The Counselors of Real Estate Partners with U.S. Navy on Naval Air Station Oceana

Portion of 5,331-Acre Virginia Beach Base to be Redeveloped  Chicago, IL, January 12, 2021—The Counselors of Real Estate, an international consortium of commercial property professionals, is working with Naval Air Station Oceana in Virginia Beach, Virginia, to analyze its real estate assets and offer a development plan for a portion of the 5,331-acre base. The… Read more

Distressed Assets and Receiverships (with John Viggers, CRE)

In this episode, Michel Couillard, CRE, discusses distressed assets and receiverships with John Viggers, CRE. When confronting commercial loan defaults and protecting distressed assets, what are the best solutions lenders and special servicers are providing: Receiverships? Workouts? Foreclosures? Auctions? John Viggers, CRE, is Regional Vice President of Cushman & Wakefield Iowa Commercial Advisors in West Des… Read more

Anthony DellaPelle, CRE, Awarded Coveted Franklin & Marshall Alumni Citation

Morris County attorney Anthony DellaPelle, CRE, has recently been awarded the 2020 Alumni Citation Award from his undergraduate alma mater, Franklin & Marshall College. As a distinguished legal professional, Anthony achieved this coveted recognition for his exemplary record of professional accomplishments and superior leadership within the community. He now joins other F&M alumni, including WWII… Read more

Public and Private Indebtedness – Top 10 in 20 (with K.C. Conway, CRE)

In this episode, Michel Couillard, CRE, discusses public and private debt with K.C. Conway, CRE. Public & Private Indebtedness is listed as the #4 issue in the 2020-21 Top Ten Issues Affecting Real Estate® by The Counselors of Real Estate®. Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, the United States was on track for its first $1.0 trillion… Read more

David Wilk, CRE, developing Center for Diversity, Inclusion, and Social Equity

Former Hockessin Colored School #107 in Delaware will be redeveloped into a “Center for Diversity, Inclusion, and Social Equity”. The project is led by the Friends of Hockessin Colored School, where David Wilk, CRE, serves as chair of the board. Learn more about David Wilk’s involvement in this project.

Space Utilization – Top 10 in 20 (with Tomáš Ctibor, CRE)

In this episode, Michel Couillard, CRE, discusses space utilization with Tomáš Ctibor, CRE. Space Utilization is listed as the #7 issue in the 2020-21 Top Ten Issues Affecting Real Estate® by The Counselors of Real Estate®. Many new ideas, solutions, and procedures have been born through the COVID-19 pandemic and will remain a part of our… Read more

Julie Melander, CRE, Receives 2020 James Felt Creative Counseling Award

Julie L. Melander, CRE, Director, Asset Management, of PEG Companies in Provo, Utah, has earned the 2020 James Felt Award for Creative Counseling from The Counselors of Real Estate®, a global organization of commercial property professionals.  The award celebrates outstanding achievement and ingenuity in real estate counseling. Through her work with a prior employer under… Read more

News From The Counselors

Meet Your 29 New CRE® Colleagues Congratulations to the newest class of CRE professionals! Click here to meet your 29 new CRE colleagues. Their diversity of specialties ranges from public-private partnerships to eminent domain and land use litigation. Julie Melander, CRE, Earns Felt Award for Creative Counseling Julie L. Melander, CRE, director, asset management, of PEG… Read more

CRE® Newsmakers

Robert W. Merrick, CRE, was awarded The Times-Picayune Loving Cup, presented annually to New Orleans’ community leaders and philanthropists who leverage business success for the public good.  “This is probably the greatest honor I’ve ever had.  I join a list of who’s who in New Orleans history,” said Merrick, Chairman and CEO of Latter &… Read more

The Counselors of Real Estate®, established in 1953, is an international group of high profile professionals including members of prominent real estate, financial, legal and accounting firms as well as leaders of government and academia who provide expert, objective advice on complex real property situations and land-related matters. Membership is selective, extended by invitation only. The organization’s CRE® (Counselor of Real Estate) credential is granted to all members in recognition of superior problem solving ability in various areas of real estate counseling. For more information, contact The Counselors of Real Estate