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CIB: How to Obtain Successful Negotiation Skills

President of Strategic Negotiations International

Many speakers try and give you tips and know-how of negotiations but few have the first-hand, global experiences, that Signature Series speaker Barry Elms can provide. From the Middle East to Midwest from the federal government to General Motors, Barry Elms discusses what his real life negotiations have taught him and will share some of those lessons learned to our Commercial Intelligence Briefing (CIB) listeners.

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Commercial Real Estate: 5 Signs Of Life From Across The Industry

While it is true that credit markets remain uncertain and that high unemployment is still with us, there are many signs that commercial real estate markets are on the mend.

Unlike a leading indicator such as residential RE, commercial real estate tends to trail mainline economic indicators.   CRE tends to grow as a result of economic growth, not vice versa.  With cautious optimism reappearing across the broader economy in recent months, what are the signs the CRE cart is following the general economy’s rejuvenated horse?

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Giving Credit Where It’s Due: TNP Retail Trust Lands Major Credit Deal

The inside view of a Shopping Mall
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The economic downturn’s longest-lasting effect is in the chilling of the credit markets.  Without the lubricating capital to finance acquisitions, expansions and development, the commercial real estate economic engine sputters or halts. Loud concerns about unavailable credit were heard from nearly every commercial RE pro in attendance at NAR’s annual this past November. Yet, as 2011 approaches, there are strong signs of the engine turning over again.  Will we leave the ditch behind?

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