Why Be a Counselor?

Those designated a “Counselor of Real Estate” are leading real estate practitioners recognized for expertise, experience, and ethics in providing advice that influences important real estate decisions.

The Counselors is a community of expertise, talent, and collegiality among practitioners recognized as leaders in the real estate industry. The membership of approximately 1,000 CREs share a commonality of integrity, competence, community, trust and service.

While our credential, personal business networks, and educational programs are worthy reasons to seek membership, what most members value above all is The Counselors’ unique culture of camaraderie and friendship. Our culture has evolved over 60 years to provide a rich environment for friendship that enables us all to achieve more in our professional lives and expand our contributions to the real estate industry.

The Counselor organization welcomes people from all professions and organizations in the real estate industry to apply for membership. Diversity of professions has long been a hallmark of the organization, with investors, financiers, developers, corporate real estate professionals, appraisers, consultants, attorneys, brokers, and other industry professionals all part of the membership. We are located in large cities and small towns throughout the country and world. Members may be consultants or employees, sole practitioners or members of large firms.

The CRE designation is highly desired. Members possess special geographic and functional expertise, and when these are shared with other CREs, help facilitate better performance for those to whom we give advisory services. The package of benefits available to our members is augmented by a desire by many members to give back to society and the profession by joining together to achieve what a single individual cannot.

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