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CCIM Spotlight: Rebuilding a City 

Condominium conversions were hot last year, and like many commercial real estate investors, Quentin D. Dastugue, CCIM, chief executive officer of Property One in New Orleans, and his partners transformed one of their apartment complexes into for sale units. Sales

Let's Make a Deal 

A longtime client has asked for your help in selling one of its out of state properties. You're not licensed in that state and haven't worked with any brokers in that market. Potential buyers are ready to deal and your

Leasing Large 

Many commercial real estate pros spend their careers searching for a business changing transaction, but few expect to find it while biking through the neighborhood. Yet that's how Michael Hoadley, CCIM, president of Spinnaker Real Estate Ventures LLC in Chicago,

Office Optimism 

There are many reasons why today's national office market is inching along at a snail's pace compared to the lightning speed it was moving at less than 12 months ago. The credit squeeze, economic turbulence, and capital market volatility are

Corporate Shifts 

As the global marketplace evolves faster than ever before, corporations are viewing their real estate holdings as an increasingly important factor in their profitability and strategic growth. Many directors and managers who advise corporations on their real estate decisions are

Chapter Collaboration 

Being successful isn’t just about closing the most transactions or landing the biggest deals. Success is also measured by the contributions industry professionals, such as Sandy Benak, CCIM, leasing manager at Granite Properties, make to the commercial real estate industry.

Education Visionary 

As the commercial real estate industry looks forward to the prospects of a new year, many industry pros believe a true rebound is finally on the horizon. To maximize the opportunities that come with a thriving real estate cycle, 2014

EB-5 Entrepreneur 

With more than 16 years of experience in small business, commercial real estate investment, and property management, Mahnaz Khazen, CCIM, president and CEO of U.S. Immigration and Investment Center, is using her expertise to build stronger communities, one investor at

Asset Expert 

Though many industry pros learn the fundamentals of real estate in their first CCIM course, Leslie H. Cox, CCIM, asset manager for Iron Creek Ventures in Frisco, Texas, gained real life real estate experience during his sophomore year at Texas

Building Knowledge 

As someone who has a passion for learning herself, Katya J. Naman, CCIM, senior vice president of Lowe Enterprises Real Estate Group in Washington, D.C., brings a unique perspective to her role as co chair of the 2012 CCIM Live

Tuned Into the Market 

In a world where business professionals have instant access to information, some might think radio communication is a thing of the past. Not true, say listeners who tune into the “Commercial Real Estate Show,” a weekly online and on air

Marketing for Today’s Market 

In this economy, everyone is looking for a deal. Consumers and businesses alike are scrambling to ensure the bottom line pencils out, fostering a Groupon like mentality in nearly every industry. What started as a deal of the day site

Networking Value 

With 25 years of retail property management experience, Yvonne Jones, CCIM, CPM, managing director of asset and property management for McCaffery Interests in Chicago, has seen many retail trends come and go. She has helped her clients make the most

System for Success 

The path to the designation is unique for every CCIM. For some, it’s a direct dash to the pin. For others, such as Bo Barron, CCIM, vice president of organizational development for Sperry Van Ness International Corp. (www.svn.com), there are

Las Vegas Leader 

Although residential overstock and dependence on the broader U.S. economy keep Las Vegas’ commercial real estate recovery at bay, some major office and industrial tenants are placing their bets in the still challenged market. What’s the upside? “Las Vegas is

Investment Track 

While many novice investors jumped on the fast and furious multifamily train in recent years, the stalwart industry pros were focused on finding the best tracks — not necessarily the ones most traveled. Multifamily investment and asset management expert Michael

Leadership Driven 

Investment is a concept that transcends the commercial real estate arena for Jordan Weidner, CCIM, LEED AP, vice president and principal of Cassidy Turley in Cincinnati. Not only does Weidner invest his skill and expertise in negotiating office deals for

Introducing DealShare 

For years, CCIM designees have successfully shared their property haves and wants via the members only MailBridge email platform. This fall, MailBridge became DealShare, offering all CCIM members a more efficient, robust way to make connections and do business online.

Tourist-Market Investment Tips 

The atmosphere may be laid back in tropical tourist destinations, but solid investment opportunities can make some big waves. For example, Curtis A. Skomp, CCIM, senior commercial agent and broker associate with Coldwell Banker Commercial Schmitt Real Estate Co. in

Sharing a Passion 

From disc jockey to deal maker, 2012 CCIM Institute President Leil Koch, CCIM, was hooked on CCIM from day one. “I loved the numbers, the analysis, and the concepts,” he says of the first course he took back in 1991.

Novel Inspiration 

Commercial real estate may not seem like suspense novel material, but truth can be stranger than fiction, according to literary great Mark Twain. On a quest to follow in his footsteps, Robin Eschliman, CCIM, senior vice president of business development

Tourist Attraction 

Serving as a powerful economic engine, travel and tourism generate an estimated $1.9 trillion in the U.S. each year, according to the U.S. Travel Association. And, where there are travelers and tourists, there are prime opportunities for commercial real estate

From the Heartland to China 

As the newly elected president of the Michigan Association of Realtors, Bill Milliken, CCIM, CIPS, president of Milliken Realty Co., in Ann Arbor, has set his sights on expanding Michigan’s international business and trade opportunities, which will have economic benefits

Classic Education 

By most accounts, 1969 was a year of historical milestones Neil Armstrong took his landmark stroll on the moon, more than 400,000 people gathered for the first ever Woodstock music festival, and a progressive group of young commercial real estate

Virtual Visionary 

With more than 50 years in the business, John M. “Jack” Peckham III, CCIM, CIPS, RECS, of Peckham Boston Advisors in Boston, has played a pivotal role in commercial real estate’s evolution. Peckham has not only served as one of