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Regional Outlook 

South The sale of the Fifth Third Center in downtown Charlotte, N.C., shows the strength of a class A trophy property even in a tertiary market. Cousins Properties bought the 30 story tower for $215 million from Parmenter Realty Partners,

Capital Markets Outlook 

Strong capital flows, from both equity and debt sources, are boosting the liquidity of the commercial real estate market and driving transaction activity. Equity capital of all stripes — from local investors and 1031 exchanges to institutions that include real

STDB: The Next Generation 

For more than 15 years, STDB, the Site To Do Business, has been providing CCIM members with access to some of the most advanced technology tools in the commercial real estate industry. Working closely with Esri and Xceligent, STDB has

Net-Leased Single-Tenant Risks 

Net leased single tenant is the most sought after property type for investors seeking lower management intensive products, fewer owner costs, and stable monthly incomes. While net leased single tenant properties have always been favored by individual investors, in many

Increasing Your ROI 

One of my top goals as the 2014 CCIM Institute President has been to integrate today’s most useful online technology with our analysis tools to deliver a data driven, mobile experience for industry professionals. I’m pleased to announce that the

International Beat 

Spain’s Big Deal CBRE Global Investors purchased the El Boulevard Shopping Center in Vitoria, Spain, for €153 million ($193 million), proof of Spain’s returning retail investment market. It is the region’s leading retail mall, attracting upward of 9 million visitors

Introducing DealShare 

For years, CCIM designees have successfully shared their property haves and wants via the members only MailBridge email platform. This fall, MailBridge became DealShare, offering all CCIM members a more efficient, robust way to make connections and do business online.

Multifamily Showdown 

Multifamily properties have been a hot commodity in recent years. And potential threats on the horizon in terms of looming interest rate hikes and a growing development pipeline have yet to cool investor enthusiasm. “If you talk to any multifamily

Condo-Hotels Return 

A series of complex legal issues and Securities Exchange Commission regulations have historically impeded the sale of condominium hotel units. New SEC rules adopted under the Jumpstart our Business Startups, or JOBS, Act of 2012 have loosened the legal structure

Oil and Gas Exchanges 

No doubt some participants in the thriving oil and gas business are looking — or probably should be looking — to move some wealth out of the highly cyclical energy field. An obvious tactic for diversification into real estate is

Donation of Stock to Charitable Organizations 

As the year end approaches, many individuals are making decisions on final charitable contributions. In recent years, the donation of appreciated securities has become a more popular option for donors. Gifting long term appreciated securities from taxable accounts held more

Big League Deals 

Commercial real estate transactions are on the upswing in 2014. About 54 percent of CCIM Institute members report completing deals in 2014 than in the previous year, according to the 2Q14 CCIM Quarterly Market Trends report. And deals are getting

Deal Makers 

The Biggest Deal Steven Medwin, CCIM, of JLL in Miami and two partners represented Ryder in the $42 million purchase of its 238,420 sf corporate headquarters building in Miami from a Flager Development entity. Retail Big Deal Jason P. Little,

Market Trends 

Outlets Going StrongNorth American outlet centers still outperform traditional malls in sales power, according to International Council of Shopping Centers president and CEO Michael P. Kercheval, at the Value Retail News Fall outlet convention. Sales at the 205 North American

CMBS Maturity Wave 

Six years ago marked the beginning of the global economic crisis. Since that time lenders have been working at a rapid pace to resolve distressed loans that were coming into delinquency at record rates. Today, the economy has returned to

A Perfect Partnership 

As 2014 winds down, the commercial real estate market continues to look up. “KW Commercial has experienced growth in production in all asset types,” says Schuyler Williamson, director of KW Commercial, the commercial real estate arm of Keller Williams Realty,

Leadership Driven 

Investment is a concept that transcends the commercial real estate arena for Jordan Weidner, CCIM, LEED AP, vice president and principal of Cassidy Turley in Cincinnati. Not only does Weidner invest his skill and expertise in negotiating office deals for