The Counselors of Real Estate Presents Perspectives About U.S. Real Estate Market at MIPIM Global Conference


CHICAGO, IL – March 9, 2011 – (RealEstateRama) — At a time when the world is searching for facts about the stability of property markets, The Counselors of Real Estate professional association will offer an unbiased and realistic view of the U.S. property markets this week at MIPIM. MIPIM, held in Cannes, France, is the world’s largest global real estate conference.

The program session, Real Estate in North America: Rebound or Retrench? will be presented on Wednesday, March 9 at 11:00 am in the Palais des Festivals hall. Speakers will address such questions as why the U.S. continues to attract increasing investment interest in real estate from non-U.S. investors despite a sluggish job market, historic government deficits and a highly diverse (and polarized) populace.

The Counselors of Real Estate is known for providing insightful, balanced perspectives on pressing issues in real estate. Member speakers selected to present this program, the organization’s first hosted session at MIPIM, are:

  • The Counselors’ 2011 board chair, John J. Leary, CRE, president of Leary Counseling and Valuation, New Haven, Conn., program moderator;
  • Robert M. White, Jr., CRE, founder and president, Real Capital Analytics, New York, New York and
  • Hugh F. Kelly, CRE, clinical professor of real estate, New York University Schack Institute of Real Estate.
  • The panel also includes Jay B. Davis, Managing Director, Head of Private Equity Portfolio Management, Principal Real Estate Investors.

Panelists will address the underlying questions that address location and sector differences, including geographic trends and the most current facts about retail, multi-family, hospitality, office and industrial property sectors. Their data will show the state of the U.S. property markets, and interpret what the high levels of investment from non-U.S. investors will mean for property markets and investors worldwide.

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 awarded 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, 430 N. Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611; 312/329.8427;

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