Member Spotlight: Cassandra J. Francis, CRE®

“Make No Little Plans” A year ago, Cassandra Francis, CRE®, was working in Qatar, where she studied international mediation and arbitration; received a diploma in international commercial arbitration (specializing in construction and land disputes); and developed two international conferences to expose Qatar to corporations of the world. Today, she is the Chief Real Estate and […]

Member Spotlight – Richard Barkham, CRE

“Next 20 Years: Technology to Replace Globalization as Key Real Estate Driver.”   As Global Chief Economist at CRBE since 2015, Richard Barkham, Ph.D., CRE, is immersed in the trends that drive the global economy and its real estate. From his London office, and in travels throughout the world, he’s watched globalization revolutionize real estate […]

Member Spotlight – Jackie Buhn, CRE

“Making Cities More Livable” What do the new Philadelphia 76-ers NBA basketball team training facility, the vintage 1890s Ruby Match Factory loft redevelopment (both in Camden, N.J.), the renovation of the Bryn Mawr (Pa.) Theater, and the Curtis Institute of Music ‘s new student residence hall in Philadelphia all have in common? Jackie Buhn, CRE, […]

Member Spotlight – Giuliano Gasparini, CRE

 “Dramatic Architecture Attracts Tourism.”   Giuliano Gasparini, CRE, FRICS, is Senior Vice President – Asset Management & Acquisitions, Hotels & Leisure at ALDAR Properties PJSC,  the largest publicly traded development and management company in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.  A native of Italy, “GG” (as he is known to friends and CRE colleagues) has extensive […]

Member Spotlight – Paul Chiles, CRE

“Giving Back is Important to Me.” When the Governor of Washington state formed a commission to examine causes and lessons learned from the tragic Oso landslide which claimed the lives of 43 people, it was no surprise that he tapped Paul Chiles, CRE, to serve as his real estate expert. Paul’s real estate expertise is […]

Member Spotlight – KC Conway, CRE

“Real estate is in my DNA.”   When Kiernan (KC) Conway was invited to CRE membership in 2009—in the midst of the unraveling economic recession—he was Commercial Real Estate Subject Matter Expert at the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta.  Then, as Commercial Real Estate Risk Specialty Officer at the New York Fed, KC advised Fed […]

Member Spotlight – Lori Mason Curran, CRE

“No Mountain is Too High.” Lori Mason Curran, CRE, is Real Estate Investment Strategy Director of Vulcan Real Estate in Seattle, the company which has created a $1.5 billion portfolio of office, life sciences, residential and mixed-use projects for Vulcan, Inc., a Paul G. Allen company. (Allen is co-founder of Microsoft and owner of the […]

The Counselors of Real Estate®, established in 1953, is an international group of high profile professionals including members of prominent real estate, financial, legal and accounting firms as well as leaders of government and academia who provide expert, objective advice on complex real property situations and land-related matters. Membership is selective, extended by invitation only. The organization’s CRE® (Counselor of Real Estate) credential is granted to all members in recognition of superior problem solving ability in various areas of real estate counseling. For more information, contact The Counselors of Real Estate