About Us

Seven individuals in North Carolina established a new CRE™ chapter in February of 1982. Thirty-one years later we attracted 200 executives to our annual meeting, known as the CREative Thinkers Awards luncheon.

The cities where CREs are located in the Carolinas include Chapel Hill, Charlotte, Davidson, Greensboro, Raleigh, Wilmington, and Winston-Salem in North Carolina, and Charleston, Clemson, Columbia, Greenville, Mt. Pleasant, Rock Hill, and Tega Cay in South Carolina.

Expert Experience

Our membership is composed of an uncommonly broad-based constituency representing the following areas:

  • Developers of adaptive reuse buildings
  • Owner/Operators of marinas
  • Tax appeal specialists
  • Public private partnership intermediaries
  • Real Estate Attorneys
  • Corporate real estate executives
  • Local Brokers/national site selection consultants
  • Corporate portfolio advisors
  • University educators
  • Expert witness testimony experts
  • Market & Feasibility study experts
  • Real estate education
  • Real estate economists
  • Hotel developers & operators
  • Mixed use investors/asset managers
  • Real estate capital markets experts in CMBS & securitization
  • Workout specialists
  • Land use consultants
  • Urban planners
  • Construction managers
  • EB-5 investment specialists
  • Forensic damage valuation


  • Economic and fiscal impact studies
  • Feasibility studies
  • Financing
  • Valuation and appraisal
  • Acquisitions and dispositions
  • Brokerage
  • Development
  • Ownership
  • Asset management
  • Site location, relocation, lease/purchase evaluation
  • Corporate real estate strategy
  • Commercial mortgage-backed securities (CMBS)
  • Joint ventures
  • Expert witness testimony and litigation support and strategy
  • Arbitration and mediation
  • Investment analysis and strategy
  • Market research and demand/supply analysis
  • Highest and best use studies
  • Portfolio due diligence
  • Property management and performance evaluation
  • Eminent domain
  • Land use/master planning
  • Non-profit consulting
  • Tenant representation
  • Mortgage lending
  • Pension fund consulting
  • Public/private partnerships
  • Workouts
  • Environmental consulting
  • Facilities planning
  • Capital formation and syndication
  • Tax consulting
  • Educational consulting
  • Exchanges
  • REITs
  • Mergers
  • Systems consulting
  • Registered investment advisory services

Carolinas Chapter of CRE Members

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Carolinas Chapter of CRE Officers

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