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Demonstrating Expertise 

President's Desk The new CCIM Institute CRE Insights series showcases our thought leadership. Reaching nearly 300 million people nationwide, CCIM Chief Economist K.C. Conway discussed the transformative ramifications of the Amazon HQ2 site selection in the 1Q 2018 Insights issue. Through 187 media pickups,

Predictive Analytics 

New tools are boosting the power of predictive analytics. Knowing the future of life and death for everyone may be the ultimate goal of predictive analytics. However, first it's essential to determine how it applies to specific industries such as commercial real estate. Commercial real estate professio

Deal Makers 

{Southeast}  Orlando's Big Deal Unicorp is developing a new $1 billion, 82-acre mixed-use project called O-Town West in Orlando, Fla. The project will combine 100,000 square feet of retail with 15,000 units of multifamily housing and 300 to 400 single-family homes. Amenities include a recreational la

Market Trends 

      Millennials Outduel  Baby Boomers “When researching products, millennials are more than three times as likely to turn to social media and mobile apps (both 48 percent) than their baby boomer counterparts (both 14 percent).” - Source: Salesforce Connected S

Economic Futurist 

CCIM Connections As CCIM Institute's chief economist, K.C. Conway spends a lot of time looking at the future. CCIMs need to do that too, he says, and he recently discussed several areas where real estate professionals can be better prepared for market and technological change. Analytical skills: “We're p

Diversity Proponent 

For Jean Kane, CCIM, the possibilities for careers in commercial real estate are limitless. “Everyone is needed in real estate, whether you're creative, a numbers person, or a people person,” she says. “We need lots of different kinds of talent.” Kane speaks from experience. In a career o

Mitigating Circumstances 

The 2017 tax act affects specific types of like-kind property exchange transctions. Throughout the negotiations for the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017, Internal Revenue Code Section 1031 like-kind exchanges had been at risk. Fortunately, exchanges of real estate property were saved from the chopping bloc

Rapid Evolution 

The days when traditional retailers fit into one box and online retailers fit into their own separate box are falling by the wayside. The next generation of retail is a big melting pot of physical stores and showrooms, e-commerce platforms, and logistics networks all tied together with more technology.