Planning, Development and Preservation

Creative Thinkers Luncheon

February 15, 2012 - MRED Student Sponsorship at Creative Thinkers Award Luncheon

Through the generous sponsorship of Buck Moody, a Counselor of Real Estate® (CRE), the second year Master of Real Estate Development students received the opportunity to attend this year’s 4th annual Creative Thinkers Award Luncheon in Charlotte, NC.  This is the second year that Mr. Moody has sponsored the attendance for our advanced graduate students.  This year, Mr. Moody is serving as a national Liaison Vice Chair and one of six national officers for the Counselors of Real Estate®. 

In addition to sponsorship’s like Buck’s for the MRED students, the CRE® organization has a Counselors in the Classroom program that emphasizes involving its members in real estate programs around the country in the form of classroom presentations and mentorship programs around the country.   Clemson received a grant three years ago to pilot the program and it has now taken on national prominence.  “My personal goal for this year was to beef up the CIC effort,” said Buck Moody as he took over as the Liaison Vice Chair for the national organization.  Buck Moody is a Senior Manager at Thomson Reuters in Denver, NC with over 35 years experience in commercial real estate.

The Counselors of Real Estate® is a professional membership organization established in 1953 exclusively for leading real property advisors. The organization consists of 1,100 members, worldwide, whose members act as consultants to a majority of the US based Fortune 500 corporations.  Members are awarded the CRE® designation, which is bestowed by invitation only. 

Students traveled to Charlotte for the Creative Thinkers Award on February 22, 2012.  

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