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Double-Sided Coin 
For years, the Chicago Housing Authority was the poster child for development gone wrong. Cabrini Green, for example, became  a breeding ground for crime and was far more dangerous than the housing it replaced. On the bright side, Austin, Texas, shows how good development planning enhances a city's prosperity enticing more companies and employees.
Global Connector 

Now internationally connected and recognized, Elizabeth Belenchia, CCIM, SIOR, FRICS, started her own boutique commercial real estate firm in Spartanburg, S.C., nearly 40 years ago when no one else in the industry would hire her. Early on, she understood the value of engaging with international clients to es

Tertiary Markets 

Investors explore various opportunities in search of higher ROI. Mirroring national trends, commercial real estate professionals in diverse local U.S. markets are experiencing strong interest, especially from out-of-state investors. Their biggest problem isn't demand, it's supply.  “The biggest challenge i

Career Changer 

Peter Stergos, CCIM, made the leap from working with the client at Cushman & Wakefield to becoming the client at United Technologies Corp. Four years after he made the career switch, Stergos is heading up Real Estate Transactions and Strategy for the $57.9 billion company. “Not many commercial real es

Striding Toward Equality 

Women have made enormous inroads in commercial real estate by focusing on their skills, natural strengths, and networking Women's innate strengths in customer service, collaboration, and sales can shine in the commercial real estate profession. Finding mentors and undergoing rigorous training in the industry

CCIMs’ Big-League Deals 

CCIM designees completed an outstanding year in 2017, with plenty of big deals in office, multifamily, industrial, and retail. In fact, office aced multifamily for the top spot, while retail topped industrial for deal volume. Several of those CCIMs who closed the biggest deals discuss the secrets of managing huge transactions and what the future holds for next year's deal-making.

Capturing Hearts and Minds 

 

Conquering Challenges 

 

Economic Growth Gap 

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.

Convergence of Excellence 

How CCIMs shaped the industry during revolutionary changes in the late 1960s and 1970s. Five decades ago, the commercial real estate industry was poised at the transition of private ownership and wildcatter developers to become a global, public, professionalized industry with increasingly complex ownership a

The Wild, Wild West 

The year is coming to a close. Now is the time to consider charitable donations for today and tomorrow.

Individuals may think about what charities have made a difference in their lives. Or ask themselves what legacy they want to create. Now Alfred Nobel is not remembered as a cannon manufacturer but for funding the prestigious Nobel Prizes.

Senior Housing 

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.

Ahead of the Curve 

 

Get Smart 

 

Level Playing Field 

Since the very begginning, CCIM Institute has explored technology that can help professionals both in the classroom and in their businesses. Commercial Investment Real Estate magazine explores the 50 years of tech trends members have seen.

Independents’ Power 

 

Truly, Madly, Deeply Mobile 

 

Legislative Outlook 2018 

 

Covering More Bases 

These two decades marked a time of growth for the Institute. Computers were introduced to courses in 1980, and the first female president took office in 1996.

Celebrating 50 Years 

Founding CCIM Institute members advanced the commercial real estate industry. To celebrate the 50 years of CCIM Institute, Commercial Investment Real Estate will showcase prominent CCIMs who moved the entire commercial real estate profession forward. All six issues of CIRE published in 2017 will share storie

Developing Knowledge 

 

Student Housing 

Student housing continues to provide bigger returns than multifamily properties for investors.

Raising the Bar 
Hired by the New Mexico Real Estate Commission, Todd Clarke, CCIM, developed a continuing education curriculum to better train and equip real estate professionals. The new program launched in 2017.
Master Collaborator 

29433 Straddling the worlds of commercial real estate and law is not always easy. However, Roman Petra, Esq., CCIM, CRE, takes it in stride. “As an attorney, I was trained to work alone. Business is the opposite. Through CCIM, I have learned to collaborate with other people in a more holistic approach

Experienced & Young, Inc. 

Baby boomers and millennials join forces for improved client satisfaction. 29433 Can two generations bridge the gap of different styles, skills, and experience? While attention has focused on the millennials becoming the largest working cohort, overtaking baby boomers, this generational shift is gathering