Three members were awarded Emeritus status at the Midyear Meeting in April. James A. Britton, CRE, Daniel A. Rose, CRE, and A.C. Schwethelm, CRE, were each granted Emeritus status for their longstanding service to The Counselors of Real Estate.
Casey Pipes, CRE, Shareholder, Helmsing, Leach, Herlong, Newman & Rouse, P.C., Mobile, Ala., was recently named the Alabama representative of the Owner’s Counsel of America, a nationwide network of eminent domain lawyers dedicated to representing property owners in condemnation and property rights litigation. Pipes said of his invitation, “I am honored and humbled to be asked to join the Owners’ Counsel of America. I look at the other OCA members as being the leaders in their states, and in the country, in the field of eminent domain. There is no better group of eminent domain lawyers in the country.”
James S. Lee, CRE, Senior Principal, Kensington Realty Advisors, Inc., Chicago, Ill., represented The Counselors at the MIPIM conference in Cannes, France, in March. Lee spoke on a panel titled “Student Housing: A Niche With Growth Potential.” He will also be releasing the annual CRE Top Ten Issues Affecting Real Estate at the National Association of Real Estate Editors conference on June 8 in New Orleans.
Jack P. Friedman, CRE, CEO, Jack P. Friedman & Associates, River Forest, Ill., recently released the 10th Edition of Barron’s Real Estate Licensing Exams: Salesperson, Broker, Appraiser. Notable improvements over prior editions include an introduction to each chapter, a greater range and variety of questions, simplification of the math sections, updates to all materials, and a special exam that focuses specifically on government regulations.
Hugh F. Kelly, Ph.D., CRE, Clinical Professor of Real Estate, New York University Schack Institute of Real Estate, Brooklyn, N.Y., has released his book 24 Hour Cities: Real Investment Performance, Not just Promises. The book is the first to focus on cities that never sleep, and how, over the last fifty years, the nation’s top live-work-play cities have proven themselves more than just vibrant urban environments for the elite.
Anthony F. DellaPelle, Esq., CRE, Shareholder/Partner, McKirdy & Riskin, Morristown, N.J., was recently named among the Top 100 Super Lawyers in New Jersey for 2016. DellaPelle has the distinction of being included on this list every year since 2009. Michael Rikon, CRE, President/Shareholder, Goldstein, Rikon, Rikon & Houghton, P.C., New York, N.Y., was named among the Top 100 Super Lawyers in New York for 2016. Super Lawyers, a Thomson Reuters business, is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. Annual selections are made using a patented multiphase process that includes a statewide survey of lawyers, an independent research evaluation of candidates and peer reviews by practice area.
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