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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.
 
Brownfield Publishes Book and Article
William H. Brownfield, CRE, principal, Brownfield & Associates, LLC, Houston, recently published his Third Edition of The Escalation Handbook for Office Buildings, which is continuously published by BOMA International since the First Edition written in 1991. Brownfield also authored an article entitled “The Tax Man Cometh... Again & Again...” published in the May/June issue of the Texas Self Storage magazine. The article discusses the likelihood of rising property taxes with the rising economy of Texas. - William Brownfield, 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
 
Captain Completes Historic Land Conservation Easement Study
W. Nicholas Captain, CRE, president, Captain & Associates, Inc., Hagatna, Guam, recently completed an appraisal for the first conservation easement in the Asia Pacific Region which protects the last Ka (tree) Forest in the world. Captain worked with other groups to complete aland protection deal that will safeguard 78 acres of forested wetland in the Yela Valley on Kosrae, Micronesia, the first deal of what is hoped to be others aimed at preserving the 1,400-acre valley, which encompasses the largest stand of Terminaliacarolinensis(“ka”) trees in the world, several other endemic plant species and an endangered bird. - W. Captain, CRE
 
Worzala Wins Graaskamp Award
Elaine M. Worzala, , Ph.D., CRE, director of the Carter Real Estate Centerand professor of real estate at the College of Charleston School of Business, Charleston, S.C., recently was named the recipient of the 2014 Graaskamp Award. The award, given by the American Real Estate Society, recognizes “extraordinary iconoclastic thought and/or action throughout a person’s career in the development of a multi-disciplinary philosophy of real estate.” - Elaine Worzala, 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
 

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