William P.J. McCarthy, CRE Receives James Felt Creative Counseling Award from The Counselors of Real Estate

(Chicago)—December 13, 2016—A 13-year pro-bono project to redevelop and rebuild a state-of-the-art co-educational Catholic high school in Vancouver, B.C. has earned William P.J. McCarthy, CRE® the coveted James Felt Creative Counseling Award from The Counselors of Real Estate® professional association. The award celebrates outstanding achievement and ingenuity in real estate counseling by a member of […]

The CRE® Top Ten Issues Affecting Real Estate Presented at NAR Annual Convention

(Chicago)–November 7, 2016–Commercial and residential Realtors® attending the National Association of Realtors convention in Orlando yesterday heard that understanding the most critical issues affecting real estate is essential to best representing clients and maintaining a competitive edge. Scott R. Muldavin, CRE, chair of the board of The Counselors of Real Estate® professional association, and Peter C. […]

Kevin Phelan, CRE Receives Highest Award from The Counselors of Real Estate

(Chicago)—October 14, 2016—The Counselors of Real Estate (CRE) professional association has named Kevin C.  Phelan, CRE, co-chairman of Colliers International, Boston, as the recipient of the 2016 James D. Landauer/John R. White Award–the highest honor conferred by the invitation-only organization. The award was presented at The Counselors’ annual convention Washington, D.C., recognizing  Mr. Phelan’s distinguished leadership […]

Experts Say Investors Find Increasing Opportunity in Green Building

(Chicago) – October 13, 2016 – A little more than a decade after “green” and “sustainable” became vernacular in the commercial real estate industry, investors are finding opportunities for enhanced risk-adjusted financial returns when energy-efficient, sustainable buildings are added to their portfolios. This was the consensus of a panel of experts who spoke last week […]

Maura Cochran, CRE Honored for Committee Service with The Counselors of Real Estate

(Chicago)–October 13, 2016–Maura M. Cochran, CRE®, principal, Bartram & Cochran, Inc., Hartford, Conn., has been awarded the 2016 Committee Service Award by The Counselors of Real Estate® (CRE) invitation-only professional association. The honor, established in 1996, provides official recognition of exemplary committee service to the CRE organization. Ms. Cochran, whose company provides real estate advisory […]

Mark Zandi and Other Experts Address Brexit at Counselors of Real Estate® Convention

(Chicago) – October 11, 2016 — Mark Zandi, chief economist at Moody’s Analytics, told attendees at The Counselors of Real Estate® professional association’s annual convention in Washington, D.C. that despite many bank and analyst predictions of a world recession if the U.K. voted to leave the European Union, the global economy is actually “OK for […]

Counselors of Real Estate Speak at MIPIM Japan Conference

(CHICAGO)–September 9, 2016–James S. Lee., CRE, co-founder and senior principal, Kensington Realty Advisors, Chicago, spoke today at MIPIM Japan 2016 in Osaka.  MIPIM Japan is Asia’s largest international real estate conference.  He represented The Counselors of Real Estate professional association where he is the 2016 Chair of the Board.  Two other Counselors of Real Estate, […]

The CRE® 2016-17 Top Ten Issues Affecting Real Estate

The Changing Global Economy, Debt Capital Market Retrenchment, and Demographic Shifts Lead the New List of The CRE® 2016-17 Top Ten Issues Affecting Real Estate (CHICAGO) – June 8, 2016 – The changing global economy, debt capital market retrenchment and widespread demographic shifts are expected to have the most significant impact on real estate in the […]

Key Sound Bites from the Global Cities Conference

(Chicago)–April 19, 2016–When dozens of visionaries and innovators gather in one place to present a look into the expansive future growth of world cities–some pretty amazing insights are conveyed. The Counselors of Real Estate (CRE), a global professional association for leading commercial real estate advisors, captured key comments from speakers at the Global Cities in […]

CRE 2016 Chair Jim Lee, CRE Speaks at MIPIM 2016

(CHICAGO)–March 10, 2016–James S. (Jim) Lee, CRE®, real estate investment advisor and authority on multi-family housing, will address an audience of international real estate professionals at MIPIM, the world’s largest real estate conference, held annually in Cannes, France. Mr. Lee, co-founder and senior principal of Kensington Realty Advisors, Chicago, Illinois, USA, is the 2016 chair […]

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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