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Industrial Goes Green 

In the last few years, building green has evolved from an idealistic concept shared by a niche group of developers to a mainstream phenomenon in the commercial real estate industry. Most tenants demand energy efficient, sustainable facilities while

Improve Portfolio Performance 

Since commercial buildings’ energy use accounts for approximately 18 percent of all U.S. greenhouse gas emissions, the commercial real estate industry can benefit from and promote using tools to measure its environmental footprint. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Energy Star

International Report(3) 

Top 5 International Retail Markets Country % of International retailers present United Kingdom 55 Spain 51 France 49 Germany 47 Italy 45 Source CB Richard Ellis Emerging Markets on Top Real estate investment returns in markets such as Istanbul and

LEEDing the Way 

Opus Northwest management is incorporating green features into Crescent ridge Corporate Center I, in Minnetonka, Minn., according to the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design’s Existing Building guidelines. To stay in the black, commercial real estate owners,

Market Trends(7) 

Downtown ConvenienceAfter becoming a suburban staple, convenience stores now are entering the urban market in search of new growth opportunities, primarily in successful 24 hour cities that have the residential base to support retail. And the opportunities are there, reports

LEEDers of the Pack 

As sustainable design gains a foothold in the commercial real estate sector, many industry professionals see this as a chance to become knowledgeable on all things green. While buildings can earn the U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and

April Online Deal Makers(1) 

IndustrialKarl Behrens, CCIM, and David W. Nugent, CCIM, of BND Commercial LLC in Fort Wayne, Ind., represented BND Commercial LLC in the $2.7 million sale of the 105,000 sf Kimball Electronics Building in Auburn, Ind., to C&A Tool. Si A.

Deal Makers(6) 

IndustrialBIG DealViktoria Telek, CCIM, and Edward J. Redlich, CCIM, of ComReal Miami in Miami assisted Costex Corp. in the $21 million purchase of several office warehouse buildings totaling 750,000 sf in Miami from an undisclosed seller. Duane Poppe, CCIM, of

Buyers Guide(6) 

Tilt a WirelessThe Tilt, AT&T’s Vista compatible Windows Mobile 6 smart phone, allows users to view messages, photos, and videos on a 2.8 inch touch screen that swivels and tilts upward. With integrated Wi Fi and a next generation processor,

CCIM Career News(5) 

Alex Nottmeier, CCIM, of Neal Turner Realty in Bowling Green, Ky., has been promoted to principal broker. Michael R. Merino, CCIM, of Norris, Beggs & Simpson Cos. in Portland, Ore., was named the third leading brokerage producer at Norris, Beggs

Paperless Tools 

As commercial real estate professionals take their companies paperless, they should realize there are several tools that can assist with their green efforts. Most of these materials are easy to obtain and may even already be on site. MonitorsUsing one

Regional Outlook(7) 

Markets to Watch New Orleans &mdash Local developers are rehabbing the Cosmopolitan Hotel into Louisiana&rsquo s first condo hotel, topping the 24 room historic building with a 26 floor, 103 unit tower, just blocks from the French Quarter. Prices range

March Online Deal Makers 

OfficeSoozi Jones Walker, CCIM, and Bobbi Miracle, CCIM, of Commercial Executives in Las Vegas represented Colonial Bank NA in the more than $2.4 million, 15 year lease of a 3,000 sf office space in Las Vegas from Lost at Sea

Multifamily Resource Guide 

Web ExclusiveBack to FundamentalsBasic strategies help investors obtain financing for multifamily transactions.Jan.Feb.08 Affordable Housing AwarenessIncreasing demand and rising costs pose challenges in this specialized sector.Sep.Oct.07 Cover StoryDegrees of SuccessCampus related projects earn high marks from commercial real estate developers.Jul.Aug.07 Moving

Market Trends Online(12) 

Freedom Tower developer Larry Silverstein recommitted to delivering the four office towers replacing the World Trade Towers by 2012. Currently, the first tower’s steel structure is about 70 feet high. When completed, the project will deliver 10.6 million

Ripple Effect 

For the first time in four years, capitalization rates on commercial properties are moving upward. This is due in part to tighter credit restrictions and the fallout in the single family housing market. But the questions on everyone’s mind are

Rebuilding Multifamily 

While some commercial real estate professionals have no problem finding properties to market, in New Orleans, many are trying to rebuild what they used to have. As the city continues to work through the devastating effects of Hurricane Katrina, the

Manufactured Success 

When Warren Buffet&rsquo s Berkshire Hathaway acquired Clayton Homes Inc. for $1.7 billion in 2003, investors took notice. In commercial real estate circles, the acquisition drew attention to a sometimes overlooked specialty property manufactured housing communitites, also known as land

Paperless Payoff 

Facing an overwhelming number of files and documents to scan, some commercial real estate professionals resist converting their brokerage from paper to digital, hoping for an easier solution. However, those looking to increase services while gaining a competitive advantage may

SBA Solutions 

In the hyper competitive commercial real estate marketplace, successful brokers and agents can utilize a relatively little known yet highly effective financing source to help clients secure the ideal property for their needs. The Small Business Administration 504 loan program

QI Questions(1) 

For investment property owners, the current top concern in a Section 1031 exchange transaction should be safety of the taxpayer&rsquo s funds. In the past decade, mismanagement and malfeasance have resulted in a handful of high profile qualified intermediary bankruptcies

Value-Add Visionaries 

Commercial real estate pros shaking their heads over declining job growth and falling retail sales should remember that people always need places to live. Regardless of market indicators, multifamily is still the sweet spot for a wide range of investors.

Copy Right 

In a time of high costs, credit uncertainty, and a desire by some developers to either reuse past architectural plans or use other developers&rsquo designs to save money, a question arises about whether builders can utilize plans created by architects

Terms of Agreement 

The art of negotiation can be found in nearly every facet of the commercial real estate transaction. From the initial meeting between two interested parties to signing the final contract, an effective negotiation process drives the relationships that lead to

When the Going Gets Tough 

In many markets across the U.S. and around the globe, commercial investment real estate is holding its own and even thriving. However, some areas of the U.S. are in different stages and varying intensities of a downward economic cycle, which