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Commitment: The Cornerstone of Net Lease 

One of the most appealing aspects of net lease is its focus on the long term. Since net leases are traditionally longer, investors can rely on stable continuous income, and tenants can count on predictable leasing costs. 

Demystifying Defeasance 

Securitized debt can seem daunting, but it’s possible to sell or refinance assets. 

Active Measures 

As commercial real estate slowly moves toward a future where the industry better reflects the community, what can facilitate change? 

CCIM Deal Makers 

Check out the biggest CCIM deals and deal makers in retail, office, multifamily, financing, hospitality, industrial, and land.

Worldview: Spain 

In 2020, Spain experienced a historic drop in GDP, but it has since rebounded and is now looking at 4.4 percent growth this year, according to CBRE’s Real Estate Market Outlook. Real estate investment in the country is expected to reach upward of $14.6 billion. 

Retail’s Road to Recovery 

Battered by COVID-19 — some more than others — retailers are looking to rebound with increased creativity, flexibility, and agility. 

Tech Checks Into Multifamily 

Technology can help the multifamily sector continue its strong performance as the U.S. emerges from the pandemic. 

Financing Green Initiatives 

Randy Eckers, chair of the real estate finance practice for Akerman LLC, talks about the Commercial Property Assessed Clean Energy (C-PACE) program, which allows building owners to borrow money to complete projects with repayment made through an assessment on their property tax bill.

Market Trends 

Tenants Test Office Waters with Shorter Leases | Recreational, Residential Land Prices Inch Up in 2020 | The Outlook for Malls Varies by Geography, Market | Hospitality Sees Light at End of the Tunnel | Hospitality Properties Commonly Converted to Multifamily | Macy’s Plans $235M Skyscraper Development Atop Flagship Store | Supply, Rents Both Running Strong in Industrial Pipeline | Casinos Hit the Jackpot as Economy Reopens

Return Policies 

Institutional investment and private equity look to reenter the commercial real estate game after staying on the sidelines during COVID-19. 

California’s Approach to Eviction Moratoriums 

The Golden State offers a case study in what to know about renters’ and lenders’ rights as the economy reopens. 

The Shifting REIT Landscape 

Ermengarde Jabir, Ph.D., with Moody’s, discusses how the REIT demand recovery is largely impacted by the overall health of the economy, which has been mixed during the first half of 2021.

What a Difference 6 Months Make 

As the U.S. looks for a robust economic recovery throughout 2021, the country and commercial real estate face challenges in worker shortage, inflation, and foreign nations’ vaccination efforts. 

CCIM Candidate Spotlight: Devin Mecham 

CCIM Candidate Devin Mecham talks about a career that has included property management and vocational ministry before ultimately bringing him to commercial real estate.

CCIM Q&A: You Can See Me Now 

Stephanie Coleman, CCIM, discusses her experiences to understand what to expect in health care real estate, what the CRE industry can do to improve diversity, and how her experiences have led her to where she is today.

Multifamily Investors Step on the Gas 

After a quiet 2020, the multifamily market is revved up for a booming year as the economy and commercial real estate industry open. 

Strong Fundamentals 

The multifamily market remained healthy relative to other CRE sectors. With the U.S. economy poised to rebound from the pandemic through 2021, it could attract plenty of attention from investors. 

Buying Into the Process 

This spring, we celebrated the 103 commercial real estate professionals who successfully passed their comprehensive exam, earning their CCIM designations and joining the global CCIM community.