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Visionaries Address Global Cities in an Era of Change 2016 Symposium
Real estate leaders, visionaries and market makers gathered for the Global Cities in an Era of Change 2016 Symposium, in Palo Alto, Calif., March 30 – April 1. Offered in partnership by The Counselors of Real Estate, Stanford University (SPIRE) and RICS, the event focused on challenges presented by the growing shift of populations to urban areas, and how cities, large and small, must effectively plan, adjust and innovate to build living environments that meet expectations of diverse populations. Speakers include Sam Zell, (Equity Group Investments); Andrew Eland, Ph.D. (Google); Luís Bettencourt, Ph.D. (Santa Fe Institute); Robert White, Jr., CRE (Real Capital Analytics); and The Honorable Michael Chertoff, former Secretary of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. Global Cities website.
 


2016 CRE Chair Speaks at MIPIM Conference
James S. Lee, CRE, 2016 CRE Board Chair, represented The Counselors of Real Estate and spoke as a panelist at the 2016 MIPIM Conference in Cannes, France. He is a real estate investment advisor and authority on multi-family housing; the panel topic was “Student Housing: a Niche with Growth Potential.” Mr. Lee is Co-Founder and Senior Principal of Kensington Realty Advisors, Chicago. MIPIM is the world's largest annual real estate conference. James S. Lee, CRE
 
CRE Consulting Corps Assists New Jersey Town
Representatives of the CRE Consulting Corps are working with officials of Oxford Township, N.J. and New Jersey Future to develop a strategy and action plan to revitalize the community’s downtown area. The plan will subsequently serve as a template for other communities. The Corps is a public service initiative of The Counselors organization; the project is partially funded by a grant from The Counselors of Real Estate Foundation. Counselors who are volunteering their professional services on this project are CREs P. Barton DeLacy, Frederick Campbell, Garner Chandler, George Grace, and Walter Winius, Jr. Learn more about the CRE Consulting Corps.
 
Morris Receives Distinguished Citizen Award from Boy Scouts
W. Allen Morris, CRE, received the Distinguished Citizen Award by the Boy Scouts of America’s South Florida Council. The award recognizes leaders in South Florida who have made a substantial impact on the local community and its residents. Morris, who was a boy scout as a child, said, “...every day of my life I use the lessons and embrace the values I learned as a scout. I carry a pocket knife because I believe I should always ‘be prepared.’ And as a camper I was taught, ‘Always leave a campsite better than you found it.’ That applies in life to an organization, a business or a community. “ - W. Morris, CRE
 
Consulting Corps Participates in YMCA Summit
Representatives from the CRE Consulting Corps will participate in the firstever YMCA Real Estate Facilities Summit with a panel presentation, “Trends in Real Estate for Non? Profits.” The presentation will summarize the top ten issues facing real estate, emphasizing those issues that directly impact YMCAs, and interspersing the presentation with actual case studies of work done by both the CRE Consulting Corps and individual Counselors relevant to the YMCAs across the country. Representing The Counselors of Real Estate on the panel are: CREs Maura Cochran, Tom Justin, Gary Papke, and Kathleen Rose.
 
Lukens Elected to Board of Supervisors
Reaves Lukens III, CRE, was recently elected to a fouryear term as Chair of the Tredyffrin Township Board of Supervisors. The seven?person board is tasked with decision?making on local issues, including initiating and adopting ordinances and resolutions relating to Township business, determining the rates for both real estate and other taxes they are empowered to use, and setting both capital and operating budget. - Reaves Lukens, CRE
 

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