The past couple months have been busy ones for the CRE Consulting Corps, raising awareness of the power of the CRE credential.
In March, Maura Cochran, CRE, Kathleen Rose, CRE, and Gary Papke, CRE, led a panel discussion at the first-ever Real Estate Summit, a program designed for the 50 largest YMCAs in the country.
Also in March, a team of Counselors from the CRE Connecticut Chapter spent the afternoon with stakeholders from the Middlesex (Connecticut) YMCA to help them plan for expansion of their facility. The Counselors who provided pro bono advice to the YMCA were Maura Cochran, CRE, Tom Curtin, CRE, Stan Gniazdowski, CRE, Arnold Grant, CRE, John Leary, CRE, and John Mallin, CRE.
A special task force was formed to develop a template that churches can use to make their buy/hold/sell decisions when evaluating excess property. The task force comprises the team leaders from the last three CRE Consulting Corps engagements with the Catholic Church. Members are Bill McCarthy, CRE, Kathleen Rose, CRE, and Casey Kemper, CRE.
A Consulting Corps team conducted a site visit to the Township of Oxford, New Jersey, the last week in April to help the Township plan for the revitalization of its downtown area. This project, funded by The CRE Foundation, will result in development of a template that other communities facing similar problems can use to help with their own revitalization. Team members were Barton DeLacy, CRE, Fred Campbell, CRE, Garner Chandler, CRE, George Grace, CRE, and Walt Winius, CRE.
In June, a second Consulting Corps team will travel to the City of Fairborn, Ohio—home to Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Wright State University and the Calamityville Tactical Laboratory—to help plan the redevelopment of a large parcel of real estate in a manner compatible with the City’s goals and vision. Details to be released soon.
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