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Midwest Markets Grow 

America's heartland, known for a slower pace of life than either coast, didn't see many dramatic commercial real estate developments during the past year. But the Midwest did see some modest improvements. Leasing rates throughout the region increased slightly in

Repayment Options 

When defeasance became standard call protection for average commercial mortgage backed securities loans in 1998, the timing could not have been worse for borrowers. Yields on government securities declined steadily in 2001 and 2002 making defeasance increasingly more expensive as

Tech:Take 2 

Tech is back. And it's coming to a market near you. Out in Silicon Valley, Calif., the venture capital angels are rustling their wings as they search for new bioscience companies to fund. Down in the Telecom Corridor of Richardson,

Improving Economics 

In recent years, many commercial real estate owners have become more familiar with the tax benefits of cost segregation. Due to cost and complexity, these studies were once only practical for large property owners. However, several boutique consulting companies have

Biotech Boom 

Nearly five years have passed since the high tech boom and bust. Emerging from the dust is a more mature, focused industry that offers unexpected opportunities for commercial real estate professionals. This special Web series offers a look at what's

Corporate Opportunities 

Editor's note As corporations seek new ways to maximize their profits, many are finding that secondary markets offer highly productive labor forces and lower costs of operation. This changing dynamic opens new business opportunities for CCIMs in many of these

Deal Makers(16) 

MultifamilyTim Ernst, CCIM, of Terra Marketing in Phoenix represented a private investor in the more than $16.5 million purchase of the 402 unit Falcon Glen Apartments in Mesa, Ariz., from FSM Falcon Glen LP. He also represented a private investor

Defeasance Decision Checklist 

Loan defeasance is an option for many commercial real estate owners. The following checklist can help property owners when making a defeasance decision. 1. Determining eligibility. Do the loan documents require defeasance in order to obtain a release? Has the

Red Hot Retail 

Retail real estate is hot. Large retailers continue to drive new development and investor demand remains near record highs. As competition heats up for prime space in major U.S. metropolitan areas, retailers are expanding into secondary markets and even far

Business Beyond Borders 

Commercial real estate increasingly is becoming a global business. At CCIM Institute’s 2004 conference, Albert S. P. Wong, CCIM, CIPS, Silvia G. Gangel, CCIM, and Colin Fox, CCIM, participated in a roundtable discussion on conducting business in three rapidly growing

The Spin Cycle 

No matter how long commercial real estate professionals have been in the business, the same marketing challenges rise to the surface year after year. Issues such as time management, self promotion, market visibility, reputation, and cutting through the competition face

Why Go Wireless? 

New York's 2.8 million square foot Time Warner Center and Rockefeller Center concourse have implemented in building wireless systems that can help achieve increased tenant occupancy and retention and higher lease rates. On the operations side, building owners and managers

Retro Rejection 

When tenants file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy both landlords' and tenants' rights and responsibilities come under the purview of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code. Landlords cannot evict tenants in bankruptcy absent relief from the automatic stay, and tenants must continue to

Top Appraisal Tips 

Appraisals rarely make or break commercial real estate deals, but they can delay them — much to the consternation of brokers waiting on commission checks. Often the problem is due to the lack or unavailability of critical property information. However,

Team Works 

It often takes a team to cinch a commercial real estate deal, with each player bringing unique skills to the transaction. Over the years, Jane C. Doggett, CCIM, a broker with Highwoods Properties, and Carter Worthy, CCIM, broker owner of

June 2005 Online Deal Makers 

J. Tucker Beck, CCIM, of Crye Leike Commercial Inc. in Memphis , Tenn. , represented the Chapel Ridge Partners in the more than $2.4 million purchase of 159.975 acres of land in Lakeland , Tenn. , from multiple sellers. Duane

May 2005 Online Deal Makers 

LandMichael E. Dreyer, CCIM, of Coldwell Banker Commercial Sun Land Realty in Melbourne , Fla. , represented both the seller, Brefrank Inc. and the buyer, Oak Crest Holdings LLC in the more than $2.9 million sale of more than 38.57