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Excel at Financial-Analysis Calculations 

Solving time value of money problems commonly encountered in the financial analysis of commercial real estate investments can be accomplished quickly and accurately with the aid of computer spreadsheet software such as Microsoft Excel. Specifically, Excel can calculate discounted cash

Washington, D.C.-Area Markets Capitalize on Stability 

Throughout the Baltimore Washington, D.C. Richmond, Va., corridor, the economy has been clipping along at a brisk pace with most industries looking for employees. "Unemployment has mostly been holding in the record lows and there is demand for workers with

Dot-Com, Inc. 

The technological revolution has greatly changed corporate America. The growing technology sector is challenging traditional business models and implementing new ways of thinking. As a result, new corporate cultures are evolving and commercial real estate service providers may find themselves

Write Lease Exclusivity Provisions Carefully to Avoid Conflicts With Tenants 

Exclusivity provisions in commercial real estate leases are quite common, especially for retail properties. They give particular tenants exclusive rights to operate certain businesses in shopping centers. However, in order to avoid legal action, provisions should be drafted carefully so

REITs Rally 

An extraordinary reversal of fortune has occurred in the real estate investment trust market this year, particularly compared with the broader equity market, which has solidly outperformed the REIT market for much of the past three years. In large part,

Site to Do Business Offers a Portal to Success 

An online tour through the Site to Do Business at the recent 2000 CCIM Commercial Real Estate Conference and Sponsor Showcase in Chicago helped users better understand the services and information that are available to them. STDB (http www.stdbonline.com )

Standout Marketing Strategies 

Every year, millions of square feet of commercial real estate worth billions of dollars are bought, sold, or leased in the United States. Before that happens, though, many hours are spent trying to match the right company or individual with

On Solid Ground 

Commercial brokers are positive in their forecasts for land sales in the next year. "It should be good for land sales, with retail, industrial, and single family home development leading the way," says Keith P. Grothaus, CCIM, SIOR, vice president

Maturing CMBS Market Adjusts to External and Internal Factors 

After a fairly steady rise in issuance for seven years, it appears that the commercial mortgage backed securities market will have a second consecutive year of declining issuance. By midyear, issuance was down more than 30 percent compared with the

Proposed Rules Affect Reorganizations Involving Disregarded Entities 

Proposed Internal Revenue Service regulations could affect tax planning for mergers involving commercial real estate structures such as real estate investment trusts that use disregarded entities. The proposed regulations will limit the number of reorganizational structures available to corporate taxpayers

Real Estate/Advertising Partnership Revitalizes Oceanfront Community 

Creating partnerships with other service providers is a common business practice for commercial real estate professionals. But partnering commercial brokerage with a full service marketing firm "might be a first," says Jim Donahoe, CCIM, a principal in Chandler, Brooks, &

Resort Report 

As leisure time becomes a priority for more Americans, the resort property market continues to expand, generating many commercial real estate opportunities. However, the definition of resort isn't always clear cut. Some classify any hotel located within the tourist area