Richard Roddewig '74 Receives William S. Ballard Award for Real Estate Article


Three executives from Clarion Associates, Inc., Chicago, a national land-use and real estate consulting firm, have been honored with a 2012 William S. Ballard Award from The Counselors of Real Estate® (CRE®) for their article written for the organization’s journal, Real Estate Issues®. The winners are: Richard J. Roddewig, CRE, president; Gary R. Papke, CRE, senior vice president; and Charles T. Brigden, CRE, vice president. The honor is bestowed annually in recognition of the author(s) whose work best exemplifies the high standards of content maintained in the organization's 36-year old professional journal.

The authors’ case study, entitled “Determining Real Estate Damages from Natural Disasters: Real Estate Counseling in Class Action Litigation—Lessons from Hurricane Katrina,” addresses the role that real estate counselors played in assessing damages by property type, physical construction, uses, neighborhoods, wind, rain, flooding and other factors, in litigation related to determining fair and accurate damages.

As president of Clarion Associates, Inc., Roddewig has more than 30 years of experience as a real estate counselor and works on counseling assignments across the United States. He specializes in expert testimony in large real estate-related litigation assignments. Roddewig has authored, co-authored, edited or contributed to 11 books and more than 50 articles in professional journals. He has an undergraduate degree from the University of Notre Dame, and both a master’s degree and a juris doctorate from the University of Chicago.