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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

Deal Makers(21) 

Industrial Mark B. Goode, CCIM, SIOR, of Venture One Real Estate LLC in Riverwoods, Ill., and a partner represented Prudential Insurance Co. of America in the approximately $22.7 million sale of a four building, 506,022 sf industrial portfolio in Crystal

Due Diligence: Digging Deeper 

Lenders have overhauled their lending criteria and underwriting guidelines, so why shouldn’t buyers do the same? During these challenging times, property investors must refocus on the fundamental aspects of investment analysis to properly substantiate value in the purchase price. When

Deal Makers(14) 

Multifamily Mitch D. Swenson, CCIM, of Tomlinson Black Commercial in Spokane, Wash., represented the seller, K. Wendell Reugh, and Joel Crosby, CCIM, also of Tomlinson Black, represented the buyer, HOF Portgage Properties LLC, in the $21.5 million sale of an

Greening Up 

In February, San Francisco Mayor Edwin Lee signed into law the San Francisco Existing Commercial Buildings Energy Performance Ordinance, requiring commercial building owners to file annual energy benchmark reports and to conduct more extensive energy audits every five years. New

Digital Transformation Requires a Multifaceted Approach 

If they haven't done so already, many commercial real estate companies are considering the transition from a paper based operation to a digital process. However, creating a digital office entails more than implementing new technology it means evaluating all business

The Fiscal Impact Study 

As commercial investment real estate professionals become more diversified, they continue to add to their arsenal of income producing services. One fee based service available to knowledgeable professionals is performing fiscal impact studies (FIS), which are used to establish fair

Dirt, Cheap 

Even at bargain basement prices, most land investments today are a gamble. A land buyer is placing a bet that demand for commercial real estate projects will return before property taxes and other holding costs eat up the potential return

Foreclosure Fortunes 

In today&rsquo s market, the difference between traditional and distressed sales is mostly in the buyer&rsquo s mindset. Traditional sales currently are driven by need &mdash only investors who need to fulfill Section 1031 exchanges or other financial or market

Deal Makers(32) 

The Biggest DealMichael Stockton, CCIM, of Horizon Mortgage Corp. in Sarasota, Fla., arranged the $61.5 million financing of three multifamily communities totaling 996 units in Alabama and South Carolina for Sturbridge Commons Apartments LLC, Polos at Hudson Corners LLC, and

December Online Deal Makers(1) 

Office Thomas S. Vincent, CCIM, of Sperry Van Ness Sentinel Realty Advisors in Rolling Meadows, Ill., represented an undisclosed seller in the more than $2.5 million sale of a 19,500 sf office building in Crystal Lake, Ill., to a private

Deal Makers(4) 

Office BIG Deal Richard A. Brugge Jr., CCIM, of Cushman & Wakefield in Tampa, Fla., and a partner represented AEW Capital Management LP in the $29.5 million sale of the 170,924 sf Bridgeport Center in Tampa to Flagler Development Group.

Going Steady in Kansas City 

The steady commercial investment market in the Kansas City region reflects its midwestern location. The difference between Kansas City and the two coasts is as sharp as the difference between Manhattan in New York and Manhattan, Kansas. "Yes, it's boring

Deal Makers(7) 

OfficeBig Deal Chad G. Barton, CCIM, Colin W. Kraay, CCIM, Duwane A. Suwyn, CCIM, and William W. Bussey Jr., CCIM, of Grubb & Ellis Paramount Commerce in Grand Rapids, Mich., negotiated the $12.3 million sale of 63,235 sf of office

Executing the REO Deal 

Distressed assets create tremendous opportunity for the savvy commercial real estate practitioner, but quickly capturing profit in this new arena requires a well defined path to success. Executing the sale of these assets is a multidisciplinary process involving brokerage, property

Gone Green Yet? 

There’s no question that green commercial building is grabbing its share of headlines these days. Major corporations such as Toyota, Goldman Sachs, Hearst Corp., and BP have built and moved into environmentally responsible buildings. National commercial real estate companies such

The Foundation's Future 

When hurricanes devastated the Gulf Coast in August 2005, CCIM Institute’sleadership rallied to identify the support and resources they could marshal to help real estate professionals get back into business. A key initiative allowed local CCIM chapters to host the

Environmental Deal Breakers 

Environmental liability concerns can serve as major deal breakers during commercial real estate sales and transfers. While sellers want freedom from environmental liability issues after the sale, buyers want to avoid the many challenges associated with contaminated properties. For example,

Direct Real Estate Investments 

The growing attention to real estate investment trusts (REITs) is causing investors to question traditional methods of real estate investment. Should they bury the "old fashioned" direct investment practices and only purchase investment real estate interests through publicly traded shares

Deal Makers(3) 

Office BIG Deal Richard Egitto, CCIM, of Crimson Services LLC in Littleton, Colo., and a partner represented Grosvenor Investment Management in the $63.4 million sale of the 413,390 sf AtlanTech Tower in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., to New Boston Fund. Vicente

The Designation Difference 

Commercial investment real estate professionals continually strive to differentiate their businesses and the services they provide. The CCIM designation is a distinct advantage that is exclusive to an estimated 6 percent of industry professionals. For those who are members of

Finding the Right Site 

Technology, competition, speed to market, and a highly fragmented consumer marketplace have changed the world of retail site selection. On top of that, e commerce still wages the shopping war of bricks vs. clicks. But despite these changes, many fundamentals

International Report(2) 

Taiwan Offers PotentialTaipei, the capital city of Taiwan, may be a good bet for property investors, according to the Wall Street Journal. The Nationalist Party’s victory in the presidential election has sparked a boom in real estate values. Taipei’s high

Feathers Fly Before Broker Sells Old Theater 

In a dark theater in Los Angeles, a pigeon searches for a place to nest. Suddenly, a disturbance near the stage startles it from the task. W. Darrow Fiedler, CCIM, CRS, GRI, appears on stage bearing a 12 volt flashlight.

East Meets West 

Downtown Los Angeles is proof that the U.S. commercial real estate market has become an international playing field. Properties are trading hands across the seas, moving in some cases from Japanese portfolios into those of a new wave of Asian