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Who Triumphed at the Technology Shootout? 

At the ReFocus CCIM conference in October, 10 exhibitors took part in the Technology Shootout Facilitating the Transaction session. Each exhibitor had 10 minutes to explain why their product is an indispensable weapon in a CCIM’s deal making arsenal. The

Tablet PC Web Resources 

PC Magazine has published several articles that can help you purchase and use a tablet PC ?Tablet PCs Ready for Prime Time? delves into the technology's background, offers tips for determining whether a tablet PC is right for your business,

Time to Share? 

Has your e mail message ever bounced back because the file attachment was too large? At one time, a CD ROM disk sent via carrier pigeon might have been the fastest way to circumvent this problem &mdash especially if a

Wired for the Future 

When the so called Internet economy emerged in the late 1990s, a new and lucrative market for technology intensive real estate opened up for property developers. The companies that were the driving force behind the dot com revolution demanded extensive

Virtual Money 

The dot com massacre that ravaged the e commerce landscape has left only a handful of survivors in the online commercial real estate financing sector. But those companies that still are breathing have developed business models and strategic partnerships that

Staying Connected 

"Does it track people or properties?” “Will it sync to my Palm Pilot?” “Can I use it on a network?” “It's too slow too complex to learn ” Commercial real estate professionals have numerous questions and opinions when it comes

Y2K Won't Go Away 

Probably it’s already too late. Property professionals who have not acted by now could face the brunt of possible problems when the year 2000 begins. Fortunately, many have expended phenomenal time, money, and energy to prepare for this looming deadline.

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Beyond Basic Training 

“Sara is the lifeblood. She makes the wheels go round,” says Brown Bethune, CCIM, senior sales associate at Prudential Burroughs & Chapin Realty, in Myrtle Beach, S.C., about Sara P. Jones, his office's administrative assistant. “She keeps us out in

Standing Out Online 

In the early 1990s, many commercial real estate professionals perceived the Internet as a distant technological galaxy that would never impact their daily business. Yet in less than a decade, the industry has succumbed to the Web's gravitational pull Today

Got Gadgets? 

High tech gadgets now are a part of commercial real estate professionals' everyday work life. "I am able to work more efficiently because of today's technology products," says Brett Haynes, CCIM, associate broker with Coldwell Banker Commercial in Winchester, Va.

Presentations With Pizazz 

It's hard for Garry Rodgers, CCIM, to not use the word &ldquo cool&rdquo when describing his company's latest marketing tool. But after popping in the business card size CD emblazoned with the Rodgers Group logo and watching the short multimedia

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

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,

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

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

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