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From the Heartland to China 

As the newly elected president of the Michigan Association of Realtors, Bill Milliken, CCIM, CIPS, president of Milliken Realty Co., in Ann Arbor, has set his sights on expanding Michigan’s international business and trade opportunities, which will have economic benefits

Building the Foundation 

As a pillar of education in the commercial real estate industry, CCIM Institute has helped thousands of members advance their careers and expand their business opportunities. In the early 1990s, the Institute formalized the Education Foundation of the CCIM Institute,

Sharing a Passion 

From disc jockey to deal maker, 2012 CCIM Institute President Leil Koch, CCIM, was hooked on CCIM from day one. “I loved the numbers, the analysis, and the concepts,” he says of the first course he took back in 1991.

Las Vegas Leader 

Although residential overstock and dependence on the broader U.S. economy keep Las Vegas’ commercial real estate recovery at bay, some major office and industrial tenants are placing their bets in the still challenged market. What’s the upside? “Las Vegas is

Classic Education 

By most accounts, 1969 was a year of historical milestones Neil Armstrong took his landmark stroll on the moon, more than 400,000 people gathered for the first ever Woodstock music festival, and a progressive group of young commercial real estate

Marketing for Today’s Market 

In this economy, everyone is looking for a deal. Consumers and businesses alike are scrambling to ensure the bottom line pencils out, fostering a Groupon like mentality in nearly every industry. What started as a deal of the day site

Good as Gold 

In 1997, J. Wesley Daniels Jr., CCIM, founded a boutique firm in Atlanta that specialized in urban public private partnerships and transit oriented developments. With a knack for securing grants and rezoning approvals, Daniels’ project list ranged from runway expansion

Tuned Into the Market 

In a world where business professionals have instant access to information, some might think radio communication is a thing of the past. Not true, say listeners who tune into the “Commercial Real Estate Show,” a weekly online and on air

Experience Pays Off 

Commercial real estate is often a family business, and some CCIMs travel many paths before returning to their roots. “I grew up in a large commercial real estate family and some of my earliest memories are going with my dad

Building Knowledge 

As someone who has a passion for learning herself, Katya J. Naman, CCIM, senior vice president of Lowe Enterprises Real Estate Group in Washington, D.C., brings a unique perspective to her role as co chair of the 2012 CCIM Live

Broker Wisdom 

Success can be defined in many different ways, but according to Rod Santomassimo, CCIM, founder and president of Massimo Group, there’s no “secret” to being successful. “Great brokers learned from the advice they received from other great brokers,” Santomassimo says

Mapping Out the Market 

Distressed is the word almost anyone would use to sum up the current commercial real estate market. But CCIMs like Ron Opfer, director of commercial assets for Coldwell Banker Premier Realty in Henderson, Nev., choose not to view the down

Investor Insights 

When it comes to investing in today&rsquo s commercial real estate market, industry pro and author Kenneth D. Rosen, CCIM, founder and president of Kendar Realty in Coral Gables, Fla., has some simple advice &ldquo Stick with what you know.&rdquo

LEEDers of the Pack 

As sustainable design gains a foothold in the commercial real estate sector, many industry professionals see this as a chance to become knowledgeable on all things green. While buildings can earn the U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and

Learn to Earn 

Though he started out in commercial real estate by managing one 440 unit apartment complex, Beau Beery, CCIM, CPM, vice president of commercial real estate with AMJ of Gainesville in Gainesville, Fla., &ldquo quickly became enthused about the financial potential

LEEDing the Way 

Opus Northwest management is incorporating green features into Crescent ridge Corporate Center I, in Minnetonka, Minn., according to the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design’s Existing Building guidelines. To stay in the black, commercial real estate owners,

Office Optimism 

There are many reasons why today's national office market is inching along at a snail's pace compared to the lightning speed it was moving at less than 12 months ago. The credit squeeze, economic turbulence, and capital market volatility are

Retail Buys Into Green 

When commercial real estate pros think about energy efficient buildings, what usually comes to mind are sleek office properties with state of the art mechanical and structural systems. But office isn&rsquo t the only segment getting into green. Some retail

Think Before You Brand 

Most commercial real estate companies have similar goals serve clients well, achieve profitability, grow the business. While identifying your company's goals is important, determining how effectively you are reaching your intended audience is just as critical. "Businesses have a vision

Wrangling Opportunity 

Just as the golden leaves of the Aspen trees blanketed Colorado’s Rocky Mountains last fall, the U.S. financial markets began a historically rapid descent into dormancy. Why then would John Meltzer, CCIM, CRE, president of Meltzer Properties in Ouray, Colo.,

Why Go Green? 

Federal, state, and local governments are giving commercial real estate developers and owners many reasons to consider going green, mostly in the form of financial and tax incentives. The U.S. Energy Act of 2005 provides a number of incentives for

Leasing Large 

Many commercial real estate pros spend their careers searching for a business changing transaction, but few expect to find it while biking through the neighborhood. Yet that's how Michael Hoadley, CCIM, president of Spinnaker Real Estate Ventures LLC in Chicago,

Beyond the Bored Room 

Staff meetings have been known to trigger apathetic sighs and muffled yawns among company employees. In fact, some staff members view them as a mundane ritual, holding out hope that doughnuts and coffee might be offered as compensation for wasting

CCIM Education Evolves 

Though the term hybrid model usually evokes visions of compact cars with alternative fuel systems, the CCIM Institute has created its own unique prototype that is poised to revolutionize commercial real estate education. On Feb. 21, CCIM’s new hybrid education

CCIM Spotlight: Class Act 

By nature commercial real estate brokers are always looking forward researching the next hot market, networking with potential clients, or seeking out that must have listing. But John M. Crossman, CCIM, of Crossman and Co. in Orlando, Fla., also looks