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Commercial Investment Real Estate is the flagship publication of CCIM Institute, an international association that confers the elite Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM) designation.

Published bimonthly, CIRE provides in-depth analyses of current industry trends, interviews with successful real estate professionals, and insightful columns on topics including taxes, legal issues, market trends, regional markets, technology, success strategies, and real-estate-related products and services.


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CCIM Institute Reports Record Number of Practitioners Earn CCIM Designation 

Value of CCIM Designation Recognized in Changing Market CHICAGO, IL (October 22, 2010)—With a record 549 commercial real estate professionals earning the Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM) designation this week in Orlando, Florida, the CCIM Institute reports that a

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Public Policy Statements 

The CCIM Institute publishes annual updates of the Institute's Legislative & Public Policy Positions for all chapter presidents, legislative chairpersons, and interested members. The Institute encourages all chapters to utilize this information as a guide in monitoring legislative issues and

CCIM Institute Develops New Continuing Education Course 

Fifth Ward Center Workshop will Debut in April CHICAGO, IL (January 5, 2011)—The CCIM Institute’s Ward Center for Real Estate Studies has developed a new continuing education course entitled “Technology and Social Networking Tools for Today’s Real Estate Professional.” The

Analysis of H.R. 6, The Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 

The Energy and Security Act of 2007 (H.R. 6) was signed into law on December 19th, 2007. The following analysis focuses on sections of the law that impact real estate owners, real estate managers, and commercial brokers. true47214717

Eugene Trowbridge, CCIM 
CCIM Institute Instructor Eugene Trowbridge, CCIM
Out of State Transactions 


State Specific Regulations for Continuing Education 
The following states have specific regulations for commercial real estate professionals operating within their borders California (DRE Sponsor 2808) Exams are mandatory for all California
Urban Planning Webinar Series 
With 80 percent of the U.S. population living in cities (U.S. Census 2012), how do urban planners and real estate developers accomodate such a concentration of people? The Urban Planning Webinar Series addresses the real issues that come along with urban projects like zoning, building codes, transportation systems, environmental practices, walkability standards, and public space needs.

2010 Capitol Hill Visit Day 

On May 5, 2010, CCIM Institute and IREM members joined together to directly lobby their federal legislators in the 8th annual Capitol Hill Visit Day. Members representing 40 states and the District of Columbia participated in over 230 visits to

Brazil and Canada Lead Global Real Estate Growth 

Capital value expectations across most of Asia and Eastern Europe are expected to remain strong through 3Q11, according to the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors’ 2Q11 Globaland Americas Property Surveys. Brazil and Canada lead the Americas in several key indicators,

Asset and Property Managers Top List of In-Demand Professionals 

Approximately 57 percent of commercial real estate companies plan to expand their workforce by 1 percent to 10 percent this year, according to Christenson Advisors’ 2011 Talent Management Survey. Nine percent of survey respondents expect to decrease their staff size

Capitol Hill Visit Update: Covered Bonds 

On June 22, 2011, the House of Representatives Financial Services Committee approved the Covered Bonds bill. The legislation intends to establish a regulatory framework for covered bonds, which are securities issued by banks and backed by pools of loans. Several

Capitol Hill Visit Update: Energy Efficient Buildings 

Background In 2010, the buildings Americans live and work in used around 40 percent of the energy in the U.S. economy at a cost of over $400 billion, according to the U.S Department of Energy. In February 2011, President Obama

CCIM Elected 2011 President of RCA Miami 

Betty B. Gonzalez, CCIM, of the Keyes Co. in Miami recently was installed as president of the Realtors Commercial Alliance of Miami. Currently an assistant sales manager with the Keyes Co.’s commercial sales division, Gonzalez also is an active industry

CCIMREDEX Announces Listing Exchange Agreement with RealUp.com 

MEDIA CONTACT Ashley Sloan CCIMREDEX (469) 232 2606 ashley@ccimredex.com CCIMREDEX Announces Listing Exchange Agreement with RealUp.com Chicago, IL – November 18, 2009 The CCIM Institute and its Real Estate Data Exchange, CCIMREDEX announces today its partnership with RealUp, the free

CRE Market Trends: Senior Housing Investment Overview 

Learn about investment opportunities in the growing Senior Housing real estate market. This course will cover: senior housing market fundamentals, the most active industry groups in senior housing, profit and nonprofit, industry influences such as Medicare, Medicaid and other financing options, key metrics including cap rates, range of sales per unit/bed, rental rate and basic underwriting principals, and the interplay of real estate, hospitality and health care services.

10 States Approve Ballot Initiatives Restricting Eminent Domain 

The reaction to the Supreme Court’s highly controversial Kelo decision continued this fall, as voters in a dozen states faced ballot initiatives concerning property rights and eminent domain authority. Florida, Georgia, North Dakota, Michigan, New Hampshire, and South Carolina approved

Timothy Scott Hatlestad 

It is with great sadness that we report the passing of Tim Hatlestad, 2008 CCIM President and a long time RE MAX Broker Owner of RE MAX Achievers and president of RE MAX Commercial Investment in Scottsdale, Ariz. A memorial

California Office Market Awaits Recovery 

While class A office asset prices in California have climbed back to about 90 percent of their peak, rental and occupancy rates still have a long way to go, according to the June 2011 Allen Matkins UCLA Anderson Forecast California

Commercial Broker Lien Laws 

Many states have been exploring, or have already enacted, a commercial real estate broker’s commission lien law. These laws allow for a commercial real estate broker to obtain and foreclose upon a lien as a legal remedy against a property

CCIM TECH and GlobalBroker.com Partner To Deliver National Online Professional Directory Resource For The Commercial Real Estate Industry 

CCIM TECH and GlobalBroker.com Partner To Deliver National Online Professional Directory Resource For The Commercial Real Estate Industry Chicago, IL (March 15, 2010) – CCIM TECH has selected GlobalBroker.com to be the technology and content provider to STDBonline’s Professional Directory

Public Policy 
Find policy statements, track bills, and learn about the annual Capitol Hill visit.