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Betting On Troubled Assets 

Today&rsquo s $108 billion of distressed commercial real estate reported by Real Capital Analytics has created an opening for risk takers of all sizes. Weak properties are prime targets for small to midsize investor owners who have enough cash and

International Beat(12) 

Markets to Watch London &mdash &ldquo London repriced very sharply,&rdquo says Tony McGough, global head of forecasting at DTZ in London. &ldquo So much of the bad news is out of the way and rents dropped so much that even

CCIM Spotlight(2) 

In 1994, Richard E. Juge, CCIM, CIPS, SIOR, 2010 CCIM Institute president and lifelong New Orleans area resident, saw a chance to set up shop in his hometown. Acting on a tip from a CCIM friend, Juge opened his first

Leasing Green 

Commercial real estate property owners and tenants are adopting sustainability programs that affect various aspects of their business operations. To implement such programs, property owners and tenants must look at their real estate, both existing and future, to determine what

Investor Insights 

When it comes to investing in today&rsquo s commercial real estate market, industry pro and author Kenneth D. Rosen, CCIM, founder and president of Kendar Realty in Coral Gables, Fla., has some simple advice &ldquo Stick with what you know.&rdquo

QI Questions 

The unregulated Section 1031 exchange industry has suffered instances of misappropriated client funds, breaches of fiduciary duty, theft, and qualified intermediary bankruptcy filings. The task of qualifying a QI has become paramount for real estate investors and their advisers. Understanding

Renew and Be Ready 

CCIM Members Industry experts predict that 2010 will be unlike any other year in commercial real estate history. As the market reaches bottom, the real opportunities will be revealed. Be prepared and face 2010 with a strength others don&rsquo t

How Do Auction Sales Work? 

Commercial real estate auction sales differ somewhat from traditional brokerage sales. Here are some of the points that define the auction process and make auctions a popular alternative in today&rsquo s uncertain market. The main advantage of auctions is the

Re-Useful 

Repurposing an old property demands creativity, especially in a climate where reluctant buyers, frozen credit markets, and rigid zoning regulations can immobilize even the most vital projects. To maintain momentum, adaptive reuse experts have broadened their strategies &mdash and, in

Impress the Press 

When you pick up an industry publication or log onto your favorite commercial real estate news site, chances are you read articles that quote commercial real estate experts. Have you ever wondered how these industry pros find such great opportunities

Buyers Guide(20) 

Plug and Protect Clickfree&rsquo s HD225 portable backup drive automatically copies and secures computer files. To start the backup process, users only need to power up a computer and slide in the USB compliant hard drive. More advanced users can

CCIMREDEX Revealed 

For CCIM designees and candidates who are shouldering a large portion of the workload in real estate offices around the country, efficient analysis and marketing are indispensable. &ldquo Our time is precious,&rdquo says Rhonda J. West, CCIM, owner of West

The Auction Advantage 

During the last 24 months, sold and closed commercial real estate transactions have been in short supply, while unsold properties seem to have increased exponentially. The last cycle in which CCIM practitioners experienced a somewhat similar market was the late

Cost-Segregation Solutions 

Cost segregation is an accepted Internal Revenue Service method of allocating the purchase price paid for real estate property. Generally, cost segregation enables owners to increase the depreciation deductions from their properties, providing substantial present value benefits by reducing income

Deal Makers(34) 

The BIGGEST Deal Ian M. Grusd, CCIM, of Sperry Van Ness Richter Grusd in Iselin, N.J., represented the Cerebral Palsy League in the 50 year, $23.2 million lease of a 36,500 sf office building in Cranford, N.J., from Murray Construction.

Capital Markets Conundrum 

With daily reminders of gloom and doom regarding the economy&rsquo s current state, bank closures, and frozen credit, it is not a stretch to imagine that one day industry professionals will tell their young prot&eacute g&eacute s about the struggle

Regional Outlook(22) 

SOUTHWEST Investors looking for ultimate trophy properties should look no further than Arizona where legislators are proposing to sell state buildings and lease them back to help close a $3.4 billion state budget shortfall. Price estimates set by the governor