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Corporate Opportunities 

Editor's note As corporations seek new ways to maximize their profits, many are finding that secondary markets offer highly productive labor forces and lower costs of operation. This changing dynamic opens new business opportunities for CCIMs in many of these

2008's Top U.S. Economic Development Groups 

Based on creating $1 million in capital investment, 50 or more new jobs, or at least 20,000 sq. ft. of new space, the following economic development organizations were chosen by Site Selection magazine as the top U.S. economic development movers

Mixed-Use Matures 

Across North America, commercial real estate professionals are identifying pockets of development opportunity outside the major gateway cities. And, thanks to a renewed interest in urban living, real estate experts are successfully introducing a variety of mixed use commercial projects

Small Cities Mix It Up 

A convergence of factors has propelled mixed use developments into the commercial real estate spotlight in recent years. Rising land prices and the desire to rein in sprawl have made greater density more attractive. Higher gas prices have increased the

Tips for Thriving in Midsize Markets 

The key to growing a real estate business in midsize markets is to have a solid strategic plan and a team of talented professionals who are energized, motivated, and 100 percent focused on executing this plan. A tenet of the

Attracting Global Investors 

U.S. markets always have attracted foreign investors, and this trend is expected to continue through year end. Foreign investors accounted for more than $5.5 billion in real estate in 2003, slightly down from nearly $6 billion in 2002. This drop

Beyond the Obvious 

Secondary market real estate investors have reason to be concerned. The mortgage crisis has paralyzed the debt markets and the few remaining active balance sheet lenders have taken their capital and flocked to the perceived safe haven of primary markets.

A Game of Risk 

Every real estate professional is well aware that commercial real estate is making a comeback. Even during the depth of the recession, the market of 2009 presented a great deal of opportunity for investors and lenders. Many of

Tourist Attraction 

Serving as a powerful economic engine, travel and tourism generate an estimated $1.9 trillion in the U.S. each year, according to the U.S. Travel Association. And, where there are travelers and tourists, there are prime opportunities for commercial real estate

Surf's Up 

Secondary markets are riding a wave of recovery that has brought a welcome resurgence of investment sales activity. The expansion into secondary markets is the theme du jour in the commercial real estate market. “We have seen a massive movement