|Kevin Phelan, CRE, Boston, Mass., was the recipient of the James D. Landauer/John R. White Award. In addition to a highly distinguished career, most recently as Co-Chair of Boston’s Colliers International, Kevin has spent much of his life giving back to organizations and institutions that tug at his heartstrings. He has over 41 years of involvement with the Boys and Girls Club as a Board Member, Director, President, and Trustee, and is the longest serving Board Member in the history of Providence College. Kevin is also deeply involved with Crossroads for Kids, and has helped to establish Crossroads South, the organization’s first urban campus, where a recently launched 8 million dollar capital campaign will fund the year round guidance and mentoring children in the area so desperately need. The Landauer/White Award is presented annually to an individual who has furthered the ideals of The Counselors of Real Estate®—integrity, competence, community, trust and selflessness—and who has demonstrated both outstanding professionalism in real estate and a notable influence civically.|
|Maura Cochran, CRE, Principal, Bartram & Cochran, Inc., Hartford, Conn., received the Committee Service Award, honoring her long-term commitment to the Counselor organization at both the national and chapter levels. She has served on over 25 committees, and helped to re-energize the Connecticut Chapter by creating the role of Chapter Membership Chair to focus on the identification and nurturing of potential new members. Most recently, Maura has served as Co-Chair of the CRE Consulting Corps Steering Committee where six major projects have been undertaken. She also has had a major role in introducing CRE to the National YMCA with whom The Counselors will commence a Consulting Corps assignment in coming months. The CRE Committee Service Award, endowed by 1982 CRE President, George Lovejoy, recognizes exemplary committee or task force service to the CRE organization.|
William McCarthy, CRE, President, W.P.J. McCarthy and Company Ltd., Burnaby, BC, Canada, was presented with the James Felt Creative Counseling Award for his pro-bono work on behalf of the Notre Dame Regional Secondary School. Extending over a 13-year period, Bill worked on all aspects of the project including the feasibility analysis and financing models, overseeing the design and build out, and, in the words of the client, “effectively rewriting the book on how Catholic educational institutions should be planned, constructed and financed in the future.” Bill also designed the school’s grotto and decorative garden, installing them himself. The new financing models developed by our recipient has allowed Notre Dame to maintain the lowest fee category of any competing high school and established a very healthy bursary program to assist families in need. Established in 1992, and first awarded in 1995, the James Felt Creative Counseling Award, endowed by the family of James Felt, enhances the public recognition of the CRE Designation, the counseling profession, and The Counselors of Real Estate organization itself.
|For the recipients of the 2016 Chair’s Award, please click here.|