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Building Smart 

When is a building smart enough? Almost never, is the overwhelming response from building tenants, technology service providers, and real estate developers. With increasing demand to make buildings smarter, many related products and services have emerged to help property developers,

Conversion Connections 

“The greatest thing about CCIM is the people I’ve met,” says John Lauriello, CCIM, principal of Southpace Properties in Birmingham, Ala. Those connections, as Lauriello discovered, can make or break niche conversion projects. Last year, he was retained by the

Deliver With Demographics 

Technology has taken a giant leap forward in the last few years by expanding the traditional tool of demographic research into an analysis of lifestyles and consumer spending behavior. The old school strategy was to look at population count, income,

CCIMREDEX Revealed 

For CCIM designees and candidates who are shouldering a large portion of the workload in real estate offices around the country, efficient analysis and marketing are indispensable. &ldquo Our time is precious,&rdquo says Rhonda J. West, CCIM, owner of West

Excel at Basic Mortgage Calculations 

It’s probably happened to you at one time after computing a basic mortgage calculation, you’re unable to recreate your steps. Financial calculators make the calculations simple, but you can’t save the results or print them. However, you can do just

Excel at Financial Analysis Calculations 

Editor’s note While industry trends come and go, some investment principles remain infinitely valuable for commercial real estate professionals. A version of this article, originally published in the September October 2000 issue, is the most viewed article on Commercial Investment

Finding the Right Site 

Technology, competition, speed to market, and a highly fragmented consumer marketplace have changed the world of retail site selection. On top of that, e commerce still wages the shopping war of bricks vs. clicks. But despite these changes, many fundamentals

MailBridge Delivers 

Now more than ever, CCIM designees are leveraging their technology oriented member benefits to create and strengthen deal making opportunities. MailBridge, a preference matching e mail marketing and information platform, is one of the CCIM Institute&rsquo s most useful &mdash

CyberSmarts 

Decades before servers were known as anything more than the folks who delivered your order in a restaurant, John M. Peckham III, CCIM, was cooking up ideas about the role technology might play in the commercial real estate industry someday.

Analyze This 

When it comes to figuring out different investment scenarios, commercial real estate professionals have a fairly short list of products from which to choose. The product they use depends on the complexity of their deals, or sometimes the size of

10 Tablet Apps for Commercial Real Estate 

In CIRE’s September October 2011 issue, CCIMs discussed how they use tablets to enhance their business. Most commercial real estate professionals who own tablets are familiar with listing service apps such LoopNet and CoStarGo, but we asked CCIMs to share

Biotech Boom 

Nearly five years have passed since the high tech boom and bust. Emerging from the dust is a more mature, focused industry that offers unexpected opportunities for commercial real estate professionals. This special Web series offers a look at what's

Are You E-Savvy? 

Because of the Internet, every aspect of commercial real estate transactions is going to be tipped upside down. I've identified a handful of technology trends that are re engineering our business, from how we get listings, to how we manage

Big Data 

Long before brokers, investors, and other commercial real estate professionals embraced smartphones and tablets, commercial real estate was a data driven business, even if many of us didn’t realize it. Successful professionals in our industry have always been masterful networkers

Tools to Go Solo 

After working in commercial real estate for 13 years, Chad Grout, CCIM, principal broker at Urban Grout Commercial Real Estate, in Nashville, Tenn., started his own business in 2011. He was driven not only by the challenge and opportunity of

STDB: The Next Generation 

For more than 15 years, STDB, the Site To Do Business, has been providing CCIM members with access to some of the most advanced technology tools in the commercial real estate industry. Working closely with Esri and Xceligent, STDB has

Time-Tested Technology 

With more than 50 years in the business, John M. “Jack” Peckham III, CCIM, CIPS, RECS, of Peckham Boston Advisors in Boston, has been instrumental in the evolution of commercial real estate. With a keen sense of how technology could

Technology’s Influence on Industrial Real Estate 

The market for industrial real estate is changing rapidly due in part to consumers’ use of emerging technologies. The cost, speed, and mobility of retrieving information and new infrastructure to quicken the pace of transporting and delivering goods to consumers

CCIM Members’ Favorite iPad Accessories 

CCIM members favorite iPad accessories — cases and chargers — are a good indication of how much their tablets are used. These accessories keep their iPads charged, protected, and integrated with other devices. Here are the accessories CCIM members said

2012’s Top Technology 

Robert Rein, CCIM, associate vice president at NAI REOC Austin in Austin, Texas, started with the iPad. After his BlackBerry died a little over a year ago, he completed his Apple conversion with the iPhone. “Everyone is looking for a

Level Playing Field 

Since the very begginning, CCIM Institute has explored technology that can help professionals both in the classroom and in their businesses. Commercial Investment Real Estate magazine explores the 50 years of tech trends members have seen.

Industrial Rides High 

Industrial is outperforming other property types for vacancies and rent growth, and the latest forecast from ULI remains positive.

Commercial Real Estate Apps 

Apple’s App Store recently surpassed 25 billion app downloads. How many of those were for commercial real estate? Not many, especially when compared to the number of residential real estate apps. But in commercial real estate, an industry where hustle

Mastering a New Mindset 

 

Presentation Tools 

In "Fast Pitch," which appears in the September October 2012 issue of CIRE, CCIMs shared tips for creating concise and engaging property presentations. Here are examples of some of their favorite tools. Frank S. Weiskopf, CCIM, broker with Realty Executives