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Energy-Efficiency Coalition Aims to Spark New Jobs 

A number of real estate, business, lending, manufacturing, environmental, and energy efficiency organizations led by Real Estate Roundtable, U.S. Green Building Council, and the Natural Resources Defense Council recently launched the Coalition for Better Buildings, which is aimed at analyzing

CIRE Magazine’s Top Articles of 2011 

During the past year, Commercial Investment Real Estate magazine highlighted property market recovery trends, shared strategies for marketing your business and increasing your bottom line, and provided insight on how to use today’s technology to your advantage. Check out the

Government Evaluates Property Disposition Options 

In keeping with attempts to cut costs and reduce spending, members of the bipartisan House Transportation and Infrastructure subcommittee on public buildings recently asked the General Services Administration for a database of federally controlled properties, including estimated market value, maintenance

Energy Independence and Security Act 

Now available CCIM Institute legislative staff analysis of the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007. Read the Energy and Security Act paper to find how the new law will affect your property management portfolio. true47214717

Energy and Tech Sectors Fuel Office Market 

The U.S. office market absorbed 4.5 million square feet of space in 1Q11, its fourth consecutive quarter of occupancy gains, according to Jones Lang LaSalle’s 4Q11 U.S. Office Outlook. Energy and high tech employment centers continue to lead the recovery,

Global Financial Hubs Experience Uneven Office Market Recovery 

Though the global credit crisis and recession affected all of the top ranking office markets, the impact and subsequent recovery have been uneven, according to CB Richard Ellis’ June 2011 Global ViewPoint. The downturn in office demand from 2008 to

Congress Passes Do-Not-Fax Legislation 

On Tuesday, June 28, 2005, the House approved S. 714, the Junk Fax Prevention Act. The bill has been sent to the President and awaits his signature. The legislation does not legalize unsolicited fax advertisements or solicitations but does allow

Global Hotel Investment Tops $34 Billion 

The global hotel investment market saw $14.8 billion in transactions during the first half of 2011, according to Jones Lang LaSalle Hotels' second quarter analysis. The 1H11 total marks a 117 percent increase over 1H10. Gains Come Despite Challenges The

Energy Efficiency Is Central to New Multifamily Financing Program 

Green Refinance Plus, a new joint initiative from the Federal Housing Administration and Fannie Mae, gives affordable multifamily housing owners the opportunity to refinance and use additional loan proceeds for energy efficiency improvements. The program is an extension of the

Department of Homeland Security Private Sector Resources Catalog 

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has released the first ever Private Sector Resources Catalog (pdf). This document collects the training, publications, guidance, alerts, newsletters, programs, and services available to the private sector across DHS. The catalog will be regularly

FASB Lease Accounting Update 

With the Financial Accounting Standards Board’s proposed changes to lease accounting standards, many firms and organizations have expressed concern. Over 780 comment letters were sent to FASB and the International Accounting Standards Board, with most explaining how a company’s balance

Foreign Investment Tax Reform May Spur Investment 

In testimony before the House Ways and Means Subcommittee on Select Revenue Measures, Real Estate Roundtable Chief Executive Officer Jeffrey DeBoer advocated for the repeal of the Foreign Investment in Real Property Tax Act (FIRPTA), calling it a "discriminatory tax"

CCIMREDEX Partners with Property Line to Benefit All CCIM Institute Members 

CCIMREDEX PARTNERS WITH PROPERTY LINE TO BENEFIT ALL CCIM INSTITUTE MEMBERS Chicago, IL (November 24, 2009) – CCIMREDEX, the commercial real estate data exchange of the CCIM Institute, has entered into a partnership with Property Line, a free national commercial

Fiscal Realities of State and Local Governments 

Would your city declare bankruptcy? Will municipal bonds default? What will happen to public employee pensions? How have states eliminated budget gaps? Real estate professionals should be aware of the fiscal condition of their state and local government. A local

CCIMs to Speak at SECOVI in September 

The Northern California CCIM Chapter is sending two of its officers to the annual SECOVI real estate convention Sept. 18 22 in Sao Paulo, Brazil. George Pires, CCIM, chapter secretary, will participate in an international panel on trends in the

CCIMREDEX and ePropertyData Form Partnership 

CCIMREDEX, the commercial property analysis and marketing platform, and NAR's ePropertyData have partnered to share data between the two systems. The partnership will provide increased listing exposure for CCIM and NAR members through CCIMREDEX and NAR&rsquo s CommercialSource.com (operated by

Introducing ReFocus: The CCIM 2010 Conference 

There&rsquo s nothing like the pressure of a tough economic climate to focus your attention on revenue generation and cost control. You&rsquo ll find that and more at ReFocus The CCIM 2010 Conference, a new meeting experience for CCIMs. Join

Re-priced Assets Key to Commercial Real Estate Rebound 

The CCIM Institute and the Real Estate Research Corporation (RERC) reported today that the commercial real estate recovery has become dependent on, and stands precariously linked to, the re pricing and deleveraging of property positions, and less contingent on access

China Enacts Policy to Discourage Speculative Investment 

In an effort to stem speculative real estate development, the Chinese government recently announced that foreign companies can only purchase property that they plan to use themselves, the Wall Street Journal reported. The commercial property mandate matches an existing and

Divisions Still Separate Commercial Real Estate Investors from Opportunities 

Despite forecasts of recovery in the commercial real estate market, there remain several factors that will limit a sustainable improvement in 2010, according to a report released by the CCIM Institute and the Real Estate Research Corporation (RERC). "There are

CCIM Representatives Needed to Serve on NAR Committees 

CCIM members who attend NAR's annual and midyear meetings are eligible to represent the CCIM Institute on several NAR committees. CCIM will make recommendations to NAR but cannot guarantee a position on any committee. CCIM Institute representatives are needed for

Expanding U.S. Corporations Choose Asian Markets 

Bustling Asian economies are gaining attention from major U.S. based companies that are locating offices overseas, according to CB Richard Ellis’ Business Footprints. Hong Kong is the top choice with 76 percent of U.S. companies surveyed represented there, followed by

CCIM TECH and TotalCommercial.Com Expand Property Listing Exposure for CCIM Institute Members 

CCIM TECH AND TOTALCOMMERCIAL.COM EXPAND PROPERTY LISTING EXPOSURE FOR CCIM INSTITUTE MEMBERS – CCIM TECH has entered into an agreement with TotalCommercial.com to mutually exchange property information between TotalCommercial.com and CCIMREDEX for all CCIM Institute members. The agreement also offers

Economic Uncertainty Hampers Construction Outlook 

Rising construction material costs and continued economic uncertainty are two of many factors tempering the construction outlook through year end, according FMI’s 2Q11 Construction Outlook. Trends in the office, retail, and manufacturing sector follow. With more than 9 million jobs

Commercial Real Estate Professionals to Convene in Orlando October 22 - 23 

Delegates at CCIM Institute Conference to Discuss State of Industry The CCIM Institute, a 15,000 member commercial real estate organization and the governing body of one of the largest commercial real estate networks in the world, will hold its