Counselors attend MIPIM in Cannes, France

Representing 10 countries, a cadre of Counselors gathered for lunch and camaraderie March 16 at MIPIM in Cannes, France. Clockwise second from left: Ralf-Peter Koschny, CRE, Hans-Ulrich Berendes, CRE, Thierry Ledieu, CRE, Anton Bondi de Antoni, CRE, Guniz Celen CRE, Hans Vrensen, CRE, Antonio Campagnoli, CRE, Leopold Kuehmayer, CRE, Kevin Turpin, CRE, and Tina Paillet, […]

The Counselors of Real Estate Announces 2022 Leadership Team

Chicago, IL, January 3, 2022—The Counselors of Real Estate®, an international consortium of prominent commercial property advisors, has announced its 2022 leadership team.  Marilee A. Utter, CRE, 2022 Global Chair, will lead the 1,000-member organization.  She is president of Citiventure Associates, LLC, in Denver, Colorado. Invited to Counselor membership in 1996, Ms. Utter has developed […]

Remembering Anthony Downs, Ph.D., CRE® Emeritus

We are saddened at the recent loss of economist, author, and Counselor Anthony “Tony” Downs. Tony Downs was invited to membership in The Counselors of Real Estate® in Spring 1990. He served CRE in several positions, including on the Board of Directors, the CRE Foundation, and he served three years on the Real Estate Issues […]

Michel Couillard Honored at CRE® Board of Directors Meeting

During the CRE® Board of Directors Meeting on November 4, 2021, Michel Couillard was honored for serving as Chair of the Board for 2020 and 2021, an unprecedented two-year term as the world navigated a historic pandemic. An “Extraordinary Leader for Extraordinary Times,” Michel was presented with a First Nations Talking Stick, hand-carved with four symbols of wisdom […]

Tony DellaPelle, CRE, receives Alumni Citation Award from Franklin & Marshall College

Tony DellaPelle has been selected as the recipient of the Alumni Citation Award by his undergraduate alma mater, Franklin & Marshall College. This award is presented to alumni who are distinguished in a particular profession, have provided dedicated leadership and service to the community, and have established an exemplary record of accomplishments in a specific […]

David Wilkes, CRE, and Kevin Clyne, CRE, Write on New York’s Property Tax System for New York Real Estate Journal

“The result is that outside of New York City and Nassau, property tax appeals inevitably end up in lengthy court proceedings that accumulate several years, at a minimum, before they are adequately resolved.” – David C. Wilkes, CRE, and Kevin M. Clyne, CRE Read more:

Jamie Woodwell, CRE, Quoted on

“Performance is still property-type dependent, with the properties that saw the most immediate and dramatic impacts from the pandemic—lodging and retail—still experiencing considerably more stress than others but showing improvement. Delinquency rates are down significantly for those property types and remain muted for others.” – Jamie Woodwell, CRE Read more:

Jonathan Miller, CRE, quoted in Mansion Global

“Pre-Covid, for five years the market has been soft at the top and tighter at the lower price points. Since lockdown ended, it’s been the inverse. And because new development skews luxury, the picture for new development has improved.” – Jonathan Miller, CRE 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