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Real Estate Gifts 

With the upturn in the economy, charitable giving is on the rise. Philanthropy is now a $4 trillion-plus industry, according to the National Center for Charitable Statistics. Although the majority of donations are cash or securities, real estate can also be donated to nonprofit organizations. Both individ

Mutually Beneficial 

When donors work with professionals, they can maximize their tax deductions. According to the National Philanthropic Trust, Americans donated an estimated $358 billion to charities in 2014, a 7.1 percent increase compared to 2013. That's great news for philanthropies.  Charitable donation planning

Contributions Matter 

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.

Paying It Forward 

Those who contribute to the CCIM Foundation are giving to those who seek the CCIM designation. The CCIM Foundation provides the scholarships allowing many commercial real estate professionals to earn the CCIM designation. To accomplish the goal of raising funds for scholarships, the Foundation needs a sol

Workforce Benefits 

The Family and Medical Leave Act requires that employers with 50 or more employees provide eligible employees with 12 weeks of unpaid job protected leave for family and medical reasons in a 12-month period. There has been significant publicity lately about large companies going further and providing women