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Visionaries Address Global Cities in an Era of Change 2016 Symposium
Real estate leaders, visionaries and market makers gathered for the Global Cities in an Era of Change 2016 Symposium, in Palo Alto, Calif., March 30 – April 1. Offered in partnership by The Counselors of Real Estate, Stanford University (SPIRE) and RICS, the event focused on challenges presented by the growing shift of populations to urban areas, and how cities, large and small, must effectively plan, adjust and innovate to build living environments that meet expectations of diverse populations. Speakers include Sam Zell, (Equity Group Investments); Andrew Eland, Ph.D. (Google); Luís Bettencourt, Ph.D. (Santa Fe Institute); Robert White, Jr., CRE (Real Capital Analytics); and The Honorable Michael Chertoff, former Secretary of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. Global Cities website.
Morris Receives Distinguished Citizen Award from Boy Scouts
W. Allen Morris, CRE, received the Distinguished Citizen Award by the Boy Scouts of America’s South Florida Council. The award recognizes leaders in South Florida who have made a substantial impact on the local community and its residents. Morris, who was a boy scout as a child, said, “...every day of my life I use the lessons and embrace the values I learned as a scout. I carry a pocket knife because I believe I should always ‘be prepared.’ And as a camper I was taught, ‘Always leave a campsite better than you found it.’ That applies in life to an organization, a business or a community. “ - W. Morris, CRE
Burley and Lynn Pen Most Popular Article
Urban Land online selected an article written by Peter Burley, CRE, and David Lynn, CRE, as the #1 most popular article for 2015. The article, titled Six Trends in Commercial Real Estate to Watch for in 2015, was published on January 5, 2015. A follow up article focusing on trends for 2016 was released on January 13.
Merriam Elected to OCA Board
Dwight Merriam, CRE, was recently elected to serve on the Board of Directors of the Owner’s Council of America (OCA). The OCA is a nationwide network of eminent domain and property rights attorneys dedicated to protecting the rights of private owners large and small, locally and nationally, and to furthering the cause of property rights. - Dwight Merriam, CRE
Lukens Elected to Board of Supervisors
Reaves Lukens III, CRE, was recently elected to a fouryear term as Chair of the Tredyffrin Township Board of Supervisors. The seven?person board is tasked with decision?making on local issues, including initiating and adopting ordinances and resolutions relating to Township business, determining the rates for both real estate and other taxes they are empowered to use, and setting both capital and operating budget. - Reaves Lukens, CRE
Norton Honored By Architects
William Norton, CRE, was named an honorary member of the New Hampshire Chapter of the American Institute of Architects. This award is bestowed on nonarchitects who have given distinguished service to the profession of architecture or to the arts and sciences related to architecture within the state of New Hampshire. Norton was recognized for his outstanding work and dedication in helping to create a healthy built environment in New Hampshire and promoting the importance of quality design. - William Norton, CRE

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