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Degrees of Success 

Church Street Plaza, a mixed use development near Northwestern University in Evanston, Ill., includes a Wolfgang Puck restaurant, which caters to students’ increasingly expensive tastes. In the past decade, commercial real estate activity in U.S. college and

Economic Development Organizations Foster Land Deals 

A few CCIMs are finding opportunities to broker land deals by working with quasi governmental entities responsible for promoting job creation in their communities. Just ask James Mascaro, CCIM, eastern region development director of DP Partners in Harrisburg, Pa. Mascaro’s

Office Market Overtime 

The credit crunch has reduced office transaction volume to a trickle and factors weighing on the sector are likely to limit deal making through year end. Asset values have declined nearly 30 percent from their peak, financing is scarce, and

Dirt, Cheap 

Even at bargain basement prices, most land investments today are a gamble. A land buyer is placing a bet that demand for commercial real estate projects will return before property taxes and other holding costs eat up the potential return

Multifamily Moves on Up 

The national multifamily investment market may have turned a corner in 2009, at least in terms of investor demand. Dollar volume of the sector&rsquo s closed transactions hit an all time low of $2.06 billion in the first quarter of

Mixed-Use Matures 

Across North America, commercial real estate professionals are identifying pockets of development opportunity outside the major gateway cities. And, thanks to a renewed interest in urban living, real estate experts are successfully introducing a variety of mixed use commercial projects

Industrial Stacks Up 

It didn’t take long for Jeff Castell, CCIM, SIOR, to find a buyer for his client’s 704,000 square foot distribution center in Franklin, Ind., earlier this year. A principal at Cassidy Turley in Indianapolis, Castell knew the property’s 32 foot