Member Spotlight – Jackie Buhn, CRE®

“Making Cities More Livable” What do the new Philadelphia 76-ers NBA basketball team training facility, the vintage 1890s Ruby Match Factory loft redevelopment (both in Camden, N.J.), the renovation of the Bryn Mawr (Pa.) Theater, and the Curtis Institute of Music ‘s new student residence hall in Philadelphia all have in common? Jackie Buhn, CRE,… Read more

Hiroyuki Isobe, CRE

Chairman – Japan Valuers Co., Ltd. Hiroyuki Isobe is the chairman and founder of Japan Valuers Co., Ltd. in Tokyo, Japan. He has been actively engaged in real estate valuation since 1978, as a certified real estate appraiser (Japan). Since establishing his appraisal firm in 1983, Mr. Isobe has performed various consulting in regard to… Read more

Jim Costello, CRE

Senior Vice President – Real Capital Analytics Jim Costello has worked in the CRE space on issues of urban economics since 1990, including a 20 year stint at CBRE with the Torto Wheaton Research team. Jim expanded the reach of the Torto Wheaton Research developing forecasts of global market fundamentals. Jim also developed approaches to… Read more

Matt Szabo

Los Angeles Deputy Chief of Staff – Office of Mayor Eric Garcetti Matt Szabo has been working to improve City services for residents of Los Angeles for nearly seventeen years, serving as a senior manager and policy and communications advisor to three mayoral administrations, the city attorney’s office and a city council office. Szabo currently… Read more

Theresa M. Nygard, CRE

Senior Vice President – KTR Real Estate Advisors Theresa M. Nygard is a Senior Appraiser with KTR Real Estate Advisors LLC. She has more than 30 years of commercial appraisal experience and is in charge of litigation support activities, focusing on the appraiser’s role in arbitration and court proceedings, including condemnation, bankruptcy and other litigation situations…. Read more

Jacqueline Denning

Managing Director – MetLife Jacqueline Denning is Managing Director and Head of the Los Angeles Regional Office for MetLife Real Estate. Ms. Denning is responsible for the $9 billion debt and equity real estate operations and investments in Southern California, Nevada, Arizona, New Mexico and Hawaii. She oversees commercial real estate debt and equity activities, including… Read more

External Affairs Alert – Is Retail in Trouble, or just Re-Aligning?

KC Conway, CRE, writes: “I spoke this week at ICSC Carolinas and Mid-Atlantic conference in Charlotte … on more than the drone of store closings and e-commerce killing retail. A slide below may be useful regarding the good side of retail amidst hundreds more store closings in 2017. … The headline on retail commercial real… Read more

External Affairs Alert – Re-Shaping Industrial, one Retailer at a Time?

Prior to the recent NAIOP conference in Toronto, Bisnow interviewed KC Conway, CRE, on developments in the Industrial sector ( see: What An Eastern-Shifting Supply Chain Means For North American Seaports And Industrial Real Estate) In that discussion, Conway points to the relationship between retailers and the industrial sector: “The power of industrial investment increasingly… Read more

Stephen P. Navarro, CRE

President & CEO, The Furman Co. Professional Experience Steve Navarro represents and advises corporate, institutional, and high net worth individuals. His advisory services extend to over 23 states and four countries, ranging from development projects, built to suit transactions, highest and best use analysis/implementation and acquisition and disposition of both leasehold and fee title. Public… Read more

David J. Lynn, Ph.D., CRE

Chief Executive Officer and Founder, Unity Medical Properties REIT, LLC David Lynn has a highly-successful track record of investing in real estate investments in the United States and globally. Lynn has invested in over 220 transactions totaling over $15 billion over the course of his career. Lynn possesses extensive experience in the five major real… 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