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Climate Change 

Today's economic climate is a lot like the weather somewhat predictable patterns punctuated by terrifying, seemingly random chaos. The acceleration of change due to technology and globalization has altered the foundation of business — the flow of information, goods, services,

Healthcare Headaches 

During fourth quarter 2011, real estate investment analysts predicted that demand for medical office buildings and healthcare facilities would continue to be strong over the next decade, due in part to high demand for healthcare services. While demand for healthcare

Medical Office Trends 

The U.S. demand for medical services is expected to skyrocket over the next decade due to demographic trends and new healthcare legislation. As baby boomers retire, the over–65 age bracket will grow by 36 percent and that age cohort traditionally

No Replay 

The U.S. economic recovery started 2012 with a flurry of happy uptrends. From a real estate perspective, the most encouraging indicators were found in the employment data. In the three months ending in February, the U.S. economy cranked out 757,000

Building Knowledge 

As someone who has a passion for learning herself, Katya J. Naman, CCIM, senior vice president of Lowe Enterprises Real Estate Group in Washington, D.C., brings a unique perspective to her role as co chair of the 2012 CCIM Live

At the Office Crossroads 

The office investment market is at a crossroads. The spread in capitalization rates between office properties in core markets vs. office properties in secondary and tertiary markets reached a 10 year high in first quarter 2012, according to Real Capital

CCIM Connections 

LEEDing Las VegasLas Vegas is a city of big dreams and even bigger realities. To build CityCenter, one of the world’s largest mixed use developments, James Murren, chairman and CEO of MGM Resorts International, looked to the past to find

What Happens in Vegas… 

There’s no better place to make a deal than the city that built its legacy on deal making — Las Vegas. But what happens in Vegas Oct. 15–16 at the CCIM Live fall conference won’t stay in Vegas You’ll walk

Regional Outlook 

South Miami’s Big DealMiami’s hotel transaction volume rose 154 percent in 2011, according to Jones Lang LaSalle, the strongest deal volume since the peak year of 2005. Last year $557 million in hotel sales closed. The largest, at $130 million,

Economic Outlook: Uncertainty vs. Modest Gains 

Though Europe’s financial crisis continues to impact the overall economy, the U.S. is less dependent on exports than other developed economies and appears to riding out the global economic storm relatively well. Real gross domestic product is expected to rise

Why Comply? 

Until the financial crisis in 2007, banks and other lenders seldom included restrictive financial debt covenants in their commercial real estate lending agreements. Today, debt covenants are becoming far more commonplace in commercial mortgages. Many property owners who are refinancing

Handheld Reality 

The combination of smartphones, geolocation, and augmented reality is creating new ways for people to interact with their surroundings. Commuters in Seoul, South Korea, and Chicago can buy groceries while waiting for their trains without having to touch a gallon

Market Momentum 

The commercial real estate recovery continues to build momentum. A torrent of equity capital has been raised to purchase commercial properties and loans. Lenders continue to come back to the market, loans are being refinanced, purchased, and restructured, and the

Deal Makers 

The Biggest DealThomas F. Campenni, CCIM, of Thomas F. Campenni Co. in Stuart, Fla., negotiated the 12 year, more than $35 million lease of 60,000 sf of office space in New York to TechSpace. Industrial Big Deal Carl G. Russell,

CMBS Concerns 

Since becoming popular in the 1980s, commercial mortgage backed securitization promised commercial real estate borrowers access to more loan capital, often at the most competitive interest rates. The trade off was more complexity in loan structure and documentation and very

Market Trends 

High Tech on a High Tear High tech job growth is fueling office absorption in more markets than expected, according to Jones Lang LaSalle. Access to talent is the No. 1 location driver, along with creative space requirements large open

International Beat 

Australia’s Big DealHouston based Hines Global REIT purchased its first Australian property in Brisbane an unassuming 158,682 sf, six story office building for $91.6 million. The attraction? It’s fully leased through 2021 as the headquarters of global engineering firm Ausenco.