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Deals and Drinks Event Showcases Variety and Comradery 

Since its inception three years ago, the CCIM Institute Deals and Drinks event has grown to become one of the most popular networking events held during CCIM Institute meetings. During the 2018 Midyear Governance Meetings in Tampa, Fla., Deals and Drinks drew its largest crowd to date with an increase in international attendees and its greatest variety of investment opportunities.

“It's been our team's goal to provide additional fun opportunities to network and engage at all of our governance meetings,” says 2018 Networking Subcommittee Chair Carmen Austin, CCIM. “And Deals and Drinks is a relaxed and exciting mix of lively people that want to engage, network, and share their listings, needs, or experiences."

Hawaii Chapter and IREM Host Hawaii’s Largest Networking and Educational Event 

As the largest and most comprehensive networking and educational event of its kind in the state, the 26th Annual CCIM/IREM Real Estate Forecast, Jan. 26, attracted more than 650 real estate professionals. Sponsored by the Hawaii CCIM Chapter and IREM Hawaii, venue capacity is regularly capped out each year.

Scholarships Boost Number of CCIM Designees 

The North Texas CCIM Chapter holds event fundraisers for scholarships, awarding 11 scholarships in 2017. “Scholarships help more students take the CCIM core courses to become designated,” says John McClure, CCIM, 2017 North Texas Chapter president. Now in its 23rd year, North Texas hosts an all-day sporting clays tournament, as well as lunch and dinner. The Chapter finds sponsors for 13 sporting clay stations, separate event sponsors, and holds a raffle and live auction. During the past few years, North Texas has raised $14,000 per year to fund the scholarships. In 2017, the Chapter raised a record amount of $18,110.

Boutique Investment 

Boutique investment funds need to leverage collective brainstorming, expertise, and tenacity of people to give life and leverage to data and delivers deals.

Bobbie Mastracci, CCIM, Builds Credibility and Connections 

When Bobbie Mastracci, CCIM, entered commercial real estate as her second career, she needed to gain credibility in the male-dominated industry. “I was trying to get into commercial real estate, and no one would call me back,” says Mastracci, designated broker and principal at Phoenix West Commercial LLC in Phoenix. “Today it has improved for women in commercial real estate, but credibility is still at the top of the list.”

Earning her CCIM designation in 2008 gave her instant credibility and an entry into getting to know other CCIMs locally, regionally, and nationally. “I work with a boutique brokerage, so CCIM Institute helped me to build a network,” Mastracci says. “Meeting CCIMs first in the chapter and later nationally gave me the same opportunities as if I worked at a big firm.”

Adaptive Reuse Poised to be the Next Major Product Category in Commercial Real Estate 
Posted on Aug. 8, 2018 | CCIM Institute Chief Economist K.C. Conway, in partnership with the Alabama Center for Real Estate, released a special report entitled “Adaptive Reuse: Turning Blight into Bright,” which represents the first step to redefine and quantify the adaptation of obsolete commercial properties for new uses as an institutional-grade product category. 
A Disruption in Commercial Real Estate Finance Is Coming 
Posted on Dec. 3, 2018 | CCIM Institute’s analysis of last 50 years predicts CRE finance disruption in next 6-18 months.
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International Beat 


IRS Audit Focus: Are You at Risk? 


Regional Outlook 


Global Opportunities 


Preserving History 


Developing Knowledge 


Deal Makers 


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Port Call 
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Runaway Growth in South Florida 

Connie Thomas, CCIM, senior director at Tower Commercial Real Estate, shares how growth in South Florida’s commercial real estate market offers lots of opportunities — particularly in Palm Beach, Broward, and Dade counties.

Style Snapshots 

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Video Stars 

Selling your expertise can be as simple as talking into a camera -- and having a gimmick. With the ubiquity of broadband internet connections and the availability of cheap or even free video technology and services, now is a good time to consider this.

Rapid Evolution 

The days when traditional retailers fit into one box and online retailers fit into their own separate box are falling by the wayside. The next generation of retail is a big melting pot of physical stores and showrooms, e-commerce platforms, and logistics networks all tied together with more technology.


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