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CRE® Consulting Corps

Helping Communities Solve Challenging Real Estate Problems

Property Advisory Services for Not-for-Profit and Government Entities

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?

Addressing Real Estate Challenges

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.

Real Estate Consulting that Transforms Communities

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
  • 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

Recent Projects

Making a Difference in Oregon City, Oregon

Client The Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde, a federally recognized tribe in the State of Oregon, includes approximately 30 tribes and bands from western Oregon, northern California, and southwest Washington. In 2019, the Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde (“the Tribe”) purchased a 23.5-acre site adjacent to downtown Oregon City along the Willamette River at Willamette […]

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CRE® Consulting Corps: Making a Difference in Spokane

“We truly appreciate the time the Consulting Corps put into this process. The team identified opportunities and introduced some great ideas that other cities have found beneficial. It was very helpful having someone from the outside offering their perspective.” Darin Watkins, Government Affairs Director, Spokane Association of REALTORS® Read the full report Client The Spokane […]

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CRE® Consulting Corps: Making a Difference in Rome, New York

“We were very fortunate to host the CRE advisors in Rome. They were impressed with the level of redevelopment of the Griffiss Business and Technology Park as well as the unfolding success of the Downtown Revitalization Initiative.  They provided valuable feedback and strategies that have helped us attract light industrial interest to the site as […]

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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

Deacon Tom Croke of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia on the benefits of the Consulting Corps

Learn How the Consulting Corps Can Help Your Community Thrive

If you have questions or need any assistance, please contact Samantha DeKoven (sdekoven@cre.org or phone 312-329-8431)

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