CHICAGO, IL – October 30, 2012 – (RealEstateRama) — New York City commercial real estate advisor Howard C. Gelbtuch, CRE®, principal, Greenwich Realty Advisors Incorporated, has assumed the role of 2013 Chair of the Board of The Counselors of Real Estate®, an international organization of top-level commercial real estate advisors, headquartered in Chicago. Gelbtuch began his one-year term on October 17 at the organization’s recent CRE Annual Convention in Miami.
Gelbtuch has 37 years of real estate experience. Prior to founding Greenwich Realty Advisors in 1994—an internationally known valuation and consulting firm—Gelbtuch was a senior vice president at Landauer Associates; director of research for Morgan Stanley Realty; and oversaw the real estate valuation practice for North and South America at Jones Lang LaSalle. He has worked or taught real estate courses throughout the Americas, eastern and western Europe, Asia, the Middle East, Russia, and Africa. Through a recent CRE Foundation grant, Gelbtuch will teach a property rights course at a women’s real estate conference in Kenya in November and December. A prolific author, Gelbtuch supervised the writing of the tenth edition of the Appraisal Institute’s textbook The Appraisal of Real Estate, and has authored two textbooks on global valuation techniques.
A member of The Counselors of Real Estate since 1987, Gelbtuch chaired the organization’s Consulting Corps for many years, an entity that provides real estate analysis and action plans for municipalities, not-for-profits, government entities, public/private developers, and owners of real property. Gelbtuch earned a bachelor’s degree in finance at New York University School of Commerce, and a master’s degree in business administration in real estate at Baruch College of the City University of New York.
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; 312/329.8427; http://www.cre.org