Real Estate Issues –The Counselors of Real Estate’s Professional Journal––Publishes Largest Issue in Its History

(Chicago) April 21, 2017–The new edition of Real Estate Issuesjournal of The Counselors of Real Estate® global professional association—is available now; it is the largest issue in the publication’s history, with 30 articles and 164 pages. Content focuses on “Global Cities in an Era of Change,” the theme of The Counselors’ 2016 international symposium of the same name, which took place at Stanford University last year. Many of the articles were authored by speakers and CRE® members from around the world who attended that two-day event.

“In this issue of REI magazine, we’ve assembled an impressive collection of insights inspired by that symposium,” said John Hentschel, CRE, president, Hentschel Real Estate Services, Abington, Md., who is 2017 editor-in-chief of Real Estate Issues. “With the United Nations predicting that 66 percent of the world’s population will live in cities and their surrounding areas by 2050, understanding current thinking on urbanization, technology and its effect on real estate, sustainability, smart cities, and the underlying economics that drive this future of change is essential knowledge for real estate and business leaders the world over. It is an example of the critical thinking of The Counselors of Real Estate.”

Among the articles and authors in this issue are:

  • Reports on keynote addresses of Chip Conley, head of global strategy & hospitality, Airbnb and Sam Zell, founder and chairman, Equity Group Investments, from the” Global Issues in an Era of Change” symposium;
  •  Summaries of symposium speakers and panelists addressing topics such as “Urban Infrastructure and Sustainability;” “Reinvention of Cities,“ and “Awareness, Preparedness: Cities in the Era of Risks;”
  • “Redefining Urban Mobility: Four Ways Autonomous Vehicles Will Reshape Our Cities,” by Ashley Z. Hand, co-founder of the smart city advisory company CityFi. Hand was previously transportation technology strategist for the city of Los Angeles;
  • “In the Age of Global Cities, Submarkets Still Matter – the Impact of Submarket Trends on Property Performance,” by Victor Calanog, Ph.D., CRE, global chief economist and senior vice president, Reis;
  • The impact of social media on real estate development by Casey Pipes, Esq., CRE, president of law firm Helmsing, Leach, Herlong, Newman & Rouse – an explanation and exploration of the types of social media and its impact on public opinion about real estate.
  • Articles that highlight country- or city-specific issues such as: Brexit (U.K., London); Housing (Argentina) urban housing issues and opportunities (U.S.); growth vs. sustainability (Japan, Tokyo); and interest rate risk (Germany).
  • New perspectives, analyses and reviews by CRE member authors including:
    o K.C. Conway, CRE (senior vice president, credit risk management, SunTrust Banks, Atlanta);
    o Richard Barkham, CRE (global chief economist, CBRE), London, U.K.;
    o William P.J. McCarthy, CRE (WPJ McCarthy Co., Vancouver, Canada);
    o Hugh Kelly, Ph.D., CRE (Hugh Kelly Real Estate Advisors and special advisor to Fordham University), New York, N.Y.

Mary Walker Fleischmann, president and chief executive officer of the CRE organization said, “With so many of the world’s most pressing issues rooted in real property, The Counselors takes seriously its involvement in matters relating to transportation, affordable housing, education, the environment and, more recently, economies in turmoil. This Special Issue of Real Estate Issues highlights keen perspectives from some of the best minds in real estate and business today.”

The issue is available by request. Individual articles may be read and downloaded through The Counselors of Real Estate’s website:

Real Estate Issues is the professional journal of The Counselors of Real Estate. Published since 1976, articles are incisive and dynamic, responding to current trends and practices in the real estate industry, as well as current events and world issues that impact real estate. Articles are peer-reviewed

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. Only 1,100 people in the world hold the CRE credential. For more information, contact The Counselors of Real Estate, 430 N. Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611; +1 312/329.8427;