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April 2007 Online Deal Makers 

OfficeScott Abernethy, CCIM, SIOR, and Donald Murphy, CCIM, SIOR, of Colliers Turley Martin Tucker in Cincinnati and three partners represented GE Capital Information Technology Solutions in the more than $2.3 million, four year sublease of 85,503 sf of office space

Hidden Treasures 

What was once an unusable chunk of Bethlehem, Pa.'s taxable land base is under redevelopment to become the Bethlehem Commerce Center, which is expected to generate $1.5 billion in investment capital and add 6,000 jobs

Invest in Automation 

Adversity often gives rise to innovative ideas. At least, that was the case for William J. Byrd, CCIM, a broker with Colliers International in Houston, when faced with the challenge of successfully marketing a 1,100 acre land tract with significant

A Good Clause 

With almost daily reports of either blizzards in the Midwest, tornadoes in the mid Atlantic states, fires in California, or hurricanes in Florida, it's no surprise that the once benign and sometimes ignored clauses addressing "acts of God" are now

Industrial's New Image 

Long stigmatized as the asset type of old dirty factories, industrial real estate has ascended to prominence in private investors' portfolios. No longer is the big box warehouse a distant cousin from the bright, colorful retail center or the tall

Deal Makers(39) 

RetailBrad Luger, CCIM, of GVA Advantis in Tampa, Fla., and a partner represented RAM LAF Oviedo LLC in the more than $16.7 million sale of the 64,587 sf Town Center Shoppes in Oviedo, Fla., from Gemini Town Center H and

March 2007 Online Deal Makers 

IndustrialJames M. McCaffrey, CCIM, of Colliers Turley Martin Tucker in Minneapolis represented the St. Paul Port Authority in the $2.5 million sale of a 43,703 sf industrial building in St. Paul to Bergin Fruit Co. &laquo Edward J. Redlich, CCIM,

Evaluating Brownfield Properties 

It is impossible to present a universal brownfield redevelopment formula because every brownfield site is unique. As in all real estate transactions, location matters. Many brownfields will never be redeveloped because their location is economically distressed or rural. The redevelopment

Are you a CCIM Rising Star? 

Have you held the CCIM designation for five years or less and distinguished yourself in your market through transaction volume, a major deal, or some other professional achievement? If so, then nominate yourself as a CCIM Rising Star An article

Educating Designees 

One of the three primary objectives of the institute's strategic plan is to "provide the highest quality education for commercial and investment real estate professionals." There's no doubt among industry professionals that our designation program fulfills this mandate. CCIM Institute

Branching Out 

When he decided to seek more business on the East Coast, Jonathan Hipp, president of Reston, Va. based Calkain Cos., realized that moving into the market was the best strategy. "If you are there, you will gain a bigger market

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

Construction Plans 

Sponsors and owners considering financing the construction of commercial real estate projects need to know how lenders evaluate a project's overall risk. Such understanding increases the likelihood that a developer's application for financing will be approved. Lenders view construction loans

MOB Outbreak 

A new trend in the growing healthcare sector offers physicians the opportunity for equity participation in new medical office building developments. Hospitals planning to build new MOBs on their campuses increasingly are turning to third

Regional Outlook(14) 

Highlights by State Alabama In Loxley, outside Mobile, Atlanta based PEC Development Group acquired 3,900 acres for a mixed use development including multi and single family homes, retail, office, and industrial space, according to GlobeSt.com. Arkansas Close to 500,000 sf

Minor Markets, Major Gains? 

Communities such as Des Moines, Iowa, Durango, Colo., and many lesser known cities in between are bursting with commercial real estate investment activity as national buyers turn to small markets in hopes of finding big returns. In most major metropolitan

Moving Into Multifamily 

Although recent media attention has focused on the ups and downs of single family residential housing, last year's biggest real estate deal in fact the world's biggest real estate deal to date actually took place in the multifamily sector. Tishman

Safe Way 

When it comes to construction industry standards, &ldquo green&rdquo does not always equal clean. Developers and investors potentially can increase profits by selecting building materials that are safer both in terms of environmental and tenant concerns. Similar to how organic

A Major Deal 

In May 2006, Satya N. Voleti, CCIM, associate broker with Dynamic Realty of Florida in Port Charlotte, Fla., closed the largest transaction in Charlotte County history, which provided a remarkable return on an investment. Voleti credits his CCIM expertise and

Business Development Resource Guide 

Branching Out Small real estate companies use these strategies to spread their reach. Mar.Apr.07 Multiplying Success Partnerships and joint ventures add value and increase opportunities. Jan.Feb.07 Tech Solutions Redefine Online Learn how to take your Web site to the next

Buyers Guide(10) 

The Best Way to NavigateThe StreetPilot i2 by Garmin is a portable GPS navigator designed with a click to enter scroll wheel with a back button. The i2 also provides voice prompted, turn by turn directions through a built in

Market Trends Online(3) 

Yum Brands is looking for 35,000 sf lots in small towns to purchase or ground lease for KFC Taco Bell co branded outlets.Photo credit Yum Brands Co Branding

Market Trends(13) 

Briefly Noted HOSPITALITY "Lodging construction mainly hotels and resorts jumped 4 percent in November 2006