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Focus on Education 

As reported in the 4Q13 CCIM Institute Quarterly Market Trends, CCIMs around the country are experiencing positive economic and transactional momentum in their markets. One of my top goals as 2014 president is to further equip industry professionals for the

Real Estate Gifting Realized: Donors, Charitable Organizations, Education, and Chapter Involvement 

This eighth article in the series on real estate gifting covers information on donors, charitable organizations, and resources for further education for CCIMs and others interested in the charitable donation process. Commercial real estate professionals and their clients should consider

10 Business-Building Tips From CCIM Live! 

The smell of hot coffee and fresh cut business cards greeted CCIM Live attendees as they made their way into the Denver Sheraton’s South Convention Lobby on the first morning of CCIM’s 2013 annual conference. The first of two networking

Deal Makers 

The Biggest Deal Dean Saunders, CCIM, of Coldwell Banker Commercial Saunders Real Estate in Lakeland, Fla., and a partner represented AgReserves in the $565 million purchase of 382,834 acres of timberland in the Florida Panhandle from the St. Joe Co.

Return on Investment 

When it comes to realizing return on investment, Coldwell Banker Commercial has found that an investment in the CCIM Institute education program yields immeasurable returns for its new brokers and agents. “Investing in your mind is one of the most

Lending Decisions 

During the past three decades, community banks have substantially increased their presence in commercial real estate lending, according to a 2012 FDIC Community Banking Study. Between 1984 and 2011, commercial real estate lending doubled from 13.2 percent of community banks’

January/February Online Deal Makers 

Multifamily Reid A. Bennett, CCIM, of Sperry Van Ness in Chicago negotiated the more than $2.8 million sale of a 118 unit student housing multifamily property in South Bend, Ind., from 424 Francis LLC to Eddy Street Townhomes. Harlan E.

May/June 2013 Online Deal Makers 

Retail Stephen V. Jacquemin, CCIM, of S.J. Financial Group in Ellisville, Mo., represented B Biasbas Real Estate Holding Co. in the more than $2.2 million purchase of a 13,651 sf retail property in St. Louis from St. Louis Investment Properties.

Deal Makers 

The Biggest Deal Andrew Cheney, CCIM, and R. Craig Coppola, CCIM, of Lee & Associates in Phoenix represented Mainspring Capital in the 10 year, more than $24 million lease renewal of the 93,753 sf Corporate at Pima Center Building C

Real Estate Gifting Realized: Charitable Gift Annuities 

This fourth article in a series on real estate gifting issues covers charitable gift annuities. The first three articles cover options when donating real estate, outright donations and bequests, and bargain sales. Commercial real estate professionals and their clients should

Deal Makers 

The Biggest Deal Richard A. Brugge Jr., CCIM, of Cushman & Wakefield in Tampa, Fla., and a partner represented Prisa Rocky Point FL LLC in the $85.5 million sale of 494,813 sf of office space in Tampa to Parmenter Realty

CCIM Connections 

Faith in RetailThe retail sector continues to reinvent itself to appeal to today’s consumers. No one understands the nuances of this evolution better than Faith Hope Consolo, chairman of Douglas Elliman Real Estate’s retail sales and leasing division in New

Real Estate Gifting Realized: Retained Life Estates 

This sixth article in a series on real estate gifting issues covers retained life estates. The first five articles cover options when donating real estate, outright donations and bequests, bargain sales, charitable gift annuities, and charitable remainder trusts. Commercial real

Deal Makers 

The Biggest Deal Paul B. Natalizio, CCIM, of Cornerstone Realty Capital in Stoneham, Mass., arranged the $29 million financing of a 100 unit multifamily property in Boston for the Mount Vernon Co. Multifamily Big Deal Robert G. Lowe, CCIM, of

September/October Online Deal Makers 

Retail Joseph Belinske IV, CCIM, of the Reichle Klein Group in Toledo, Ohio, represented DFG South Haven LLC in the $2.3 million purchase of a 40,040 sf retail strip center in South Haven, Mich., from Equity Alliance of South Haven

CCIM Connections 

Talking TaxesWhen Evan Liddiard dabbled in property management as a teenager, he never imagined that one day he’d monitor federal tax policy for the world’s largest real estate organization. But as the National Association of Realtors’ senior policy representative for

Media Momentum 

As one of the world’s most prestigious commercial real estate education and networking organizations, CCIM Institute continues to raise the profile of its members. From stories in local and regional media outlets to a commercial that aired on Fox Business

Expand the Brand 

The CCIM Institute has worked tirelessly to expand designation promotion efforts worldwide and illustrate the value CCIMs bring to every business situation. Our current designation promotion advertisement appears on page 11. The campaign capitalizes on the market and financial analysis

Market Analyst 

As the inventory of quality assets in top tier markets began to shrink this year, investors turned their attention to secondary and tertiary markets. “This robust interest marked a turning point for commercial real estate,” says George Ratiu, director of

Real Estate Gifting Realized: Business Opportunities for Real Estate Professionals 

This seventh article in the series on real estate gifting issues discusses the opportunities available to real estate professionals when working with donors or charitable organizations on real estate donations. A real estate professional’s involvement may occur at various stages

Policy Advocate 

As a member of the CCIM Institute, you are fortunate to have a strong legislative advocate working on your behalf. CCIM, in conjunction with the National Association of Realtors and the Institute of Real Estate Management, is one of the

March/April 2013 Online Deal Makers 

Retail David Denton, CCIM, of DAR Development in Grand Rapids, Mich., represented an undisclosed lessor in the 10 year, $2.1 million lease of 21,177 sf of retail space in Grandville, Mich., to JoAnn Stores. Ed Colson Jr., CCIM, of Cassidy

Real Estate Gifting Realized: Bargain Sales 

This third article in a series on real estate gifting issues covers bargain sales. Commercial real estate professionals and their clients should consider all options when discussing the charitable donation of real property. Real Estate Gifting Realized, a new program

Choices of a New Generation 

Rose Cabezut, CCIM, qualifying broker with Eylim in Albuquerque, N.M., began working in commercial real estate full time in June 2008. It was inauspicious timing, to say the least. While many established industry professionals could rely on the client network

Conference Countdown 

There’s no better place to elevate your career than the 2013 CCIM Live conference Oct. 25–26 at the Sheraton Downtown in Denver. Whether you’re looking for new business contacts, insights on the commercial real estate market, or a new take