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Multiple Connections 

President's Desk: In a world of increasingly virtual connections, CCIM Institute is committed to providing multiple venues for members to meet clients and colleagues face-to-face.

Industrial Rising 
By 2030, millennials will comprise about 75 percent of the workforce. This generation is driving changes in all sectors, and the next to be affected is industrial. Industrial employees want amenities and creative spaces too, so industrial spaces will need to be modified to fit those needs.
Core Investor 

“Currently, there are 1.3 million new households and 2.3 million new jobs being created each year, suggesting strong demand for commercial space,” says David Gilbert, president and chief investment partner for Clarion Partners. “After the energy industry downturn over the past two years, U.S. corporate profits have fully recovered and are on track to grow by 11 percent over the next 12 months, thanks to new government initiatives.”

Strength at the Grassroots 

CCIM Institute is an international organization aimed to train individuals in commercial and investment real estate. But without its 54 chapters around the world, CCIM could not have made the impact it had on commercial real estate education and networking over the last 50 years.

Wind Resistant 

Environmentalism is so deeply embedded into the U.S. culture - including its business culture - that even a radical change in U.S. presidential administrations won't set it off course. Some good business practice that commercial real estate professionals have adopted are susceptible to the political winds.

Office Outfitter 

The year is coming to a close. Now is the time to consider charitable donations for today and tomorrow.

Individuals may think about what charities have made a difference in their lives. Or ask themselves what legacy they want to create. Now Alfred Nobel is not remembered as a cannon manufacturer but for funding the prestigious Nobel Prizes.

Deal Makers 

CIRE magazine (May/June 2017): The biggest CCIM deals in retail, office, multifamily, financing, hospitality, industrial, and land.

Cultural Revolution 

Driverless vehicles are coming, and coming fast. Many of the world’s largest and most prestigious corporations are investing billions in the technology, and it's going to change the commercial real estate landscape.

Market Trends 

Current Market Trends: Consumers are increasingly aware of prices. What does that mean for retail? | The top 10 U.S. cities with the lowest industrial vacancy rates | Industrial rents reach highest peak since 2007 | What are the five major trends affecting CRE?

Brainy Apps 
As a commercial real estate professional, your office has to be wherever you are. Get work done with these apps used by CCIMs.
Hercules Unbound 

 Blockchain technology has the potential to securely expedite commercial real estate deals.

 

Glimmers of Hope 

Brick-and-mortar retail stores are facing challenges, but is it really as bad as it seems? Last year was the biggest year of closures for major chains since coming out of the recession, but retail sales grew overall. What changes are coming to retail sector for commercial real estate professionals?

In Sync 
Should the Federal Reserve continue with gradual increases in interest rates, the market will adapt by making slight adjustments, which will be reflected in the movement of cap rates. However, most analysts are predicting that 2017 will see two interest rate adjustments by the Federal Reserve in response to rising employment and higher inflation rates.
Regional Outlook 

Houston's office market may rise again. | Top 5 multifamily markets with the highest 2017 expected completions and absorption. | Low office vacancy rates in Boston. | Industrial markets in California and Miami are strong | Hotel market grows in Charlotte, N.C.

Land Magnet 

 Beginning his career in politics, Dean Saunders, CCIM, learned diplomacy and negotiation skills that have served him well in commercial real estate. His commitment to agriculture and land have become his professional specialty. He discusses his legislative career, the commercial real estate profession, and the insights he has learned along the way with Commercial Investment Real Estate Magazine.

 

Mixed Signals 

Commercial real estate financing is still relatively cheap and fairly accessible, but there is room for volatility. With a Trump administration, the Brexit vote, and an increasing 10-year Treasury Note rate, a lot can change in the commercial real estate lending in the coming months.

International Beat 
Leadenhall Building in London was purchased for $1.42 billion | 2016 European transaction dips from record levels. | China leads real private consumption growth based on 2016 forecasts.