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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.
Stanley A. Gniazdowski, CRE, CCIM, FRICS, president, Realty Concepts, Inc., guilford, Conn., recently gave a three-hour seminar at the Northeast Retail Live Conference in Teaneck, N.J. on “Analyzing your market.” The seminar addressed the tools necessary to develop a retail gap analysis and identify specific retail demand in a defined market. gniazdowski also recently won two awards: the 2012 “CI 102 Instructor of the year” award from CCIM, which is given to instructors based on student ratings; and the “Award for Teaching Excellence” from New york university, where he is an adjunct assistant professor in the Schack Institute of Real Estate. - Stanley Gniazdowski, CRE
Todd A. Mason, CRE, recently joined Avison young’s Houston office as principal, following the acquisition of his firm, mason partners, a Houston-based commercial real estate brokerage company. Avison young is the largest independently owned Canadian-based, principal-managed commercial real estate brokerage firm in North America. It offers investment sales, leasing, advisory, management, financing and mortgage placement services to owners and occupiers of office, retail, industrial and multi-residential - Todd Mason, CRE
New York City-based CREs Robert M. White, Jr., founder and president, Real Capital Analytics, and Raymond T. Cirz, chairman, Integra Realty Resources, were quoted in an August GlobeSt.Com article on “positive [commercial real estate] surprises in 2013,” based on a report issued by the two companies. According to the article, commercial real estate in the u.S. fared well in the first half of 2013. white said a “sea change” has occurred in that investors are now embracing risk. Cirz predicted Treasury rates would be likely to increase, and that office absorption will remain “tepid.”
The REALTOR® University Board of Regents has honored Richard J. Rosenthal, CRE, chairman, CEO, The Rosenthal Group, Marina del Rey, Calif., by renaming the University’s research center to: the Richard J. Rosenthal Center for Real Estate Studies. Rosenthal, who is retiring as board chair, was recognized for his vision and contribution in making the University a reality. He is now named Chairman Emeritus. “Richard has helped guide REALTOR University and the Center for Real Estate Studies to its current level of success,” said REALTOR University President and National Association of REALTORS CEO Dale Stinton. “He leaves the University well positioned for a bright future.” Rosenthal noted that in just four years the University has made huge strides. “Our Center for Applied Real Estate Studies has stepped into the center of peer-reviewed research by funding more than a half dozen studies by quality real estate academics, and by publishing its scholarly journal, which has been well received by the academic community. I am very proud of what we have achieved, and honored.” REALTOR University is an online, distance- learning institution authorized to grant degrees by the State of Illinois. - Richard Rosenthal, CRE
Nick Nicholas, CRE, president, Nicholas Co., Dallas, recently presented two seminars in Dallas: one entitled “Principles of Real Estate Development” to a group in Dallas; and the second, entitled “Considerations for Selection of a Real Estate Expert,” at the 8th Annual Eminent Domain Conference, also in Dallas. - Nick Nicholas, CRE

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