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Know Your REITs 

Today's almost instantaneous access to financial information along with corporate governance improvements have dramatically altered the commercial real estate landscape for investors interested in diversifying through real estate investment trusts. This additional capital has put non exchange traded REITs on

The Lending Landscape(1) 

Although too much money chasing too few deals still holds true in today's commercial real estate market, the playing field is changing. The Federal Reserve Board continues to hike short term interest rates, which, coupled with anxiety over the anticipated

Leasing Lessons 

Analyzing commercial real estate leases in today's rapidly changing marketplace is a daunting task. But if performed properly, this process can have a very important economic impact on landlords, owners,

Rising Stars(4) 

While many real estate professionals strive to be leaders, some work extra hard to become a known presence in the industry. These are the individuals that Commercial Investment Real Estate recognizes as rising stars. This group of CCIMs demonstrates leadership,

Market Trends Online(16) 

Want to find out where your city ranks among the hottest job growth centers? Click through to Inc.com's coverage of "Boomtowns The Best Cities for Doing Business" www.inc.com bestcities index.html What is your state legislature doing about commercial real estate

Redevelopment Done Right 

Visualizing a historic bank rehabbed as a luxury condominium building, a shuttered mill as a mixed use development, or an abandoned big box space divided into office condominiums requires more than a little creativity and foresight. Whether the property conditions,

Southern Revival 

Even though much of the South Central region has recovered from last year's weather related catastrophes, sections remain devastated. The New Orleans metropolitan statistical area's population has diminished by more than 300,000 according to NAI Latter & Blum. Although some

Data Defense 

You have a meeting with a prospective client to look at some retail space, but as you're driving the client calls to say he'll be 45 minutes late. Instead of turning around and heading back

Deal Makers(43) 

Industrial&laquo J. Jeffrey Castell, CCIM, SIOR, of Colliers Turley Martin Tucker in Indianapolis and a partner represented Caterpillar Logistics in the $7.5 million, five year lease of a 456,000 sf industrial facility in Indianapolis

Getting Better All the Time 

At midyear, the U.S. economy is humming along. Although high prices at the pump may suppress consumer spending, such worries are offset by new job growth and healthy corporate earnings. In several commercial real estate sectors, higher energy and construction

Research Adds Value 

Commercial real estate is a highly competitive business, and professionals who don't utilize top notch industry information simply can't compete effectively. That's one of the reasons why CCIM Institute members are leading industry producers we have access to critical tools

Investment Profile: In the Lap of Luxury 

It’s hard to find an unhappy hotel owner, developer, or investor at any level this year. Global travel and tourism topped $6 trillion in 2005, growing 5.7 percent, and 4.2 percent annual growth is forecast for the next 10 years,

What Motivates Inbound Investors? 

To ensure seamless and efficient international transactions, commercial real estate professionals must understand the factors that motivate international investors to place their money in U.S. properties. Safety. The U.S. is regarded as the safest and most stable country in the

CCIM Spotlight: Knot an Ordinary Deal 

Over the years countless commercial real estate deals have evolved from casual conversations among stu dents taking CCIM courses. In fact many CCIMs form relationships with their classmates that help them make critical

Buyers Guide(33) 

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August 2006 Online Deal Makers 

LandJack V. Owens, CCIM, of Southeastern Realty Group in Charleston, S.C., represented Liberated Women LLC in the $2.8 million sale of a 3 acre commercial site in North Charleston, S.C., to SREE Charleston LLC. &laquo William A. Eshenbaugh, CCIM, of

Haute Hospitality 

Oh those luxury destinations New York, London, Cairo ... and Indianapolis? Yes, according to Hilton Hotels Corp., which just opened the $100 million, 243 room Conrad Indianapolis, the newest addition to its luxury brand. Or, what about checking into the

Inbound Investments 

In the midst of an unprecedented commercial real estate boom, some investors, particularly those from outside the United States, believe assets currently on the market reflect bargain basement prices. As these opportunities spring up throughout the country, international investors are

July 2006 Online Deal Makers 

IndustrialR.C. Myles, CCIM, SIOR, of Fuller & Co. in Denver and a partner represented AQO LLC in the more than $2.3 million purchase of a 33,848 sf industrial building in Golden, Colo., from Mohawk Valley Builders LLC. Greg N. Morrison,

Retirement Plan 

Today companies clean up and sell contaminated property more easily than in the past thanks to new technology and a clear understanding of contaminated property remediation. Many developers and local governments now are comfortable acquiring