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Financing Strategies Up on the Roof 

Most real estate transactions involving telecommunications companies focus on renting space. Indeed, all kinds of properties never before considered for their money making potential — water towers, rooftops, even church steeples — suddenly are attracting interest. Hordes of personal communications

American Mediator 

Sand, sun, and golf draw 15 million visitors to The Grand Strand in Myrtle Beach, S.C., each year. Thanks to the vibrant tourist driven economy, commercial real estate transactions continue to close and contractual conflicts are rare. At the peak

August 2005 Online Deal Makers 

Land Barry J. Bowling, CCIM, of CB Richard Ellis in Raleigh, N.C., and a partner represented Duke Construction LP in the more than $2.6 million sale of 15.2 acres of land in Morrisville, N.C., to Davis Development. Ronald J. Jurgenson,

Deal Makers(11) 

OfficeJ. Scott Adams, CCIM, and Anthony W. Smith, CCIM, both of CB Richard Ellis in Norfolk, Va., and a partner represented 100 Main Street LLC in the $50.5 million sale of a 225,237 sf office building in Norfolk to St.

CCIM Connections Continued: STDBonline 

In the May June 2010 issue of Commercial Investment Real Estate, CCIM members discuss how they use STDBonline, a demographics and mapping program, to leverage their business opportunities. Here&rsquo s what other CCIMs have to say about this member benefit

April 2004 Online Deal Makers 

OfficeRobert Lowe, CCIM, and Whit McCrary, CCIM, of Colliers Turley Martin Tucker in Nashville, Tenn., and a partner represented Gaedeke Landers in a more than $2.5 million, 55,931 sf office lease to Allstate Insurance Co. and a nearly $1.2 million,

CCIM Connections(2) 

Whether they call it STDBonline, STDB, or Site to Do Business, CCIMs use this powerful site analysis and demographic data tool on a daily basis. It&rsquo s one of the many member benefits that boost CCIMs ahead of the competition.

Buyers Guide(6) 

Tilt a WirelessThe Tilt, AT&T’s Vista compatible Windows Mobile 6 smart phone, allows users to view messages, photos, and videos on a 2.8 inch touch screen that swivels and tilts upward. With integrated Wi Fi and a next generation processor,

Brokers Make Real Estate a Family Affair 

Family members joining together to form a business can be a recipe for disaster. In addition to tensions that can result from family arguments outside of the office, non related employees of the company may feel slighted or resentful if

CCIM Spotlight: Curriculum Cornerstone 

&#8220 The top thing people want is education,” says Robert L. Ward, CCIM, owner and president of Ward Consulting Services LLC in Oviedo, Fla. Though he has had a passion for education since beginning his CCIM Institute career in 1972,

Deal Makers(26) 

The BIGGEST Deal A. Scott Henry, CCIM, of BH Properties LLC in Dallas and six partners arranged the $59 million financing of a 12 property portfolio totaling 2.3 million sf of retail, warehouse, and office space in California, Florida, Georgia,

CCIM Education Evolves 

Though the term hybrid model usually evokes visions of compact cars with alternative fuel systems, the CCIM Institute has created its own unique prototype that is poised to revolutionize commercial real estate education. On Feb. 21, CCIM’s new hybrid education

2011 Forecast 

Working through these unprecedented times has generated a search for new terms. Although Real Estate Research Corp. noted the commercial real estate market’s bifurcation in 2010, this new year brings further division in the economy and the commercial real estate

2010 Rising Stars 

Return on investment is one of the most important principles in commercial real estate. But when it comes to earning the designation, the ROI on a CCIM education is something you &ldquo simply can&rsquo t calculate in a T bar

CCIM Connections(11) 

Who uses’s Find a Professional directory? Just about everyone from private investors to corporate space users, according to CCIM designees. “I love this feature,” says Fred Caminite, CCIM, CPM. “But some CCIMs I’ve contacted are actually surprised that I

Career Connections 

In Hillsborough County, Fla., where Robert Lee Barber, CCIM, managing partner of Accelerated Real Estate Services in Pinellas Park, Fla., resides, the invisible hand of the real estate market maintains a visibly tight grip. Vacancy is up, rents are down,

CCIM Connections(1) 

If you&rsquo re not attending your local chapter meetings, you&rsquo re missing out on huge business networking opportunities. As Hayim Mizrachi, CCIM, of the Southern Nevada chapter says &ldquo This organization commands involvement from the top level of professionals in

CCIM Connections 

From the core program to the many elective courses, the institute&rsquo s educational offerings give designees the knowledge and practical skills to compete in a difficult market. As Maggie Gorden, CCIM, notes, &ldquo The courses are demanding, but the rewards

August 2004 Online Deal Makers 

OfficeRobert Lowe, CCIM, and Whit McCrary, CCIM, of Colliers Turley Martin Tucker in Brentwood, Tenn., and a partner represented Gaedeke Landers in a nearly $2.6 million, 55,931 sf office space lease in Nashville, Tenn., to Allstate Insurance Co.» Judi A.

Bankruptcy Sales 

As this real estate cycle heads into its downturn, developers, investors, and lenders may face bankruptcy issues that they have not experienced in the past. Market slowdowns during the last 18 months may require these parties, as well as others,

Broker Provides Impetus to Developing Houston's New Chinatown 

Building a multifamily or retail property is an isolated event. Building a community that lives and works in those properties requires continuous effort. In helping the growth of New Chinatown in Houston, Kenneth Li, CCIM, CIPS, CRS, accomplished both. Although

The Art of the Deal 

Brokers across the country have been working harder and smarter to close transactions as the national economy starts to reignite commercial investment real estate deals. While stabilized class A assets remain in demand, brokers need to prepare to sell the

Calculating a Career Change 

Often the luckiest people in the world are those who know what they want to do in life, right out of the starting gate. Many commercial real estate professionals fall into this category, recognizing early on a desire for the

Broker Stays a Step Ahead of High-Tech Company's Needs 

Even experienced brokers can learn new tricks. In 1996, when Fran Cassidy, CCIM, MAI, entered into a tenant representative contract with, a full service application service provider, he did not know the extent to which the relationship would challenge

Bankable Strategies 

In today’s challenging economic times, commercial real estate professionals are at risk of losing business, particularly since real estate cycles tend to trail economic cycles. However, all hope is not lost just because the property investment market is