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The Counselors’ Top Ten Issues Announced
The Counselors’ list of the Top Ten Issues Affecting Real Estate 2015-16 was announced in Miami during the keynote address at the National Association of Real Estate Editors’ Conference. CRE Chair Noah Shlaes shared objective insight and perspectives about the most critical factors affecting commercial and residential real estate. The Counselors’ External Affairs Committee leads development of the annual list. Click here to view the press release that includes the full list.
 
Southwest Chapter Discusses Leadership in Arizona
At their recent, monthly, breakfast meeting, the Southwest Chapter met with John Graham, President of Sunbelt Holdings. They held a dynamic conversation about the influence of leadership in the State of Arizona and what initiatives are underway to ensure competitive advantage for business recruitment, business retention, strengthening of K-12 education and the growth of local Universities into world-class institutions.
 
New Development Featured at CRE Pacific Northwest Chapter Meeting
The CRE Pacific Northwest Chapter hosted speaker Greg Johnson, president of Wright Runstad & Co. at their March meeting. His presentation focused on The Spring District, the company’s new 36-acre transit-oriented mixed-use neighborhood now under development. When completed, the neighborhood will have over 5.3 million square feet of office buildings, apartments, hotels, retail outlets, and recreation/entertainment facilities. The development is centered on a future light rail station which will connect to the main Microsoft campus to the east and downtown Seattle to the west. Bellevue is a classic ‘edge city' to the east of Seattle across Lake Washington. Jon B. Willis, CRE is chapter chair.
 
Counselors Speak about CRE Consulting Corps at CCFM Conference
Two CRE members – Kathleen Rose, CRE, president and CEO, Rose & Associates Southeast, Davidson, N.C. and Tom Justin, CRE, principal, The Weitzman Group, New York City – spoke in May at the Annual Conference for Catholic Facilities Management in Savannah, Ga. They presented a case study of the CRE Consulting Corps’ project which is helping the Diocese of Charleston, S.C. improve management of its properties and develop strategies for expansion. Lydia Doyle, director of research and planning for the Diocese, co-presented. The CRE Consulting Corps is a public service initiative through which members volunteer their professional expertise to help non-profit, government and educational entities solve complex real estate problems.
 
Lynn Presents CRE Top Ten Issues Affecting Real Estate Session at NAR Convention
David J. Lynn, Ph.D., CRE, CEO and co-founder, Everest High Income Property, Montara, Calif., spoke at the recent Realtors’ Conference and Expo in New Orleans, presenting The Counselors’ annual list of critical issues that impact commercial and residential real estate. In addition to the session titled “Understanding the Top Ten Issues Affecting Real Estate,” he was interviewed about the topic by NAR’s Conference Live. - David Lynn, CRE
 
Economist Mark Zandi Addresses CRE New York Metropolitan Chapter Outlook Event
CRE NY Metropolitan Chapter members and NY Appraisal Chapter members recently co-hosted their annual Economic Forecast, featuring Mark Zandi, chief economist, Moody’s Analytics. Casey Kemper, CRE, President, Collegiate Asset Management, CRE chapter chair, said Zandi is “optimistic” about the U.S. economy.
 

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