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Analyze This 

When it comes to figuring out different investment scenarios, commercial real estate professionals have a fairly short list of products from which to choose. The product they use depends on the complexity of their deals, or sometimes the size of

Biotech Boom 

Nearly five years have passed since the high tech boom and bust. Emerging from the dust is a more mature, focused industry that offers unexpected opportunities for commercial real estate professionals. This special Web series offers a look at what's

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

Mapping a Better Presentation 

Today’s desktop mapping software goes far beyond the simple programs that produce directional maps to guide potential buyers to property sites. In fact, if that’s all you’re looking for in a mapping program, use one of the free on line

A Man(ager)'s Best Friend 

Like dogs and their owners, property managers and their software choices seem to share certain characteristics that defy explanation. However, matching up property managers and programs can be as dangerous as recommending pit bulls to beagle lovers. Choosing the right

REDEX Rolls Out 

On March 31, CCIM TECH launched CCIMREDEX, an online property listing and marketing database that is poised to revolutionize the way CCIM designees and candidates do business. Commercial Investment Real Estate asked Todd Kuhlmann, CCIM, vice president of Dallas based

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

Tech Support 

Though rumored to be technological slowpokes, many commercial real estate professionals are on the fast track when it comes to integrating technology into their businesses. But with a constant stream of new products and services, how do you determine which

Top Five Internet Trends 

Editor’s Note The following article is based on a session from the 1998 CCIM International Commercial Real Estate Conference in San Diego. The fundamental concept of the Internet is communications. It will change your business by changing the way you

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

Tech:Take 2 

Tech is back. And it's coming to a market near you. Out in Silicon Valley, Calif., the venture capital angels are rustling their wings as they search for new bioscience companies to fund. Down in the Telecom Corridor of Richardson,

In the Zone 

When asked to spearhead the Houston Gulf Coast CCIM Chapter&rsquo s Web site redesign, Colin Fox, CCIM, president of Colin Fox & Associates in Houston, wanted the site &ldquo to provide more relevance and value to both our broker and

www.doingbusinessonline.com 

For brokers who have been standing at the side of the online business pool waiting for the right moment to dive in, that moment is now. At an increasing rate, commercial real estate professionals are using the Internet to communicate

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

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

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

Revolutionize Your Work 

How do you catch up with commercial real estate professionals who are ahead on the technology curve? In a word, change. Change How You Work. "I use technology big time," says Stefan M. Cihylik, CCIM, a broker with the Frederick

Using Technology to Make Better Real Estate Decisions 

Drive Times Technology has taken a giant leap forward the last few years by expanding the traditional tool of demographic research into an analysis of lifestyles and consumer spending behavior. The old school strategy was to look at population count

REDEX Extras 

Roll out the red carpet CCIMREDEX, CCIM Institute&rsquo s real estate data exchange platform, has arrived. In addition to a host of listing services, this newest member benefit also integrates several marketing and analysis programs that offer discounted (and sometimes

Social Media Savvy 

Linda Gerchick, CCIM, associate broker for Keller Williams Northeast Realty in Phoenix, was skeptical when her kids showed her how to set up a Facebook account. She knew that social media sites like Facebook and Twitter were becoming more popular

STDB: The Next Generation 

For more than 15 years, STDB, the Site To Do Business, has been providing CCIM members with access to some of the most advanced technology tools in the commercial real estate industry. Working closely with Esri and Xceligent, STDB has

Tools to Go Solo 

After working in commercial real estate for 13 years, Chad Grout, CCIM, principal broker at Urban Grout Commercial Real Estate, in Nashville, Tenn., started his own business in 2011. He was driven not only by the challenge and opportunity of

Big Data 

Long before brokers, investors, and other commercial real estate professionals embraced smartphones and tablets, commercial real estate was a data driven business, even if many of us didn’t realize it. Successful professionals in our industry have always been masterful networkers

Seeing Tech's Potential 

Building information modeling can streamline the design, development, and operation of properties of all types.