Member Spotlight: Ralf-Peter Koschny, CRE®

“An Open Mind Can Take You to Surprising Places” It can be a circuitous path from college to finding the ideal career niche.  According to Ralf-Peter Koschny, CRE, CEO, Bulwiengesa AG, Hamburg, Germany, that winding path can be a good thing, as long as the traveler keeps an open mind about where it leads. The […]

Member Spotlight: Winthrop D. Perkins, CRE®

“Leverage Your Interests.” How does a Harvard University graduate with a degree in Government and an aptitude for music become the go-to real estate appraisal expert for airports across the U.S.?  Winthrop D. (“Win”) Perkins, CRE, president, Airport and Aviation Appraisals, Inc., Bastrop, Texas, says first identify what interests you most, then a profession will […]

Member Spotlight: Hiroyuki Isobe, CRE®

“I Wanted to Be an Entrepreneur!” The Backstory Hiroyuki (Hiro) Isobe, CRE, Founder and Chairman, Japan Valuers, Inc., Tokyo, was attracted to a profession in real estate while a college student at Waseda University in Tokyo.  “In Japan, an appraisal license was considered to be one of the most difficult professional licenses to acquire,” Hiro […]

Member Spotlight: Cindy S. Chandler, CRE®

“It All Started with the Snow.” When Cindy Chandler, CRE, Owner, The Chandler Group, Charlotte, NC, was appointed a North Carolina Real Estate Commissioner by the President Pro Tem of the state Senate, it was a natural progression of her accomplished real estate career. It also validates her reputation for education, service and integrity. She […]

Member Spotlight: Theresa M. Nygard, CRE®

“Let Me Tell You About the Job that Changed My Life.”   The Backstory New Mexico native Theresa Nygard, CRE, has more than 30 years of experience in commercial property appraisal and today is senior vice president at KTR Real Estate Advisors in Manhattan, where she leads the company’s litigation support activities involving a range […]

Member Spotlight: Lewis W. Stirling III, CRE®

“The More Complicated the Better” The Backstory Asked what his life goal was upon entering college, Lewis W. Stirling III, CRE, might have quipped that he wanted to be a rock star – or to play music in a bar on Bourbon Street. But when he graduated from Louisiana State University a few years later, his […]

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. In travels throughout the world, he’s watched globalization revolutionize real estate markets which had for decades […]

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 […]

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