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Compact Camera

The small and lightweight Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T100 features high-resolution 8.1 multiphoton imaging, a 5X optical zoom lens, and a 3-inch LCD screen. The camera also includes face detection, in-camera retouching, an anti-blur function for low-light pictures, 31 megabytes of internal memory, and a fully charged lithium-ion battery. The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T100 costs $400.

Contact Sony at (887) 865-7669 or www.sonystyle.com.

Practical Platform

LeaseMS Admin by eCREsystems is a Web-based program that commercial real estate companies can use to provide lease administrative services to tenants and landlords. Using the brokerage Web site, clients can log on to abstract lease data, manage budgets, rent rolls, and critical dates, and store lease documents. LeaseMS Admin generates reports quickly and automatically converts them to Adobe Acrobat files and other formats. Neither clients nor brokerages need to download software. A one-year LeaseMS Admin license ranges from $995 to $7,495, depending on the size of the brokerage.

Contact ecresystems at (240) 482-8276 or www.ecresystems.com.

Opportunity Knocks

Purchase, Rehab, and Reposition Commercial Investment Property, by Michael H. Zaransky, explores the process of acquiring and repositioning commercial real estate properties. The book illustrates available business opportunities while providing professionals with the necessary tools to chart their own course in a multifaceted marketplace. Multifamily, retail, and hospitality properties are all covered in chapters that include strategies on adding value to properties by improving the physical structure, enhancing cash flow operating results, increasing gross income, and successfully repositioning properties. An extensive appendix includes a condominium conversion profit-and-loss comparison sheet, a due diligence checklist for student housing, and a sample letter of intent for multifamily or other income-producing property. The book costs $24.95.

Contact Kaplan Publishing at (212) 618-2400 or www.kaplanpublishing.com.

Under the Radar

Sublease.com is an online listing service where commercial real estate brokers and small-space tenants can search for and list office, retail, and industrial spaces that have short-term leases. The service includes both direct and sublease listings from regions throughout the U.S. In addition to providing commercial listings, Sublease.com allows brokers to market tenant representation services under the “Find a Broker” function. Single listings cost $19.99 per month; corporate or broker accounts with multiple listings cost $10.00 per month per property. Users also may create a searchable broker listing for $10.00 per month.

Contact Sublease.com at (310) 566-7370 or www.sublease.com.

Digital Display

With the wall-mounted Cirgon MediaFrame 100, users can manage and view photos, music, video clips, and other digital media. Photos are input directly from a digital camera, flashcard, DVD, or iPod and displayed on the unit’s 19-inch LCD screen. Users can sort, delete, and crop photos, as well as create backup CDs and DVDs. The built-in hard drive can handle up to 10,000 photos that can be organized into slideshows. The MediaFrame 100 comes with a remote control and does not require a PC or Mac for operation. The MediaFrame 100 costs $1,995.

Contact Cirgon at (800) 805-5095 or www.cirgon.com.

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