Corporate real estate certification tests given in...

Industry Digest

July 21, 1996

Corporate real estate certification tests given in Baltimore

Baltimore is one of six cities in which the opening round of examinations to become board certified in corporate real estate will be administered Sept. 28-29. Exams will also be given in Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, New York and San Francisco.

Certification requires applicants to pass five separate tests covering strategic planning, transactions, site selection and location analysis, management of facilities and project execution. Candidates must also complete four electives and a short university course.

"Anyone who is serious about a career in corporate real estate needs to pursue this certification," said John Peace, chairman of the independent Board on Certification for Corporate Real Estate.

Students must register by July 28. To receive a candidate handbook and application, contact Applied Measurement Professionals Inc. Candidate Services Department at (913) 541-0400.

Olympian place to stay at $55,000 a night

If you are looking for a special place to stay during the Atlanta Olympics and are not frightened off by a $55,000-per-night price tag, the 60-acre Dean Gardens Estate may be just what you are looking for.

Located 40 miles from downtown Atlanta, the estate has a golf course, grass tennis court, swimming pool, 3-acre man-made lake, manicured croquet lawn, amphitheater and 32,000-square-foot mansion with eight bedrooms and 10 bathrooms.

The Dean Gardens Estate is for sale for $27.5 million through Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage in Atlanta. Call (404) 252-4908.

Real estate firm is selling video on helping kids move

"Kids' Survival Guide to Moving," a 27-minute videotape aimed at making moving a positive experience for children, can be ordered from RE/MAX International Inc., the real estate company. The tape won third place for Creative Excellence in Children's Programming at the 1996 International Film and Video Festival.

The tape features children discussing their fears and concerns and positive outcomes of a family move. In addition, Thomas T. Olkowski, a family psychologist, looks at topics ranging from handling the news about moving, to saying goodbye to friends to dealing with going to a new school.

To obtain a copy of the tape, send a check for $17.95 to RE/MAX Satellite Network, c/o "Kids' Survival Guide to Moving," 7388 S. Revere Parkway, Suite 903, Englewood, Colo. 80112, or call (800) 525-7452 and ask for RE/MAX Satellite Network.

Seminar in South Baltimore for first-time homebuyers

Tri-Churches Housing, a nonprofit partnership of Pigtown and Washington Village churches, will offer a seminar for first-time, low- and middle-income homebuyers from 6: 30 p.m. to 8: 30 p.m. Aug. 8 in the lower hall of St. Jerome's Head Start Center, 765 W. Hamburg St.

After attending the seminar, participants are eligible to attend free homebuyer classes Sept. 12, 19 and 25 at St. Jerome's.

The seminar is sponsored by Crestar Mortgage Corp.

News in Brief

Catonsville Community College and Coldwell Banker Grempler Realty Inc. have developed a six-hour course entitled "Senior Issues and Housing Opportunities" to prepare agents for working with the growing senior population and their families. Information: (410) 455-4748.

Century 21 Forty West Inc. said Gaye Rittenhouse was the company's top producer with $1.7 in home sales in May. Sue Zitzer had $1.1 in sales, topping the million-dollar mark for the third straight month.

Long & Foster Real Estate Inc. said Sally Sweet of the Crofton office was the firm's top Anne Arundel County producer in May with $2.4 million in home sales. Other top sellers were Margie Bellman, Pasadena-Glen Burnie, $2.2 million; Barbara Stammer, Annapolis, $1 million; John Collins, Severna Park, $948,500; Elaine Humphreys, Fort Meade-Odenton, $744,000; and Lesley Robinson, Deale, $588,300.

The National Association of Home Inspectors has elected Stephen Showalter to a second two-year term on its board of directors. His company, Building Specs Inc. of Annapolis, provides buyers and sellers with professional home inspections services and trains new home inspectors.

O'Conor, Piper & Flynn said Mary Lou Wickham, a sales associate in the Bel Air-Forest Hill office, earned the Graduate Realtors Institute designation from the National Association of Realtors. O'Conor, Piper & Flynnsaid Cookie and Dave Stone, who sell as a team, were the top producers in the Reisterstown office with $1.2 million in home sales in April. Debra Barrett and Bill Caspari also sold $1 million in houses in April.

Partners Management Co. of Towson won three awards from the Apartment Builders and Owners Council of the Home Builders Association of Maryland. Partners received the Best Marketing Award for print advertisement for Dutch Village in Hillendale and Outstanding Apartment Community honors for the Beethoven Apartments in Bolton Hill. Deb Walters, manager of Highland Village Townhomes in Lansdowne, was a semifinalist for manager of the year.

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