Experts Say Investors Find Increasing Opportunity in Green Building

(Chicago) – October 13, 2016 – A little more than a decade after “green” and “sustainable” became vernacular in the commercial real estate industry, investors are finding opportunities for enhanced risk-adjusted financial returns when energy-efficient, sustainable buildings are added to their portfolios. This was the consensus of a panel of experts who spoke last week… Read more

Maura Cochran, CRE Honored for Committee Service with The Counselors of Real Estate

(Chicago)–October 13, 2016–Maura M. Cochran, CRE®, principal, Bartram & Cochran, Inc., Hartford, Conn., has been awarded the 2016 Committee Service Award by The Counselors of Real Estate® (CRE) invitation-only professional association. The honor, established in 1996, provides official recognition of exemplary committee service to the CRE organization. Ms. Cochran, whose company provides real estate advisory… Read more

Mark Zandi and Other Experts Address Brexit at Counselors of Real Estate® Convention

(Chicago) – October 11, 2016 — Mark Zandi, chief economist at Moody’s Analytics, told attendees at The Counselors of Real Estate® professional association’s annual convention in Washington, D.C. that despite many bank and analyst predictions of a world recession if the U.K. voted to leave the European Union, the global economy is actually “OK for… Read more

Counselors of Real Estate Speak at MIPIM Japan Conference

(CHICAGO)–September 9, 2016–James S. Lee., CRE, co-founder and senior principal, Kensington Realty Advisors, Chicago, spoke today at MIPIM Japan 2016 in Osaka.  MIPIM Japan is Asia’s largest international real estate conference.  He represented The Counselors of Real Estate professional association where he is the 2016 Chair of the Board.  Two other Counselors of Real Estate,… Read more

Carter Wins George L. Schmutz Award

Bradley R. Carter, CRE, received the George L. Schmutz award for his book A Guide to Appraising Automobile Dealerships. The award recognizes an outstanding technical manuscript or publication on real estate valuation. In addition to authoring this book, Brad has also published in a variety of journals, including Real Estate Issues. His book can be found in the CRE… Read more

Ralston Featured in Lakeland Ledger

Gary Ralston, CRE, President, Coldwell Banker Commercial Saunders Ralston Dantzler Realty, Lakeland, Fla., was recently featured in the July 16, 2016, edition of the Lakeland Ledger where he discussed CREs 2016-2017 Annual Top Ten Issues Affecting Real Estate. In the article, titled Housing headwinds, Gary discussed the effects millennials, urbanization, the political environment, and tech… Read more

Bach Interviewed by Bisnow

Robert Bach, CRE, Director of Research – Americas, Newmark Grubb Knight Frank, Chicago, Ill., has recently been interviewed by Bisnow on his views on how the June Jobs Report will affect real estate. According to Bob, “Even moderate job growth, combined with low levels of new construction, should be enough to push office vacancies lower… Read more

Burley Interviewed on 2016-2017 Top Ten

Peter Burley, CRE, Oak Park, Ill., has recently participated in several interviews focusing on the 2016-2017 Top Ten Issues Affecting Real Estate. Peter appeared on the Commercial Real Estate Show with Michael Bull in June. A link to this interview can be found on our website. Peter was also interviewed by Gil Gross on The… Read more

Ibbetson Inducted to Three-Year Term as Treasurer

Gregory Ibbetson, CRE, Owner/Broker, Ibbetson Commercial Real Estate Services, Huntington Beach, Calif., was recently inducted to a three-year term as Treasurer of The Arc of Los Angeles and Orange counties—a non-profit organization committed to serving people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Greg’s duties as treasurer will include oversight of the annual budgeting, reserve investments, managing… Read more

The Counselors of Real Estate®, established in 1953, is an international group of high profile professionals including members of prominent real estate, financial, legal and accounting firms as well as leaders of government and academia who provide expert, objective advice on complex real property situations and land-related matters. Membership is selective, extended by invitation only. The organization’s CRE® (Counselor of Real Estate) credential is granted to all members in recognition of superior problem solving ability in various areas of real estate counseling. For more information, contact The Counselors of Real Estate