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Young and Successful 

CCIM training and networking play crucial roles in building fledgling CCIM designees’ success. Young commercial real estate professionals always look for ways  to boost their credibility and practical knowledge to succeed in this competitive and primarily commission-based industry. For many, acquiring the CC

Gold Rush 

As self-storage has evolved into a highly profitable investment, multiple buyers hunt for the best properties. Begun as a niche of multifamily, self-storage has developed its own identity as a highly profitable investment. While many mom-and-pop businesses still operate in the self-storage arena, real estat

Celebrating 50 Years 

Founding CCIM Institute members advanced the commercial real estate industry. To celebrate the 50 years of CCIM Institute, Commercial Investment Real Estate will showcase prominent CCIMs who moved the entire commercial real estate profession forward. All six issues of CIRE published in 2017 will share storie

Double-Sided Coin 
For years, the Chicago Housing Authority was the poster child for development gone wrong. Cabrini Green, for example, became  a breeding ground for crime and was far more dangerous than the housing it replaced. On the bright side, Austin, Texas, shows how good development planning enhances a city's prosperity enticing more companies and employees.
Exchanging Properties 

Commercial real estate brokers can capitalize on a growing market by understanding its unique needs and challenges. Startups aren't exactly synonymous with big money for commercial real estate brokers. New businesses are often looking for small spaces and short-term deals. However, brokers would be wise to gi

Student Housing 

As off-campus housing changes communities, asset-rich investors vie for the best properties. International and affluent students are pushing the envelope on amenity-rich housing on college campuses, helping to transform communities across the U.S. and Canada. While the funding for leasing students' one bedroo

International Force 

In 12 years, Yong Nam Kim, CCIM, has developed a vibrant, thriving commercial real estate business in South Korea, providing full commercial real estate services to clients nationally and internationally. Currently, Kim is the president of the South Korea CCIM Chapter, as well as a real estate columnist for

Small-Market Survival 

Big-ticket transactions are tougher to find in small commercial real estate markets. As a result, it can be more difficult for CCIM candidate members to reach the portfolio submission requirements to earn the CCIM designation.   Expert Assistance However, many CCIM designees have prevailed despite

Career Changer 

Peter Stergos, CCIM, made the leap from working with the client at Cushman & Wakefield to becoming the client at United Technologies Corp. Four years after he made the career switch, Stergos is heading up Real Estate Transactions and Strategy for the $57.9 billion company. “Not many commercial real es

Striding Toward Equality 

Women have made enormous inroads in commercial real estate by focusing on their skills, natural strengths, and networking Women's innate strengths in customer service, collaboration, and sales can shine in the commercial real estate profession. Finding mentors and undergoing rigorous training in the industry

Fond Farewell 

CIRE executive editor Sara Drummond is retiring after 22 years of writing and editing for the magazine. During her 22-year tenure, Sara Drummond has had a lasting impact on the editorial contents, graphic design, and production of Commercial Investment Real Estate - always placing the needs of its audience fi