The ABCs of negotiation
Jul12

The ABCs of negotiation

By Tina Renee McCall, Gemini Rosemont I love a good negotiation! As an asset manager, I am constantly negotiating transactions on behalf of my organization.  Starting a negotiation can be intimidating, but preparation is key to a successful discussion. I had the pleasure of participating in CREW Network’s Certificate of Leadership Class that was held in conjunction with the Spring Leadership Summit in June in Detroit. The topic for...

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As shopping has changed, so has industrial real estate
May24

As shopping has changed, so has industrial real estate

By Linda Booker, Executive Vice President and CFO, Core5 Industrial Partners I admit it; internet shopping has changed my life. I initially resisted, but like most busy moms, I realized that I could get far more done in a day if I order my books, non-perishable groceries, and office supplies online. As we got ready for Spring Break, a steady stream of bathing suits, clothes, and shoes came to our door with my daughter’s name on them;...

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Just what does investment, asset management and finance mean in CRE?
May19

Just what does investment, asset management and finance mean in CRE?

By Leslie Burke, Athena Real Estate Advisors   Many CREW Members are engaged in some aspects of the “bricks and sticks” of CRE, whether it is property management, project management/construction, brokerage, or vendors.  But there is another side of CRE that deals with investment, asset management, and finance. Just what exactly do these gals do?   Investment in the CRE world means dealing with property owners. For large CRE...

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What Type of Person Does it Take to Succeed in Property Management?
Feb16

What Type of Person Does it Take to Succeed in Property Management?

By Marie Kastens Associate Managing Director of Asset Services, CBRE When I am talking to people about commercial real estate, I tell them it is the most exciting and varied career I have ever been exposed to. And property management may require the most diverse skillset within commercial real estate. People enter this field from a variety of paths including accounting, administrative support, marketing, and brokerage. Being a...

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State of Atlanta CRE: An interview with Lisa Rhudy
Jul22

State of Atlanta CRE: An interview with Lisa Rhudy

On August 6, CREW Atlanta will present “State of Atlanta CRE,” a Tenant Rep Roundtable moderated by Michael Bull, CEO of Bull Realty Inc. and host of the Commercial Real Estate Show. Leading up to the event, CREW Atlanta is asking panelists to share their thoughts on the state of Atlanta commercial real estate. In this post we hear from Lisa M. Rhudy, vice president, asset management for Pattillo Industrial Real Estate. Q: What is the...

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How to position yourself for a career in asset management
Mar09

How to position yourself for a career in asset management

By Patti Pearlberg Asset and portfolio managers are charged with maximizing the performance and value of real estate assets through acquisitions, dispositions and operations. They are thought of as strategic thinkers who formulate and implement long-range strategies. Making the move from property management or analyst into asset management, although considered the next logical step, is often difficult to achieve. Given the complexity...

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