Beyond the Obvious 

Secondary market real estate investors have reason to be concerned. The mortgage crisis has paralyzed the debt markets and the few remaining active balance sheet lenders have taken their capital and flocked to the perceived safe haven of primary markets.

Face Time 

Web based videoconferencing can help brokers build stronger and more personal client relationships. Videoconferencing is similar to telephone conference calls except all parties can see each other via Web cameras and have the option to use voice over Internet protocol,

Fast Funding 

Traditional financing is suitable for a multitude of commercial real estate transactions, which often allow several months of lead time to secure funds. But what happens when funding for a property transaction is required immediately or when borrowers are inexperienced?

Mixed-Use Matures 

Across North America, commercial real estate professionals are identifying pockets of development opportunity outside the major gateway cities. And, thanks to a renewed interest in urban living, real estate experts are successfully introducing a variety of mixed use commercial projects

NEW: CIRE's Writers and Readers 

Who writes for Commercial Investment Real Estate? CIRE’s authors are a mix of industry professionals, experienced journalists, and award winning staff writers. This combination helps to cover the vast spectrum of topics that appeal to the wide range of CCIMs

Regional Outlook(5) 

Markets to Watch Northern Central New Jersey &mdash 1Q08 industrial investment sales activity represents 60 percent of 2007 totals for this active market. Out of about 5.1 million sf of industrial product sold, 3.5 million sf sold to investors, according

A+ Strategies 

While some tenants enjoy the perks and tolerate the high rents of class A properties, many prefer the idea of lower rental rates and fewer amenities, particularly in an unstable economy. With a plethora of class B and C office

Deal Makers(4) 

Office BIG Deal Richard A. Brugge Jr., CCIM, of Cushman & Wakefield in Tampa, Fla., and a partner represented AEW Capital Management LP in the $29.5 million sale of the 170,924 sf Bridgeport Center in Tampa to Flagler Development Group.

International Report(1) 

Tel Aviv Is Newest Real Estate Hot SpotA 320,000 square meter property located in the heart of Tel Aviv, Israel, has foreign investors competing for the right to develop what was once the city’s wholesale fruit market. As the country’s

CCIM Career News(4) 

Jan Boltres, CCIM, vice president principal of the Industrial Services Group of Grubb & Ellis in Tampa, Fla., was named as one of Tampa’s CoStar Power Brokers for his industrial sales and leasing activity by CoStar Group. Alex Johnson, CCIM,

CCIM Spotlight: Perfect Timing 

Receiving the scholarship was a blessing,” says Joan M. Harris, CCIM, CRB, GRI, broker owner of Joan Harris Realty in Prairieville, La., and one of the first recipients of the Education Foundation of the CCIM Institute’s Gulf Coast scholarships. Harris

Eating Green 

As commercial real estate professionals become more environmentally conscious, so do their developments with the ultimate goal to achieve the U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environment Design certification. With more sustainable resources available, green buildings are branching

Market Trends(5) 

Briefly NotedHospitality — Respondents to Ernst & Young’s Hospitality Investment Survey chose Washington, D.C., Manhattan, Los Angeles, Chicago, and San Francisco as the top five hotel investment markets, despite the fact that Washington and Chicago are not among the top

Market Trends Online(10) 

Office Transactions DownWhen compared to last year, office investment activity was down 80 percent for the first half of 2008, according to Jones Lang LaSalle. Average values have declined more than 10 percent, and capitalization rates are up an average

Making Sense of the Market 

While commercial real estate is more than ever intrinsically linked to the capital markets, the fundamental outlook for its stability and long term success remains healthy for the balance of 2008. Escalating construction costs, specifically for materials such as wood,

Mixed-Use Resource Guide 

Cover StoryMixed Use MaturesDevelopers sharpen their focus to succeed in small markets.Jul.Aug.08 Web ExclusiveProject CamouflageInnovative design solution blends a big box into a historic neighborhood.May.Jun.07 Cover StorySmall Cities Mix It UpSecondary markets blend ideas from successful mixed use developments.Nov.Dec.06 On

July Online Deal Makers 

Office David A. Moore, CCIM, and Darrin L. Boyd, CCIM, of Colliers Turley Martin Tucker in Indianapolis represented Cottonwood Creek in the $1.4 million sale of 20,000 sf of office space in Indianapolis to a private investor. William Scott Abernethy,

Local Market Details 

Long Island, Tom Attivissimo, CCIM, senior director, Greiner Maltz Co. My market segment is flex industrial users and my client base on Long Island experiences a different dynamic compared to the rest of the country. We still have a

August Online Deal Makers 

OfficeFred Kermani, CCIM, of CB Richard Ellis in Naples, Fla., represented MP Defined Benefit Pension Plan & Trust in the $2.8 million purchase of a 15,600 sf medical office building in Fort Myers, Fla., from Palm Beach Professional Park LLC.

Buyers Guide(4) 

Retail Details The Recap Retail 7.4 database by Competitive Analytics Professionals includes information on more than 720,500 U.S. and Canadian locations of more than 4,200 major retail chains. Divided into 67 retail categories, the database can be used for selecting

Leverage Your Membership 

The waning U.S. dollar, unpredictable economy, and financial market upheaval have us all searching for ways to maximize our business. Though it&rsquo s easy to become overwhelmed in these challenging times, CCIMs and candidates who are working toward the designation

Wealth Management 

During the last several years, America’s high net worth investors have both discreetly weathered the most bearish of conditions and abundantly flourished through the bullish upswings across all market sectors. Now, in an effort to even out the impact that

Rising Stars(3) 

In an increasingly competitive and volatile marketplace, commercial real estate professionals must make their mark on the industry in short order. These CCIMs have held the designation for less than five years and already have become leading lights in their

Safety Net 

As all commercial real estate professionals know, effectively managing property is not without its challenges. Property owners and managers must be prepared for anything since no one can predict when unexpected events such as fires, floods, contamination, and other catastrophes