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Counselors Speak at MIPIM Japan in Tokyo
Noah D. Shlaes, CRE, 2015 Chair of The Counselors of Real Estate, spoke at the MIPIM Japan international conference in Tokyo on the panel “The Role of Counselors/Advisors in Global Real Estate Decision Making." Shlaes, Senior Managing Director, Global Corporate Services, Newmark Grubb Knight Frank, addressed the role of Counselors as guides to legal, cultural and transactional markets on the other side of the world. Hiroyuki Isobe, CRE, President, Japan Valuers Co., Ltd, Tokyo, moderated the discussion. He also serves as Managing Director of the Japan Association of Real Estate Counselors.
 
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.
 
Kelly Addresses NAR Convention with “Cities That Never Sleep” Session
Hugh F. Kelly, Ph.D., CRE, Clinical Professor of Real Estate, New York University Schack Institute of Real Estate, Brooklyn, presented a session at the recent Realtors’ Conference and Expo in New Orleans titled “Cities That Never Sleep – Economic Development Secrets Revealed.” He described the economic benefits of 24-hour cities and 18-hour cities and shared insights into how utilizing some of the development characteristics of 24-hour cities can benefit communities of most any size. Hear an interview on the Commercial Real Estate Show. - Hugh Kelly, CRE
 
Curme Receives Carolinas’ Creative Thinkers Award
Geoffrey M. Curme, CRE, managing member, Mount Vernon Asset Management, Charlotte, received a 2015 Creative Thinkers Award, celebrating his work redeveloping the EpiCenter in Charlotte. View the video to see how his vision transformed Charlotte’s north end. The award was presented at the CRE Carolinas Chapter luncheon event February 25. - Geoffrey Curme, CRE
 
Midwest Chapter to Host Public Trust Doctrine Summit
The CRE Midwest Chapter will host some of the nation’s foremost experts to discuss the public trust doctrine and the potential impact in protecting land, water and other natural resources in the future. Click here to view the agenda.
 
Phelan Completes Financing Deal for Boston-Area Community
Kevin C. Phelan, CRE, co-chairman, Colliers International, Boston, recently worked to complete an arrangement involving $175 million in financing for Granada Highlands, a multi-family, gated community in Malden, Massachusetts. Working exclusively with a partner at Colliers, Phelan represented Metropolitan Properties of America to secure the new financing through JP Morgan Chase. Part of the funds will be used to expand the community. - Kevin Phelan, CRE
 

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