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January Online Deal Makers 

Office Michael R. Dunn, CCIM, of Commerce CRG Cushman & Wakefield in Las Vegas represented AIG Casualty Co. in the 5 year, more than $2.9 million lease of 19,825 sf of office space in Las Vegas from EJM Arroyo Corp.

A Guide to Giving 

Last year donors gave charities more than $300 billion in total gifts. Less than 3 percent came in the form of real estate equities — despite the fact that more than 40 percent of the nation’s wealth is in real

June Online Deal Makers 

Office Michael A. Tabeek, CCIM, of Coldwell Banker Commercial ETN in Las Vegas represented SmartCity Networks in the 7 year, $2 million lease of 14,133 sf of office space in the Beltway Business Park in Las Vegas. Soozi Jones Walker,

IRS Ruling on Passive Activity May Offer Tax Break Possibilities 

Taxpayers often consider depreciable real estate a viable investment vehicle because of its potential for capital appreciation and cash flow and its inherent qualities as a tax shelter. From a purely tax perspective, depreciable real estate historically provides a positive

January 2005 Online Deal Makers 

LandRobert J. Dikman, CCIM, SIOR, of the Dikman Co. in Tampa, Fla., represented Raymond Sever and Nancy Sever in the $2.7 million sale of 10.75 acres in Temple Terrace, Fla., to H&R Florida Properties LLC. Dikman also represented ProLogis LP

International Insider 

While the economy is hampering transaction volume nationwide, international investors remain active and ready to make deals in prime U.S. markets. LyLy Lê Fisher, CCIM, CIPS, broker owner of Fisher & Co. Real Estate in Austin, Texas, specializes in

January 2006 Online Deal Makers 

Industrial James V. Garinger, CCIM, of VIP Commercial TCN Worldwide in Fort Myers, Fla., and a partner represented Newco Investments in the more than $2.5 million purchase of a 30,000 sf industrial building in Fort Myers from Crystal Prime. Terry

July Online Deal Makers 

Office David A. Moore, CCIM, and Darrin L. Boyd, CCIM, of Colliers Turley Martin Tucker in Indianapolis represented Cottonwood Creek in the $1.4 million sale of 20,000 sf of office space in Indianapolis to a private investor. William Scott Abernethy,

June 2005 Online Deal Makers 

J. Tucker Beck, CCIM, of Crye Leike Commercial Inc. in Memphis , Tenn. , represented the Chapel Ridge Partners in the more than $2.4 million purchase of 159.975 acres of land in Lakeland , Tenn. , from multiple sellers. Duane

To Join or Not to Join 

Unlike a few short years ago, when business planning meant one , three , and five year projections, today’s commercial investment real estate company owners must rethink the arena in which they will compete next week, not five years out.

It's Still About the Client 

Recent technology innovations have helped commercial real estate professionals become more effective and efficient at their jobs. Tablets and cloud computing provide greater mobility. Business social networks increase knowledge sharing, and customer relation management tools, combined with greater access to

Investors Find Value in Japan's Nonperforming Mortgage Loans 

As a result of the Asian economic crisis, Japanese banks have a large number of nonperforming mortgage loans that will require a significant effort to resolve. The Japanese Ministry of Finance estimates that problem real estate assets held by Japanese

International Beat(14) 

Markets To WatchSydney, Australia — Industrial developers found 4Q08 difficult due to a lack of financing and a slowdown in tenant demand, according to Cushman & Wakefield. But despite very little rent growth, Sydney’s submarkets experienced several sales. A vacant

Landlords Should Know Bankruptcy Rights to Avoid Lost Rent 

Your tenant files for bankruptcy — should you give up hope of collecting any rent? No. Tenants are not allowed to occupy leased space without paying rent during bankruptcy proceedings. However, the bankruptcy filing's timing determines how much restitution landlords

The Keystone State Holds Strong 

Host to the creation of the Stars and Stripes, the drafting of the Constitution, and four games of the first World Series, Pennsylvania is steeped in U.S. history. Today the state claims the nation's largest rural population, which contributes to

International Beat(10) 

Japan&rsquo s Big Deal In Japan&rsquo s largest real estate deal of 2009, Secured Capital of Japan purchased Pacific Century Place, a 32 story class A office property located adjacent to Tokyo Station in the city&rsquo s Marunouchi business district.

International Expansion 

As commercial real estate continues to evolve into a global industry, CCIM members such as Michael T. Tseng, CCIM, CRE, CRS, chief executive officer of REPro International in Taipei, Taiwan, are helping to expand the designation’s presence worldwide. The first

International Beat(5) 

“ China and India are starting small and carefully, identifying partners they can trust. Long term relationships will flow from that process. We are already seeing this with the space needs of Chinese banks in Western financial centers.” — Colin

Investor Insights 

When it comes to investing in today&rsquo s commercial real estate market, industry pro and author Kenneth D. Rosen, CCIM, founder and president of Kendar Realty in Coral Gables, Fla., has some simple advice &ldquo Stick with what you know.&rdquo

Landlords Must Be Specific if Including Dual-Option Terms in Leases 

Landlords often offer lease options, such as the right of first refusal to purchase the property, to attract tenants in a tight market. Although more advantageous to tenants, rights of first refusal — or tenants' rights to buy properties when

International Beat(11) 

MARKETS TO WATCH Warsaw &mdash As Poland&rsquo s most affluent city and largest retail market, Warsaw has some of the lowest retail vacancy rates in Europe. The city&rsquo s large shopping centers average between 0 percent and 3 percent vacancy.

Landlords Must Seek Replacement Tenants for Breached Leases 

Traditionally, the landlord tenant relationship, one of the oldest legal arrangements in the history of British and American law, was governed by the principle, "He who has the gold rules." Change–and tenants' rights–have come slowly and with difficulty. While consumer

IRS Ruling May Free Up Corporate Real Estate Value 

In June, the Internal Revenue Service issued Revenue Ruling 2001 29, which states that a real estate investment trust might be party to a tax free separation of corporate owned real estate if certain conditions are met. This ruling comes

IRS Reevaluates Environmental Cleanup Costs and Partnership Abuses 

Environmental Clean up Costs In a dramatic about face, the IRS has issued a pro taxpayer announcement clarifying the tax implications of businesses handling environmental costs. How must a taxpayer treat the costs incurred to clean up land contaminated with

Insurance Companies Tighten Coverage for Mold-Related Damages 

The recent anthrax scare amply illustrates the potentially devastating health risks posed by biological contaminants. It also underscores the reality that remediation of contaminated buildings is costly and disruptive. Terrorism aside, many in the legal and insurance industries herald toxic