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News about The Counselors’ 2015 Convention
World economics, cyber security, drones, logistics, the future of healthcare, big-box retail redevelopment and the challenges of valuing sports complexes are among the topics speakers will address at The Counselors of Real Estate’s annual convention October 18-21. View the program and see why Charlotte is one of the most exciting and dynamic cities in the U.S.

2015 CRE Chair, Noah Shlaes, to Keynote RED Business Forum in Athens Greece

Noah D. Shlaes, CRE, Senior Managing Director, Global Corporate Services, Newmark Grubb Knight Frank, will speak on technology and its role in real estate decision making at the 10th annual Real Estate and Development (RED) Forum in Athens, Greece, Oct. 13. Shlaes is 2015 Chair of The Counselors of Real Estate.

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.
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.
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.

CRE Annual Convention Session to Focus on Big Box and Retail
The Big Box and retail worlds are continuing to evolve and change. And the traditional anchors are shifting. There are many real estate issues central to these transformations – development trends, court decisions, zoning, brick and mortar vs. the internet, international trends, financing, and so many others. Learn about these issues from the professionals in the trenches at the CRE Annual Convention in Charlotte. View details of the session at here.

Upcoming Meetings

2015 Annual Convention
October 18-21, 2015
Westin Hotel Downtown
Charlotte, NC

2016 Spring Symposium
March 30 – April 1, 2016
Stanford University, CA
In partnership with Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and Stanford University

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Altus Group

Colliers International

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National Valuation Consultants, Inc.

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Silver Level:

Cushman & Wakefield, Inc.

Integra Realty Resources

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The Carolinas Chapter of CRE

Real Capital Analytics

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