CRE pronunciation

Interested your thoughts.

"Kree" or "C-R-E"?

People use both all the time, but I wonder if one is "right" or not.

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Nov 16, 2022 - 12:19pm
SwansonOrSamsonsite, what's your opinion? Comment below:

Hear it a lot from banking folks. Took me aback as well. Once you get used to it, it is nice shaving 3 syllables to 1.

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Nov 16, 2022 - 12:22pm
Ricky Sargulesh, what's your opinion? Comment below:

I've been in the industry ~10 years and have never heard anybody speak either of these terms... just say "commercial real estate"

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Nov 16, 2022 - 2:57pm
Ozymandia, what's your opinion? Comment below:

Who are these "people"?

Sounds like very junior analysts or kids going through recruiting, who want to sound like industry insiders.  No one is in such a rush that they have to save a half second by phonetically pronouncing an acronym.

Nov 24, 2022 - 7:33pm
FreelancerCRE, what's your opinion? Comment below:

No one is in such a rush that they have to save a half second by phonetically pronouncing an acronym.

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Nov 24, 2022 - 8:43pm
redever, what's your opinion? Comment below:

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