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Carveout Consequences 

In the commercial real estate market&rsquo s current distressed state, mortgage lenders are faced with falling real estate values and sluggish properties that can&rsquo t meet debt service obligations. Inevitably, loan documents become the roadmap for lenders seeking to recoup

American Mediator 

Sand, sun, and golf draw 15 million visitors to The Grand Strand in Myrtle Beach, S.C., each year. Thanks to the vibrant tourist driven economy, commercial real estate transactions continue to close and contractual conflicts are rare. At the peak

Industrial Strength 

Listen to Steve Poole's podcastfor more insights on the industrial market's recovery. Like all investment property types, industrial real estate is attempting to hold its own through the economic recession. These three articles examine the highlights and lowlights of this

Roadmap to Recovery 

Integra Realty analysts were asked to rank from 1 to 12 (1 being most important) the factors that will have the most profound influence on commercial real estate values in the local market. With a 99 percent response rate, the

Retention Attention 

What do leasing reps have to do these days to fill their spaces? Well, what about bartering? &ldquo It&rsquo s something we are working out,&rdquo says Stan Stouder, CCIM, a partner with CB Richard Ellis Brokerage Services in Fort Myers,

Rising Stars 

Summer is upon us and across the country, commercial real estate professionals are flocking to collaborate with colleagues, clients, and local governments to capture elusive business opportunities. CCIMs, for their part, are capitalizing on the designation&rsquo s reputation and built

Tax Squeeze 

The feeble transaction market is pushing commercial real estate professionals to expand their scope to include non transaction services that clients need in today&rsquo s shaky economy. Tax consultation, particularly property valuation protests, is a recession resistant service that is

Regional Outlook(25) 

SOUTH Swank Condo Hotel Comes to Atlanta Atlanta based Tivoli Properties is building a 53 story, 198 room hotel and 71 unit condo development under the Mandarin Oriental flag on Atlanta&rsquo s Midtown Mile, says Scott Leventhal, Tivoli&rsquo s CEO

Foreclosure Fortunes 

In today&rsquo s market, the difference between traditional and distressed sales is mostly in the buyer&rsquo s mindset. Traditional sales currently are driven by need &mdash only investors who need to fulfill Section 1031 exchanges or other financial or market

It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad Market 

A 1963 classic comedy, &ldquo It&rsquo s a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World&rdquo follows the wacky pursuit of $350,000 in stolen cash. The film opens with a colorful group of strangers stopping on a desert highway to help bank robber

Mediation Basics 

A slow real estate market is fertile ground for contract disputes, and CCIMs are not immune. While arbitration can be useful in solving disputes, it is often inefficient and in this market prohibitively expensive. "With arbitration, sometimes relationships are damaged,"

Buyers Guide(28) 

Sun Volts Built with dark days (and nights) in mind, the Solio Classic solar hybrid charger accepts power from the sun and wall sockets. On bright days, however, one hour of sunshine provides approximately 15 minutes of mobile phone talk

Tomorrow? 

This midyear commercial update comes at an inflection point in our economic cycle. Commercial real estate&rsquo s economic strength is a byproduct of the country&rsquo s general economic health. The reality &mdash that this economic contagion has gone global &mdash

Where's the Money? 

Asked where real estate investors are putting their money (if unable or unwilling to invest in real estate), Integra analysts ranked the capital vehicles in most to least preferred order. From the looks of REIT prices in April 2009, the

In the Zone 

When asked to spearhead the Houston Gulf Coast CCIM Chapter&rsquo s Web site redesign, Colin Fox, CCIM, president of Colin Fox & Associates in Houston, wanted the site &ldquo to provide more relevance and value to both our broker and

International Beat(18) 

CENTRAL AMERICA Panama Soaks Up the Luxury Set to become the world&rsquo s premier five star resort development, the Viveros Resort and properties, located on an uninhabited island 50 miles off Panama, plans to maintain, respect, and care for the

Deal Makers(46) 

The BIGGEST Deal A. Alan Tapie, CCIM, of Grandbridge Real Estate Capital LLC in Atlanta arranged the $21.2 million financing of a 288 unit multifamily building in North Little Rock, Ark., for Lexington Park Apartments. Office BIG Deal Jennifer Ann

Market Trends(34) 

Projected U.S. Vacancy Rates Sector 2008 (actual %) 2009 (%) 2010 (%) 2011 (%) Apartment 6.6 7.4 7.0 5.9 Industrial 11.1 11.8 11.5 10.9 Office 13.9 17.8 18.3 16.5 Retail 9.0 10.5 9.5 8.0 Source RREEF Research Briefly Noted HOSPITALITY

CCIM Solutions 

During periods of economic unrest, everyone is looking for solutions. What sets CCIMs apart is the number of solutions they have right at their fingertips. For example, turn to page 39 to learn what strategies CCIMs are using with troubled