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Recession’s Influence on Loan Performance Weakens 

The economy’s slow recovery is starting to have some positive effects on commercial real estate loans. “The recession’s downward pull on commercial and multifamily mortgage performance has slackened,” said Jamie Woodwell, vice president of commercial real estate research for the

Randy Scheidt Shares His Thoughts on Today's Appraisals 

In this podcast, Randy Scheidt, CCIM, MAI, FRICS, discusses the challenges facing appraisers in today's market. He shares more of his thoughts in the article "The Valuation Trap," which appears in the May June issue of CIRE magazine. true472

Ken Riggs Updates CIRE Forecast 

Is transaction activity going to take hold in 1Q10? What properties are investors looking at in the broader market? Real estate expert Kenneth P. Riggs, CCIM, discusses the fine points of his 2010 commercial real estate forecast in this follow

Pension Fund Activity Bodes Well for Recovery 

A consensus forecast from top institutional level real estate investment firms shows the NCREIF Property Index returning to historical averages over the next three years following a strong performance in 2010. The Pension Real Estate Association conducted the 1Q11 consensus

CCIM Networking Initiative Charges Ahead in 2009 

In 2009, CCIM Institute will debut exciting new initiatives designed to bring members together so they can do business. Listen while Butch West, CCIM, and David Wilson, CCIM talk about how they worked together to close a land deal in

Will Dodd-Frank Act Impact Me? 

In July 2010 President Obama signed the Dodd Frank Act into law. At a time when the U.S. economy is stumbling to get back on its feet, the Dodd Frank Act is an attempt to prevent future catastrophic economic falls.

Small Businesses Gear Up for Future Growth 

Despite the economy’s uncertain outlook, 77 percent of small businesses plan to expand in the next six months, according to the American Express OPEN Small Business Monitor, a semi annual survey of business owners. After streamlining business operations and cutting

U.S. Senate Passed Energy Bill That Does Not Include Tax Incentives 

On June 21, 2007, the U.S. Senate voted 65 to 27 on comprehensive energy legislation that aims to raise fuel economy standards and promote a major expansion of renewable fuels and energy efficiency. The tax component of the bill that

U.S. Apartment Rent Growth Continues in 1Q11 

Effective rents in the U.S. apartment market saw strong growth in 1Q11, increasing 1.77 percent, compared with 1.24 percent growth during 1Q10, according to Axiometrics. In addition, occupancy increased for a second consecutive month to an average rate of 93.49

U.S. House Passes Bill Providing Energy Efficient Commercial Buildings Tax Incentives 

On February 28, 2008, the House passed H.R. 5351, the Renewable Energy and Energy Conservation Act of 2008, by a vote of 236 to 182. The bill would extend federal tax incentives for energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies that

Tax Extenders and Carried Interest - June 2, 2010 

On May 14, 2010 CCIM Institute initiated a Call to Action regarding the Tax Extenders Package that included the change in tax treatment of carried interest. Last Friday, May 30, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the tax package bill,

Speak Out Against a Federal Agency Power Grab 

Once again the big banking conglomerates are forcing their way into real estate and they are going around Congress to accomplish it. The CCIM Institute, in cooperation with the National Association of REALTORS®, requests you speak up and urge Congress

CCIM & IREM Success Series 2007 — Management Survival Tactics: How to Pocket an Extra $100,000 (Part 1 of 2) 

It costs five times more to get a new resident than it does to keep the one you’ve got. Consultant Anne Sadovsky talks about how best to educate residents on the benefits of renting versus buying, how to develop a

Real Estate Experts Connection: Tim Hatlestad 

Listen as Tim Hatlestad, CCIM, discusses the value behind the CCIM program during a live taping July 7, 2007 of “The Real Estate Experts Connection,” a program aired on KXAM radio in Phoenix, Arizona. Hatlestad is the CCIM Institute President

Steven Weinstock, CCIM, Talks Technology 

Gadgets, apps, and other technological accoutrements are now de rigueur for successful commercial real estate professionals. CCIM’s 2010 Technology Wizard, Steven D. Weinstock, CCIM, discusses how some of his favorite tech tools can be used to close deals in a

Stephen J. Donell, CCIM, Named President of Jalmar Properties 

Stephen J. Donell, CCIM, CPM, recently was named president of Jalmar Properties, a Los Angeles based real estate investment, brokerage, and property management firm. He succeeds James H. Donell, CCIM, who will remain at Jalmar as the company’s chief executive

REITs Ramp Up Hotel Investments 

With the help of corporate debt secured at historically low interest rates, REITs spent nearly $1.9 billion to acquire 46 hospitality properties so far in 2010, a ten fold increase over the same period last year, according to Lodging Econometrics’3Q10

Tax Bill En Route for President’s Signature 

Last night the House of Representatives passed a tax cut bill, previously passed by the Senate, extending the Bush tax cuts just two weeks before they were set to expire. This is relatively good news for virtually all Americans. Although

Senate Fails To Pass Tax Breaks, Estate Tax, and Minimum Wage Increase 

On Wednesday evening, August 3, 2006, the Senate failed to pass a cloture motion to advance the Estate Tax and Extension of Tax Relief Act of 2006—H.R. 5970—which would extend expiring tax credits, repeal the sunset provision for the estate

Workforce Development: Getting and Keeping the Right People 

John Ansbach, RECON Intelligence Services, Coppell, TXSponsored by Stewart National Title Services People are not your most important assets the right people are. Tailoring recruiting, branding, and retention efforts, especially in regards to generational differences, can help you achieve this

Office Market Fundamentals Set to Improve 

Office market supply and demand are poised to cross, which should begin to bring down vacancies, according to Maximus Advisors’ Spring 2011 Quarterly Economic and Real Estate Update. Completions reached just 2.3 million square feet in 4Q10, nearly matching net

Richard Juge, CCIM, SIOR, 2010 CCIM Institute President on the Commercial Real Estate Show 

Richard Juge, CCIM, SIOR, 2010 president of the CCIM Institute, discusses commercial real estate training and the content of the new CCIM core curriculum, on the Commercial Real Estate Show hosted by Michael Bull, CCIM. true472

Survey Reveals Favorable Hiring Outlook 

Hiring is expected to expand this year as commercial real estate continues its slow but steady recovery, according to Christenson Advisors’ 2011 Commercial Real Estate Market Outlook, which includes perspectives of more than 100 commercial real estate industry professionals. In

Tightening Supply Boosts Industrial Rents 

The industrial sector is growing faster than expected, largely a result of a shortage of "suitable and available properties," according to CB Richard Ellis. CBRE’s Global Industrial Rent Index grew 1.3 percent in 1Q11, its largest increase since 2Q07. Rents

Rod Santomassimo, CCIM, Discusses Maximizing Your Profit Potential 

In Commercial Investment Real Estate magazine’s May June issue, commercial real estate coach Rod N. Santomassimo, CCIM, offers nine tips for improving your “Networking Know How.” In this follow up podcast, he focuses on boosting your profile as a commercial