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Bill Milliken Discusses Legislative Advocacy 

In this podcast, Bill Milliken, CCIM, president of Milliken Realty Co. in Ann Arbor, Mich., discusses the importance of legislative advocacy and CCIM Institute's 11th annual Capitol Hill Visit Day. He shares more of his thoughts in the CCIM Connections

CCIMs connect to close a $3.4 million retail deal. 

“Mailbridge was the vehicle that helped make the deal happen,” explains George Renz, CCIM, of Renz and Renz Real Estate Brokerage in Gilroy, Calif. Barbara K. Hokel, CCIM, of NAI Ruhl and Ruhl Commercial in West Des Moines, Iowa, contacted

CCIMs connect to close a $1 million deal. 

“CCIM’s National Virtual Deal Making session gave me the opportunity to expose our listing to a much wider audience of brokers in real time,” says Richard X. Gonzalez, CCIM, of Crosby & Associates in Tavares, Fla. Gonzalez and Danny Smith,

Gene Trowbridge Explains Crowd Funding 

In this podcast, Gene Trowbridge, Esq., CCIM, senior CCIM instructor, discusses crowd funding and how recent SEC changes could affect the group investing landscape. Gene also wrote “Group Investing Update,” which appears in the November December issue of Commercial Investment

Second Quarter 2013 Quarterly Market Trends 

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2013 Election Results 

2013 Election Results First Vice President RESULTS Three year term beginning January 1, 2014 Steven W. Moreira, CCIM CCIM Technologies, Inc. Board of Directors RESULTS Two year term beginning January 1, 2014 Eddie D. Blanton, CCIMVikki Keyser, CCIMGary Ralston, CCIMDavid

2012 Election Results 

First Vice President ResultsThree year term beginning January 1, 2013 Mark Macek, CCIM Vision Statement Executive Committee Vacancy ResultsTwo year term beginning January 1, 2013 James D. Verro, CCIM CCIM Institute Board of Directors Vacancy ResultsThree year term beginning January

First Quarter 2013 Quarterly Market Trends 

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Third Quarter 2013 Quarterly Market Trends 

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Update on FASB and IASB: Lease Accounting 

Comments on the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) and the International Accounting Standards Board’s (IASB) lease accounting exposure draft (2013 ED) were due in mid September. Since the release of the proposed rules in May this year, over 500 letters

Shopping Center Vacancy Declines in 1Q13 

The retail sector continued its gradual recovery as shopping center vacancy declined an additional .03 percent to 10.06 percent last quarter, according to Colliers International’s 1Q13 North American Retail Highlights report. Meanwhile rents maintained their upward trajectory, climbing .3 percent

Michigan CCIM Champions New State Tax Law 

Mark A. Baker, CCIM, of Michigan Commercial Properties in Grand Rapids, Mich., ignited the push for new legislation that requires tax collectors to provide proper customer service and communication when dealing with delinquent real estate tax bills. Gov. Richard Snyder

221 Commercial Real Estate Professionals Earn the Distinctive CCIM Designation 

CCIM Institute, one of the largest commercial real estate networks in the world, welcomed 221 new Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM) designees during its annual meeting in Denver last week. The CCIM Institute confers the CCIM designation, commercial real estate’s

Industrial Rents and Absorption Show Minor Gains 

The industrial recovery continues its expansion as rents and occupancy begin to pick up steam across more markets and asset sizes, according to a March 2013 ProLogis report. Marking its largest quarterly decrease in six years, the industrial vacancy rate

Economic Shifts Impact Global Hotel Development Trends 

Emerging markets are seeing record level hospitality development growth, drawing strong partnership interest from U.S. developers, according to Ernst & Young’s 2013 Global Hospitality Insights report. Wealthy individuals and well capitalized conglomerates in China, Mexico, India, and Colombia are providing

National Association of Realtors® Honors 25 CCIMs for Excellence 

Designees recognized for local achievements during NAR Annual Conference in San Francisco. The CCIM Institute, the world’s largest network of commercial real estate professionals headquartered in Chicago, is pleased to announce that 25 CCIM designees were honored for their initiatives

Commercial Real Estate Market Shows Signs of Stability for Investors 

CCIM Institute Releases First Quarter National Market Trends Report for Commercial Real Estate Industry The commercial real estate industry continues to show robust and consistent growth, despite a sluggish economy and the indecision of governmental sequestration, according to the latest

E-Commerce Impacts Retail and Industrial Sectors 

E commerce continues to drive growth through nontraditional channels for the retail and industrial sectors, according to a CBRE report. Coupled with the consumption habits of the post baby boomer generation, e commerce will drive retailers to repurpose their sales

Industry Execs Remain Cautious About Recovery 

Despite ongoing concerns about job creation, interest rates, and economic and fiscal policy, commercial real estate investment continues to make progress toward a slow, bifurcated recovery, according to results of the Real Estate Roundtable’s Q313 Sentiment Survey, which includes perspectives

CCIM Institute Elects New Leadership Team for 2014 

CCIM Institute announced its new 2014 leadership team at the organization’s annual conference in Denver last week. The CCIM Institute confers the Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM) designation, commercial real estate’s global standard for professional achievement. Karl Landreneau, CCIM, director

Development Outlook Improves for 2014 

Commercial construction is expected to strengthen after modest gains in the second half of the year are predicted to continue into 2014. Overall nonresidential construction spending is forecast to rise 7.6 percent next year, according to the American Institute of

CCIM Institute's New Online Courses Designed to Expand Market Knowledge and Skills 

Ward Center for Real Estate Studies launches four new topics for industry professionals. A global leader in commercial real estate education and networking, CCIM Institute is launching four new online courses aimed at building communication skills, using high tech marketing

Office Sector Records Best Quarter Since 2007 

U.S. office markets achieved pre recession numbers in 4Q12 as markets absorbed 20.1 million square feet of office space, 13 msf more than the previous quarter, according to Cassidy Turley’s preliminary 4Q12 office report. Despite the economic uncertainty caused by

National Flood Insurance Program Update 

In 2012, the Biggert Waters Flood Insurance Reform Act (“the Act”) was enacted. The goal of this legislation was to stabilize and revise the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). Provisions of the Act will roll out in stages, including some

Hunt for Yield Continues in 2013 

Investors’ search for yield is expected to intensify this year as Wall Street offers new commercial mortgage backed securities, junk bonds, high yield real estate investment trusts, and other high yield options, according to a January 2013 Transwestern briefing. In