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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.
 
Cannon Receives Highest Honor from DePaul University
Susanne Ethridge Cannon Ph.D., CRE, Chairman, Dept. of Real Estate and Douglas and Cynthia Crocker Endowed Director, DePaul University Real Estate Center, received the Via Sapientiae Award from DePaul University in September. The award recognizes faculty who have made distinctive and extraordinary contributions to the university throughout their professional lives. It is the highest award the university can bestow upon a member of the university community. - Susanne Cannon, 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
 
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
 
Clements Honored with CCIM Scholarship
Walter S. Clements, CRE, president, Clements Realty Advisors, Highland Park, Ill., recently was honored by the Kansas City CCIM Chapter through the establishment in his name of an endowed scholarship. The honor recognizes his years of contributions to education for the commercial REALTOR and support of the Kansas City CCIM Chapter. Clements was a long-time Kansas City-area resident until recently moving to the Chicago area. - Walter Clements, CRE
 
Curry Wins Swango Award
Brian J. Curry, CRE, executive managing director, National Practice Leader,Cushman & Wakefield - Valuation & Advisory, San Diego, recently was awarded the 2013 Swango Award for his article entitled “The Trouble with Rates in the Subdivision Development Method to Land Valuation,” published in the Spring 2013 issue of The Appraisal Journal. The award is given to an appraiser practitioner who “writes the best article published during the previous year on residential, general, or technology-related topics, or for original research of benefit to real estate analysts and valuers.” In the article, Curry demonstrates the relationship between profit and yield and their application in land valuation. The award’s creator is CRE Daniel L. Swango, Ph.D., president, Swango International, Tuscon, Ariz. - Brian Curry, CRE
 

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2014 Annual Convention
October 26-29, 2014
Fairmont Copley Plaza
Boston, MA

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