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Fannie Mae’s Kim Betancourt Receives CRE Credential from The Counselors of Real Estate

September 8, 2017

Alicia Jones


WASHINGTON, DC – Fannie Mae (FNMA/OTC) is proud to announce that Kim Betancourt, Director of Economics and Multifamily Research at Fannie Mae, has been awarded the CRE® (Counselor of Real Estate®) credential by The Counselors of Real Estate, an international group of real estate practitioners who provide expert advisory services to clients on complex real property and land-related matters.

At Fannie Mae, Ms. Betancourt is responsible for analyzing current economic conditions at both national and local levels, determining their impact on the multifamily sector and identifying future trends. She manages a team of real estate economists that specialize in researching all sectors of multifamily rental housing, including Affordable Housing, Student Housing, and Seniors Housing. 

Membership in The Counselors of Real Estate is highly selective and is extended by invitation only. Members receive the CRE credential in recognition of proven superior problem-solving ability. Counselors are recognized in the marketplace as having consistently demonstrated the highest levels of knowledge, experience, integrity, and judgment. There are fewer than 1,100 real estate professionals who currently hold 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.

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