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Lodging Industry Rebounds 

Operating metrics in the lodging industry have rebounded smartly from the 2009 cycle bottom and have already or are close to exceeding pre recession peaks. Revenue per available room, or RevPAR, ran at a record high $68.69 in 2013 according

Manufactured Homes 

It is evident that demographic trends are creating a greater need for affordable housing for the largest aging population in our nation’s history. Financial analysts are reporting that big investors are betting heavily on the rising demand for low cost

Restructuring Rights 

Credit tenant lease, or CTL, financing can be an attractive alternative to traditional real estate loans. Owners and developers with investment grade tenants can take advantage of CTL financing to obtain long term, fixed rate loans up to the full

Corporate Shifts 

As the global marketplace evolves faster than ever before, corporations are viewing their real estate holdings as an increasingly important factor in their profitability and strategic growth. Many directors and managers who advise corporations on their real estate decisions are

International Beat 

Poland’s Big Deal Amazon is coming to Poland Panattoni Europe is set to deliver more than 200,000 sm to Amazon in two distribution centers located in Poznań and Wroclaw, Poland. “The distribution centers are the biggest contract in the history

Market-Focused Education 

“One of the great things about CCIM is its ability to respond to market changes with specialized education,” says Jay Olshonsky, president of NAI Global. The courses offered through CCIM Institute’s Ward Center for Real Estate Studies “reflect what is

Regional Outlook 

West San Francisco’s Big DealThe City by the Bay started the new year off right, with the highest price yet paid for an office property. Invesco bought 101 Second St., a 90 percent leased office building in San Francisco’s South

March/April Online Deal Makers 

Industrial Joe D. Pelayo, CCIM, of Total Real Estate Consultants in Coral Springs, Fla., represented JBJE Commercial Properties LLC in the more than $2.8 million purchase of the 35,563 sf Tamarac Arch industrial property in Tamarac, Fla., from Silverstein Enterprises.

A Collective Voice 

As an affiliate of the National Association of Realtors, CCIM Institute is fortunate to be part of a powerful voice on Capitol Hill. Our collaborative efforts have expanded even further this year as we welcome the Society of Industrial and

B2B Research 

Social media remains a hot topic among most businesses, including those in the commercial real estate sector. There is one platform in particular that offers a great deal of value, especially as a business development research tool LinkedIn. As we

A New Intro 

The more some things change, the more others remain the same. “IRR is IRR is IRR,” says Mark J. Polon, CCIM, founder of Polon Consulting, a CCIM senior instructor, and director of CCIM Institute’s Ward Center for Real Estate Studies.

Disclosure Duty 

Do you have to tell your commercial tenant that its space is in a flood plain? The opinion of the U. S. District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee is that under Tennessee law, you do not. While this

Asset Expert 

Though many industry pros learn the fundamentals of real estate in their first CCIM course, Leslie H. Cox, CCIM, asset manager for Iron Creek Ventures in Frisco, Texas, gained real life real estate experience during his sophomore year at Texas

Deal Makers 

The Biggest DealJill K. Rasmussen, CCIM, of The Davis Group in Minneapolis and two partners represented National Marrow Donor Program in the 15 year, $131 million lease of a 237,500 sf build to suit development in Minneapolis from United Properties.

Market Trends 

Canadian Investors Buy Elsewhere Given the small size of Canada’s commercial real estate market, many domestic commercial real estate investors have been actively acquiring properties in the U.S. and other markets according to Jones Lang LaSalle. Canada’s assets are clustered

Surf's Up 

Secondary markets are riding a wave of recovery that has brought a welcome resurgence of investment sales activity. The expansion into secondary markets is the theme du jour in the commercial real estate market. “We have seen a massive movement

Real Estate Nest Egg 

Self directed individual retirement accounts represent an estimated $171 billion of the overall IRA market, and one of the most popular assets for these accounts is real estate. Single family residential property is the most frequent target of these real

Financing Niche 

Commercial real estate has come a long way in three years. In 2011, financing was scarce and transactions were difficult to close. Now, lenders are ready to step off the sidelines. But, to their surprise, the field is quite crowded.

Cash Flow in Retirement: Reverse Mortgages or a Retained Life Estate 

This is the ninth article in a series on real estate gifting. Real estate professionals and their clients should consider all options when discussing the charitable donation of real property. Real Estate Gifting Realized, a new program launched by the