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Capturing Hearts and Minds 

 

Fire Up Your Business 

Foreign Capital Buys Offices In 2014, foreign capital was particularly focused on office assets, purchasing $17 billion of U.S. office properties, according to CBRE. That amount represents 45 percent of last year’s foreign investment in U.S. commercial real estate. More

Eastern Promise 

 

Conquering Challenges 

 

Legislative Outlook 2018 

 

Economic Growth Gap 

The days when traditional retailers fit into one box and online retailers fit into their own separate box are falling by the wayside. The next generation of retail is a big melting pot of physical stores and showrooms, e-commerce platforms, and logistics networks all tied together with more technology.

Senior Housing 

The days when traditional retailers fit into one box and online retailers fit into their own separate box are falling by the wayside. The next generation of retail is a big melting pot of physical stores and showrooms, e-commerce platforms, and logistics networks all tied together with more technology.

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

The Wild, Wild West 

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.

Striding Toward Equality 

Women have made enormous inroads in commercial real estate by focusing on their skills, natural strengths, and networking Women's innate strengths in customer service, collaboration, and sales can shine in the commercial real estate profession. Finding mentors and undergoing rigorous training in the industry

Career Changer 

Peter Stergos, CCIM, made the leap from working with the client at Cushman & Wakefield to becoming the client at United Technologies Corp. Four years after he made the career switch, Stergos is heading up Real Estate Transactions and Strategy for the $57.9 billion company. “Not many commercial real es

Strength at the Grassroots 

CCIM Institute is an international organization aimed to train individuals in commercial and investment real estate. But without its 54 chapters around the world, CCIM could not have made the impact it had on commercial real estate education and networking over the last 50 years.

Fond Farewell 

CIRE executive editor Sara Drummond is retiring after 22 years of writing and editing for the magazine. During her 22-year tenure, Sara Drummond has had a lasting impact on the editorial contents, graphic design, and production of Commercial Investment Real Estate - always placing the needs of its audience fi

Lenders Look Ahead — Cautiously 

As loss rates in commercial real estate loans plummet, U.S. banks are once again competing to lend the funds that complete the deals. Commercial real estate lending is strong, with 2014 year end loan balances matching the last peak market

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Retail Forecaster 

The dynamic intersection of online and in store sales is changing many dimensions of the retail marketplace, according to Gary M. Ralston, CCIM, CRE, SIOR, a managing partner of Coldwell Banker Commercial Saunders Ralston Dantzler Realty LLC in Lakeland, Fla.

Celebrating 50 Years 

Founding CCIM Institute members advanced the commercial real estate industry. To celebrate the 50 years of CCIM Institute, Commercial Investment Real Estate will showcase prominent CCIMs who moved the entire commercial real estate profession forward. All six issues of CIRE published in 2017 will share storie

Covering More Bases 

These two decades marked a time of growth for the Institute. Computers were introduced to courses in 1980, and the first female president took office in 1996.

Double-Sided Coin 
For years, the Chicago Housing Authority was the poster child for development gone wrong. Cabrini Green, for example, became  a breeding ground for crime and was far more dangerous than the housing it replaced. On the bright side, Austin, Texas, shows how good development planning enhances a city's prosperity enticing more companies and employees.
Exchanging Properties 

Commercial real estate brokers can capitalize on a growing market by understanding its unique needs and challenges. Startups aren't exactly synonymous with big money for commercial real estate brokers. New businesses are often looking for small spaces and short-term deals. However, brokers would be wise to gi

Gold Rush 

As self-storage has evolved into a highly profitable investment, multiple buyers hunt for the best properties. Begun as a niche of multifamily, self-storage has developed its own identity as a highly profitable investment. While many mom-and-pop businesses still operate in the self-storage arena, real estat

Small-Market Survival 

Big-ticket transactions are tougher to find in small commercial real estate markets. As a result, it can be more difficult for CCIM candidate members to reach the portfolio submission requirements to earn the CCIM designation.   Expert Assistance However, many CCIM designees have prevailed despite

Tertiary Markets 

Investors explore various opportunities in search of higher ROI. Mirroring national trends, commercial real estate professionals in diverse local U.S. markets are experiencing strong interest, especially from out-of-state investors. Their biggest problem isn't demand, it's supply.  “The biggest challenge i

International Force 

In 12 years, Yong Nam Kim, CCIM, has developed a vibrant, thriving commercial real estate business in South Korea, providing full commercial real estate services to clients nationally and internationally. Currently, Kim is the president of the South Korea CCIM Chapter, as well as a real estate columnist for

Master Collaborator 

29433 Straddling the worlds of commercial real estate and law is not always easy. However, Roman Petra, Esq., CCIM, CRE, takes it in stride. “As an attorney, I was trained to work alone. Business is the opposite. Through CCIM, I have learned to collaborate with other people in a more holistic approach