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Hotel Transaction Volume Up 50 Percent 

As of mid year, hospitality deals have reached $8 billion, a 50 percent increase over the same period in 2012, according to Jones Lang LaSalle’s Hotels and Hospitality Group. A confluence of factors that led to the increase include two

CCIM Experts Lend Insight at Realtors® Commercial Trends Forum 

Two CCIMs discussed economic and financing issues impacting the commercial real estate market. Two CCIM experts offered perspectives on the commercial real estate market's recovery during the Realtors® Midyear Legislative Meetings & Trade Expo in Washington, D.C., May 16. The

CCIM Institute Releases 2014 Designation Course Schedule 

Investment, financial, and market analysis courses are available in classroom and online. The CCIM Institute, the world’s largest network of commercial real estate professionals headquartered in Chicago, has released its 2014 designation curriculum course schedule. The courses, encompassing a wide

Construction Industry Jobs Increase in 35 States 

Posting its highest one month gain in more than five years, the construction industry created 48,000 jobs nationwide in February. The industry expanded in 35 states during the same period, according to an Associated General Contractors of America and U.S.

Cap Rates Contract in Auto Parts Sector 

Capitalization rates for auto parts chains, including AutoZone, O’Reilly Auto Parts, and Advance Auto Parts, compressed from 4Q11 to 4Q12, according to The Boulder Group’s National Auto Parts Net Lease Report. A shortage of both investment grade assets below $2

CCIM Institute Honors 2012 Instructor of the Year 

The CCIM Institute recognized excellence in education during its annual business meetings in Denver last month. The Institute’s 2014 President Karl Landreneau, CCIM, honored two individuals for their contributions to CCIM education during his inaugural celebration on Oct. 23. Mark

RE/MAX Chairman Dave Liniger to Headline CCIM Fall Conference 

The 2013 CCIM Live event features commercial real estate networking and market insights. The CCIM Institute, the world’s largest network of commercial real estate professionals, is pleased to announce Dave Liniger, co founder and chariman of RE MAX LLC, will

Global REIT Activity Remains High in 1H13 

Real estate investment trusts logged $60 billion in global transaction activity in the first half of 2013 and account for 20 percent of all real estate transactions this year, according to Ernst & Young’s Global Perspectives 2013 REIT report. Although

Warehouse Vacancy Continues to Shrink 

Warehouse sector vacancy has dropped for fourteen consecutive quarters contributing to an overall national industrial vacancy rate of 7.8 percent, according to a 3Q13 Cushman & Wakefield national industrial report. In addition, leasing, absorption, and construction levels have already surpassed

Hotel Sector Expansion Continues 

The hospitality industry is expected to maintain, and in some instances surpass, the record breaking growth it saw in 2012, according to Marcus & Millichap’s 4Q12 National Hospitality Report. Occupancy will jump 70 basis points to nearly 62 percent this

Net Lease Cap Rates Inch Up in 3Q13 

After hitting record lows in 2Q13, average and median capitalization rates began to increase slightly in 3Q13. Rates are likely to remain relatively stagnant through year end, according to NNNet Advisors’ 3Q13 Single Tenant Net Lease Property Report. The national

Basel Committee and International Banking 

This month the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision established a timeline to implement a Liquidity Coverage Ratio requirement. According to the Basel III Committee (international banking regulatory body), the objective for the LCR standard is to ensure banks have “an

Nine Chapters Earn CCIM Institute’s 2012 President’s Cup Award 

CCIM Chapters honored for excellence at organization’s Midyear Business Meetings. Local Chapters of the CCIM Institute were recognized for excellence at the organization’s Midyear Business Meetings in Chicago April 15 18. The annual CCIM President's Cup awards program honors CCIM

Global Corporations Prioritize Energy Management 

International companies are poised to make green development a top priority as part of future energy management plans, according to CoreNet Global’s 2012 Industry Leaders Opinion Poll. Approximately 90 percent of commercial real estate executives who responded believe going green

Canada Leads in U.S. Investment Volume 

Canadian real estate investment made up approximately one third of the $163.7 billion in total foreign investment activity in the U.S. last year more than any other country, according to Jones Lang LaSalle experts who spoke at the Association of

Rising Online Sales Prompt Retail Shifts 

Despite the 16.3 percent jump in online sales in 2012, development of brick and mortar retail rose approximately 9 percent year over year. However, there is a noticeable shift in the retail segments that have entered expansion mode, according to

Study Identifies Top 10 Markets for Thriving Businesses 

Austin, Texas, is the top city in the U.S. for business expansion, according to a MarketWatch study that analyzed metro areas based on business environment, the performance of publicly traded companies, and those companies’ economic impact within their respective metro

CRE Adjusts to “New Normal” 

Despite a sluggish economy and a mounting unsustainable debt, commercial real estate remains profitable compared to other investment alternatives according to a National Association of Realtors’ Commercial Report. Uncertainty looms on the horizon as strict provisions under the Dodd Frank

Career Tracks 

Building upon cautious optimism in the U.S. institutional real estate sector, the market for human capital is recovering, and the outlook calls for momentum to continue in the year ahead. This projected uptick in hiring follows a modest increase in

Fiscal Cliff Woes Linger in Financing Sector 

Even as the economy gradually recovers, economic uncertainty continues to impact the financial sector, according to Fannie Mae’s 2013 Economic Outlook. The most current projections show 2 percent economic growth this year, assuming only partial sequestration is realized. Though the

Shopping Centers Post NOI Gains 

Net operating income for retail shopping centers rose 4.3 percent per square foot in 4Q12, according to an International Council of Shopping Centers and National Council of Real Estate Investment Fiduciaries joint report. “Retail was the best performing property type

Study Highlights Most and Least Expensive CRE Markets 

New York ($11.80 per square foot) and Salt Lake City ($4.87 psf) top the Building Owners and Managers Association International’s list of most and least expensive commercial real estate city markets based on total operating expenses. Washington, D.C., ($44.40 psf)

Education Visionary 

As the commercial real estate industry looks forward to the prospects of a new year, many industry pros believe a true rebound is finally on the horizon. To maximize the opportunities that come with a thriving real estate cycle, 2014

Federal Tax Policy with Fiscal Cliff Updates 

Federal tax code has not substantially changed for over two decades. 2013 brings a new set of rules and guidelines for all U.S. tax payers. Keep in mind that filing for 2013 is not due until April 2014. Individuals, families,

State and Local News: Stormwater Management 

Nearly four years ago, the city of Wichita, Kan. proposed an ordinance on stormwater management. The new ordinance would have created overly complex, costly, and unnecessary changes to commercial real estate development projects, hence, creating an inequality within the city.