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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

International Beat 

Rome’s Big Deal Low cost clothing brand H&M is taking over Italian born Benetton’s flagship store in on Via Tomacelli in central Rome. The Swedish company purchased the former Unione Militare landmark building for $235 million. The 1901 landmark building

A Stronger Asset 

The current economic landscape has assembled an array of factors to structurally change real estate investment standards. The intertwining of the U.S. and global economies, deeper integration of liability and equity markets, and the accelerated adoption of real estate investment

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

Magnetic Attraction 

Rising interest rates may prompt apartment buyers to modify expectations and strategies, but these factors haven’t diminished their desire for multifamily properties — at least not yet. The voracious demand that has fueled transaction activity and capitalization rate compression across

Partial-Interest Plan 

Partial interest properties can seem like a myth in the real estate world. These properties are not only rare, but also notoriously difficult to sell. If you ever happen across a partial interest property, here’s how to work with the

Proactive Profitability 

The bad news is that investment property costs increased when taxes increased in January. Interest rates have also increased. The good news is that savvy landlords can take proactive measures to improve the bottom line now and in the upcoming

Group Investing Update 

CCIMs and other commercial real estate professionals are often involved with raising money from groups of investors to purchase income producing properties. Since this activity generally means working under the federal securities laws, the ability to advertise and solicit investors

Influencing Education 

Experience is one of the most valuable assets in a commercial real estate professional’s portfolio. For Barbara Crane, CCIM, who was hooked on real estate at just 12 years old, learning the fundamentals was also a family affair. “Back when

Fast-Growing Fast Casual 

The fast casual food segment may be small, but its growth is outpacing the restaurant industry, attracting new competitors and spurring evolutionary changes from quick service and full service brands. Fast casual sales were about $31 billion in 2012, up

Market Trends 

High Priced Office Markets The location for the top five most expensive streets for office space — San Francisco Bay Area, New York City, Fairfield County, Conn., and Washington, D.C. — haven’t changed in two years, they’ve simply shuffled places,

Regional Outlook 

South Orlando’s Big Deal Location, location, location convinced Hyatt Hotels Corp. to buy its sixth hotel in the Orlando market — the Peabody Orlando adjacent to the Orange County Convention Center. Hyatt purchased the 1,641 room hotel for $717 million

Hang Out with Google+ 

Google+ received a lot of fanfare when it launched more than two years ago. Since then, however, Google’s social networking site hasn’t gotten nearly as much respect or ink as Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, or even Pinterest. And, understandably, many commercial

November/December Online Deal Makers 

Retail Arthur Nachman, CCIM, of Long & Foster Commercial Realtors in Vienna, Va., represented Poplar Avenue LLC in the more than $2.8 million purchase of a 4,500 sf Verizon Wireless store in Germantown, Tenn., from an undisclosed seller. Joseph Belinske

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

Lobby by Design 

Much is written in the media on how today’s workplace has changed, becoming a hub for collaboration and socialization, but there has been little focus on how this affects the office building. Thinking has shifted away from the traditional paradigm

C-Corp to REIT 

Real estate investment trusts have existed for more than 50 years and represent a large and growing sector in the commercial real estate industry. During the last two years, an unusually large number of C corporations have converted either themselves

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