Real Estate Asset Counseling, Inc. was established in 1993 by founding principal, James Thomas Coe who has a Counselor of Real Estate designation. The objective of the firm is to assist owners and lessors of USPS and GSA properties. Over the years, the counseling practice has grown and through its affiliation with the the Association of United States Postal Lessors (AUSPL), and the Atlanta Postal Credit Union, we now provide Lessors with the premier consulting firm in this market.
Our clients consist of entities that own a few USPS/GSA buildings, to those that own hundreds of such buildings.
The Most Experienced Consulting Team in the Market!
We have a number of professionals who assist us as needed on special projects. These individuals consist of people who have extensive backgrounds in finance, appraisals, site selections, and general experience in all facets of the USPS and GSA real estate organizations.
James Thomas Coe, Keith E. LaShier, Philip E. Wilson
Tom has over 45 years of experience with the United States Postal Service and other commercial real estate. For eight years he was the Senior USPS executive in charge of the national real estate program, overseeing all acquisition, real estate management, and asset management (developmental) real estate. As the founding principal of Real Estate Asset Counseling, Inc. he has provided a variety of consultant services to hundreds of individuals in the USA plus several assignments in foreign locations. Tom served as a university professor of Real Estate in Appraisal, Finance, and Law courses. He has a B.S. in Real Estate and Urban Development from Georgia State University, an M.B.A. in Management from the University of Memphis. He has additional post graduate studies at the University of Houston and University of Virginia. He is a member of the Counselors of Real Estate.
Phil has over 38 years experience in public and private sector real estate. He formerly served as Senior Vice President, Corporate Services, NAI Global, one of the world's largest commercial and corporate real estate firms. He also served in a variety of executive positions with the United States Postal Service, including Acting Vice President, Facilities. Phil accomplished many of the most complex, highest value acquisitions, and construction and asset management projects attempted by the United States Postal Service. Phil has obtained certifications as a Certified Property Manager with the Institute of Real Estate Management, Certified Review Appraiser with the National Association of Review Appraisers and Mortgage Underwriters, and a Master of Corporate Real Estate from the National Associate of Corporate Real Estate Executives. He has a B. A. from the University of South Florida in addition to numerous courses in facilities and business management.
Keith retired from the United States Postal Service in 2007 with over thirty six years of experience in Operations, Finance and Facilities. He managed an area comprising 20 states with an inventory of over 7600 buildings. These buildings contained 56 Million square feet. Approximately 76% of these facilities were leased and incurred annual lease costs exceeding $124 Million per year. Keith served as the Acting Vice President, Facilities for the United States Postal Service and in that position had responsibility for one of the largest real estate organizations in the country. Keith previously served in a variety of high level Finance positions with the United States Postal Service. He graduated from Arizona State University with a B.S. in Management, and has graduate level courses from Duke University and the University of Virginia. He serves on the Board of Directors of the Association of United States Postal Lessors (AUSPL) and also Lutheran Family Services of Rocky Mountains. He is a member of the Counselors of Real Estate.