Month: September 2014

29 09 2014

CORFAC International Expands in Mexico

CORFAC International’s new Mexican affiliate, Citius Capital/CORFAC International, has corporate headquarters in San Pedro and offices in San Luis Potosi, Queretaro, Guanajuato, Cd. Juarez, Reynosa, and Aguascalientes. Citius plans to open an eighth office in Mexico City in 2015. Firm principals are co-founder Miguel Cavazos, SIOR, CCIM; co-founder Dario Villarreal, SIOR, CCIM; Antonio Cano, SIOR;

24 09 2014

Centric Commercial Becomes CORFAC’s 4th Texas Affiliate

Led by Founder/Principal Craig Couch and Principal Russell Todd, Centric Commercial/CORFAC International covers a wide range of real estate services including strategic planning, site selection, lease negotiations, lease renewals, lease expansion, financial analysis, construction/project management, relocation support, and property acquisitions/dispositions. The company focuses solely on office, industrial, land, and investment sales (including multi-tenant and STNL

22 09 2014

CRE Executives Bullish for Next Year

Take a few minutes to review the DLA Piper Survey. If you don't have time to read the entire report, CPExecutive has a great overview of the findings. The steadily improving economy and flood of capital for investments are top reasons why 89 percent of commercial real estate executives responding to the 2014 DLA Piper

17 09 2014

Congrats to CORFAC SOE Award Winners!

Congratulations to the winners of the second Annual CORFAC International Standards of Excellence Awards.  The awards were handed out on September 5, 2014 at the CORFAC International 2014 Fall Summit in Chicago, IL The awards recognizs CORFAC firms that exceed industry standards and operate with the CORFAC Core Values, Mission, and Vision in mind.  The

16 09 2014

Technology for #CRE: CRM and Online Tools

The technology best practices sessions were the best attended workshops in recent memory. Gary Grochowski, SIOR of L. Mason Capitani/CORFAC International in Detroit, Susan Singer, CCIM of Bradford Real Estate Services/CORFAC International in Dallas and Todd Jacobek of Podolsky|Circle CORFAC International focused their presentation on CRM Software for the commercial real estate industry. They presented

15 09 2014

Finding Your Identity to be Successful

Stedman Graham (@officialstedman) joined CORFAC Affiliates in Chicago to lead them in a discussion of identity - and how knowing yourself can make you more successful. Graham, Chairman and CEO of S. Graham & Associates, is the author of 11 books that are mostly focused on corporate and personal development and leadership. He urged attendees

11 09 2014

Revitalization and Reurbanization in Chicago

Several developers joined us in Chicago to discuss Revitalization and Reurbanization. John Homsher of Podolsky|Circle CORFAC International led a panel discussion based on core and local commercial real estate.  Thomas D’Arcy with Hines, Rand Diamond with GlenStar Properties and Nick Anderson with Related Companies were on the panel. The group discussed Chicago projects that illustrated

10 09 2014

Selling without a pitch – Learning from Steve Yastrow

CORFAC Affiliates were treated to a session from Steve Yastrow (@steveyastrow) at our 2014 Fall Summit in Chicago last week.  Yastrow led a 90-minute workshop based on his recent book, Ditch The Pitch. Passionate by nature, Yastrow explained that planned pitches don't work because you can't plan for the mood of the meeting or the

08 09 2014

Online Tools for Your Business

Why should you use social media for your business? Take a minute to watch this video - it will convince anyone in #CRE to start using it now. Phill Tomlinson (@AZPhill) used this to kick off the social media section of his Online Tools presentation last week, but it's a small portion of what he

03 09 2014

Does Social Media Help You Get Business?

Social media is here to stay, and it's a great way to get news and stay connected. But, is it a great way to get business in CRE?  The News Funnel (@TNF_RE) posted 2 blogs this week that give some tips on how to make Social Media work effectively for you. Social networking has great

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.