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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.
Victor Calanog, CRE, vice president of research and head of economics, Reis, Inc., New York City, became a U.S. citizen in July during a swearing in ceremony in New York. Calanog is a native of the Philippines. - Victor Calanog, CRE
Steven R. Norris, CRE, MAI, principal, Norris Realty Advisors, Pasadena, Calif., has begun teaching a real estate class as part of the University of California Extension program at the downtown Los Angeles campus. The class, entitled “Real Estate Market Analysis,” involves practical and challenging case study examples from Norris’ 30-plus years in commercial real estate valuation and consulting. The class also will feature sessions with guest speakers/market experts, including a major public pension fund manager and a real estate manager with one of California’s major public utilities. - Steven Norris, CRE
K.C. Conway, CRE, chief economist/ USA, Colliers International, Lilburn, Ga., was quoted in Real Estate Journal about his “North American Industrial Outlook” report for Colliers. The interview focused on Conway’s perspective about the strength of the midwest in industrial activity, and a resurgence of u.S. manufacturing, which he sees as a long-term trend. Conway also was featured in an article in Midwest Real Estate News about the report. - K.C. Conway, 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
Edward S. Hill, Esq., CRE, partner, Cappalli & Hill, LLC, Cheshire, Conn., recently was published as lead author of Connecticut Common Interest Ownership Manual, Second Edition by the Connecticut Bar Association. The book provides models of documents that reflect changes in the law and current best practices for the creation, operation and governance of condominiums, co-ops and planned unit developments. The manual also includes commentary to help the drafter prepare modern effective documents, and updates materials from the original manual, published in 1984. - Edward Hill, CRE

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