Deal Makers 

The Biggest Deal Leonard P. Deering Jr., CCIM, of Berkadia Commercial Mortgage LLC in Chicago and two partners arranged the $23 million refinancing of a portfolio of five multifamily properties totaling 525 units in Milwaukee, Racine, and Cudahy, Wis., for

CCIM Connections 

Retail Wizard As commercial real estate experts gear up for RECon 2012 in Las Vegas, Gary M. Ralston, CCIM, CPM, SIOR, a managing partner of Coldwell Banker Commercial Saunders Ralston Dantzler Realty LLC in Lakeland, Fla., looks at a top