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The Counselors’ Top Ten Issues Announced
The Counselors’ list of the Top Ten Issues Affecting Real Estate 2015-16 provides objective insight and perspectives about the most critical factors affecting commercial and residential real estate. The Counselors’ External Affairs Committee leads development of the annual list. Click here to view full list.
Southwest Chapter Discusses Leadership in Arizona
At their recent, monthly, breakfast meeting, the Southwest Chapter met with John Graham, President of Sunbelt Holdings. They held a dynamic conversation about the influence of leadership in the State of Arizona and what initiatives are underway to ensure competitive advantage for business recruitment, business retention, strengthening of K-12 education and the growth of local Universities into world-class institutions.

Counselors Speak at MIPIM Japan in Tokyo
Noah D. Shlaes, CRE, 2015 Chair of The Counselors of Real Estate, spoke at the MIPIM Japan international conference in Tokyo on the panel “The Role of Counselors/Advisors in Global Real Estate Decision Making." Shlaes, Senior Managing Director, Global Corporate Services, Newmark Grubb Knight Frank, addressed the role of Counselors as guides to legal, cultural and transactional markets on the other side of the world. Hiroyuki Isobe, CRE, President, Japan Valuers Co., Ltd, Tokyo, moderated the discussion. He also serves as Managing Director of the Japan Association of Real Estate Counselors.
New Development Featured at CRE Pacific Northwest Chapter Meeting
The CRE Pacific Northwest Chapter hosted speaker Greg Johnson, president of Wright Runstad & Co. at their March meeting. His presentation focused on The Spring District, the company’s new 36-acre transit-oriented mixed-use neighborhood now under development. When completed, the neighborhood will have over 5.3 million square feet of office buildings, apartments, hotels, retail outlets, and recreation/entertainment facilities. The development is centered on a future light rail station which will connect to the main Microsoft campus to the east and downtown Seattle to the west. Bellevue is a classic ‘edge city' to the east of Seattle across Lake Washington. Jon B. Willis, CRE is chapter chair.

CRE Members Meet with Ghanaian Delegation
Counselors of Real Estate Peter Burley, Barton DeLacy, Maxine Mitchell and Bruce Reid met with Parliamentary officials from Ghana on August 7 at the CRE office in Chicago. The group discussed Real Estate Counseling as a highlight of the delegation's tour to learn about real estate best practices in the U.S. The officials are ranking members of the Parliament’s committees on Works and Housing and Lands and Forestry.
Counselors Speak about CRE Consulting Corps at CCFM Conference
Two CRE members – Kathleen Rose, CRE, president and CEO, Rose & Associates Southeast, Davidson, N.C. and Tom Justin, CRE, principal, The Weitzman Group, New York City – spoke in May at the Annual Conference for Catholic Facilities Management in Savannah, Ga. They presented a case study of the CRE Consulting Corps’ project which is helping the Diocese of Charleston, S.C. improve management of its properties and develop strategies for expansion. Lydia Doyle, director of research and planning for the Diocese, co-presented. The CRE Consulting Corps is a public service initiative through which members volunteer their professional expertise to help non-profit, government and educational entities solve complex real estate problems.

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