We first began working with the Alabama Center for Real Estate (ACRE) in 2011, with a study on demographics-based new housing needs, particularly focusing in on the tornado-affected areas of Tuscaloosa, Alabama. We've worked with them through the continuation of this study and have been fascinated by the work that they do.
ACRE's core purpose is to advance the profession of real estate in Alabama by providing relevant resources in the area of research, education, and outreach. The center is housed within the University of Alabama's Culverhouse College of Commerce and acts as an industry liaison for the benefit of business school students pursuing a career in real estate. The relationship between the center and its industry stakeholders is one of ACRE's greatest strengths. Alabama companies and individuals partner with the center, bringing a wealth of knowledge and real-world experiences.
ACRE is led by executive director Grayson Glaze. Grayson holds a bachelor's degree in finance with a concentration in real estate from the University of Alabama and a juris doctorate degree from the Birmingham School of Law. In 2008, he earned the Certified Property Manager professional designation from the Institute of Real Estate Management (IREM) and the Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM) professional designation from the CCIM Institute. He currently serves as the president of the Alabama Chapter of IREM.
We've been very interested in ACRE as an entity and are excited to see what lies ahead for them, as well as how our working relationship with them will develop and grow.
Keep an eye out for our work with ACRE. Together, we're moving the market!
By Denise Kruse