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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

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

The Innovator 

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

Retail Forecaster 

The dynamic intersection of online and in store sales is changing many dimensions of the retail marketplace, according to Gary M. Ralston, CCIM, CRE, SIOR, a managing partner of Coldwell Banker Commercial Saunders Ralston Dantzler Realty LLC in Lakeland, Fla.

Government Watchdog 

After more than 30 years in commercial real estate, first in New York City and most recently in Orlando, Fla., Lou Nimkoff, CCIM, CPM, president of Brio Properties in Winter Park, Fla., has seen the effects of both good and