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McCoy Inducted into Stanford Hall of Fame
At two events in late 2013, Bowen H. ‘Buzz’ McCoy, CRE, president, Buzz McCoy Associates, Inc., Los Angeles, was inducted into the Stanford Real Estate Hall of Fame, an honor bestowed by the SPIRE (Stanford Professionals in Real Estate) alumni group, which recognizes “pioneers” in the real estate industry whose impact and legacy have brought acclaim to them and the university. Criteria for the award include: sustained positive impact upon the broadly defined world of real estate; universal recognition as an icon of the industry; demonstrable contributions to the Stanford community as a whole; consistently bestowing distinction upon themselves, their companies and Stanford University by maintaining a standard of excellence and achievement; among others. In his career, McCoy was a general partner of Morgan Stanley where he developed and ran the commercial real estate finance units for many years. In 2000, National Real Estate Investor named him a “20th Century Icon” in commercial real estate for his work integrating commercial real estate finance into the capital market system. As a Stanford graduate, McCoy served in many roles there, including as Executive-in-Residence and as president of the Stanford Alumni Association. In 1989, the university honored him with its Golden Spike award. He earned a bachelor of arts degree in economics at Stanford and a master’s degree in business administration from Harvard. McCoy was honored at Stanford in October, and again in Los Angeles in November.
R. Craig Coppola, CRE, CCIM, SIOR, founding principal, Lee & Associates, Phoenix, has authored two books now being published: The Art of Commercial Real Estate Leasing: How to Lease a Commercial Real Estate Building and Keep it Leased; and, How to Win in Commercial Real Estate Investing: Find, Evaluate & Purchase Your First Commercial Property in 9 Weeks or Less. Both are entry level books for readers looking to break into the commercial real estate industry. - Craig Coppola, CRE
CREs John J. Hentschel, president, Hentschel Real Estate Services, Abingdon, Md.; and Marilee A. Utter, executive vice president, District Councils, Urban Land Institute, Denver, recently were quoted in Portland’s The Oregonian in an article on what to do with vacant properties in urban areas, particularly schools. In the article, Hentschel advised that [school] districts and public agencies should be prepared to show the analysis that leads to decisions about holding buildings rather than leasing or selling them. Utter said that [school] “districts should always know how much they may be losing on the market, in order to properly gauge opportunity costs.”
Stephen P. Navarro, CRE, CCIM, FRICS, president and CEO, The Furman Company, Inc., Greenville, S.C., and urban Land Institute (ULI) Trustee, helped kick off the ULI Spring meeting held in May in San Diego. Navarro moderated the Opening general Session panel discussion about harnessing innovation for short- and long-term gain. - Stephen Navarro, CRE
Edward S. Hill, Esq., CRE, partner, Cappalli & Hill, LLC, Cheshire, Conn., recently was published as lead author of Connecticut Common Interest Ownership Manual, Second Edition by the Connecticut Bar Association. The book provides models of documents that reflect changes in the law and current best practices for the creation, operation and governance of condominiums, co-ops and planned unit developments. The manual also includes commentary to help the drafter prepare modern effective documents, and updates materials from the original manual, published in 1984. - Edward Hill, CRE
Steven R. Norris, CRE, MAI, principal, Norris Realty Advisors, Pasadena, Calif., has begun teaching a real estate class as part of the University of California Extension program at the downtown Los Angeles campus. The class, entitled “Real Estate Market Analysis,” involves practical and challenging case study examples from Norris’ 30-plus years in commercial real estate valuation and consulting. The class also will feature sessions with guest speakers/market experts, including a major public pension fund manager and a real estate manager with one of California’s major public utilities. - Steven Norris, CRE

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