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When Eric Fuhrman, co developer of eMetro Investments and an affiliate broker with Crye Leike Commercial in Memphis, Tenn., and Dan Whipple, CCIM, co developer of eMetro Investments and president of Crye Leike Commercial, read an article proclaiming the potential

Creating a Commercial Real Estate Tool Box 

Economic, demographic, and psychographic changes affecting the demand for commercial real estate product types continue to present new and exciting opportunities for developers, municipalities, users, investors, and citizens alike. These changes, combined with the natural evolution of cities and other

Can You See Me Now? 

Camera phones may not be on the cutting edge in terms of picture quality, but that doesn't stop savvy commercial real estate professionals from using them to improve their business. From marketing to documenting information and even keeping track of

Investing in the Arts 

"John says he found us a needle in a haystack," says Diane Litsey, executive director of the Children's Dance Foundation in Homewood, Ala. "And he did." The needle was at least 10,000 square feet of dance studio space with 50

Leasing Large 

Many commercial real estate pros spend their careers searching for a business changing transaction, but few expect to find it while biking through the neighborhood. Yet that's how Michael Hoadley, CCIM, president of Spinnaker Real Estate Ventures LLC in Chicago,

Main Street Marketing 

Matt Redd, CCIM, owner of Redd Properties in Lake Charles Sulphur, La., doesn't remember what sparked the idea for his company's trademark marketing strategy, but the effect on his small town market has been unforgettable. "It keeps our company's name

End-Game Strategies 

Most commercial real estate investors are clear on the benefits of owning income property, but many underestimate the importance of creating an end game strategy for the timely and favorable disposition of their assets. In fact, many investors today find

November 2005 Online Deal Makers 

Land Robert J. Dikman, CCIM, of the Dikman Co. in Tampa, Fla., represented Panattoni Development Co. LLC in the more than $2.3 million purchase of 11 acres of land in Tampa from Pinebrooke Land Development Joint Venture. partner Norman Khoury,

Deal Makers(44) 

Multifamily¬ę Garry Cuff, CCIM, of NAI Horizon in Las Vegas and a partner represented RDM Homes in the $12.8 million purchase of the Clocktower Apartments, Hawaiian Villas, and LeAnn Apartments in Las Vegas from Eagle Investments. Cuff and a partner

Act Accordingly 

Whether we like it or not, the fear of terrorism continues to impact the way Americans live, travel, and work. To help protect U.S. citizens against future attacks, the government currently is modifying and extending specific provisions of the U.S.A.

Fast-Moving Deals 

Traditionally, commercial property buyers have had 30 days to 60 days to perform due diligence on potential property purchases before putting down sizeable deposits. But in today's competitive climate, diligence periods are shrinking to as few as five days to

December 2005 Online Deal Makers 

Industrial Stan A. Stouder, CCIM, of CB Richard Ellis in Fort Myers, Fla., represented Will Fund Ltd. in the $2.4 million purchase of a 50,505 sf distribution warehouse in Fort Myers from Cronin Porch & Patio. Stephen H. Gwinnup, CCIM,

Contract Exchanges 

In specific markets such as California, New York City, South Florida, Las Vegas, and Phoenix, condominiums are the hottest investments. Many investors are looking for creative 1031 transaction structures to cash in on these booming commercial real estate markets. One

What Drives TOD? 

Americans may have a love affair with their cars, but their relationship isn't as sweet as it once was. Rising fuel prices, frustrating traffic congestion, and exhausting commutes make the idea of walking to work sound pretty good. Add to

Traveling Among the Stars 

Transit oriented developments are complex, multifaceted projects that involve many stakeholders ranging from investors to community groups to local and state governments. Like a Hollywood movie producer, a commercial real estate developer must be able to manage many different interests,

Land of Opportunity 

Fundamentals along the Pacific Coast remain stable in most commercial real estate sectors and are seeing growth in others. New construction especially in the form of multifamily high rises is occurring in several parts of the region. In downtown Los

Smart Software 

As a rule, today's clients generally assume that their real estate advisers and brokers have access to the most current software available that will provide them with prompt, concise, and accurate solutions to their individual investment objectives. While that perspective

Self-Storage Fills Up 

Investor interest in self storage has skyrocketed during the last decade. This niche property's stable returns and growing demand are drawing attention from an array of new investors, particularly large institutions seeking to diversify their portfolios. These new players are