CRE® Consulting Corps

The CRE Consulting Corps, a public service program of The Counselors of Real Estate, provides real estate analysis and action plans for municipalities, not-for-profit organizations, government entities, educational institutions, and other owners of real property.

  • Does your organization have a strategic plan for its real estate assets
  • Are you leveraging your real property assets to achieve your organization’s mission?
  • Is your organization maximizing performance and returns on investment of its real estate assets?

Contact Samantha DeKoven ( for more information and to explore how the Consulting Corps can assist you.

CRE Consulting Corps teams provide objective analysis and strategic counsel on how to best leverage real estate assets. Each Consulting Corps assignment is conducted by a team of well-qualified volunteer members of the Counselors of Real Estate with expertise specific to the needs of the client. The team delivers unbiased, market-driven action steps to address a real estate challenge, often enhancing the performance of a property or portfolio and improving the financial well-being of the client.

The CRE Consulting Corps specializes in understanding the specific situation and creating a realistic, feasible, and achievable road map for solving virtually any complicated real estate problem an organization may face:

  • Feasibility and market assessment
  • Adaptive reuse or redevelopment
  • Strategic asset management
  • Highest and best use strategy
  • Community development or neighborhood revitalization
  • Sustainability and “green” planning
  • Public real estate asset management
  • Historic preservation
  • Mixed use development or Transit-oriented development
  • Portfolio strategies

Click here to download a PDF of the CRE Consulting Corps Brochure.

Click here for a one-pager profiling CRE Consulting Corps assistance that has been provided to Faith-based clients.

Click here for a summary of CRE Consulting Corps assignments addressing economic development and adaptive reuse.

Click here for a one-pager summarizing CRE Consulting Corps real estate visioning and strategic solutions. 

Video: An overview of the Consulting Corps along with two case studies.
Thanks to the Northern Illinois Commercial Association of REALTORS® for hosting this event.

Client Testimonials

“We wanted a completely unbiased analysis of the Marina and its potential by objective professionals. We wanted a fresh look at the opportunities before us. We got what we hoped for.”
Louis J. Capo, Executive Director, Non-Flood Protection Asset Management Authority, New Orleans, Louisiana

“To say the Consulting Corps team has given us much to consider and evaluate for the future would be a gross understatement. Words like ‘creative,’ ‘innovative,’ ‘on-target,’ and ‘tremendously detailed’ were common descriptions of the team and their work given by those attending the exit briefing.”
W. Michael Couch, Executive Director, Central State Hospital Local Redevelopment Authority, Milledgeville, Georgia

“The CRE team exceeded my expectations. They hit the ground running and didn’t stop running all week. They were exceptional professionals providing a very balanced and broad base of expertise. I only wish we had done this sooner, or could have extended their visit.”
Robert Congdon, First Selectman, Preston, Connecticut

Experts with a MissionNAR’s REALTOR Magazine writes about how the Consulting Corps makes a powerful difference in how towns, nonprofits, and institutions tackle vacant properties, difficult-to-develop land, and other real estate challenges.

The Conference for Catholic Facility Management (CCFM) shared with their readership the work that the Consulting Corps did with the Diocese of Brownsville, Texas.

Click below to hear Deacon Tom Croke of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia discuss the benefits of the Consulting Corps.