner, Cappalli & Hill, LLC, Cheshire, Conn., recently co-presented a program to the CCIM Connecticut Chapter entitled “Commercial Lenders—What are they thinking?” The presentation provided insights to borrowers and their representatives and advisors into what lenders and underwriters look for in loan application packages; factors that enhance prospects of approval; and mistakes that can cause denials. The program also included a discussion of the impact of the Dodd-Frank Act on loan underwriting. - Edward Hill, CRE
 

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