Monthly Archives for June 2011

Industrial Players All Smiles at NAIOP I.con Conference – Part 1

Industrial real estate owners, developers and brokers are in a buoyant mood these days, a fact reiterated by a record crowd of some 300 industry pros who attended the recent two-day NAIOP I.con conference in Long Beach, Calif. This year’s conference attracted some of industrial real estate’s heaviest hitters, including Jack Fraker, vice chairman and managing director of investment properties at CB Richard Ellis, Jim Dieter, executive vice president /industrial operations/brokerage at Cushman & Wakefield and Craig Meyer, managing director and head of industrial and logistics services at Jones Lang LaSalle. Continue reading

30. June 2011 by Jean Maday
Categories: Conferences, Industrial, Investment, REIT | Leave a comment

Meth Labs and Property Management

Meth is a highly damaging problem within residential properties, and the problem is on the increase. The combination of the ingredients used in the manufacturing of meth creates toxic contaminants that are absorbed into walls, flooring, and ventilation systems.

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24. June 2011 by Jean Maday
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Real estate management is growing steadily as a profession due to the overall growth in the number of all types of buildings, the larger percentage of real estate considered investment property, and increasing awareness that management of real estate assets requires special training and education. Continue reading

21. June 2011 by Jean Maday
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Commercial Real Estate Market – Getting There…

…that’s what lenders, brokers, developers and other real estate pros put forth as the state of the market this week at the RealShare Chicago conference.  RealShare is a regional series of events produced by Real Estate Forum and; this session included … Continue reading

17. June 2011 by Wayne Grohl
Categories: CMBS, commercial lending, Conferences, Economic recovery, Future Trends, Multifamily | Leave a comment

Generational Differences CAN Mean Success in Commercial Real Estate

Do you remember when Elvis Presley joined the army? How about when Kurt Cobain died? Or when Justin Bieber cut his hair? The answer indicates whether you are a Baby Boomer, Gen X’er or Millennial–and also determines how you should … Continue reading

16. June 2011 by Wayne Grohl
Categories: Broker, Community, Future Trends, New Technology, Property, Young Professionals | 1 comment

NAR Supports S. 509 Increasing Cap on Credit Union Member Business Lending

Tomorrow the Senate Banking Committee will be holding a hearing on S. 509, the “Small Business Lending Enhancement Act of 2011,” introduced by Senator Udall (D-CO).  This legislation will increase the cap on member business lending (MBL) from 12.25% to … Continue reading

15. June 2011 by Wayne Grohl
Categories: Advocacy, commercial lending, Community, Credit, credit unions, Economic recovery | 1 comment

GAO Recommends Updated Guidance for Commercial Lending

On May 19, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) recommended updating and clarifying commercial real estate lending guidance that was originally issued in 2006. According to GAO, changes in the commercial lending market since the financial crisis, including increased delinquincies, problems … Continue reading

08. June 2011 by Vijay Yadlapati
Categories: Advocacy, commercial lending, Economic recovery | Leave a comment

Overcoming Obstacles and Picking CRECHAT Winner

Overcoming Obstacles in Commercial Real Estate Transactions was today’s twitter chat with commentary on lending issues, use of social media in relationship building versus marketing, technology tools like iPads and DocuSign Continue reading

03. June 2011 by Jean Maday
Categories: Property | 3 comments

RECon CRECHAT Prize Winner!

After a little extra time to process and post, we do have a winner! And….we thought it most fitting to pick the winner Vegas-style, since ICSC RECon was held in Las Vegas! Congratulations! [kaltura-widget uiconfid=”535″ entryid=”0_8jjz6n5w” width=”400″ height=”330″ addpermission=”” editpermission=”” /] … Continue reading

02. June 2011 by Jean Maday
Categories: Retail, Twitter | 1 comment