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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.
Ahead of the Curve 

 

Strength at the Grassroots 

CCIM Institute is an international organization aimed to train individuals in commercial and investment real estate. But without its 54 chapters around the world, CCIM could not have made the impact it had on commercial real estate education and networking over the last 50 years.

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.

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

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 

 

Technology Free Fall 

Editor’s note This article, which originally appeared in Commercial Investment Real Estate, July August 1996, is one of the most popular articles downloaded from the CIRE archive. Here is a condensed version of the original article. Make better occupancy decisions

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.

Student Housing 

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

Young and Successful 

CCIM training and networking play crucial roles in building fledgling CCIM designees’ success. Young commercial real estate professionals always look for ways  to boost their credibility and practical knowledge to succeed in this competitive and primarily commission-based industry. For many, acquiring the CC

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

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

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

Eastern Promise 

 

Fond Farewell 

CIRE executive editor Sara Drummond is retiring after 22 years of writing and editing for the magazine. During her 22-year tenure, Sara Drummond has had a lasting impact on the editorial contents, graphic design, and production of Commercial Investment Real Estate - always placing the needs of its audience fi

Fire Up Your Business 

Foreign Capital Buys Offices In 2014, foreign capital was particularly focused on office assets, purchasing $17 billion of U.S. office properties, according to CBRE. That amount represents 45 percent of last year’s foreign investment in U.S. commercial real estate. More

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

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

Get Smart 

 

Developing Knowledge 

 

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

Exchanging Properties 

Commercial real estate brokers can capitalize on a growing market by understanding its unique needs and challenges. Startups aren't exactly synonymous with big money for commercial real estate brokers. New businesses are often looking for small spaces and short-term deals. However, brokers would be wise to gi

Gold Rush 

As self-storage has evolved into a highly profitable investment, multiple buyers hunt for the best properties. Begun as a niche of multifamily, self-storage has developed its own identity as a highly profitable investment. While many mom-and-pop businesses still operate in the self-storage arena, real estat

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.