Helen Thompson

Global Marketing Strategy Manager, Esri A recognized thought leader, keynote speaker and expert on location-based data and spatial analysis, Helen believes that to be business intelligent the real estate industry first need to be location intelligent. With more than 30 years’ experience in applying spatial analysis and data to market analysis, she has helped thousands […]

Lynne Lukas

Director of Sales and Marketing, The Clare As Director of Sales and Marketing, Lynne Lukas is responsible for planning, developing and directing all aspects of selling and marketing The Clare’s independent living, assisted living and memory care residences. She oversees sales, lead generation, referral development, advertising, strategic market planning and events as well as managing […]

Lori Griffin

Director of Resident Experience, The Clare As Director of Resident Experience, Lori Griffin plans programs and events for the independent living residents and manages the front desk staff, drivers and concierge. From the helpfulness at the Front Desk and Concierge amenities to fitness and communication services, Lori’s Resident Experience team is responsible for residents’ and […]

P. Barton DeLacy, CRE

Principal, DeLacy Consulting, LLC DeLacy Consulting, LLC is a Chicago-based boutique real estate consulting firm specializing in valuation counsel, property tax consulting, appraisal services, litigation support and Green Energy Valuation. Green Energy Valuation focuses on the real estate implications of electric power generated when using renewable fuels; i.e. wind, solar, biomass or other non-fossil fuels. […]

David Doig

President, Chicago Neighborhood Initiatives David Doig has spent more than 25 years serving neighborhoods throughout Chicago in various nonprofit and governmental capacities. He got his start as a community organizer in Lawndale, evolving to a lead role at the Department of Planning for the City of Chicago, then as CEO of the Chicago Park District, […]

Elizabeth Holland

Chief Executive Officer, Consortial Technology, LLC, owner of LayerCake Elizabeth (Liz) Holland is the Chief Executive Officer of Consortial Technologies, LLC, a real estate software developer and Abbell Associates, a seventy-seven year old private real estate investment, development and management company with an approximately 5.5 million/sf portfolio, comprised of shopping center, office, and enclosed mall […]

Graham Grady, CRE

Equity Partner, Taft, Stettinius & Hollister, LLP Graham helps clients obtain government entitlements and solve problems with units of local government. With a focus on the city of Chicago and Cook County, he helps secure necessary approvals for land developments in the Chicago metropolitan area. A consensus builder and negotiator, he maintains excellent relations with community […]

Brian P. Dolehide, CRE

Director, AD Advisors Brian oversees the nonprofit real estate practice at IPA. Brian has assembled an amazing team of commercial real estate nonprofit experts. Brian’s team specializes in; land, seniors and affordable housing, healthcare – medical office, educational – student housing facilities throughout the US & CA with 82 offices. His team is specialized to […]

Aki Dellaportes, CRE

PwC, Director Background Aki is a director in PwC’s Real Estate Advisory team and has over 14 years of experience focusing on real estate advisory services such as valuation, financial due diligence, corporate RE advisory, forensic accounting, lease audits, loan underwriting, process improvement, and fund op model/fee structuring. With over 14 years of experience, Aki […]

Stephen B. Friedman, CRE

President, SB Friedman Development Advisors Steve Friedman has more than 40 years of experience in real estate and development advisory services. He leads SB Friedman Development Advisors, a 23-member consulting firm that works closely with public, private and institutional clients on innovative public-private partnerships and development strategies that have resulted in 4,000 units of affordable housing […]

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