An annual award to be given at the discretion of the Chair to a team of CREs whose activity best demonstrates advancing the success of the organization. The three liaison vice chairmen will recommend the nominees. The award will be a perpetual trophy to reside at the CRE headquarters, with the recipients receiving a CRE commemorative plaque.
CRE Committee Service Award
The CRE Committee Service Award provides official recognition of exemplary committee, task force, or other extraordinary service to the CRE organization. Established in 1996, the award recipient is selected by the chair of the board in collaboration with the organization president.
James D. Landauer/John R. White Award
The Landauer/White Award is presented annually to an individual who has furthered the ideals of The Counselors of Real Estate®—integrity, competence, community, trust and selflessness—and who has demonstrated both outstanding professionalism in real estate and a notable influence civically.
James Felt Creative Counseling Award
The James Felt Creative Counseling Award is a celebration of outstanding achievement and ingenuity by members of The Counselors of Real Estate. Established in 1992, and first awarded in 1995, the James Felt Creative Counseling Award enhances the public recognition of the CRE Designation, the counseling profession, and The Counselors of Real Estate organization itself.
Jared Shlaes Prize
The Counselors of Real Estate is proud to announce creation of The Jared Shlaes Prize, a $10,000 award, presented annually, recognizing an article, published in Real Estate Issues, which “makes a real estate subject clear to the broadest possible audience.” The Prize, envisioned and endowed by the family of the late Jared Shlaes, CRE (1930 – 2020), honors the legacy of Mr. Shlaes, creator and founder of Real Estate Issues, the signature publication of The Counselors of Real Estate to which Mr. Shlaes remained a frequent contributor. A prolific and visionary writer in his own right, the dominant theme of Jared’s work through the years was not cutting edge methods or extremely precise measurements – but clarity of thought and purity of language. He had the ability to make complex situations clear and understandable, perhaps most aptly demonstrated in a body of work which included his book, Real Estate Counseling in a Plain Brown Wrapper.
Louise L. and Y.T. Lum Award
Established by the Louise L. and Y.T. Lum Foundation, the Lum Award is given to an individual who has made a distinguished contribution to the study of and elaboration upon the principles, theories, techniques, and practices of real estate counseling, and “sharing of the fruits thereof,” to ensure the continuing advancement to the depth and breadth of knowledge and education among those in the profession.
Michel Couillard Award For Leadership
The Michel Couillard Award for Leadership is granted to Counselors of Real Estate who show extraordinary leadership, either within the Counselor organization or an outside community, initiative, or public or private entity.
William S. Ballard Award
The William S. Ballard Award recognizes the author(s) whose work best exemplifies the high standards of content maintained in Real Estate Issues, the professional journal published by The Counselors of Real Estate.