CHICAGO – November 13, 2013 – (RealEstateRama) — Nov. 11, 2013—Scott R. Muldavin, CRE, senior advisor, Rocky Mountain Institute and executive director of the Green Building Finance Consortium, San Rafael, Calif., was presented the 2013 Committee Service Award by The Counselors of Real Estate (CRE) at its Annual Convention in October in San Francisco. The honor recognizes Muldavin’s dedication to committee service within the organization—volunteerism behind the scenes that results in key contributions to advancing the CRE mission.
In presenting the award, 2013 CRE Chair of the Board Howard C. Gelbtuch noted, in particular, Muldavin’s accomplishment in “articulating the vision that a politically diverse organization like The Counselors can contribute to industry debates and issues through rigorous ‘illumination’ rather than advocacy.” This vision led to the creation of the CRE External Affairs Committee, which, over the past two years, has provided a forum for organizational debate and released “The Top Ten Issues Affecting Real Estate”—an annual list of prioritized industry issues that has garnered major media attention, putting the CRE organization in the media spotlight.
A CRE since 1995, Muldavin is widely recognized as an expert in real estate investment and the capital markets, and more recently has turned his attention to sustainable finance and valuation. He founded the Green Building Finance Consortium in 2006 to improve valuation and underwriting practices to scale industry investment by enabling an assessment of sustainable properties from a financial perspective. His book Value Beyond Cost Savings: How to Underwrite Sustainable Properties and broad portfolio of sustainable value and finance collaborations are dedicated to detailing the financial basis for deep energy efficiency and sustainability investment.
Muldavin also served as a lead real estate partner at Deloitte & Touche; co-founded Guggenheim Real Estate, a $3 billion-plus private real estate company; served on the Advisory Board of Global Real Analytics, an advisor to $2 billion of REIT and CMBS funds; and completed more than 300 consulting engagements involving real estate finance, mortgage lending, investment, valuation, securitization, and sustainability. Muldavin has authored more than 200 books and articles on real estate finance, investment, valuation, and sustainability. He is a graduate of the University of California, Berkeley, and Harvard University, and is a Fellow of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors.
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