Counselors of Real Estate was established in 1953. It is an international network of real estate experts who offer expert advice on complicated real estate and land-related issues. The invitation is only for qualified people, though they can apply on their own. It includes principals from prominent real estate, financial and legal firms, as well as economists, futurists, and Wall Street leaders.
Diverse in professional disciplines, geography, and demographics
Only 1,000 professionals are certified CRE(r), Counselor of Real Estate. Among thousands of assignments, Counselors have resolved the dispute between the developer of The World Trade Center and its insurers post-September 11, led the privatization of U.S. Army Housing, developed a multi-billion-dollar, 10-year Master Plan for the Philadelphia Public Schools, and were retained by the Polish Government to revitalize that country’scountry’s national railway system. Counselors valued Yale University’sUniversity’s Grand Canyon as well as Yale University. They also created and endowed the MIT Center for Real Estate.
The organization is not a representative of any particular asset class or specialty but rather represents more than 60 disciplines from all asset classes. Common linkage is the provision of objective and reliable advice on real property issues, serving clients from many different backgrounds: pension funds and REITs, large institutional investors, asset managers, corporations, municipalities, and all levels of government, universities, private owners, and investors, transportation entities, social service agencies, and pension funds.
Leadership through the advancement of thought
The Counselors, which considers thought leadership a core competency, has partnered with Stanford and Harvard universities to present the first ever international real estate symposiums on their campuses. The Counselors have developed a series called WHAT’SWHAT’S NEXT for REAL ESTATE and THE LIFE EXPERIENCE. These sessions are one hour long and feature top economists, visionaries, and market makers who openly and provocatively discuss various areas of commercial realty and the geopolitical environment that affects them.
The renowned peer-reviewed journal real estate issues are published by us. Perhaps The Counselors’Counselors’ best-known example of thought leadership is the annual Top Ten Issues Affecting Real Estate(r), which is launched each year at the National Association of Real Estate Editors annual conference.
Giving back is a prerequisite for moving forward.
CRE(r) Foundation funds game-changing projects with a connection to real property. These are projects that will make a significant impact in your community as well as communities around the globe. CRE(r) Consulting Corp has recently been assigned to a partnership with U.S. Navy in order to help them maximize the real estate assets at its Naval Air Station Oceana base, Virginia Beach, Virginia. The Consulting Corps worked in partnership with Paradise Association of Realtors(r), California, to provide analysis and advice for rebuilding efforts following the 2018 devastating «Camp Fire.»