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Education Visionary 

As the commercial real estate industry looks forward to the prospects of a new year, many industry pros believe a true rebound is finally on the horizon. To maximize the opportunities that come with a thriving real estate cycle, 2014

Hungry For Returns 

As investors dealt with so much fiscal uncertainty in 2013 — the budget deficit, potential tax increases, raising of the debt ceiling, and higher health insurance premiums associated with the Affordable Care Act just to name a few — it

Return on Investment 

When it comes to realizing return on investment, Coldwell Banker Commercial has found that an investment in the CCIM Institute education program yields immeasurable returns for its new brokers and agents. “Investing in your mind is one of the most

Real Estate Gifting Realized: Donors, Charitable Organizations, Education, and Chapter Involvement 

This eighth article in the series on real estate gifting covers information on donors, charitable organizations, and resources for further education for CCIMs and others interested in the charitable donation process. Commercial real estate professionals and their clients should consider

International Beat 

Japan’s Big DealJapan’s second richest man and founder of the telecom company SoftBank bought Tokyo’s landmark Tiffany Building in the luxury Ginza shopping district for $326 million, well above the $257 million asking price, according to Reuters. Masayoshi Son’s pricey

Lending Decisions 

During the past three decades, community banks have substantially increased their presence in commercial real estate lending, according to a 2012 FDIC Community Banking Study. Between 1984 and 2011, commercial real estate lending doubled from 13.2 percent of community banks’

Regional Outlook 

South Florida’s Big Deal Investors aren’t wasting away in Margaritaville, they’re buying hotels since May 2013 four hospitality assets in and around Key West, Fla., have sold. Ashford Hospitality Trust bought the 142 room Pier House Resort and Caribbean Spa

Career Tracks 

Building upon cautious optimism in the U.S. institutional real estate sector, the market for human capital is recovering, and the outlook calls for momentum to continue in the year ahead. This projected uptick in hiring follows a modest increase in

Market Trends 

2013 CCIM Deal Makers CCIM designees reported participating in 242 deals totaling almost $2.4 billion last year, handily surpassing 2013’s total of $1.7 billion. The figure is based on the number of deals published in Commercial Investment Real Estate’s Deal

Self-Storage Strategies 

In 2012, The Wall St. Journal reported that public self storage real estate investment trusts outperformed their office, apartment, and hotel competitors. The continuing strength of the sector through 2013 has put interest in self storage acquisitions at an all

2014 Legislative Outlook 

Peering over a fiscal cliff is not a comforting way to begin a new year. On January 2, 2013, Congress somehow managed to negotiate a deal on the American Taxpayer Relief Act that prevented financial collapse. Nearly 10 months later,

Deal Makers 

The Biggest Deal Dean Saunders, CCIM, of Coldwell Banker Commercial Saunders Real Estate in Lakeland, Fla., and a partner represented AgReserves in the $565 million purchase of 382,834 acres of timberland in the Florida Panhandle from the St. Joe Co.

January/February Online Deal Makers 

Multifamily Reid A. Bennett, CCIM, of Sperry Van Ness in Chicago negotiated the more than $2.8 million sale of a 118 unit student housing multifamily property in South Bend, Ind., from 424 Francis LLC to Eddy Street Townhomes. Harlan E.

Healthy Seniors Housing 

Seniors housing demand will continue to be fueled by several factors, including the attractive spread between borrowing rates and capitalization rates, the resurgence of the housing market, and the improvement in the stock market. The continued demand growth is also

10 Business-Building Tips From CCIM Live! 

The smell of hot coffee and fresh cut business cards greeted CCIM Live attendees as they made their way into the Denver Sheraton’s South Convention Lobby on the first morning of CCIM’s 2013 annual conference. The first of two networking

Focus on Education 

As reported in the 4Q13 CCIM Institute Quarterly Market Trends, CCIMs around the country are experiencing positive economic and transactional momentum in their markets. One of my top goals as 2014 president is to further equip industry professionals for the

Walk to Work 

Research and market observations have revealed that the new generation of employees is clear on what they want out of the ideal office space — with many of the preferences manifesting outside of the company’s walls. Employees want to be

Lease Language 

Although the basic ingredients for commercial leases are the same, they can vary widely in length and number of issues covered. While many aspects of landlord tenant agreements are tried and true, what happens when an aggressive and creative landlord

The Mobile Crossover 

Welcome to 2014, the year of the mobile crossover For the last six years, analysts have predicted that in 2014 more people will access the Internet using a mobile device than using a desktop device, and estimates are showing that