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Rising Stars(3) 

In an increasingly competitive and volatile marketplace, commercial real estate professionals must make their mark on the industry in short order. These CCIMs have held the designation for less than five years and already have become leading lights in their

Top Deals 

As predicted, 2008 was not an easy year for CCIMs. But despite the challenges, they still closed transactions in every commercial real estate sector and in every U.S. region. Commercial Investment Real Estate received more than $3.4 billion in deals

Beyond the Façade 

Across all property sectors, users and developers are eyeing urban locations. And given the lack of available land in central business districts, today’s urban infill projects often are adaptive reuse or conversion projects. In the past, good, affordable space for

Running on Empty 

The road is clear. Lenders have given the green light. Office investors sit in the driver’s seat, poised to push the transaction pedal to the metal. The road is clear. Lenders have given the green light. Office investors sit in

REDEX Extras 

Roll out the red carpet CCIMREDEX, CCIM Institute&rsquo s real estate data exchange platform, has arrived. In addition to a host of listing services, this newest member benefit also integrates several marketing and analysis programs that offer discounted (and sometimes

Rising Stars 

Summer is upon us and across the country, commercial real estate professionals are flocking to collaborate with colleagues, clients, and local governments to capture elusive business opportunities. CCIMs, for their part, are capitalizing on the designation&rsquo s reputation and built

Social Media Savvy 

Linda Gerchick, CCIM, associate broker for Keller Williams Northeast Realty in Phoenix, was skeptical when her kids showed her how to set up a Facebook account. She knew that social media sites like Facebook and Twitter were becoming more popular

Sustainable Momentum 

Have green properties been more resilient through the downturn? Yes, according to a 2010 CB Richard Ellis study 79 percent of owners surveyed believed that sustainable properties attract and retain tenants. The study, which defined green and sustainable buildings as

Rescuing Distressed Retail Real Estate 

“The developer bit off more than he could chew,” says Henry Englehardt, CCIM, senior vice president with Colliers International in Walnut Creek, Calif., explaining how Rocklin Crossroads, a mixed use retail property in Rocklin, Calif., fell into the hands of

Re-Useful 

Repurposing an old property demands creativity, especially in a climate where reluctant buyers, frozen credit markets, and rigid zoning regulations can immobilize even the most vital projects. To maintain momentum, adaptive reuse experts have broadened their strategies &mdash and, in

Time to Share? 

Has your e mail message ever bounced back because the file attachment was too large? At one time, a CD ROM disk sent via carrier pigeon might have been the fastest way to circumvent this problem &mdash especially if a

A Time to Buy 

By now it’s well known The commercial real estate recovery already has begun in core markets, where big deals are closing regularly. But there’s a lot of action in secondary and tertiary markets too. As these transactions illustrate, investors everywhere

A Very Good Year 

As many industry commentators have pointed out, 2009 was a year that most commercial real estate professionals would like to forget. Financing was elusive, value was difficult to determine, the buyer seller gap persisted, and cash was cautious. &ldquo We

Living Mobile 

Before the iPhone burst onto the scene, the word apps meant very little to anyone who wasn&rsquo t whiling away happy hour nursing a plate of potato skins at T.G.I. Friday&rsquo s. Now inescapable, the term refers to computer software

Lay Down the Law 

Editor’s note CCIMs share their strategies for managing an online presence in “Surviving Social Media,” which appears in the January February 2011 issue of Commercial Investment Real Estate magazine. The following Web Exclusive supplement discusses user guidelines, an important but

Multifamily Takes Manhattan 

For decades, pundits have argued about the ill effects of New York City’s apartment rent control laws. But are these laws good for real estate investors? For certain multifamily owners in today’s market, the answer is a resounding yes, according

Multifamily Media Frenzy 

We’ve all seen the headlines “Apartments Shine as Beacon of Hope” and “Multifamily Sales Defy the Slump.” National newspapers, industry blogs, and local business publications, among others, have joined in a chorus singing the praises of apartment investment opportunities throughout

Mediation Basics 

A slow real estate market is fertile ground for contract disputes, and CCIMs are not immune. While arbitration can be useful in solving disputes, it is often inefficient and in this market prohibitively expensive. "With arbitration, sometimes relationships are damaged,"

The Google Solution 

“As a sole practitioner, I’ve searched for the best way to sync e mail, contacts, and calendars on my desktop, laptop, and smartphone,” says Joel Kahn, CCIM, owner of Equity Alliance in Bedford, N.H., and senior technology consultant with CCIM

CCIMREDEX Revealed 

For CCIM designees and candidates who are shouldering a large portion of the workload in real estate offices around the country, efficient analysis and marketing are indispensable. &ldquo Our time is precious,&rdquo says Rhonda J. West, CCIM, owner of West

CCIM.com Blasts Off! 

The countdown has begun CCIM Institute is ready to launch a new and improved CCIM.com. “We needed a platform that would meet a wide variety of needs,” says institute President Elect Leil Koch, CCIM, president of Equity One Real Estate

Cities Upon a Hill 

Industry experts have weighed in on what to expect in 2008, and it can be summed up in one word aftershock. As commercial real estate markets across the country attempt to find their footing after seismic shake ups in the

The Corporate Climate 

Spurred on by the unyielding economic malaise, corporations have retooled their real estate portfolios along with their business plans. Some are capitalizing on a scarcity of competition by expanding operations, while others are weathering the storm by consolidating investments and

Conversion Connections 

“The greatest thing about CCIM is the people I’ve met,” says John Lauriello, CCIM, principal of Southpace Properties in Birmingham, Ala. Those connections, as Lauriello discovered, can make or break niche conversion projects. Last year, he was retained by the

Guiding Foreign Investors 

Danny Zelonker, CCIM, SIOR, broker associate with Mizrach Realty Associates in Miami, thought he finally had the sale of Halevai LLC’s 23,000 square foot Miami warehouse on track when he discovered a problem. The buyer, a Venezuelan owned meat packing