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Gone Green Yet? 

There’s no question that green commercial building is grabbing its share of headlines these days. Major corporations such as Toyota, Goldman Sachs, Hearst Corp., and BP have built and moved into environmentally responsible buildings. National commercial real estate companies such

Get IT Together 

Technology helps commercial real estate professionals to work faster, communicate better, and stay connected at all times. However, trying to figure out all the components of information technology is something that can take practitioners away from their daily business routines.

The Designation Difference 

Commercial investment real estate professionals continually strive to differentiate their businesses and the services they provide. The CCIM designation is a distinct advantage that is exclusive to an estimated 6 percent of industry professionals. For those who are members of

Guide to Green 

The perfect example of local government hurdles to green building leapt off the newspaper page a few months ago. Former Vice President Al Gore filed a plan with the municipality of Belle Meade, Tenn., to install solar panels on the

Industrial Resource Guide 

CCIM SpotlightMaking the DealA CCIM uses her expertise to draw a national company to the local market.Sep.Oct.07          Web Exclusive Industrial Leasing InsightsCCIMs share strategies for overcoming local leasing obstacles.Jul.Aug.07 Investment Analysis Industrial’s New ImageInvestors clamor for the functionality and simplicity

Strong Sector 

Almost every U.S. industrial submarket is experiencing high demand. The pace of supply and the demand for industrial product is greater now than ever before. If there was available land or land priced to support the economics required to produce

Happy Trails 

More than a few things have changed at the CCIM Institute in the past 20 years. The Internet was years away from becoming a vital platform for STDB online, the institute’s leading technology tool. There weren’t any national conferences to

TICs Today 

Several years ago, tenancy in common 1031 real estate exchanges were on a steady upward trajectory that seemed destined to continue indefinitely. Within the past year, however, the growth curve has flattened, with the securitized TIC market taking the majority

Tech Lessons 

Learning how to use the newest technology tools, such as video based marketing programs, can help commercial real estate professionals reach a wider variety of clients and markets. More importantly, just learning to apply the basic fundamentals may end up

Buyers Guide(8) 

Compact Camera The small and lightweight Sony Cyber shot DSC T100 features high resolution 8.1 multiphoton imaging, a 5X optical zoom lens, and a 3 inch LCD screen. The camera also includes face detection, in camera retouching, an anti blur

Deal Makers(8) 

IndustrialJohn E. Huguenard, CCIM, SIOR, of Colliers Turley Martin Tucker in Indianapolis and a partner represented multiple partnerships in the $36.9 million sale of the more than 1.1 million sf Memphis International Airport Center in Memphis, Tenn., to Falcon Real

Cool Down Costs 

While occupancy, maintenance, and zoning matters consume a great deal of property owners and managers’ time, these professionals also must consider other important business components, such as energy costs, to remain competitive. When left unmonitored, energy costs can become a

Second-Generation Space 

With more than 140 million square feet of industrial space in the construction pipeline this year, according to Grubb & Ellis, industrial users have no shortage of new properties to consider. While national credit tenants are paying top dollar for

December Online Deal Makers(1) 

Office Thomas S. Vincent, CCIM, of Sperry Van Ness Sentinel Realty Advisors in Rolling Meadows, Ill., represented an undisclosed seller in the more than $2.5 million sale of a 19,500 sf office building in Crystal Lake, Ill., to a private

November 2007 Online Deal Makers 

OfficePeter J. Dufour, CCIM, of Colliers Turley Martin Tucker in Minneapolis represented Triple Net Properties Realty in the $2.6 million, 10 year lease of 14,262 sf of medical office space in St. Paul, Minn., to Healtheast. Elliott M. Ross, CCIM,

Market Trends(9) 

Moving UptownThe urge to move into the city even has reached small markets, including Sioux Falls, S.D., where developer Craig Lloyd is spearheading the $150 million Uptown at Falls Park on a 5 acre downtown site. Containing 500 residential units

Marketing Matters 

When record breaking property sales make front page news and 1031 and cap rate join the lexicon of backyard barbeque chatter, the industry has arrived. A collusion of economic and social trends is focusing today’s spotlight on commercial real estate.

Market Trends Online(14) 

Bear Market PredictedA survey of 332 top commercial real estate executives revealed decidedly bearish attitudes toward the market in the coming year, according to real estate law firm DLA Piper. In the company’s October survey, only 31 percent of respondents

Regional Outlook(9) 

Seattle Seattle CBD landmark Smith Tower may be transformed from a 37 story office building to 150 residential condos as owner Walton Street Capital seeks city approvals for the conversion. Walton bought Seattle’s first skyscraper in 2006 along with the

Sustainable Details 

Designing green or sustainable facilities used to be considered outside the realm of reason. A building was a building, and adding new technologies that weren&rsquo t absolutely necessary was not worth the high price. But as technology has improved, so

Talking Taxes 

Though many people associate tax time with April 15, the time to implement your business tax strategy is now, before the calendar year comes to an end. Just as location is the key to real estate, timing is the key

Virtual Business 

As today&rsquo s technology tools quickly evolve, some commercial real estate professionals are forgoing traditional presentation methods and taking advantage of video based marketing and presentation software. This move has distinguished them from the competition and allowed them to expand

Shopping Goes Green 

The U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design program has a category for retail projects, but right now it’s a small percentage of total LEED certified buildings. However, in April, the USGBC launched pilots for both new