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Commercial Real Estate Insurance Rates Expected to Remain Favorable 

Commercial real estate insurance rates were flat to down for North American firms in 4Q10, according to Marsh’s North American Insurance Market Report 2011. Last year’s market drivers are expected to contribute to conditions in 2011 as well. “An abundance

China’s Hospitality Sector Bounces Back 

With 1,260 hospitality projects in the pipeline in 1Q11, China is driving hotel development activity in the Asia Pacific region to levels last seen in 2Q08. According to a spring 2011 Lodging Econometrics report, China’s pipeline was the first to

Commercial Real Estate Professionals to Convene in Orlando October 22 - 23 

Delegates at CCIM Institute Conference to Discuss State of Industry The CCIM Institute, a 15,000 member commercial real estate organization and the governing body of one of the largest commercial real estate networks in the world, will hold its

AMT Relief Bill Awaits President’s Signature 

The House voted 352 to 64 in favor of the Senate amendment to H.R. 3996, the Tax Increase Prevention Act of 2007, on December 19, 2007. The President is expected to sign H.R. 3996 into law. The legislation would extend

Commercial Loan Originations Rise 52 Percent 

Despite economic woes, 2Q11 commercial and multifamily mortgage originations were up 52 percent over 1Q11, according to the Mortgage Bankers Association’s quarterly loan origination survey. Year over year loan origination activity jumped 107 percent, according to the report. “Greater stability

2006 Issues 

2006 Issues • Banks In Real Estate Brokerage• Tax Legislation• Small Business Health Plans• Private Property Rights• Natural Disaster Insurance Banks In Real Estate Brokerage Issue In December 2005, the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) announced it

2012 Retail Outlook is Conservative 

Economic uncertainty is causing retailers to be cautious as they plan for 2012, according to Colliers International’s 3Q11 Retail Highlights report. Colliers expects many companies to re evaluate and raise estimates at least once next year. Muted expectations for holiday

Interview with CCIMREDEX Director Todd Kuhlmann, CCIM 

On March 31, CCIM TECH launched CCIMREDEX, an online property listing and marketing database available exclusively to CCIM members. Commercial Investment Real Estate interviewed Todd Kuhlmann, CCIM, vice president of Dallas based CCIM TECH and director of

Secondary and Tertiary Markets Begin to See Investor Demand 

Though Trifurcated Commercial Real Estate Market Remains, says CCIM and RERC Investor demand for commercial real estate is slowly starting to increase in select secondary and tertiary markets, but it will be some time before most markets see significant improvement

Canada’s Hospitality Pipeline Picks Up 

The Canadian hospitality sector is looking up, according to Lodging Econometrics, and the market should see modest increases in development over the next year. Hospitality development fell sharply from its 2Q08 peak, when there were 32,549 rooms in the pipeline

CCIM TECH and TotalCommercial.Com Expand Property Listing Exposure for CCIM Institute Members 

CCIM TECH has entered into an agreement with TotalCommercial.com to mutually exchange property information between TotalCommercial.com and CCIMREDEX for all CCIM Institute members. The agreement also offers CCIM Institute members full membership to TotalCommercial.com at no additional charge. true472

Asia-Pacific Region and Latin America Lead Global Recovery 

Demand has returned to the worldwide commercial real estate market, according to the NAI Global 2011 Global Market Report, which analyzes 217 domestic and international property markets. Though European countries such as Greece, Iceland, and Ireland remain mired in prolonged

Federal Regulation Reduction Efforts 

President Obama issued an executive order in January 2011 that began a process of regulatory review. The executive order provides details on how agencies are to review regulations. The review process asks agencies to provide justification costs of the regulation,

CCIM Institute Changes Name of For-Profit Entity 

Contact R. J. Sirois 312 321 4494rsirois@ccim.com 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.,

Commercial Property Declines Show Signs of Easing 

RERC CCIM report points to positive trends heading into 2010 CHICAGO, December 8, 2009—Declines across the nation’s commercial real estate sectors appear to be easing slightly as 2010 approaches, according to the latest edition of the Investment Trends Quarterly

New Study Looks at Off-Campus Student Housing 

Approximately 53.6 percent of rental income from off campus student housing properties is spent on total operating expenses, according to a new benchmarking survey from the National Multi Housing Council’s National Student Housing Council. Other top expense categories include total

Carried Interest Spared in Debt Ceiling Bill 

Congress brokered a debt ceiling deal in the eleventh hour just before the Aug. 2, 2011, deadline. Both parties found common ground and allowed Senate Bill 365, also known as the "Budget Control Act of 2011," to first pass the

CCIM Institute Requests Member Input On Capital Gains Bill 

Share your input on the U.S. House capital gains bill that would place a larger tax burden on commercial real estate professionals. The financial press has pointed out that private equity markets are not subject to any federal or

Commercial Lien Laws 

Background In reaction to the problem of commercial brokers completing a commercial lease or sales transaction that is subject to a listing or commission agreement, only to receive a portion of the agreed upon fee, or sometimes no fee at

Financial Crisis 

The attached document provides a background of the current financial crisis. It also includes joint solutions proposed by the CCIMInstitute and IREM. true47214717

Construction Expected to Pick Up by Year-End 

A sluggish residential housing market, an uncertain employment picture, and high debt levels are some of the factors that will keep 2011 non residential construction spending near 2010 levels. However, spending is likely to increase by year end, according to

State Budget Shortfalls Leave Lawmakers Scrambling For Revenue Sources 

Since the start of the recession, states have been struggling to maintain revenues and many have underperformed revenue forecasts. The most pessimistic revenue expectations have not even been met, causing massive gaps in state budgets. In order to reconcile a

Commercial Real Estate Professionals Await Impact Of New Energy Law 

The Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 became law on December 19, 2007. The “High Performance Commercial Buildings” section is of the most interest to commercial real estate professionals. A Director of Commercial High Performance Green Buildings is

Federal Court Rules City's Immigration Ordinance Unconstitutional 

Pro immigrant groups brought suit against the city of Hazelton, Pennsylvania in opposition to its ordinance that fines landlords who rent to illegal immigrants $1,000 a day and revokes the licenses of business for five years if they hire illegal

RERC/CCIM Investment Trends Quarterly 2nd Quarter 2010 Highlights 

The latest RERC CCIM Investment Trends Quarterly found preliminary 12 month trailing size weighted average price per square foot unit increased for all property sectors during second quarter 2010. CCIM members, log in to access the full report. Other key