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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.
 
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
 
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
 
Captain Completes Historic Land Conservation Easement Study
W. Nicholas Captain, CRE, president, Captain & Associates, Inc., Hagatna, Guam, recently completed an appraisal for the first conservation easement in the Asia Pacific Region which protects the last Ka (tree) Forest in the world. Captain worked with other groups to complete aland protection deal that will safeguard 78 acres of forested wetland in the Yela Valley on Kosrae, Micronesia, the first deal of what is hoped to be others aimed at preserving the 1,400-acre valley, which encompasses the largest stand of Terminaliacarolinensis(“ka”) trees in the world, several other endemic plant species and an endangered bird. - W. Captain, CRE
 
Guarino Published in The Appraisal Journal
Donald P. Guarino Jr., CRE, vice president of Valuation and Research, AEGON USA Realty Advisors, Inc., Cedar Rapids, Iowa, recently co-authored an article entitled “Ground Lease Provisions—A Case Study for Leasehold Valuation,” that is published in the Spring 2014 edition of The Appraisal Journal. The article is a case study that demonstrates how “by combining different appraisal principals and building up to an appropriate yield rate, analysts can better serve their clients.” - Donald Guarino, 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
 

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