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Squeeze Play

“I received more CCIM e-mails from “Tax Squeeze” than any other article I’ve done. I’ve written a new course called “Confessions of a Commercial Real Estate Consultant” that helps brokers map a path to fee-based income from commissions. Read it at www.”
— Todd Clarke, CCIM, NM Apartment Advisors

Early Bird Warning

“What concept has been very successful in your home market and is getting ready to spread? What is the next Red Robin or Residence Inn? Brokers in other markets could be looking for concepts as they spread, send that information through MailBridge or e-mail, and we could make our clients aware of potential franchise opportunities ahead of the curve. It would make CCIMs more valuable to potential investors or clients with potential sites.”
— Daryl A. Crotts, CCIM, CPM, Crotts Commercial Real Estate

CI 101 Advice

“I was representing a buyer who could not get financed for a rehab property at a bank. As I learned in my CCIM class, I formed a five-person partnership that created a mortgage. Those investors made over a 12 percent return and two brokers made commissions.”
— R.J. Neary, CCIM, SIOR, Investors Realty

MailBridge Makes It Happen

“I use MailBridge to reach out to the CCIM community — a fabulous tool when your client doesn’t want to list property yet wants results!”
— Rob Murdocca, CCIM, Prescient Property Group


Deal Makers


CIRE magazine (May/June 2017): The biggest CCIM deals in retail, office, multifamily, financing, hospitality, industrial, and land.

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Silver Streak


The year is coming to a close. Now is the time to consider charitable donations for today and tomorrow.

Individuals may think about what charities have made a difference in their lives. Or ask themselves what legacy they want to create. Now Alfred Nobel is not remembered as a cannon manufacturer but for funding the prestigious Nobel Prizes.

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Convergence of Excellence


How CCIMs shaped the industry during revolutionary changes in the late 1960s and 1970s. Five decades ago, the commercial real estate industry was poised at the transition of private ownership and wildcatter developers to become a global, public, professionalized industry with increasingly complex ownership a

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Wind Resistant


Environmentalism is so deeply embedded into the U.S. culture - including its business culture - that even a radical change in U.S. presidential administrations won't set it off course. Some good business practice that commercial real estate professionals have adopted are susceptible to the political winds.

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