Member Spotlight: Korin Crawford, CRE®

“I saw how real estate directly impacts a city’s bottom line and was really drawn to the amazing process of using finance law, land use, architecture, public engagement, and design to really make a difference in communities.” Korin Crawford’s path to a successful career in real estate was not a straight one. With both of… Read more

Member Spotlight: Reid C. Wilson, CRE®

“When I first joined CRE, I was the only practicing Texas real estate attorney in the organization. I still consider it one of my most meaningful designations.” Reid Wilson’s father, Ray, loved antique cars.  So much so he once owned an antique car museum in Galveston, Texas, in the 1960s.  “My dad always admired the 1959… Read more

Member Spotlight: David Dominy, CRE®

“Having the opportunity to match my passion for flying with the mission of helping others is a gift.”   When a friend asked David Dominy, CRE, to accompany him a few years ago in his private plane to fly a skin cancer patient from Sherman, Texas, to the MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, he… Read more

Member Spotlight: Ruth Colp-Haber, CRE®

“Long-term relationships matter.  Your reputation matters.  Providing great service matters.  Giving back to the community matters.  And being a part of organizations like The Counselors matters.”   Ruth Colp-Haber’s parents and grandfather spent their distinguished careers as medical doctors, so one would presume Ruth’s professional trajectory would follow the same course.  That is until she… Read more

Member Spotlight: Jules H. Marling, IV, CRE®

“The mind is the greatest inhibitor and we are always capable of much more than we think.” There are sports metaphors and then there are lessons and realizations that sports can offer at any point in life.  For Jules H. Marling, IV, CRE (Jay), boxing is that sport.  An enthusiast since his mid-30s, Jay says… Read more

Member Spotlight: Ralf-Peter Koschny, CRE®

“An Open Mind Can Take You to Surprising Places” It can be a circuitous path from college to finding the ideal career niche.  According to Ralf-Peter Koschny, CRE, CEO, Bulwiengesa AG, Hamburg, Germany, that winding path can be a good thing, as long as the traveler keeps an open mind about where it leads. The… Read more

Member Spotlight: Winthrop D. Perkins, CRE®

“Leverage Your Interests.” How does a Harvard University graduate with a degree in Government and an aptitude for music become the go-to real estate appraisal expert for airports across the U.S.?  Winthrop D. (“Win”) Perkins, CRE, president, Airport and Aviation Appraisals, Inc., Bastrop, Texas, says first identify what interests you most, then a profession will… Read more

Member Spotlight: Hiroyuki Isobe, CRE®

“I Wanted to Be an Entrepreneur!” The Backstory Hiroyuki (Hiro) Isobe, CRE, Founder and Chairman, Japan Valuers, Inc., Tokyo, was attracted to a profession in real estate while a college student at Waseda University in Tokyo.  “In Japan, an appraisal license was considered to be one of the most difficult professional licenses to acquire,” Hiro… Read more

Member Spotlight: Cindy S. Chandler, CRE®

“It All Started with the Snow.” When Cindy Chandler, CRE, Owner, The Chandler Group, Charlotte, NC, was appointed a North Carolina Real Estate Commissioner by the President Pro Tem of the state Senate, it was a natural progression of her accomplished real estate career. It also validates her reputation for education, service and integrity. She… Read more

Member Spotlight: Theresa M. Nygard, CRE®

“Let Me Tell You About the Job that Changed My Life.”   The Backstory New Mexico native Theresa Nygard, CRE, has more than 30 years of experience in commercial property appraisal and today is senior vice president at KTR Real Estate Advisors in Manhattan, where she leads the company’s litigation support activities involving a range… 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