The Counselors of Real Estate Announces 29 New CRE® Professionals

Chicago, IL, July 1, 2020—The Counselors of Real Estate extended membership invitations to 29 real estate advisory professionals at a recent meeting of its Invitation Committee.

The diversity of specialties among the newest class of CRE® professionals ranges from public-private partnerships to eminent domain and land use litigation.

“While we are excited by the number of new members the organization has invited, we particularly celebrate the depth of experience, the breadth of skill sets, and the geographical diversity,” said Michel Couillard, CRE, 2020 Global Chair of The Counselors of Real Estate.  “Our newest group of invitees practices in markets throughout the U.S. as well as in London, Toronto, and Hamburg, Germany.”

The 26 new and three reinstated CRE® professionals are:

Amanda Aaron, CRE, President/Principal, Aaron Valuation, Brooklyn, NY; Joseph C. Achenbach, CRE, President & CEO, Trident Commercial Real Estate, Bryn Mawr, PA; Bradford Bohler, CRE, Principal, Bohler Engineering, Warren, NJ; Jay F. Booth, CRE, Senior Managing Director, Regional Leader, Cushman & Wakefield, Portland, OR; Claire Caffrey, CRE, Executive Director, J.P. Morgan Asset Management, New York, NY; Korin Crawford, CRE, Executive Vice President, Griffin|Swinerton, Irvine, CA; Kelly D. Johnson, CRE, Director, SitusAMC, New York, NY; Justin Christopher Landry, CRE, Vice President of Finance and Capital Markets, Stirling Properties, LLC, Covington, LA; Mark McDonald, CRE, Partner, Oldacre McDonald, Nashville, TN; Jason L. Messner, CRE, President, Patchin Messner Valuation Consultants, Burnsville, MN; Kai Pan, CRE, SVP, National Multi-Housing Practice Co-Lead, JLL, Houston, TX; Nicholas Prohaska, CRE, Senior Manager – Valuation, Modeling and Economics, Ernst & Young LLP, Phoenix, AZ; Shane Rayman, CRE, Founding & Managing Partner, Rayman Beitchman LLP, Toronto, ON, Canada; Kier Riemersma, CRE, Managing Partner, Riemersma Management Limited, Denver, CO; Mikaela V. Rivera, CRE, Attorney, Waas Campbell Rivera Johnson & Velasquez LLP, Denver, CO; Scott Lawrence Robinson, CRE, Co-Head Real Estate, Managing Director, Oberon Securities, LLC, New York, NY: Timothy H. Savage, CRE, Professor and Director of the CREFC Center for Real Estate Finance, New York University Schack Institute of Real Estate, New York, NY; Inga Schwarz, CRE, Co-Head of Research, BNP Paribas Real Estate Consult GmbH, Hamburg, Germany; William Sitar Esq. III, CRE, Vice President, Sitar Law Offices, Iselin, NJ; Steve K. Sombrero, CRE, President/CEO and Principal Owner, Cushman & Wakefield ChaneyBrooks, Honolulu, HI; Christina Holmes Thoreson, CRE, Real Counsel, LLC, Lookout Mountain, TN; William Conrad Ukropina, CRE, Managing Director, Coldwell Banker Commercial, Pasadena, CA; Donald B. Wilkerson, CRE, President/CEO, Gaston and Wilkerson Management Group, Reno, NV; Paul Wilson, CRE, Managing Director, MetLife Investment Management, London, England; Leslie E. Woo, CRE, Chief Executive Officer, CivicAction, Toronto, ON, Canada; and Ryan M. Zabrowski, CRE, Broker/Principal/Treasurer, Investors Realty, Inc., Omaha, NE.  Reinstated members are: Charles J. DiRocco, Jr., CRE, Managing Director, Ankura, Washington, DC; John R. Greene, CRE, Texas Real Estate Broker and Consultant, John R. Greene Realty, Houston, TX; and Mark Lee Levine, CRE, Professor, Past Director, Chair Holder, University of Denver, Denver, CO.

The Counselors of Real Estate is a highly selective, global organization of commercial property professionals, including principals of prominent real estate, financial, legal, and accounting firms, as well as economists, futurists and ranking leaders of Wall Street and academia.  Counselors are trusted advisors, finding answers to the world’s most complex real estate challenges. Experienced, innovative, and credentialed problem solvers, Counselors of Real Estate practice in 20 countries and offer expertise in more than 50 real estate disciplines across all asset classes.  Each has earned the prestigious CRE® designation.