Marjorie Stern Jacobs, of counsel in the Real Estate Department at Ballard Spahr Andrews & Ingersoll, LLP, resident in the firm's Philadelphia office, has been invited to membership in The Counselors of Real Estate, and now holds the CRE Designation.

The Counselors of Real Estate is a membership organization established solely for real estate advisors who provide intelligent, unbiased, and trusted advice. Its mission is to be the forum for leaders in real estate. Being invited to membership is an acknowledgement of professional achievement in real estate counseling. Those designated a Counselor of Real Estate, or a CRE, are recognized by their peers as having consistently demonstrated the highest levels of integrity, judgment, knowledge, experience, and competency.

Worldwide, there are approximately 1,100 CRE-designated real estate advisors. Ms. Jacobs joins colleagues Michael Sklaroff, partner and chair of Ballard's Real Estate Department, and Morton P. Fisher Jr., partner in the Real Estate Department, who also hold the CRE Designation.

Ms. Jacobs is a member of Ballard's Eminent Domain, Real Estate Tax, and Zoning and Land Use Groups. She has more than 30 years of experience in the fields of eminent domain, real estate taxation, and zoning and land use. Before entering private practice in 1992, Ms. Jacobs was a Divisional Deputy City Solicitor at the Law Department of the City of Philadelphia, where she was in charge of all condemnation matters for the city and served as counsel to the Board of Revision of Taxes of the City of Philadelphia and the Zoning Board of Adjustment of the City of Philadelphia. Ms. Jacobs is a member of the American Bar Association and the Philadelphia Bar Association, in which she previously chaired the Real Property Section. She currently chairs the Real Property Section's Eminent Domain and Appraisals Committee.



Morton P. Fisher, Jr. Michael Sklaroff