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Max Mobility 

Nowadays, it’s easy to find articles about apps that help you work more efficiently. However, a mobile CCIM needs a more specialized approach to operate in the commercial real estate world. But a few apps and low cost subscriptions could

CCIM Connections 

Faith in RetailThe retail sector continues to reinvent itself to appeal to today’s consumers. No one understands the nuances of this evolution better than Faith Hope Consolo, chairman of Douglas Elliman Real Estate’s retail sales and leasing division in New

Real Estate Gifting Realized: Charitable Gift Annuities 

This fourth article in a series on real estate gifting issues covers charitable gift annuities. The first three articles cover options when donating real estate, outright donations and bequests, and bargain sales. Commercial real estate professionals and their clients should

Market Trends 

Maybe the Worst Is Over? While the number of stores closed in 2012 increased by 9.6 percent over 2011, the amount of retail square footage lost to the market decreased by 28.8 percent, according to the International Council of Shopping

Novel Inspiration 

Commercial real estate may not seem like suspense novel material, but truth can be stranger than fiction, according to literary great Mark Twain. On a quest to follow in his footsteps, Robin Eschliman, CCIM, senior vice president of business development

Shopping Center Shift 

For neighborhood and community shopping center owners, it’s a time for reflection. Though they haven’t experienced the numerous headline grabbing store closures plaguing big box and mall owners, they are facing many changes in consumer behavior — and too few

Brand Expansion 

One of my key goals this year is to promote the CCIM designation worldwide and the value CCIMs bring to the marketplace. Our organization is made up of a diverse group of commercial real estate professionals who reflect multiple disciplines

A Bridge to Success 

In a strengthening multifamily market, bridge financing can be an attractive option for investors seeking to acquire or reposition multifamily properties with low occupancy numbers, planned renovations, or other operational challenges. High demand in today’s market has created a scarcity

How Much Space Do We Need? 

No company ever seems to have the right amount of office space. Firms grow and shrink throughout the years for many reasons however, they must contract for space over a set lease term of five, 15, or even 20 years.

Medicare Tax Concerns 

The new 3.8 percent Medicare contribution tax on unearned income, effective for tax years beginning after Dec. 31, 2012, may directly affect many owner operators and other real estate professionals. Passed by Congress in 2010 as part of the Patient

May/June 2013 Online Deal Makers 

Retail Stephen V. Jacquemin, CCIM, of S.J. Financial Group in Ellisville, Mo., represented B Biasbas Real Estate Holding Co. in the more than $2.2 million purchase of a 13,651 sf retail property in St. Louis from St. Louis Investment Properties.

TIC 2.0 

As the markets continue their recovery in 2013 and beyond, investors face a more challenging tax environment. Federal capital gains taxes have increased from 15 percent to 20 percent for high income taxpayers, passive investment income is now subject to

Prospecting 101 

One common thread links the newest CCIM candidate to the most seasoned commercial real estate veteran the need to acquire new clients and maintain existing relationships. Without clients, you don’t have a business, so prospecting is the lifeblood of any

Regional Outlook 

South South Florida’s Big Deals Institutional buyers are dipping into smaller markets for strong retail assets Iowa based Principal Global Investors, along with Woolbright Development in Boca Raton, Fla., purchased the Pompano Marketplace in Pompano Beach, Fla., for around $30

Deal Makers 

The Biggest Deal Richard A. Brugge Jr., CCIM, of Cushman & Wakefield in Tampa, Fla., and a partner represented Prisa Rocky Point FL LLC in the $85.5 million sale of 494,813 sf of office space in Tampa to Parmenter Realty

Tools to Go Solo 

After working in commercial real estate for 13 years, Chad Grout, CCIM, principal broker at Urban Grout Commercial Real Estate, in Nashville, Tenn., started his own business in 2011. He was driven not only by the challenge and opportunity of

Medical Office Momentum 

The re election of President Barack Obama and last year’s favorable Supreme Court ruling on the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act have removed some uncertainty as to whether or not the healthcare law will take effect. While some provisions

International Beat 

Dublin’s Big Deal Dublin’s largest hotel was sold out of receivership for €67 million, or about $87 million, to the Blackstone Group, which owns the Hilton brand, among others. The Burlington Hotel sold for about one fifth of what developer