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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.
 
Clements Honored with CCIM Scholarship
Walter S. Clements, CRE, president, Clements Realty Advisors, Highland Park, Ill., recently was honored by the Kansas City CCIM Chapter through the establishment in his name of an endowed scholarship. The honor recognizes his years of contributions to education for the commercial REALTOR and support of the Kansas City CCIM Chapter. Clements was a long-time Kansas City-area resident until recently moving to the Chicago area. - Walter Clements, CRE
 
Brownfield Publishes Book and Article
William H. Brownfield, CRE, principal, Brownfield & Associates, LLC, Houston, recently published his Third Edition of The Escalation Handbook for Office Buildings, which is continuously published by BOMA International since the First Edition written in 1991. Brownfield also authored an article entitled “The Tax Man Cometh... Again & Again...” published in the May/June issue of the Texas Self Storage magazine. The article discusses the likelihood of rising property taxes with the rising economy of Texas. - William Brownfield, CRE
 
Kelly Pens Column and is Quoted in Various Media
Hugh F. Kelly, Ph.D., CRE, clinical professor of Real Estate, New York University Schack Institute of Real Estate, Brooklyn, N.Y., and 2014 Board Chair of The Counselors of Real Estate, said in his most recent column written for Commercial Property Executive magazine—this one discussing the degree of pessimism on real estate risk among Blue Chip forecasters—that “the hangover of the past boom-bust of the economy is still very much with us.”

Kelly also received extensive coverage after releasing The Counselors’ Top Ten List of Issues and Trends Affecting Real Estate to media in June. Media quoting him included Bloomberg Radio Network, Wall Street Business Network, GlobeSt.com National edition, PREA Industry News, Sarasota Herald Tribune, Houston Chronicle, The Oklahoman (Oklahoma City), Consumer Reports, Commercial Property Executive, Trulia, Culture Map (Houston), The Wall Street Journal, Chicago Tribune, Dallas News, Dallas Morning News, Water Technologies Online, and Real Estate Weekly. - Hugh Kelly, 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
 
Muldavin Published in Journal
Scott R. Muldavin, CRE, senior fellow, Rocky Mountain Institute, San Rafael, Calif., co-authored an article entitled “The missing link: Transforming deep retrofits into financial assets” that recently was published in Corporate Real Estate Journal. The article discusses the position that deep retrofits are largely untapped financial assets. - Scott Muldavin, CRE
 

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