Recent Projects

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. Read more about the most recent work from the CRE® Consulting Corps.

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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CRE® Consulting Corps: Making a Difference in Austin, Minnesota

“Thank you for the report. I think this is incredibly helpful. It gives us a lot of information. A clear target. Something to measure and something to target . . . [as we seek] new developers to come in and build [more homes].” Council Member Jason Baskin Austin City Council Download the final report. Client […]

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CRE® Consulting Corps: Making a Difference in Paradise, California

Report: Rebuilding Paradise: Recommendations by the CRE® Consulting Corps In January 2022, the team presented to stakeholders a comprehensive plan of action as well as a critical path for implementation. Watch the briefing presented by the Consulting Corps Team. On the morning of November 8, 2018, a devastating firestorm engulfed the town of Paradise, California. […]

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Making a Difference at Naval Air Station Oceana

“To enable Naval Air Station Oceana management to focus on its core mission while enhancing uniform service members’ quality of life, the Navy approached The Counselors for its expertise in analyzing non-core activities, land and buildings, and to provide viable best-use options,” said Michel Couillard, CRE, chair of The Counselors of Real Estate. “The team […]

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CRE Consulting Corps: Making a Difference in Tucson

“After an intense week, the team brought a lot of perspective from their respective cities. I think it’s fantastic work. One of the best things that came out of this is the team framed the questions that we should be asking. That’s as advantageous to us as anything else.”  Randy Rogers Chief Executive Officer, Tucson […]

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Past Projects

CRE Consulting Corps: Making a Difference in Memphis

“The CRE team was incredible to work with.  They brought with them a wealth of knowledge around the potential development and growth of our Innovation District.” John Butler President, Agricenter International Client Agricenter International, an 1,100-acre urban farm in Memphis, Tennessee, is a non-profit dedicated to advancing knowledge and understanding of agriculture through education and […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 The Client St. Michael’s Episcopal Church property, located in historic Bon […]

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CRE® Consulting Corps: Making a Difference in Chicago Heights, Illinois

Client For much of its history, Chicago Heights, Illinois enjoyed a reputation as an industry-friendly city connecting people with economic opportunity. Today, the struggling city about 30 miles south of Chicago promotes itself as affordable, livable and culturally diverse. In a move that many of the city’s 30,000 residents fear will vanquish a neighborhood staple, […]

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CRE Consulting Corps: Making a Difference in Thomasville, Georgia

“THE CRE TEAM BROUGHT A NEW PERSPECTIVE TO OUR PROJECT AND HELPED US MOVE FORWARD WITH ‘NEW EYES’. THEY WERE A DIVERSE TEAM WITH A WEALTH OF KNOWLEDGE. IT WAS A FANTASTIC EXPERIENCE AND WELL WORTH THE TIME AND RESOURCES. “ -SHELLEY ZORN, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, THOMASVILLE PAYROLL DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY CLIENT: The city of Thomasville, Georgia, […]

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CRE Consulting Corps: Making a Difference in Georgia

To say the Consulting Corps Team has given us much to consider and evaluate for the future would be a gross understatement. They asked the tough questions, interviewed more than 50 people, and worked very long hours. Words like “creative, innovative, on-target, and tremendously detailed” were common descriptors of the Team and their work given […]

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