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Obtaining Permission(1) 

When commercial real estate projects affect streams, wetlands, or other bodies of water that fall under the Clean Water Act's jurisdiction, generally developers cannot discharge dredged or fill material into the waters until they obtain a CWA Section 404 permit

Obtaining Permission 

When commercial real estate projects affect streams, wetlands, or other bodies of water that fall under the Clean Water Act's jurisdiction, generally developers cannot discharge dredged or fill material into the waters until they obtain a CWA Section 404 permit

The Private Investment Pool 

Last year, national and local private investors purchased more than $60 billion of commercial real estate through November, accounting for more than half of all commercial real estate investment, according to Real Capital Analytics. This makes working with private investors

The Genius of GIS 

Experience and technology are a potent combination in commercial real estate land acquisition and site selection. While there is no substitute for local area knowledge, having the ability to specify, analyze, and package local market information to meet a particular

The Small Stuff 

In California's Ventura and northern Los Angeles counties, industrial properties 25,000 square feet and under frequently sell before they even go on the market, says Joe Jusko, a principal at Lee & Associates in Calabasas, Calif. “Availabilities come up very

April 2005 Online Deal Makers 

OfficeArthur Nachman, CCIM, of Long & Foster Real Estate in Vienna, Va., represented Dombroff & Gilmore PC in the nearly $2.2 million lease of a 25,602 sf office building in Tysons Corner, Va., from Akin, Gump, Strauss, Hauer, and Feld

Deal Makers(17) 

OfficeNeil E. Merin, CCIM, SIOR, of NAI Merin Hunter Codman in West Palm Beach, Fla., and two partners represented the landlord in the $32.2 million three year lease of 1,921 sf to Advanced Aeration Systems and 1,034 sf to Astorino

The Comfort Zone 

“It's getting hot in here…” but in another hour or so, it may be too cold. Complaints about office temperatures rank first among employee gripes, according to an International Facilities Management Association survey. And while building owners and managers may

Disappearing Lease Detour 

During the last several years, many tax deferred exchangers sold properties for a premium but found it challenging to locate and buy suitable replacement properties. Construction exchanges are a growing alternative because taxpayers can build value into the property to

Niche Knack 

When it comes to commercial real estate brokerage, the days of trying to be everything to everyone are numbered, experts say. Instead, many commercial real estate professionals are discovering a wide range of opportunities in narrow niches. “Today's broker must

Lenders Talk TICs 

Tenancy in common transactions involve a number of unique features. While currently there are no clear cut guidelines on how TIC deals must be structured, lenders that finance such projects are careful to impose certain requirements that usually are not

Indulging in Luxury Investments 

While low interest rates and a hot home buying market have dampened multifamily development in recent years, select regions are experiencing an increased demand for the deluxe from apartment dwellers. In Southern California, the Mid Atlantic, and South Florida, where

Southern Comfort 

The southeastern United States is home to some of the nation's most active real estate markets. The Washington, D.C., metropolitan area leads the nation in job growth and office absorption, while the South Florida market is experiencing some of the

Using IAQ as a Marketing Tool 

When potential tenants walk into an apartment, air quality registers, whether they realize it or not. “When you go through an apartment, the first thing you notice is the smell,” says Matt Teasdale, an associate with Minnesota Brokerage Group in

March 2005 Online Deal Makers 

LandSteve Farrell, CCIM, SIOR, and Timothy M. Kerrigan, CCIM, both of Investors Realty in Omaha, Neb., co brokered the $2.5 million sale of 8.5 acres of land for a car dealership from West Dodge Place LLC to CarMax Auto Superstore.R.J.

Landmark Achievement 

When the National Association of Realtors decided to investigate a new facility in Washington, D.C., it left the investment analysis to an expert a CCIM. As the 2002&ndash 2003 Real Property Operations Committee chair, James L. Helsel Jr., CCIM, CRE,