Jim McKinney, of Regency Properties in Evansville, Indiana was awarded the designation of CRE (Counselor of Real Estate) on November 5th at the Counselors’ 2011 Annual Meeting in Washington, DC. The Counselors of Real Estate is an international affiliation of high profile real estate practitioners who provide expert advisory services to clients on complex real property and land-related matters.
Professionally, McKinney specializes in commercial real estate and property management. He has led Regency for the past 20 years as Chief Executive Officer as the company grew into the dynamic shopping center operation and management success that it enjoys today in eight states. McKinney holds both a BS in Accounting and a Masters in Business Administration in Real Estate and Finance from Indiana University, and is an alumnus of Harvard’s Advance Management Development Program.
Membership in The Counselors of Real Estate is selective and extended by invitation only. It attests to the practitioner’s expertise and proven competence in his or her chosen area of real estate. Members receive the CRE credential in recognition of proven superior problem-solving ability. Once invited to membership, Counselors must adhere to a strict Code of Ethics and Standards of Professional Practice. Counselors are recognized in the marketplace as having consistently demonstrated the highest levels of knowledge, experience, integrity, and judgment.
Of the over 150,000 practitioners in commercial real estate today, fewer than 1,100 have been awarded the CRE credential. The Counselors of Real Estate, established in 1953 and headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, is an international professional organization whose members provide objective, reliable advice and counsel on matters affecting all forms of real property in the United States and abroad. Members include ranking representatives of real estate consulting, financial, legal and accounting firms as well as leaders of Wall Street, government and academia.