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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.
 
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
 
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
 
White, Tseng Participate in Industry Summit
Robert M. White Jr., CRE, founder and president, Real Capital Analytics, New York City, recently presented the keynote address at the Real Estate Global Summit in Taipei, Taiwan. White spoke on the global real estate investment outlook, highlighting current trends of real estate investors around the world, and within Asia and in Taiwan. Taiwan-based CRE Michael Tung-Mao Tseng, chairman, CEO, REPro International Inc., Taipei, served as vice chair of the event’s organizing committee.
 
Rice Gives ‘Counselors in the Classroom’ Presentations
Jeanette I. Rice, CRE, commercial real estate economist, Rice Consulting, LLC, Fort Worth, Texas, recently gave two “Counselors in the Classroom” presentations: one at University of North Texas in Denton to an undergraduate/graduate urban geography class on “Urban Geography Applications in Commercial Real Estate;” and another at Texas Christian University in Fort Worth to a graduate MBA class in real estate portfolios on “Perspectives on Commercial Real Estate Markets, REIT Analysis, and Success in Real Estate Careers.” - Jeanette Rice, CRE
 
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
 

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