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News about The Counselors’ 2015 Convention
World economics, cyber security, drones, logistics, the future of healthcare, big-box retail redevelopment and the challenges of valuing sports complexes are among the topics speakers will address at The Counselors of Real Estate’s annual convention October 18-21. View the program and see why Charlotte is one of the most exciting and dynamic cities in the U.S.

2015 CRE Chair, Noah Shlaes, to Keynote RED Business Forum in Athens Greece

Noah D. Shlaes, CRE, Senior Managing Director, Global Corporate Services, Newmark Grubb Knight Frank, will speak on technology and its role in real estate decision making at the 10th annual Real Estate and Development (RED) Forum in Athens, Greece, Oct. 13. Shlaes is 2015 Chair of The Counselors of Real Estate.
Lynn Presents CRE Top Ten Issues Affecting Real Estate Session at NAR Convention
David J. Lynn, Ph.D., CRE, CEO and co-founder, Everest High Income Property, Montara, Calif., spoke at the recent Realtors’ Conference and Expo in New Orleans, presenting The Counselors’ annual list of critical issues that impact commercial and residential real estate. In addition to the session titled “Understanding the Top Ten Issues Affecting Real Estate,” he was interviewed about the topic by NAR’s Conference Live. - David Lynn, CRE
Kelly Addresses NAR Convention with “Cities That Never Sleep” Session
Hugh F. Kelly, Ph.D., CRE, Clinical Professor of Real Estate, New York University Schack Institute of Real Estate, Brooklyn, presented a session at the recent Realtors’ Conference and Expo in New Orleans titled “Cities That Never Sleep – Economic Development Secrets Revealed.” He described the economic benefits of 24-hour cities and 18-hour cities and shared insights into how utilizing some of the development characteristics of 24-hour cities can benefit communities of most any size. Hear an interview on the Commercial Real Estate Show. - Hugh Kelly, CRE
Southwest Chapter Discusses Leadership in Arizona
At their recent, monthly, breakfast meeting, the Southwest Chapter met with John Graham, President of Sunbelt Holdings. They held a dynamic conversation about the influence of leadership in the State of Arizona and what initiatives are underway to ensure competitive advantage for business recruitment, business retention, strengthening of K-12 education and the growth of local Universities into world-class institutions.
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.

Upcoming Meetings

2015 Annual Convention
October 18-21, 2015
Westin Hotel Downtown
Charlotte, NC

2016 Spring Symposium
March 30 – April 1, 2016
Stanford University, CA
In partnership with Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and Stanford University

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