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Telecommunications: Forced Access 

The signing of the Telecommunications Act of 1996 was important to the further development of the nation's communication infrastructure. However, the commercial real estate industry may be affected by interpretations as to the potential reassignment of property rights. The attached

Industry Group Pushes for Green Rating Competition 

As more research points to the benefits of energy efficiency in commercial properties, reps from the U.S. Green Building Initiative, a U.S. based nonprofitwhose mission is to accelerate the adoption of green building practices, are urging the federal government to

Investment Trends Quarterly (ITQ) 

Prove You&rsquo re Smarter than the Competition. Read the RERC CCIM Investment Trends Quarterly. Members &ndash Log in to access the reports. The RERC CCIM Investment Trends Quarterly is a must have resource for all commercial real estate professionals. Each

Housing and Economic Recovery Act Signed Into Law 

The "Housing and Economic Recovery Act of 2008," H.R. 3221, was signed into law by the President on July 26, 2008. The law has three provisions of interest to commercial real estate professionals. First, the law provides for the development

Member Services Committee - Committee Vice Chair 

Letters to FASB and IASB on Lease Accounting 

There are several questions being raised about the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) and International Accounting Standards Board (IASB) proposal on lease accounting changes. These changes would significantly impact real estate leases and would improperly reflect companies’ balance sheets. CCIM

Market Data Reveals Tightening Office Fundamentals 

The 8 million square feet of office space absorbed in 4Q10 reflects the year end uptick in tenant demand and increased leasing velocity, according to Jones Lang LaSalle’s 4Q10 U.S. Office Outlook. This increased absorption reduced overall vacancy to 18.5

American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 Summary 

Prepared by IREM and CCIM Institute Legislative Staff Stimulus Package On February 17, 2009, President Obama signed H.R. 1, the “American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009." The bill includes $787 billion in spending and tax cuts. Below is a

Volume XII Number 3 September 2007 

Volume XII, Number 3 September 2007 Capital Gains Tax Update CCIM Institute s Members Give Their Input On Carried Interest Bill IRS Announces Stricter Scrutiny On Audits Of S Corporations Cost Recovery Period For Leasehold Improvements Set To Expire U.S.

Legislative Affairs Sub- Committee - Committee Vice Chair 

Non-U.S. Course Registration Contacts 

To register for a CCIM course taking place outside the U.S., please contact one of the following course sponsors Canada CalgaryCheryl VandeGraft403 440 3833877 287 LondonLaVern McLachlan519 641 OttawaOttawa Real Estate BoardLee Freeman613 225 TorontoCentral Canada ChapterEavan

Managing Debt Is Key to Surviving 2012 

Debt management is the top strategy for surviving the highly volatile market, according to the latest 2012 forecast from the University of Southern California Lusk Center for Real Estate. “There’s a massive amount of debt still outstanding — from mortgage

Inner-Ring Suburbs Will Offer Post-Recession Development Opportunities 

Inner ring suburbs are poised for growth, according to Patrick L. Phillips, chief executive officer at the Urban Land Institute. Their proximity to major employment centers and transportation hubs, among other factors, will make inner ring suburbs the “sweet spot”

CCIM Institute Changes Name of For-Profit Entity 

Contact R. J. Sirois 312 321 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CCIM INSTITUTE CHANGES NAME OF FOR PROFIT ENTITYSTDB, Inc. becomes CCIM Technologies, Inc.CHICAGO, January 4, 2010—The CCIM Institute has announced a name change of its for profit entity, STDB, Inc.,

Indoor Air Quality 

This document summarizes some of the issues related to Indoor Air Quality. It includes information on the types of indoor contaminants, contributing factors to poor indoor air quality, the effects on tenants and occupants, and curing "sick" buildings. true472

Leasehold Improvement Legislation Introduced 

Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus (D MT) has introduced legislation—S. 2886—that includes a provision to renew and extend the 15 year cost recovery period for leasehold improvements. On April 17, 2008 the bill was referred to the Senate Finance

Volume XIII, Number 4 - December 2008 

2008 Legislative Victories AMT and Leasehold Improvements 2008 Legislative Victory Congress Extends Energy Efficient Tax Credit for Commercial Buildings CCIM Institute Financial Crisis Paper Now Available 2009 Legislative Outlook Taxes and Energy Conservation 2009 Legislative Outlook on Commercial Property

Multifamily Sector Transitions From Recovery to Expansion 

Shifts in both economic and demographic factors have led to increased demand for residential rental space, indicating the sector may have moved past recovery and into expansion, according to a recent Cassidy Turley report. “Since 2006, the number of occupied

Member Services Committee 

The Member Services Committee provides ideas and long range strategies for development of new member benefits. The committee also monitors development of membership related surveys (and initiates surveys when necessary). In addition, the committee initiates studies and research into ways

Volume X1 Number 3 August 2006 

Volume XI, Number 3 August 2006 Estate Tax Stalls in Senate SEC Weighs in on TICs, Opens Door for Referral Fees Property Rights Bill Approved by House Judiciary Committee Flood Insurance Program Reform Passes House Push For Extending Energy Efficiency

Low Rental Rates Prompt Retailer Expansions 

The national retail sector is still a tenant’s market, according to CB Richard Ellis’ summer 2011 survey Shop Talk — A Retailer’s Perspective. Fifty nine percent of respondents said that they planned to open more stores thanks to compelling rent

Tuition & Scholarships 

Current CCIM members are eligible to register for courses at the discounted member rate. Visit the new member page if you are interested in joining and registering at the member discount rate. In addition to becoming a member, students may

Japanese Real Estate Market Stabilizes After Earthquake 

The earthquake that struck the Japan’s Tohoku region on March 11, 2011, spared Japanese real estate investment trusts, or J REITs – at least in the short term, according to RREEF's Japan Real Estate First Quarter 2011 report. Damages reported

Ward Center 
Educational Resources for the Modern Market Course topics span every facet of the commercial real estate industry, ensuring you will be able to find the right subject to develop the skill you desire.