May 2016 
NY Metro's CCIM of the Month
Brian Whitmer, CCIM
Senior Director
CM Investment Sales and Acquisitions

LOCATION
One Meadowlands Plaza, 7th Floor
East Rutherford, NJ 07073

Brian Whitmer serves as Senior Director of the Metropolitan Area Capital Markets Group in C&W's East Rutherford, New Jersey office. Part of a 13-member team, Mr. Whitmer is responsible for managing, underwriting, and marketing investment properties for sale and arranging joint ventures in the suburban markets surrounding New York City. While he handles all asset types, his focus is on multifamily transactions. His clients include pension fund advisors, REITs, and a range of domestic and foreign private investors.

Mr. Whitmer has received his CCIM designation and was the recipient of C&W's New Jersey "Rookie of the Year" award in 2005. He is active in multiple industry trade organizations, holding committee positions in NAIOP and ICSC. He was appointed C&W's representative for NMHC's Emerging Leaders Group.
Hot Transactions
Cushman & Wakefield Orchestrates $299 Million Sale of Jersey City Offices

Largest NJ Office Sale of 2016 - Two Buildings Totaling 858,000 Square Feet

JERSEY CITY, N.J., Feb. 26, 2016 - Brain Whitmer, CCIM and his team at Cushman & Wakefield completes  completed the sale of 70 & 90 Hudson Street, twin class A office buildings on the Jersey City waterfront. This marks the largest New Jersey office deal this year. The firm's East Rutherford, N.J.-based Metropolitan Area Capital Markets Group team of Andrew Merin, David Bernhaut, Gary Gabriel, Brian Whitmer, Kyle Schmidt and Andrew MacDonald represented seller Gramercy Property Trust , and procured the buyer, Spear Street Capital . The combined buildings total nearly 858,000 square feet.


CCIM Spring Pinning
New York Metro CCIM Chapter honors New CCIM Designees

CHICAGO, April 7, 2016 - The New York Metro CCIM Chapter has recognized four chapter members who recently earned the Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM) designation, the global standard for professional achievement, from the CCIM Institute. Headquartered in Chicago, CCIM Institute is one of the largest commercial real estate networks worldwide.
 
The following New York Metro CCIM Chapter members were among 149 industry professionals who earned the CCIM designation during the organization's 2016 Midyear Governance Meetings April 3-6 at the Fairmont Chicago Hotel in Chicago: 

Peter Karellas, CCIM - Eastchester, NY
Hyuk Soo Lee, CCIM - Fort Lee, NJ
Daniel Matz, CCIM - New York, NY
Masahiro Tanaka, CCIM - Saddle Brook, NJ

"Each designee has worked very hard and has made sacrifices to achieve the CCIM designation, which will pay off throughout their entire commercial real estate career," says 2016 CCIM President Steven Moreira, CCIM. "I am pleased to welcome this new group of designees into our esteemed network of CCIM real estate professionals that are consistently sought out in the industry for their competence, work ethic, and analysis expertise." 
Networking Update
Real Estate. The Economy. Uncut.

More than 100 CCIMs and their guests gathered at the New York Stock Exchange on April 14 for breakfast and a lively discussion of the economy and real estate trends for 2016, given by Dr. Ted Jones, Chief Economist-Senior Vice President for Stewart Title and Jim Costello - CRE, Senior Vice President of Real Capital Analytics. Those in attendance were not only treated to an executive briefing on the state of key global and national economic issues such as inflation, interest r ates, employment and consumer spending, but were provided with an insightful review of what's hot and what's not in commercial real estate.

Following the breakfast, attendees were escorted to the trading floor of the Exchange, where they were given a "back stage tour" of the inner workings of one of the world's oldest and most important financial marketplaces by NYSE Market Makers.

Many thanks to Stewart Title for co-sponsoring the event along with New York Metro CCIM Chapter, as well as to our speakers -Ted Jones and Jim Costello -- for providing such an engaging, entertaining and informative presentation.
Education Update
Crowdfunding in Commercial Real Estate

Advanced Two-day Workshop

The Crowdfunding in Commercial Real Estate workshop (formerly known as The Ultimate Group Sponsor Workshop) provides you with the real estate syndication and crowdfunding techniques that will allow you to pool investor money to help finance your commercial real estate deals.

The workshop will also include luncheon forums featuring a speaker who will detail how investors can use self-directed IRA and 401 (k) plans to invest in syndications.

New York, NY - June 23, 2016 to June 24, 2016


May / June issue of Commercial Investment Real Estate is out!

Read  Commercial Investment Real Estate  on your smartphone, tablet, or computer and enjoy these top industry articles in the May/June 2016 issue:

Big Box Breakup.  
Retail experts puzzle out shrinking footprints and excess space.   Read more...

U.S. Hotel Market: An Overview.  
Demand is high and fundamentals are strong - for now.   Read more...

Independents' Day
Small (brokerage) size matters, so does flexibility, agility, and personalized service.  Read more...

Striding Toward Equality
Women have made enormous inroads in commercial real estate by focusing on their skills, natural strengths, and networking.   Read more...

Borrowers Beware?
Financing conditions tighten as lenders face more-stringent regulations.  Read more...

Plus, read the latest installments of Market Trends, Regional Outlook, International Beat, and Deal Makers.


Media Corner
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Upcoming Events

Crowdfunding in Commercial Real Estate
June 23-24 in New York

ICSC ReCon 
May 22-25 in Las Vegas

CCIM Institute Annual Governance Meetings & Conference
October 24-28 in Atlanta
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