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Mitigating Risk 

With any construction project, there are ways to reduce risks. While full-scale litigation is not inevitable, some of the most expensive cases have started with a small problem that escalated due to mismanagement.

Slowing Ahead 

Development and leasing activity have slowed thanks to stock market volatility, rising interest rates, the waning effects of tax cuts, rising wages, a labor supply shortage, cooling job growth, softening housing markets, an inverted yield curve, and fatigue after a nearly record-setting period of economic expansion.

Market Trends 

Chad Gleason, CCIM, 2018 vice chair of CCIM's Government Affairs Committee, talks about the latest legislative issues affecting the industry, including 179D deduction, National Flood Insurance Program and net neutrality.

Deal Makers 

Check out the biggest CCIM deals and deal makers in retail, office, multifamily, financing, hospitality, industrial, and land.

International Beat 

Australia's $188M Australian big deal | The most affordable office markets | Up and coming European sectors | Top rental rates and markets in the world

Forming a Tax Plan 

The real estate industry generally fares well under the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, but many new provisions heighten the importance of advance tax planning for real estate investors.

Seizing Opportunity 

The opportunity zone program will offer a source of equity for community development projects that was not readily available before.

Retail Analysis 

The retail property feasibility analysis featuring the CCIM Strategic Analysis Model considers the goals and objectives of the investor/developer, alternative investments available, and the investment criteria that lead to the final decision.

Going Green 

With sales approaching $10 billion in 2018, the emerging cannabis industry looks to establish itself despite obstacles related to nonstandard property development.

Brick-and-Mortar's Pathway 

To survive, brick-and-mortar shopping centers must reinvent how they appeal to consumers by creating a distinctive experience that also caters to a demographic specific to their location.

Steady Course 

The amount of investable capital, also known as dry powder, held by global private equity real estate funds reached a record high. Where will that capital be flowing in a maturing market cycle?

Regional Outlook 

Norfolk's $700M big deal | The top U.S. metros for rent growth | San Francisco's new Citywide Storefront Vacancy Strategy | Houston's healthy industrial market | Fastest growing U.S. cities | Tech growing interest in Denver

Opportunity Zones VS 1031 Exchanges 

While the tax benefits of 1031 exchanges in commercial real estate are well-known to most, the new qualified opportunity zone program now offers another approach to deferring or eliminating taxable gain.

Fulfilling Promise 

Developers today are drawn to the modular construction's new designs coupled with improved efficiency, environmental benefits, and cost savings.

Proptech Transformation 

While property technology, or proptech, carries the potential to transform commercial real estate, it’s still unfamiliar territory for many practitioners, says Frank Spadafora.

REIT Due Diligence 

The complex rules governing real estate investment trusts add a challenging aspect to any entity- or property-level due diligence.

In the Zone 

In this issue, CIRE covers opportunity zones, 1031 tax-deferred exchanges, office investment trends, and more.