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Society of Industrial and Office REALTORS®

David J. Zimmer, SIOR, FRICS and Richard Hollander, EVP – SIOR traveled to the MIPIM conference in Cannes, France last month. Attended by influential real estate professionals, the meeting facilitates exploration of major international property development, connection with potential partners, and transacting deals. Zimmer said, “For members in core markets controlling core assets, the market for investor buyers is returning rapidly with prices likely getting to pre-recession levels.” He and Richard met with real estate execs from all over Europe who felt that the worst of the recession is behind them. Northern Europe, especially Germany and Poland are recovering faster than Southern Europe. “The next opportunity for European investment in the U.S. will be in office and industrial properties,” Zimmer forecasts.

Counselors of Real Estate® on Global Stage

Members of The Counselors of Real Estate also attended MIPIM 2011, presenting a high-level educational session there. 2011 CRE Board Chair John J. Leary and CREs Robert M.White and Hugh F. Kelly’s session discussed “Real Estate in North America: Rebound or Retrench?”. Leary and CRE President/CEO Mary Fleischmann also met with their European counterparts and global members during the trip.

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CCIM Institute

CI Intro: Introduction to Commercial Investment Real Estate Analysis—provides industry veterans with a review of commercial real estate investment principles and gives newcomers a quick start in the industry. NAR members can take the online class for $117, a 50% savings on the regular tuition rate.

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New IREM® ED Program Lets You Pick Your Learning Preferences

IREM, long the “gold standard” in real estate management education, has launched IREM® ED. With options ranging from traditional classroom to self-paced learning, IREM® ED was designed for access through laptops, e-readers, iPads and mobile phones. It’s available 24/7 so you may learn at home, work or while commuting or traveling. Learn as you prefer – within generous time frames – in instructor-led online courses or traditional classrooms and in self-paced home study or multimedia select course settings. You may also participate in an on-going community forum tied to each course where there’s enhanced content with embedded video, dynamic PowerPoint presentations, and other visually compelling instructional material.

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REALTORS® Land Institute – LANDU Education Week

 Here’s a unique opportunity – complete up to three face-to-face courses in one week and increase your knowledge on land transactions. Completion will count toward earning the prestigious Accredited Land Consultant (ALC) designation. Have one of these designations? (CCIM, SIOR, CRE, AFM, ARA, RPRA, AAC, MAI) You may “fast track” to the ALC by taking two out of three required courses during Education Week.

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