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Breaking Down Barriers 

Q&A with Helen Chong, CCIM In real estate, the distinction between commercial and residential can be a wall that's not easily traversed - many feel you're either on one side or the other. But those who operate in the “commercia-dential” space strive to excel in both arenas. Commercia-dential re

Innovation with an Eye on Capital 

Capital appetite for disruptive technology is reshaping every commercial market, from industrial to retail. Whatever the next big thing in technology will be, it always promises to change life in the blink of an eye. But rarely do such transformations happen instantaneously. Flying cars might be the stuf

Loan Relief and Commercial Real Estate’s Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic 

What can lenders do to survive the next two, six, or 12 months? CCIM Institute spoke with two executives from national lending firms to understand how landlords — and to a lesser degree, tenants — can best prepare for possibly negotiating rent or mortgage relief.

Mixing It Up: Considerations for a Retail-Residential Development 

Looking at one hypothetical project can highlight the opportunities and challenges associated with mixed-use developments. Mixed-use developments, by definition, include competing and often mutually exclusive interests. A developer wants to attract customers to the corner bistro, but those in the rental prop

Consulting Those in the Know 

One prominent commercial real estate veteran aims to leverage Site To Do Business and other analytical tools to help the small investor make big gains.

The Value of Location Data 

Technology can make the world seem like a smaller place but, in real estate, location still reigns supreme. The analysis and application of data are hot topics across business sectors. It's an understatement to say Jack Dangermond was ahead of the field in understanding the importance and potential of dat

Navigating Instability 

Chris Lo, director of the Hong Kong Trade Development Council, shares how to be prepare for the unexpected in the global economy.

The View from Abroad 

Maggie Coleman, managing partner with BFIN, where she leads the Private Capital Authority real estate platform, discusses how the U.S. economy, battered by COVID-19, is still the gold standard when it comes to stability — something that is important to foreign capital in need of safe harbor.

Driven to Improve 

Robert Thornburgh, CCIM, CPM, SIOR, the immediate past president of the Society of Industrial and Office Realtors, discusses e-commerce’s impact on commercial real estate.

The Coronavirus and CRE with CCIM Institute Chief Economist K.C. Conway 

In this adapted excerpt of a special episode of the Commercial Investment Real Estate podcast series, CCIM Institute Chief Economist K.C. Conway discusses the pandemic, how CRE practitioners can weather the storm, and how to future-proof new investments. 

CCIMs’ Biggest Deals of 2019 

Industry-leading deal-makers discuss the keys to executing the largest transactions of the year.

Natural Disasters, Human Response 

The frequency of and costs related to natural disasters — including wildfires, hurricanes, tornados, and droughts — are increasing at an alarming rate in recent years. Housing, retail and office space, warehouse facilities — all of these contribute to a coordinated response and rebuilding effort.

Preparing for the Real World 

2021 CCIM Institute President Timothy S. Blair, CCIM, discusses his big plans for the year ahead.

CCIMs’ Biggest Deals of 2020 

In a topsy-turvy year, these deal-makers share keys to polishing off the largest transactions of 2020.

Deep-Rooted Demand 

Doug Phillips, partner and REALTOR® with Schuil & Associates Real Estate, a firm that specializes in the agricultural land sector, talks about how the agriculture real estate market remained relatively steady amid 2020’s chaos.

Seeing Green 

Adoption of wind and solar energy in commercial real estate is booming, but renewables still have a long road ahead.

CCIM Candidate Spotlight: Michael Salik 

CCIM Candidate Michael Salik speaks with Commercial Investment Real Estate magazine about his path that led him from the U.S. Navy to a successful career in commercial real estate.

Innovation with an Eye on Capital 

Capital appetite for disruptive technology is reshaping every commercial market, from industrial to retail. Whatever the next big thing in technology will be, it always promises to change life in the blink of an eye. But rarely do such transformations happen instantaneously. Flying cars might be the stuf

CCIM Candidate Spotlight: Amy Smith 

CCIM Candidate Amy Smith speaks with Commercial Investment Real Estate magazine about her career in CRE and how she finds work-life balance.

Adapt or Die 

Four tech experts weigh in on innovation and its impact on all sectors of commercial real estate. Amazon isn't just an online book retailer, just as IBM was never solely about keyboards and microchips. These companies leveraged innovation to become global giants that changed everyday life for billions. W

Multifamily’s Path Ahead 

Caitlin Sugrue Walter, Ph.D., vice president for the National Multifamily Housing Council, discusses the challenges facing the multifamily sector how the U.S. economy, battered by COVID-19, but points to a healthy recovery in late 2020 as reason for optimism.

Return Policies 

Institutional investment and private equity look to reenter the commercial real estate game after staying on the sidelines during COVID-19. 

CCIM Q&A: You Can See Me Now 

Stephanie Coleman, CCIM, discusses her experiences to understand what to expect in health care real estate, what the CRE industry can do to improve diversity, and how her experiences have led her to where she is today.

Financing Green Initiatives 

Randy Eckers, chair of the real estate finance practice for Akerman LLC, talks about the Commercial Property Assessed Clean Energy (C-PACE) program, which allows building owners to borrow money to complete projects with repayment made through an assessment on their property tax bill.

REIT Due Diligence 

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