Making a Difference for Churches, Dioceses, and Faith Based Real Estate

The Counselors of Real Estate is a go-to source for resources and education for real estate decision makers, facilities managers, and others responsible for their institution’s real estate. CRE Consulting Corps teams have assisted several dioceses, churches, and religious orders, including providing guidance to the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, Diocese of Charleston, Diocese of Charlotte, and Diocese of Brownsville. Other religious entities that have benefited from Consulting Corps assistance include St. Andrews Presbyterian Church, St. Michaels Episcopal Church, Holy Wisdom Monastery, Sisters of Divine Compassion, and Progress of Peoples Development Corporation (affordable housing arm of Catholic Charities of Brooklyn and Queens, New York).

Consulting Corps Projects Assisting Faith Based Organizations

Making a Difference for The Archdiocese of Philadelphia

“Having the CRE [Consulting Corps] report and looking at the backgrounds of the folks that were involved really went a long way with senior staff to get me a greenlight to move things forward. It was a pleasant experience and a very successful one. We’ve really come a long way.”  Deacon Tom Croke, Former Director… Read more

Making a Difference for Catholic Charities’ Affordable Housing in Brooklyn

“The team’s guidance was tremendously valuable. Their outside perspective and specific strategic and technical insight was very useful.”Hugh F. Kelly, Ph.D., CRE, Former Chair, POP Board of Directors Client: Progress of Peoples (POP) Development Corporation, the affordable housing arm of Catholic Charities of Brooklyn and Queens, New York, provides housing for seniors, families, and formerly… Read more

Making a Difference for Holy Wisdom Monastery

The consulting team members were quite honest when looking at our real estate assets and it was evident that they have been trained to look at maximizing value. At the same time, they were quick to understand that maximizing monetary value may not be exactly what the sisters want to do to live out their… Read more

Making a Difference for the Diocese of Charleston

It is really quite extraordinary the commitment The Counselors of Real Estate, and in particular our team, has for assisting organizations in need of some outside-the-box and some non-outside-the-box thinking from true experts. What a great way to give back in such a meaningful way.John L. Barker, Chief Financial Officer, Diocese of Charleston CLIENT: The… Read more

Making a Difference: Sisters of the Divine Compassion White Plains, New York, 2006

“Together with fine leadership, the team brought a variety of experience, perspectives and expertise. The recommendations were on target and realistic. Overall, the experience was empowering. The Consulting Corps demonstrated how to look at critical issues more creatively and confidently, and their outreach to key partners in the larger community expanded our understanding of available… Read more

CRE Consulting Corps: Making a Difference in Houston, Texas

“The CRE team were exceptional professionals offering the unbiased analysis we needed.” Pastor Jeff Smith St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church We asked Bill Brownfield, CRE, about the St. Andrew’s assignment. The Client St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, West University Place, Texas, founded in 1945, has an active membership from within West U and nearby communities. St. Andrew’s… Read more

CRE Consulting Corps: Making a Difference in Brownsville, Texas

“I can sum up our experience with the words of Bishop Flores:  he put his hand on my shoulder and simply said, “thank you, this was exactly what the Diocese needed.”  We are most grateful to God, CRE as an organization, and the Counselors who delivered beyond our expectations.” Miguel Santos, Director, Office of Strategy… Read more

Making a Difference for St. Michael’s Episcopal Church, Bon Air, Virginia

“The wealth of knowledge and expertise that the CRE Consulting Corps team provided is viewed as a wonderful blessing for St. Michael’s. We are confident the CRE team’s guidance will help us move into a positive future” Rev. Jeunée Godsey, St. Michael’s Episcopal Church What Happened Listen to John Leary, CRE, discuss the Consulting Corps… Read more

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Deacon Tom Croke of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia
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