In 2022, The Counselors of Real Estate provided Consulting Corps assistance to three communities and a Tribal nation and delivered “Mini-Consulting Corps” guidance to two Boston-area nonprofit organizations in conjunction with The Counselors’ Annual Convention. In addition, Counselors shared case studies and best practices via events hosted by the Center for Creative Land Recycling and the National Association of REALTORS®.
We are grateful for the partnership and support of our members, clients, and colleagues, and take great pride in the Consulting Corps accomplishments. We look forward to bringing Counselor expertise and problem-solving to more communities, nonprofit organizations, and government entities worldwide. Contact us to explore how the CRE Consulting Corps can address a strategic real estate challenge in your community or at an organization or government agency with which you are familiar.
2022 Consulting Corps Assignments
has long been overlooked, even as development has taken off in the surrounding city and broader region. The City of Huntsville and Huntsville Area Association of REALTORS® requested Consulting Corps assistance to analyze the corridor and offer guidance to foster redevelopment.
PARTNERSHIP WITH THE NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS: TRANSFORMING NEIGHBORHOODS
The assignments in Peoria and Huntsville came about as a result of The Counselors’ partnership with The National Association of REALTORS® (NAR). Through the Transforming Neighborhoods program, NAR covered the costs of bringing the Consulting Corps to these communities.
COLLABORATORY - FORT MYERS, FLORIDA
The City of Fort Myers, Florida, has seen significant growth in recent years, including increased population and successful reinvestment in its historic Downtown. However, little redevelopment has occurred in the adjacent Midtown community, which has numerous underutilized properties. Collaboratory, the nonprofit community development foundation, requested that the Consulting Corps assess current conditions and offer recommendations for advancing redevelopment in the Midtown neighborhood.
CONFEDERATED TRIBES OF GRAND RONDE
The Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde purchased a 23.5-acre site adjacent to downtown Oregon City along the Willamette River at Willamette Falls in 2019. The site and Willamette Falls have great meaning to the Grand Ronde Tribe. These were once the ancestral homelands to the Charcowah Village of the Clowewalla (Willamette band of Tumwaters) and the Kosh-huk-shix Village of Clackamas people. Through a partnership with the Center for Creative Land Recycling and with support from the CRE Foundation, the Consulting Corps visited Oregon City, Oregon, to provide development recommendations as the Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde redevelops the brownfield site.
COUNSELORS ENGAGED IN MINI-CONSULTING CORPS ASSIGNMENTS DURING THE 2022 CRE ANNUAL CONVENTION IN BOSTON
Hearth, Inc. is a nonprofit organization dedicated to ending elder homelessness, providing services and managing a portfolio of 228 apartments. The Counselors visited Hearth at Four Corners during the CRE Annual Convention to conduct a mini-Consulting Corps assignment bringing Counselor creative problem-solving to help Hearth advance its strategic priority: Innovation in housing development.
Thanks to Eileen Marra, Hearth’s Director of Evaluation & Strategy, and Doug Poutasse, CRE, Hearth’s Board Chair, for inviting the Counselors to visit Hearth. Thanks to Wendy Timm, CRE, Owner, Timm Real Estate Consultants for leading this project.
BOYS AND GIRLS CLUBS OF BOSTON
The Boys and Girls Clubs of Boston (BGCB) operates its Mattapan Teen Center, a former library, to serve at-risk teens. The center delivers social and educational programs in a safe, contemporary, and technological-rich environment; offerings include a music studio, performance space, and culinary learning center. Through this mini-Consulting Corps engagement, The Counselors provided recommendations to the BGCB to use the club during “off hours,” potentially diversifying revenue.
Thanks to Bob Cleary, CRE, for introducing The Counselors to the Boys and Girls Clubs of Boston. Thanks to David Libby for inviting Counselor assistance and welcoming The Counselors to the Center. We are grateful to Casey Kemper, CRE, for leading this assignment.
WEBINAR: THE CASE OF TWO COASTS
WHAT ARE CLIENTS SAYING?
WHAT DO COUNSELORS REPORT ABOUT THE EXPERIENCE?
Thank You to Our Consulting Corps Volunteers!
Thanks to the following Counselors who participated in Consulting Corps assignments in 2022: