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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

Lay Down the Law 

Editor’s note CCIMs share their strategies for managing an online presence in “Surviving Social Media,” which appears in the January February 2011 issue of Commercial Investment Real Estate magazine. The following Web Exclusive supplement discusses user guidelines, an important but

Re-Useful 

Repurposing an old property demands creativity, especially in a climate where reluctant buyers, frozen credit markets, and rigid zoning regulations can immobilize even the most vital projects. To maintain momentum, adaptive reuse experts have broadened their strategies &mdash and, in

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

Inspect These Gadgets 

Jay R. Lucas, CCIM, president of CCIM Technologies in Dallas, recently went to a prospect’s office to present four properties. He began to set up his laptop in the crowded presentation room when he noticed something was missing the projector.

Living Mobile 

Before the iPhone burst onto the scene, the word apps meant very little to anyone who wasn&rsquo t whiling away happy hour nursing a plate of potato skins at T.G.I. Friday&rsquo s. Now inescapable, the term refers to computer software

Financing Niche 

Commercial real estate has come a long way in three years. In 2011, financing was scarce and transactions were difficult to close. Now, lenders are ready to step off the sidelines. But, to their surprise, the field is quite crowded.

10 Business-Building Tips From CCIM Live! 

The smell of hot coffee and fresh cut business cards greeted CCIM Live attendees as they made their way into the Denver Sheraton’s South Convention Lobby on the first morning of CCIM’s 2013 annual conference. The first of two networking

Company Values 

After Walter Robb, former co-CEO of Whole Foods Market, left the company after seeing through the acquisition by Amazon in 2017, he formed Stonewall Robb Advisors, where he is an investor, mentor, and adviser to the next generation of American food companies.

Winning at CCIM Live! 

In October 2012, commercial real estate professionals descended upon the Paris Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas for the annual CCIM Live conference. In her opening presentation Mayor Carolyn Goodman described the city as “the place to be.” For those

Negotiating Difficult Deals 

For advisers to less experienced investors, the commercial real estate transaction remains all too human. It’s their job to navigate through the emotions, the competing interests, and the miscommunication to get to that closing.

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

Fast Pitch 

The tour was set for 1 00 p.m. A pizza restaurant chain was considering leasing space in a downtown Wichita, Kan., office complex, but its representatives were skeptical that the market could support the location. Fortunately, Larry W. Weber, CCIM,

Transformative Perspective 

 

Small(er) Markets, Big Opportunities 

Commercial real estate investors are ready for a bit of risk. According to a 2011 Colliers survey, more than half of U.S. investors surveyed are prepared to move out of their comfort zones in search of higher returns. Their adventures

The New Bottom Lines 

Cost is still the main driver when most corporations consider the future of their office space portfolios, and for good reason. But according to Johnson Controls’ recent Collaboration 2020 study, this narrow perspective signals lost opportunities in the areas of

Resizing or Right-Sizing? 

Corporations around the globe have been holding on to office space in anticipation of a market rebound, but that’s about to change. “A growing number of corporate property owners say they have up to 50 percent excess leased office space,”

Apartment Hunters 

Apartment investors are on the hunt. And they’re moving beyond trophy properties into unfamiliar territory in hopes of a rare catch. In 1H2012, secondary markets posted a 38 percent year over year increase in multifamily transaction volume, followed by tertiary

Functional Fliers 

Despite recent technological innovations, property fliers continue to be an integral part of commercial real estate marketing programs. “Flier preparation is how I become really knowledgeable about the property,” says Hugh J. Wade, CCIM, of Spire Commercial in Anchorage, Alaska,

Flier Right 

Once the cornerstone of commercial real estate marketing efforts, printed property fliers have since been overshadowed by listing services, emails, and other digital platforms. But given the wealth of marketing options, why haven’t fliers disappeared altogether? “If CBRE, Colliers, NAI,

Big Deals in Small Markets 

As prices climb ever higher in primary markets, commercial real estate investors are making their way to non core markets in search of better returns. While second tier cities such as Austin, Texas, and Pittsburgh predictably dominate, even small towns

Choices of a New Generation 

Rose Cabezut, CCIM, qualifying broker with Eylim in Albuquerque, N.M., began working in commercial real estate full time in June 2008. It was inauspicious timing, to say the least. While many established industry professionals could rely on the client network

Development Déjà Vu 

An oil producing formation called the Cline Shale was recently discovered in West Texas. Soon workers descended upon the tertiary cities of Midland and Odessa, drawn by the new oil field jobs. Brian J. O’Boyle, CCIM, managing broker with Apartment

At the Office Crossroads 

The office investment market is at a crossroads. The spread in capitalization rates between office properties in core markets vs. office properties in secondary and tertiary markets reached a 10 year high in first quarter 2012, according to Real Capital

Cross-Border Migration 

As the immigration debate raged in Washington, D.C., earlier this year, inbound international investors were quietly establishing themselves as big players in the Federal City’s commercial real estate market. Cross border investment in the District of Columbia jumped 83.3 percent