Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Stephen R. Rigl, MBA, SIOR, CCIM & Frank Melo, CCIM interview on Fried on Business / Radio

October 2, 2014 - Miami, FL

Stephen R. Rigl, MBA, SIOR, CCIM
On October 2nd Realtors from the CCIM Miami District appeared on Jim Fried's radio show to promote CCIM.

Listen to the recording by clicking here.

Real Miami Commercial Real Estate Team

More info on CCIM and Jim Fried's show

Melo Real Estate Web Site

Note: Jim's Fried on Business show has become the voice of the small business community on the radio.  It is a place where thought leaders from across multiple business sectors come together and share ideas and new concepts.

Sunday, November 9, 2014

Sandra Goldstein, CCIM, Featured on the Jim Fried Radio Program

Realtor and CCIM Sandra Goldstein talks to radio host Jim Fried about how the CCIM commercial real estate designation helps meet the challenge of being a woman in commercial real estate.

Click here to hear Sandra's interview. 

More about Sandra Goldstein, CCIM (her website)

Certified Commercial Investment Members (CCIM) are recognized experts in the disciplines of commercial and investment real estate, providing invaluable market insight, technical knowledge and best practices to their commercial real estate owner, investor and user clients.

Note: Jim's Fried on Business show has become the voice of the small business community on the radio.  It is a place where thought leaders from across multiple business sectors come together and share ideas and new concepts.

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Radio Personalty Jim Fried & CCIM

Coral Gables, Florida - Anacapri Restaurant
September 5, 2014

Jim Fried of the radio talk shows Fried On Business spoke to the CCIM Miami Chapter in September about his show.   His show if directed to the small business community of South Florida.

There is a "broad spectrum of people" that listen to the show all having some connection to South Florida and business. He has had guests on form the University of Miami to the University of Florida and their Center for Real Estate Studies.  See this link for a list of guests.

Recently, Bruce Turkell of Turkel Branks, a local marketing expert was on the show.

Jim is interested in guests that have something interesting to offer, but have fun at the same time.  He is looking to "create content" with a "professional message" for the business community.  The show allows guests to reach other business professionals and is promoting "build our businesses together". He promotes sharing of ideas and concepts.

He is on air each Thursday at 5:00 P.M. / 880 "the biz" AM (radio).

CCIM Miami will be broadcasting 30 second commercials once per month on the show to promote our designation and attract Realtors that want to get into the commercial real estate field.

Radio Host Jim Fried
Jim Speaks to CCIM's
Jim Fried in action

CCIM Miami Team Runs in MCH5K

Coral Gables - On 09/20/2014 Miami CCIM participated in the Miami Children's Hospital 5K held in Coral Gables, FL.

MCH 5K Finishing Medal
The 5K race had many corporate teams supporting the MCH, and the race course was a 3.1 mile loop around the Coral Gables Country Club Golf Course.  It began and ended at city hall, and all the team tents were set up in this area.

Link to MCH5K Page.  

On twitter view tweets using the #MCH5K hashtag.

The run is one of the best events in Miami. Not only is it a great 5K coruse, but also, there was a lot going on afterward with prizes, tents, giveaways, and plenty of food and drinks.

CCIM Miami is proud to have raised money for this great hospital and plan to support Miami Children's Hospital in 2015.

Saturday, February 22, 2014

CCIM 2014 Commercial Real Estate Outlook Conference a Success

On January 22nd the The Miami-Dade CCIM Chapter held its annual Commercial Real Estate Outlook Conference at the Coral Gables County Club.  Approximately 300 Realtors, bankers, attorneys and allied trades attended. 

Economist Dr. Sean Snaith was the keynote speaker. He is the director of the University of Central Florida’s Institute for Economic Competitiveness and a nationally recognized economist in the field of business and economic forecasting.  

Dr. Snaith gave a comprehensive overview of current economic conditions beginning with the challenges due to the "weakest recovery in four plus years" and moving into a fifth year of economic uncertainty.  

He began his speech explaining the definition of uncertainty, and the three factors factoring into the uncertainty index.  They are: newspaper clippings, the number of Federal tax credits to expire and disagreement between and among economic forecasters.

Higher uncertainty means lower private investment, industrial production and employment. In spite of this, the economy continues to unfold and it "continues to accelerate", although he said "it will not be a rocket taking off."

Topics covered were employment, US forecasts, GDP, home equity, housing and a sector-by-sector analysis.  Leading the economy in new jobs will be the construction industry, he said. Regarding unemployment, Dr. Snaith explained that "the government does not count people as unemployed unless they are looking for work" and do not factor into the index. 

Regarding GDP and inflation Dr. Snaith mentioned in his forecast the "take away the punch-bowl just when the party gets going" theory of controlling inflation with higher interest rates, a reference to a 1965 quote by Fed Cheif William Martin who raised interest rates to stave off inflation. 

Additional presenters were:
Mr. Redlich, Past President of the local Miami CCIM Chapter and President of the Miami Association of Realtors (MAR) Realtor's Commercial Alliance (RCA) compared the 2012 vs. 2013 industrial markets pointing out that industrial lease rates increased from an average of $7.54 to $8.25 per square foot on an "industrial gross" basis. Vacancy, he said, lowered from 6.7% to 6.3%.  Redlich forecasts that the vacancy to drop to as low as 5% due to the strong demand for industrial properties. 

Miami-Dade CCIM Chapter - Board of Directors