Global Positioning

Expansion in Europe To accommodate its growing membership, The Counselors’ European Chapter will be adding Prague-based staff to strengthen membership and programming throughout Europe. A long-term goal is to form country-based chapters.  Additionally, plans are underway for an international conference in Prague in the summer of 2020. 2019 Brexit Conference The European Chapter, in cooperation… Read more

The CRE Chapter Network

Recent Chapter Events March 20: The Dallas/Fort Worth Chapter held a luncheon featuring speaker, Mike Ablon, founding partner of Pegasus Ablon. Pegasus Ablon is a multidisciplinary developer and investor focused on the integration of emerging markets with evolving demographic trends. March 20: The Utah Chapter held a luncheon featuring a presentation by Russ Appel, Founding Principal… Read more

The CRE Network Connection

The global network of Counselors presents a rare opportunity for camaraderie and local insight from a fellow CRE member. Friendships can also develop which last a lifetime. A.C. Schwethelm, CRE, Comfort, Texas, and Jon Yamaguchi, CRE, Honolulu, Hawaii, met through their numerous activities in The Counselors. A rich friendship developed, and includes their families, as… Read more

Business Tips

Benefitting from new Connectivity as a Small Business By Paige Mueller, CRE, Managing Director, Eigen 10 Advisors, LLC A new connectivity is forming as hundreds of tech firms begin to address the needs of the real estate industry. Platforms by firms such as Tableau, Microsoft’s Power BI, and Salesforce are now frequently being used by… Read more

News, Announcements and Deadlines

CRE Leadership News Deadline: March 13, 2019—Submit a Nomination for the James Felt Creative Counseling Award CRE 2018 Annual Convention Highlights CRE 2019 Midyear Meetings Update Chapter News Publications News: The Reading List The Latest In The Counselor The Latest In Real Estate Issues CRE Leadership News Meet The Counselors’ 2019 Leadership team: Julie L…. Read more

Member News

Milestones Counselors Quoted in Media Speaking Out Honors, Awards, and Giving Back Member Spotlight Milestones Theddi Wright Chappell, CRE, appointed program director for Utah C-PACE Paul J. Massey, Jr., CRE, co-founds B6 Real Estate Advisors Michael J. Ash, Esq., CRE, joins Carlin & Ward Martha Heric, CRE, has joined Cushman & Wakefield Valuation and Advisory… Read more

New Members: Fall 2018

Membership invitations were extended to 19 real estate advisory professionals after The Counselors of Real Estate 2018 Annual Convention in Charleston, South Carolina in October. While we are excited by the number of new members the organization has invited, we particularly celebrate the breadth of experience, new skill sets, and diversity in its many forms represented within our newest class of invitees…. Read more

CRE Leadership News

Marilee Utter Nominated for 2021 Board Chair of The Counselors of Real Estate® Marilee Utter, CRE®, has been nominated to serve as 2021 chair of The Counselors of Real Estate® professional association. Ms. Utter is president, Citiventure Associates, LLC, Denver, where she advises clients and municipalities on public/private partnerships, urban and transit-oriented development, and organizational… Read more

News & Announcements

Contents: National and International Meetings CRE Chapter News Publications News Are You Aware of The Counselors’ Planned Giving Program? National and International Meetings Report: CRE 2018 Midyear Meeting The Counselors’ 2018 Midyear Meeting took place in Chicago at the London House Hotel, April 29–May 1. The program included a session with the hotel’s developer, John Rutledge,… Read more

Business Tips

Differentiation By David Hooks, CRE®, managing principal, MarketHooks Consulting, Inc., Chicago A key element of any successful marketing strategy is to differentiate your brand from that of competitors. In the real estate industry, often the use of “CRE” is common shorthand for “commercial real estate.” This becomes confusing when we, as Counselors of Real Estate®, use… 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