NORRIS CONSULTS ON MAJOR PORT FACILITIES AND HISTORIC WAREHOUSE
Steven R. Norris, CRE, principal, Norris Realty Advisors, Pasadena, Calif., is providing consulting services for the Port of San Diego on a major naval shipyard that consists of 82 waterfront acres; and the Port of Los Angeles on the Pier 400 cargo container facility, which is the largest publicly owned container facility in the U.S. Both projects involve ongoing lease renewal negotiations. Norris also recently completed valuation and consulting work on the largest warehouse facility in Los Angeles County—the former Sears warehouse facility in East Los Angeles that consists of more than 1.8 million square feet and is listed on the National Registry of Historic Places. Advisory services provided included appraisal and consulting for potential mortgage underwriting purposes.
- Steven Norris, CRE
McCoy Inducted into Stanford Hall of Fame
At two events in late 2013, Bowen H. ‘Buzz’ McCoy, CRE, president, Buzz McCoy Associates, Inc., Los Angeles, was inducted into the Stanford Real Estate Hall of Fame, an honor bestowed by the SPIRE (Stanford Professionals in Real Estate) alumni group, which recognizes “pioneers” in the real estate industry whose impact and legacy have brought acclaim to them and the university.
Criteria for the award include: sustained positive impact upon the broadly defined world of real estate; universal recognition as an icon of the industry; demonstrable contributions to the Stanford community as a whole; consistently bestowing distinction upon themselves, their companies and Stanford University by maintaining a standard of excellence and achievement; among others.
In his career, McCoy was a general partner of Morgan Stanley where he developed and ran the commercial real estate finance units for many years. In 2000, National Real Estate Investor named him a “20th Century Icon” in commercial real estate for his work integrating commercial real estate finance into the capital market system. As a Stanford graduate, McCoy served in many roles there, including as Executive-in-Residence and as president of the Stanford Alumni Association. In 1989, the university honored him with its Golden Spike award. He earned a bachelor of arts degree in economics at Stanford and a master’s degree in business administration from Harvard.
McCoy was honored at Stanford in October, and again in Los Angeles in November.
CIRZ TEACHES IN BEIJING
Raymond T. Cirz, CRE,
chairman, Integra Realty
Resources, New york City,
was an instructor for a two-day
seminar on real estate
issues sponsored by FIABCI, the international
real estate federation, held in
Beijing this past September. Cirz taught
how to prepare market and demand
studies for commercial properties. - Raymond Cirz, CRE
CREs SPEAK AT NAR CONFERENCE
York university Schack Institute of Real
Estate and 2013 CRE Chair of the Board,
and Lawrence A. Souza, real estate
advisor and professor, Golden Gate
University, San Francisco, were panelists
at the 2013 National Association of REALTORS
® Conference and Expo in a session
entitled “Learn. Live. Lead. Life-Long
Learning and Real Estate Success,”
which focused on the importance of education
in developing a successful career
in real estate. Richard F. Muhlebach,
president, Richard Muhlebach, LLC,
Woodinville, Wash., spoke about the
impact of recent legislative developments
on real estate businesses in the
“Property Management Forum” session.
BREWSTER JOINS NEW FIRM
George B. Brewster, CRE,
has joined Long-Term
Solutions in San Francisco as
a managing director and chief
compliance officer. Long-
Term Solutions is a San Francisco-based
multi-family office and wealth management
company. Previously, Brewster provided
wealth management services at
Merrill Lynch. - George Brewster, CRE
COPPOLA PUBLISHES TWO BOOKS
R. Craig Coppola, CRE,
CCIM, SIOR, founding principal,
Lee & Associates,
Phoenix, has authored two
books now being published:
The Art of Commercial Real
Estate Leasing: How to Lease a
Commercial Real Estate Building and
Keep it Leased; and, How to Win in
Commercial Real Estate Investing: Find,
Evaluate & Purchase Your First
Commercial Property in 9 Weeks or
Less. Both are entry level books for readers
looking to break into the commercial
real estate industry. - Craig Coppola, CRE
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