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Still Rebuilding 

A year ago, Quentin D. Dastugue, CCIM, chief executive officer of Property One in New Orleans was featured in Commercial Investment Real Estate’s CCIM Spotlight for his efforts helping to rebuild the city after Hurricane Katrina. Dastugue and his partners

CCIM Spotlight: Come Together 

Byron A. Smith, CCIM, CRB, president of Metropolitan Realty Group in Vienna, Va., teamed up with several CCIM leaders and staff members to create the CCIM Institute's Cultural Diversity Education Program in 2002. The impetus was to work toward increasing

CCIM Spotlight: Moving East 

"Ienjoy traveling and exploring. I also really like commercial real estate. Combining the two seemed like a natural path for my future,&rdquo says Bruce A. Haulley, CCIM, located in Shanghai, China. Semi retired, Haulley has lived in Shanghai since April

CCIM Spotlight: Travel Guides 

Members of the CCIM Institute&rsquo s Jay W. Levine Leadership Development Academy are encouraged to use the program as a stepping stone for networking and establishing business ventures. But it&rsquo s unlikely that Mark Biery, CCIM, associate broker with Chapman

Making the Grade 

Campus related developments are on the rise and not just in well known university towns. Cedar Falls, Iowa, home to the University of Northern Iowa, is also the site of Pinnacle Prairie, a more than 750 acre mixed use project.

CCIM Spotlight: Partners' Potential 

While evolution usually brings scientific theory to mind, sometimes it also can apply to business. Through the use of networking strategies, Jim Nowak, CCIM, president of Site Systems in Seattle, helped his commercial real estate company evolve into a success.

Rising Stars(1) 

Success can be achieved in many different ways. These CCIMs use diverse strategies and strengths to reach for excellence in commercial real estate. CIRE recognizes these individuals for their drive, determination, and industry achievements. Using their unique abilities, each of

Expand Your Expertise 

Specializing in one industry sector helps commercial real estate professionals stand out and become well known experts. However, being a generalist can help to increase business, marketability, and flexibility. While carving a niche and broadening your scope each have distinct

Bankable Strategies 

In today’s challenging economic times, commercial real estate professionals are at risk of losing business, particularly since real estate cycles tend to trail economic cycles. However, all hope is not lost just because the property investment market is

CCIM Spotlight 

Never one to shy away from a  challenge, Brooke Gibson, CCIM, sales leasing associate with American Asset Corp. in Charlotte, N.C., saw a career building transaction opportunity in an e mail. A local broker was looking for an industrial facility

CCIM Spotlight: Industry Ambassador 

With more than 50 years of real estate knowledge and expertise, Sheldon F. Good, CCIM, chairman emeritus of Sheldon Good & Co., in Chicago, is something of an industry icon. Since starting his own auction and commercial real estate company

CCIM Spotlight: Going Solo 

After 26 years of working for a large, well known commercial real estate company, Duane Jones, CCIM, felt that it was time to start his own business. He wanted to give more time and attention to his clients and make

CCIM Spotlight: Brand New Start 

When Lauri L. Greenblatt, CCIM, began her career as a property manager, she sometimes faced the unpleasant choice of evicting single parent tenants who had fallen behind on their rent. Realizing how difficult it was for these tenants to find

Rising Stars(4) 

While many real estate professionals strive to be leaders, some work extra hard to become a known presence in the industry. These are the individuals that Commercial Investment Real Estate recognizes as rising stars. This group of CCIMs demonstrates leadership,