Month: April 2013

29 04 2013

Join us on YouTube!

CORFAC HQ is continuing to work to increase our presence online, including in ads and social media.  A new push includes increasing videos on YouTube to help advertise CORFAC and recruit new members. The first video is of Next Generation Chair Rob McEachern of Capacity Commercial Group/CORFAC International.  Watch Robbie as he discusses what he

24 04 2013

Key Strategies for Commercial Real Estate

At the 2013 Spring Conference in Las Vegas earlier this month, Chris Lee of CEL & Associates covered a variety of topics related to the economy and real estate, including Real Estate and Psychology.  He also gave an overview of the state of the economy, and how he sees the industry changing by 2020. According

22 04 2013

CORFAC is Top Commercial Brokerage in NREI

The National Real Estate Investor just released the rankings for the 2013 Top Brokers. CORFAC International comes in at #23 this year. This is in addition to our ranking #18 on Lipsey's Brand Survey. Here is what NREI had to say about the rankings: Most of the top commercial real estate brokerage firms grew their businesses

17 04 2013

Use Relationships to Maximize Income

Yesterday was the quarterly meeting of CORFAC's Office Specialty Group, and once again, Howard Greenberg led a great session.  The main topic of discussion was how relationships are key to maximizing income, especially in this economy.  If owners don't understand the service brokers provide, they can see brokerage as a cost, not a value.  Having

15 04 2013

Congratulations to the 2012 COR$TAR Award Winners

While in Las Vegas, we were honored and excited to present the 2012 COR$TAR awards recognizing CORFAC brokers.  These annual awards recognize  two or more brokers who represented a single client and company in a completed multi-market transaction. Contratulations to all of our winners -  brokers who referred transactions to other CORFAC Affiliates.  The winners

11 04 2013

Industry Lessons Learned from Bob Voit

Last week in Las Vegas we had some amazing sessions (read about the Real Estate & The Economy Session).  One of those sessions included a talk from Bob Voit of Voit Real Estate Services/CORFAC International. Robert D. Voit is Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Voit Real Estate Services. As a guiding force behind the

09 04 2013

Real Estate and Psychology

Last week at the 2013 Spring Conference in Las Vegas, Chris Lee of CEL & Associates gave an interesting presentation on "Trends, Opportunities & Predictions A Roadmap For Success".  This session covered a variety of topics related to the economy and real estate, including the Psychology of Real Estate. Lee compared the needs of people

03 04 2013

Evaluate Your Business Development Resolutions

The first quarter of 2013 has flown by (I can't believe it's April!).  Way back in January, we talked about your Business Development Resolutions for 2013.  Now that we've had a couple of months to work on the resolutions, let's evaluate our progress. Call more potential clients – Have you made an effort to reach

01 04 2013

Emails for Mobile Devices

Back in February, I blogged about Ensuring Your Emails Get Read.  This is something that we work on constantly - and it's important because this is our primary form of communication with our members. In commercial real estate, emails are a great way to reach out to customers on the go.  More customers are checking

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Locally Owned. Globally Connected

CORFAC International is comprised of privately held entrepreneurial firms with expertise in office, industrial and retail brokerage, tenant and landlord representation, investment sales, multifamily, self-storage, acquisitions and dispositions, property management and corporate services. Founded in 1989, CORFAC has 49 offices in the U.S., 5 in Canada and 17 in international markets, including Australia, Colombia, France, Germany, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Romania, Russia, South Korea, Switzerland and the United Kingdom. CORFAC offices completed more than 10,000 lease and sales transactions totaling 620 million square feet of space valued in excess of $8.2 billion in 2018.