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Latest News From The Counselors of Real Estate

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.

The Counselors’ Top Ten Issues Announced

The Counselors’ list of the Top Ten Issues Affecting Real Estate 2015-16 was announced in Miami during the keynote address at the National Association of Real Estate Editors’ Conference. CRE Chair Noah Shlaes shared 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 the press release that includes the full list.
 
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.
 
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.
 
Kelly Addresses NAR Convention with “Cities That Never Sleep” Session
Hugh F. Kelly, Ph.D., CRE, Clinical Professor of Real Estate, New York University Schack Institute of Real Estate, Brooklyn, presented a session at the recent Realtors’ Conference and Expo in New Orleans titled “Cities That Never Sleep – Economic Development Secrets Revealed.” He described the economic benefits of 24-hour cities and 18-hour cities and shared insights into how utilizing some of the development characteristics of 24-hour cities can benefit communities of most any size. Hear an interview on the Commercial Real Estate Show. - Hugh Kelly, CRE
 


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.
 
Glanville Speaks on RICS Panel
Brian A. Glanville, CRE, senior managing director, Integra Realty Resources - Portland, was a featured speaker at the RICS Summit of the Americas. The panel focused on The Valuation of Going Concern Properties. CRE James V. Andrews was the Moderator of the panel. - Brian Glanville, CRE
 

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