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August 2005 Online Deal Makers 

Land Barry J. Bowling, CCIM, of CB Richard Ellis in Raleigh, N.C., and a partner represented Duke Construction LP in the more than $2.6 million sale of 15.2 acres of land in Morrisville, N.C., to Davis Development. Ronald J. Jurgenson,

Rising Stars(2) 

What makes someone a rising star? Is it his or her accomplishments, drive to succeed, or commission check amount? For Commercial Investment Real Estate, it is a unique combination of factors that demonstrate promise for

July 2005 Online Deal Makers 

Office Robert J. Dikman, CCIM, SIOR, of the Dikman Co. in Tampa, Fla., represented Robbins Engineering in the more than $2.7 million 10 year lease of a 58,038 sf office building in Tampa from Sabal Park Properties LLC. Harry W.

Mobile Investments 

Investor demand for multifamily properties has driven up prices and lowered returns, causing many multifamily investors to seek niche product such as mobile home parks as an attractively priced alternative to traditional apartment buildings. These less familiar properties can offer

The Perfect Storm 

Three decades ago, the sale leaseback environment was clearly positive for buyers. However, today’s “perfect storm” of low interest rates, stock market uncertainty, a flood of investors, and available debt financing has created a sale leaseback atmosphere that clearly favors

Born-Again Buildings 

Call it the “Friends” effect After a decade of watching the television show about six characters sharing funky urban digs, young adults in mid size U.S. cities have decided that’s the life they want. But unlike previous

Condemnation Caveats 

The U.S. Supreme Court recently agreed to decide the scope of a local government’s ability to use the power of eminent domain to take private property. Several New London, Conn., residents contend that the city’s condemnation of their homes

Deal Makers(45) 

Office T.C. Macker, CCIM, of Coldwell Banker Commercial Westmac in Los Angeles and a partner represented Starpoint Properties in the more than $43.4 million purchase of the 103,000 sf 450 North Roxbury office tower in Beverly Hills, Calif., from Pair

Beyond Demographics 

Access to consumer information has improved the site selection process, but in today’s competitive market, traditional demographics may not provide the most complete picture of a trade area’s potential. Commercial real estate professionals can obtain more accurate assessments of

Steady Gains 

Higher consumer prices spurred by near record oil costs, tempered economic growth, rising interest rates, and a very hot housing market dominated first quarter&rsquo s economic news. Yet in the face of these mixed signals, the commercial real estate

Mixed-use Developments Bring the City to the Suburbs 

Suburban mixed use projects are on the rise across the United States. “Every suburban city now wants pedestrian friendly, transit oriented, vertically integrated mixed use projects,” says John Breitinger, CCIM, vice president and general manager of real estate investments with

Southern Bellwether 

The South Central region has seen most commercial real estate sectors struggle toward recovery, although retail has remained strong. In Texas, Dallas Fort Worth, Austin, and Houston showed retail growth mirroring each city&rsquo s residential increases, according to NAI&rsquo

Reviewing the Rule 

In a series of cases culminating in two recent decisions, the Maryland Court of Appeals clarified the scope and application of the rule against perpetuities in a broad range of real estate transactions. While the rule’s enforceability varies from

All Tenants All the Time 

In the office leasing industry, many brokers represent both landlords and tenants and, depending on the market cycle, look to one or the other for the bulk of their business. Yet in a booming office market with ample new construction,

Catching a Deal 

The small fish in a big pond isn&rsquo t always a bad catch, especially when that fish offers a one of a kind investment opportunity in a top tier U.S. office market. While some commercial real estate pros might