13 022013

Managing Risk on Industrial Build to Suit

Pete Anderson and Curt Hefner from Becknell Industrial led a webinar for CORFAC members on build to suit projects.  Becknell has a great history with CORFAC affiliates, starting in 1999 with Jim Klements, Weber Wood Medinger CORFAC International in Cleveland, OH. Since then, Becknell has completed 6 build to suite BTS transactions for TRW of

12 022013

CORFAC Marketing for YOU

A large portion of the CORFAC yearly budget goes to advertising - in trade magazines, industry websites, and on Google.  The communication committee works with HQ and PR consultant Gary Marsh to decide the best use of the funds - to get the most reach for the $$. We have a couple of exciting new

07 022013

Investing in CRE

CORFAC's Investment Specialty Group met yesterday to discuss the state of their markets in North America.  CORFAC affiliates from Seattle, Richmond, Nashville, Phoenix, and Vancouver all discussed the state of their markets including cost per sq ft, occupancy rates, trends. CORFAC members can view a recording of the call in the CORFAC Extranet.  Visit

06 022013

The Lipsey Survey and The CORFAC Brand

The Lipsey Company is conducting their yearly Commercial Real Estate Top Brand Survey.  In 2011, CORFAC International was listed at #12 on the Service Provider list, but dropped to #21 in 2012.  Vote to make CORFAC higher on the list.  Being included in lists like this one helps keep CORFAC brand recognition high. CORFAC was

04 022013

Stuart of ICR Innovates with Video Market Reports

Barry Stuart, Commercial Sales & Leasing Agent with ICR Commercial Real Estate/CORFAC International in Saskatchewan, is using technology to present his market reports in an original way: on YouTube. With an innovative and principled approach to sales and project development, Barry specializes in commercial investment sales, representing local, national and international clients. He was the

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Talking to Media

A great option for getting the word out about your firm is becoming an expert for your local media.  If they see you as an expert in commercial real estate, they will call and ask your opinion on articles they are writing - an easy way to get your name in print. On today's Marketing/PR

28 012013

Use PR to Grow Your Business

We all work hard to get the word out about our businesses, and PR is an easy (and inexpensive) way to do that.  The hard part, is crafting messages that get picked up in the media...and spread to potential customers and online. I just read an article from Inc. about How Smart Companies Use PR to

25 012013

Increasing Next Gen Involvement

CORFAC is excited about getting our Next Generation brokers more involved.  Getting a younger perspective at our conferences and on our specialty calls will benefit all of CORFAC. One way we are working to increase involvement of brokers under 40 is with the New Next Gen Scholarship.  Help us get more brokers involved in the

24 012013

Best Global Cities for Quality of Life

In the January 2013 Site Selection Magazine, there is an article on the best global cities for quality of life and infrastructure.  It's an interesting look at the Global market from an annual survey by Mercer.  How do cities rank? Quality of Life: Vienna, Austria Zurich, Switzerland Auckland, New Zealand Munich, Germiny Vancouver, Canada City

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Referrals are Good Business

It's that time of year again at CORFAC - time to enter all of your 2012 CORFAC referrals into the database!  Every time you complete a CORFAC referral, you enter to win a COR$TAR award.  These awards are given to the referring brokers based on size and type of referral. Anytime you get a referral

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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.