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August Online Deal Makers(1) 

Office Scott Bazoian, CCIM, SIOR, and James W. Mosby, CCIM, SIOR, of Colliers Turley Martin Tucker in St. Louis and a partner represented Fulcrum Asset Management in the more than $2.4 million, six year lease of 18,670 sf of office

Industrial Leasing Insights 

Commercial Investment Real Estate asked industrial real estate experts nationwide to share the biggest leasing challenges in their markets and strategies they are using to secure deals. Here’s what they said Kansas City, Mo.Greatest challenge The ownership over leasing paradigm

Degrees of Success 

Church Street Plaza, a mixed use development near Northwestern University in Evanston, Ill., includes a Wolfgang Puck restaurant, which caters to students’ increasingly expensive tastes. In the past decade, commercial real estate activity in U.S. college and

Making the Grade 

Campus related developments are on the rise and not just in well known university towns. Cedar Falls, Iowa, home to the University of Northern Iowa, is also the site of Pinnacle Prairie, a more than 750 acre mixed use project.

Connect With Colleagues 

In today’s commercial real estate industry, sharpening your skills and building your network are essential to remain competitive in the marketplace. The CCIM & IREM Success Series 2007 conference, Oct. 19–20 in San Antonio, is an ideal opportunity to achieve

Listen Up 

Podcasts, or digital media files, are a convenient, cost effective way for commercial real estate professionals to reach existing clients, attract new business, and demonstrate the value of their companies’ intellectual property. Businesses also can use podcasts to communicate with

Market Trends(11) 

Tune in at the Office Affiliate commercial real estate brokerages and other large organizations face the challenge of transmitting corporate culture, best practices, and business policies to far flung offices both nationally and internationally. Going a step beyond the company

Navigating the Maze 

The labyrinth of rules that taxpayers must follow when completing Internal Revenue Code Section 1031 exchanges can be overwhelming. Commercial real estate developers often prefer to avoid this maze, thinking that most of their work involves non qualified inventory. However,

Regional Outlook(11) 

HoustonMultifamily Market SnapshotThere is ongoing multifamily construction in several submarkets. Most of the inner loop construction is midrise structures — three to four floors — with a few high rises also being built. Midrise is becoming more accepted, definitely in

Press Pause 

Although commercial real estate reached unexpected heights in 2006 and continued its solid performance in the first half of 2007, the remainder of the year may very well be the time for investors to pause, take a few breaths, and

Global Warming 

Craig C. Evans, CCIM, distributes winter coats to Peruvian villagers. At 15,000 feet in the Andean highlands of southern Peru, temperatures hover around 30 degrees and stiff winds pelt sleet at those who trek the remote mountain

Leasing Strategies in Growth Markets 

From Atlanta to Dallas to San Francisco, the commercial real estate industry is booming. Strong economies are driving business expansions, and the demand for both new and existing office space is on the rise. As a result, markets across the

July 2007 Online Deal Makers 

OfficeMark Biery, CCIM, of Chapman Lindsey CRES in Tucson, Ariz., represented the seller, Halvorsen Investments, and the buyer, Castlerock Investments, in the more than $2.8 million sale of 17,600 sf office building in Tucson. Elliot M. Ross, CCIM, of the

Deliver the Details 

In many markets commercial real estate professionals rely on small properties as the backbone of their business. Unfortunately these properties sometimes fail to qualify for the maximum amount of financing required, which may prevent owners from selling at optimal prices.

Buyers Guide(9) 

Mini MouseAbout the size of a business card, the MoGo Mouse BT by Newton Peripherals LLC is a two button, Bluetooth enabled mouse that stores and recharges inside a personal computer card slot. The mouse has no batteries, recharges in

Rising Stars(1) 

Success can be achieved in many different ways. These CCIMs use diverse strategies and strengths to reach for excellence in commercial real estate. CIRE recognizes these individuals for their drive, determination, and industry achievements. Using their unique abilities, each of

Stay Tuned 

It’s hardly surprising to see the economy slowing down A tight labor market and slackening productivity gains are holding back gross domestic product growth, and the falling housing market is restraining economic momentum. Since these burdens will take time to

Today’s Office Tenets 

Though commercial real estate is rapidly becoming a globalized industry, many factors affecting it remain rooted in local economies. Now more than ever, market specific drivers such as companies’ expansion plans, shadow space availability, job creation, and even traffic congestion

Transfer Request 

Bundle of sticks is the idiom commonly used to describe the rights that constitute fee simple property ownership. The common law right to receive compensation for injury to real property can be the most important “stick” within that bundle. It

Words from the Pro 

On April 27, Sam Zell, president and chairman of Equity Group Investments in Chicago, spoke at the second annual real estate forum of the Jeffrey E. Smith Institute of Real Estate at the University of Missouri in Columbia, Mo. Zell

Deal Makers(37) 

Retail Edward Hanley, CCIM, of Hanley Brown Group in Irvine, Calif., and a partner represented Huntington Beach Equity LLC in the $12.4 million sale of the 59,793 sf College Country shopping center in Huntington Beach, Calif., to Red Oak

Market Trends Online(18) 

Best Nests for Nurturing Small Businesses Small businesses are economic engines, accountable for 60 percent to 80 percent of new job growth, according to the Small Business Administration. Bizjournals.com rated the 75 best locations for the creation of small businesses