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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

Opportunistic Investor 

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

Deal Makers 

The Biggest Deal Lawrence J. Harwood, CCIM, of Q10|Lutz Financial Services in Birmingham, Mich., arranged the $46.5 million refinancing of a 345,000 sf retail power center in Orion Township, Mich., for an undisclosed borrower. Harwood also arranged the $29.2 million

Crowdfunding Conundrum 

Sometimes new ideas aren’t so new after all. Take crowdfunding, for example, says Gene Trowbridge, CCIM, a senior partner of Trowbridge & Taylor LLP and a CCIM Institute senior instructor. When France gave the U.S. the Statue of Liberty in

Deal Makers 

The Biggest Deal David J. Stevens , CCIM, of Investment Properties Corp. in Naples, Fla., represented Hoffman Commercial Real Estate in the more than $74.3 million purchase of seven buildings including 73,523 sf of street-level retail space and 48,753 sf of office space in Naples from Naples Fifth Avenue

Deal Makers 

The Biggest Deal Joshua Randolph , CCIM, of Colliers International in Birmingham, Ala., represented Pointe Properties LLC in the more than $39.3 million sale of the 74,750-sf Orthopedic Hospital in Hattiesburg, Miss., to an institutional investor. Randolph also represented Southern Development Resources

Changes Ahead 

Real estate cycles move in conjunction with many economic forces, including interest rate hikes. “During 2016, higher interest rates will signal changes in the commercial real estate cycle,” says 2016 CCIM Institute President Steven Moreira, CCIM, president and owner of SWM Capital Advisors in Longwood, Fla.

CCIM’s Future Role 

Young commercial real estate professionals are still scarce in the industry compared to the baby boomers who started careers during the 1970s and 1980s. The average age of a commercial Realtor is 60, according to the National Association of Realtors' 2015 Commercial Member Profile. But that imbalance offers

CCIMs’ Big Fat Deals 

The office sector dominated this year’s largest member transactions. 29397 The year 2015 was a standout for CCIM members with 54 percent indicating a year-over-year uptick in transactions in CCIM Institute's 3Q 2015 Quarterly Market Trends Report. Almost one-third of the 267 deals reported to Commercial In

Dual Vision 

Walt Clements, CCIM, newly appointed executive vice president and CEO of the CCIM Institute, embodies the two worlds that CCIM inhabits commercial real estate and education. Throughout his 40 year career, he has owned or managed several companies involved in

Deal Makers 

The Biggest Deal Adriana J. Rosillo, CCIM, of Pointe Group Advisors in Coconut Grove, Fla., and two partners represented Mercantil Commercebank Florida Bancorp in the $75 million purchase of a 175,376 sf office building in Coral Gables, Fla., from 220