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February 2005 Online Deal Makers 

Retail Steve Farrell, CCIM, SIOR, of Investors Realty in Omaha, Neb., represented the landlord, George Venteicher, in the $2 million lease of a 30,264 sf Babies ‘R' Us retail store to Toys ‘R' Us. Farrell and Timothy M. Kerrigan, CCIM,

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Multifamily Darrell H. Johnson, CCIM, of Smith Equities Corp. in Orlando, Fla., and a partner were the sole brokers in the more than $21.2 million sale of the 448 unit Palms at Livingston apartment community in Tampa, Fla., from WILC

Extreme Makeover 

The extreme makeover is omnipresent these days. Reality television show contestants with less than perfect features are given facelifts and tummy tucks. Dated homes are made shiny and new with fresh façades and rehabbed interiors. The message is clear Everything

Following Leads 

Unlike in the past, today's tech savvy commercial real estate clients expect online strategies to be part of their brokers' overall marketing plans. In fact, most clients realize that static Web sites and e mailed listings no longer are enough

Big Breaks 

Last fall President Bush signed into law the American Jobs Creation Act of 2004, which provides additional deductions and reduced tax rates for many qualifying U.S. businesses. The AJCA is the most far reaching tax cut in years and benefits

The ABCs of TICs 

Interest in structured tenancy in common ownership as replacement property for 1031 exchanges has grown dramatically since the Internal Revenue Service issued Revenue Procedure 2002 22 in March 2002. One of the largest TIC deals took place last October when

Beyond Basic Training 

“Sara is the lifeblood. She makes the wheels go round,” says Brown Bethune, CCIM, senior sales associate at Prudential Burroughs & Chapin Realty, in Myrtle Beach, S.C., about Sara P. Jones, his office's administrative assistant. “She keeps us out in

U.S. Markets Tracked by Property & Portfolio Research 

The 54 U.S. market areas tracked by Property & Portfolio Research include the following areas. Atlanta Austin, Texas Baltimore, Md. Boston Charlotte, N.C. Chicago Cincinnati Cleveland Columbus, Ohio Dallas Fort Worth, Texas Denver Detroit East Bay, Calif. Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

January 2005 Online Deal Makers 

LandRobert J. Dikman, CCIM, SIOR, of the Dikman Co. in Tampa, Fla., represented Raymond Sever and Nancy Sever in the $2.7 million sale of 10.75 acres in Temple Terrace, Fla., to H&R Florida Properties LLC. Dikman also represented ProLogis LP

Domain Disputes 

Eminent domain issues affect residents and businesses in many communities where the law permits the local government to take private property for public use real estate developments or public purposes. While state laws vary greatly, the U.S. Supreme Court recently

Northeastern Recovery 

After suffering from a post Sept. 11 slump like the rest of the nation, the northeastern United States slowly is inching toward economic recuperation. The outlook is optimistic despite the slow pace of growth In September 2003, 5.8 percent of

Leading by Example 

Successfully meeting challenges head on defines the career path taken by Nancy M. Lane, CCIM, an entrepreneur who built her track record on client service, active participation in industry associations, and personal dedication to advancing the real estate profession. Lane's

Run of the Mill 

The Enterprise Mill in Augusta, Ga., was vacant for more than 10 years when Clayton P. Boardman III, local businessman and owner of Boardman Petroleum, purchased it in August 1997. Boardman's plan included transforming the mill into a mixed use

Hunting for Recreational Properties 

Land is America's new stock market. In some parts of the country, people burned by Wall Street are putting their money into what Scarlett O'Hara called “the only thing that lasts.” For example, Curt Eilers, CCIM, a broker investor who

Opportunities in Urban Student Housing 

The past several years have seen a renewed and growing interest in urban living. As a notable part of this trend, many college students now seek out higher education in some of America 's largest cities. In the past students

Help Wanted 

In late 2004 the national economy continued to strengthen, having endured a few bumps along the way. After a summer slump, the economy lumbered into the third quarter, albeit more slowly than expected. The third quarter 3.2 percent gross domestic

More Money 

Commercial real estate developers often use federal, state, and local tax incentives, including historic rehabilitation credits, brownfield redevelopment programs, and tax increment financing, to reduce their projects' costs. However, the arsenal of tax incentives is much more extensive than many