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Visionaries Address Global Cities in an Era of Change 2016 Symposium
Real estate leaders, visionaries and market makers gathered for the Global Cities in an Era of Change 2016 Symposium, in Palo Alto, Calif., March 30 – April 1. Offered in partnership by The Counselors of Real Estate, Stanford University (SPIRE) and RICS, the event focused on challenges presented by the growing shift of populations to urban areas, and how cities, large and small, must effectively plan, adjust and innovate to build living environments that meet expectations of diverse populations. Speakers include Sam Zell, (Equity Group Investments); Andrew Eland, Ph.D. (Google); Luís Bettencourt, Ph.D. (Santa Fe Institute); Robert White, Jr., CRE (Real Capital Analytics); and The Honorable Michael Chertoff, former Secretary of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. Global Cities website.

2016 CRE Chair Speaks at MIPIM Conference
James S. Lee, CRE, 2016 CRE Board Chair, represented The Counselors of Real Estate and spoke as a panelist at the 2016 MIPIM Conference in Cannes, France. He is a real estate investment advisor and authority on multi-family housing; the panel topic was “Student Housing: a Niche with Growth Potential.” Mr. Lee is Co-Founder and Senior Principal of Kensington Realty Advisors, Chicago. MIPIM is the world's largest annual real estate conference. James S. Lee, CRE
Norton Honored By Architects
William Norton, CRE, was named an honorary member of the New Hampshire Chapter of the American Institute of Architects. This award is bestowed on nonarchitects who have given distinguished service to the profession of architecture or to the arts and sciences related to architecture within the state of New Hampshire. Norton was recognized for his outstanding work and dedication in helping to create a healthy built environment in New Hampshire and promoting the importance of quality design. - William Norton, CRE
CRE Consulting Corps Assists New Jersey Town
Representatives of the CRE Consulting Corps are working with officials of Oxford Township, N.J. and New Jersey Future to develop a strategy and action plan to revitalize the community’s downtown area. The plan will subsequently serve as a template for other communities. The Corps is a public service initiative of The Counselors organization; the project is partially funded by a grant from The Counselors of Real Estate Foundation. Counselors who are volunteering their professional services on this project are CREs P. Barton DeLacy, Frederick Campbell, Garner Chandler, George Grace, and Walter Winius, Jr. Learn more about the CRE Consulting Corps.
Consulting Corps Participates in YMCA Summit
Representatives from the CRE Consulting Corps will participate in the firstever YMCA Real Estate Facilities Summit with a panel presentation, “Trends in Real Estate for Non? Profits.” The presentation will summarize the top ten issues facing real estate, emphasizing those issues that directly impact YMCAs, and interspersing the presentation with actual case studies of work done by both the CRE Consulting Corps and individual Counselors relevant to the YMCAs across the country. Representing The Counselors of Real Estate on the panel are: CREs Maura Cochran, Tom Justin, Gary Papke, and Kathleen Rose.
Nicholas Honored By Texas Association of Realtors
Nick Nicholas, CRE, was awarded the national Omega Tau Rho Medallion of Service during the February 2016 ceremonies at the Texas Association of Realtors® Winter Meeting in Austin, Texas. The Omega Tau Rho Medallion of Service is given by state and local Realtor® associations to members who have shown exemplary dedication and service to the Realtor® organization and who have honorably served their profession. - Nick Nicholas, CRE

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