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CIRE Resource Guides 

Commercial Investment Real Estate is a comprehensive resource for your commercial real estate needs. These new online CIRE Resource Guides give readers access to the magazine's most valuable content in an easy to use Web based format. New guides will

Buyers Guide(12) 

A Better HandheldThe Palm Tungsten E2 PDA from palmOne has a high resolution color screen, 32 MB of memory, built in Bluetooth wireless technology, and a flash memory to save users' information if they don't have the time

Marketing Resource Guide 

The Power of Positive Thinking The right attitude can make all the difference in property potential. Nov.Dec.06 Problem Property CCIM uses creative repositioning strategy to sell vacant building. Nov.Dec.06 Monitor Your Marketing Savvy professionals keep track of what delivers the

Market Trends(14) 

Art and Condos Side by SideLast fall Denver opened its 146,000 sf Hamilton Building addition to the Denver Art Museum, designed by Daniel Libeskind, a world renowned architect, probably most famous for his as yet unbuilt World Trade

Market Trends Online(4) 

The Montreux Resort will replace Las Vegas’ New Frontier Hotel and Casino, the second longest operating hotel on the strip. Las Vegas Resort Corridor Investment Activity 2006 2010 Completion date Project Proposed investment (in billions) 2006 Red Rock Resort $1.0

IRA Investments 

Purchasing residential property using retirement funds has received a lot of press, but what's still new to many investors is the fact that commercial real estate also can be bought this way. In fact, the Internal Revenue Service allows individual

The Effects of Globalization 

The following examples illustrate how quickly the process of globalization is changing the world. As Third World economies catch up to first world economies, the playing field shifts, and corporate real estate users look for opportunities created by those changes.

Regional Outlook(28) 

Highlights by StateConnecticut In anticipation of Hartford's downtown revitalization, which includes a convention center and residential and entertainment developments, more than 1,300 new housing units have been completed or are currently under contract in the central business district, says Northeast

Still Rebuilding 

A year ago, Quentin D. Dastugue, CCIM, chief executive officer of Property One in New Orleans was featured in Commercial Investment Real Estate’s CCIM Spotlight for his efforts helping to rebuild the city after Hurricane Katrina. Dastugue and his partners

Considering Commercial Property Investments with an IRA 

With today’s fierce competition in the commercial real estate world, it’s important to find a way to distinguish oneself as a professional. Having a specialized knowledge of inventory possibilities and ideas for creatively funding investment projects can set you apart

Deal Makers(40) 

OfficeRichard P. Meder, CCIM, SIOR, and Steven L. Timmel, CCIM, of Grubb & Ellis West Shell Commercial in Cincinnati, and a partner brokered the $34 million sale of the seven building Acropolis at Fairfield Commons, totaling more than 204,900 sf

CCIM Spotlight: Brand New Start 

When Lauri L. Greenblatt, CCIM, began her career as a property manager, she sometimes faced the unpleasant choice of evicting single parent tenants who had fallen behind on their rent. Realizing how difficult it was for these tenants to find

Off the Fence 

After years of owning and operating a unique entertainment destination on the outskirts of Williamsburg, Va., Jack Barnett faced a tough financial decision sell the 79.6 acre property, which had been owned by his family for nearly 50 years, or

The eBay Effect 

Once thought to be a sales tactic best suited for distressed and hard to market properties, auctions are gaining ground in today's market as an efficient and effective disposition strategy. In fact, the National Association

February 2007 Online Deal Makers 

OfficeCraig D. Timmins, CCIM, of Investment Properties Corp. in Naples, Fla., negotiated the more than $2.3 million sale of construction rights for a 21,000 sf medical office building in Naples from Eagle View LLC to GM Anchor Eagle View Development

Feasting on Fast-Casual 

Amid high fuel and energy costs, rising interest rates, and wages that aren't keeping pace, consumers' disposable incomes are waning and the restaurant industry is suffering because of it. "Dining out frequency has long been considered a leading economic indicator,

Investing Worldwide 

Commercial real estate professionals who do most of their business in the U.S. often focus on the local rather than the international picture. Yet in today's fast globalizing economy, that may be a short sighted stance to take. In the

When the Going Gets Tough(1) 

Commercial real estate has had it good for the past five years and extremely good for the past two years relative to stocks, bonds, and money markets. But performance marked by over the top returns was bound to catch up

What's Hot in Fast-Casual? 

Fast casual restaurants are the industry’s fastest growing sector. These restaurants serve meals between $7 and $10 in price, and made to order in five to eight minutes. Customers make menu selections at a counter and food is brought to

Taking a Different Route 

When STDBonline began searching for a new online mapping solution, the company set out to find a map centric platform with user friendly tools to replace the existing, outdated system. Previous solutions had not allowed users to navigate via maps.

Appraisal Update 

Are appraisers more exposed undertaking charitable contribution appraisals when the taxpayer donor seeks a federal tax deduction? This concern arises with the passage of the Pension Protection Act of 2006, signed by President George Bush last August. The PPA increases

CCIM Moves Forward 

At the October 2006 board of directors meeting, the ceremonial gavel was passed to me as CCIM Institute's 2007 president. Having been involved with the institute since receiving my designation in 1979, during these years I assisted in several of

Cashing Out 

Over the years, many real estate investors have had the good fortune of large appreciation in the real estate market. At the same time, many of those investors now are worried about potentially losing a significant amount of their appreciation

January 2007 Online Deal Makers 

Office« Joseph L. Rossi, CCIM, of Grubb & Ellis Commercial Florida in Orlando, Fla., and two partners represented ILC LLC in the $3 million purchase of the 30,000 sf Island Lake Center office building in Longwood, Fla., from ABCM Corp.

Multiplying Success 

Michael K. Houge, CCIM, SIOR, thinks partnerships should defy conventional mathematics. "One plus one should equal more than two. The sum should be greater than the parts," he says, reflecting on his 15 year partnership with Keith A. Sturm, CCIM.