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Data Security 

As more and more business keep and maintain personal information, the issue of data security gains more importance. This document summarizes legislation regarding data security and how this may affect CCIMmembers. true47214717

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 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

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 Contracts With REI Wise to Provide Marketing Solutions for CCIM Institute Members 

CCIM TECH CONTRACTS WITH REI WISE TO PROVIDE MARKETING SOLUTIONS FOR CCIM INSTITUTE MEMBERS Chicago, IL (February 10, 2010) – CCIM TECH has contracted with REI Wise, a leader in online financial analysis and marketing software for commercial real estate,

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

Construction Uptick Expected by 2012 

Commercial real estate construction activity finally will begin to pick up next year, according to a forecast update from the American Institute of Architects Consensus Construction Forecast panel. The report predicts a 6.4 percent increase in nonresidential spending in

Commercial Real Estate Coalition Formed on Carried Interest 

The CCIM Institute is in a coalition monitoring potential proposals on carried interest from the federal Deficit Reduction or Super Committee. No legislative proposals have been made public at this point. Although nothing is proposed, as a coalition we decided

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

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

Dollar Chains Thrive in Weak Economy 

While most retailers continue to struggle with sluggish sales growth, dollar stores are flourishing, according to Dollar Days, a December 2011 Colliers International white paper. Dollar General, Dollar Tree, Family Dollar, and 99¢ Only Stores currently operate approximately 21,500 U.S.

Election Results from Midyear Meetings 

Elections for the following positions were held during the Midyear Business Meetings in New Orleans. Each position includes a brief description of the officer's role and the CCIMs who were elected to fill those roles. 2011 Treasurer Elect 2012 Treasurer

D.C. Leads the U.S. in LEED Space 

Recently completed Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design certified projects helped Washington, D.C., rank No. 1 on the U.S. Green Building Council’s list of most LEED certified space per capita. Ranked independently of the top 10 states, the nation’s capital

New Designees Pinned in Poland and Russia 

The CCIM designation was awarded to members in Poland and Russia following Comprehensive Exams in both countries in recent weeks. In Poland, 35 CCIMs were pinned on May 19. A week later, 45 members passed the Comp Exam in Russia

Cap Rates Drop in Big-Box Net Lease Sector 

The median capitalization rate for single net leased big box stores fell year over year by 16 basis points to 8.35 percent in 3Q11, according to The Boulder Group's Net Lease Big Box Report, but remain 60 bps above the

Commercial Real Estate Woes Trigger TALF Extension 

Commercial Real Estate Woes Trigger TALF Extension The Federal Reserve System and Department of the Treasury announced last week a six month extension of the Term Asset Backed Securities Loan Facility, known as TALF, as prompted by worries over the

Foreign Capital Fuels U.S. Markets 

Global capital is flowing back into U.S. real estate as foreign investors seek to strengthen their ownership portfolios, according to Jones Lang LaSalle. Inter regional investment volumes in the Americas increased from $14 billion in 2009 to $31 billion in

CCIM TECH to Distribute Listings on Rofo's LinkedIn App 

CCIM Technologies, Inc. and Rofo, a leading commercial real estate search engine, announced a partnership that provides CCIM members automated distribution of their real estate listings to Rofo’s Linkedin application, Real Estate Pro. CCIM TECH welcomes Rofo (Right of First

New Orleans Native Elected President Of International Real Estate Organization 

Richard E. Juge, CCIM, was elected the 2010 president of the CCIM Institute, an international commercial real estate organization with 16,000 members worldwide. The institute confers the Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM) designation to qualified commercial real estate and allied

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

Fed Extends TALF Financing for Commercial Real Estate to Jumpstart Credit Markets 

On May 1, 2009, the Federal Reserve announced new terms on one of its lending programs in hopes of thawing the virtually frozen $700 billion commercial mortgage backed securities (CMBS) market. This in turn could provide more liquidity to the

Three Universities Approved as Alliance Partners 

Three more universities were added as CCIMUniversity Alliance partners, bringing the total number of participating universities to 28. Students at these universities are now eligible to pursue the CCIM designation through the University Fast Track process University of Miami &ndash

May/June Issue of Commercial Investment Real Estate 

Are investors coming off the ropes to buy single tenant retail properties? To find out, read Commercial Investment Real Estate&rsquo s May June cover story, "In the Retail Ring." The issue is now online and CCIM members should receive their

Energy Reform Legislation Approved by Congressional Committees 

On May 21, the House Energy and Commerce Committee approved H.R. 2454, the American Clean Energy Security Act by Chairman Henry Waxman (D CA) and Ed Markey (D MA). The legislation includes numerous provisions relating to more stringent renewable energy

CCIM Institute Launches Redesigned Curriculum 

Contact R. J. Sirois312 321 4494 CCIM Institute Launches Redesigned Curriculum Multi Million Investment Reflects Changing Industry CHICAGO, January 4, 2010—The CCIM Institute has launched a redesigned curriculum that is the foundation of its Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM)