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CCIM and ALM’s Real Estate Media Group Join Forces for New CCIM Thrive Conference in Los Angeles Oct. 21-22

CCIM and ALM’s Real Estate Media Group Join Forces for New CCIM Thrive Conference in Los Angeles Oct. 21-22

NEW YORK – September 8, 2014 – The CCIM Institute is teaming with ALM’s Real Estate Media Group, publishers of and Real Estate Forum, to present a reformatted THRIVE conference, the nation’s premier commercial real estate education and best practices event, October 21-22 at the Los Angeles Westin Bonaventure.

THRIVE 2014 will facilitate business relationships while presenting tangible market intelligence from an array of leading industry voices such as American Realty Capital’s Michael Weil; First American Title’s Curt Johnson, CCIM; Grandbridge Real Estate Capital’s Shelley Magoffin; and Rockefeller Group Development Corp.’s John Petricola, CCIM.

“This year’s conference is being structured to take advantage of being located in Los Angeles, one of the largest commercial real estate markets in the world,” says CCIM President Elect Mark Macek, CCIM. “It will give our Institute an opportunity to showcase our organization and members to a major segment of the industry.”

“This reinvented conference format is about raising the bar,” explains Wayne D’Amico, CCIM, this year’s conference chairman. “Whether you practice at the highest level of your field or are striving to get there, CCIM has the education, tools, and relationships that can help you realize your greater aspirations in your career or business model. This conference is a launching pad for doing more, thriving through the second half of 2014 and beyond. The content being presented by these senior industry participants will translate to each and every market.”

“We’re thrilled to be selected by CCIM as co-producer and exclusive media partner for THRIVE 2014, including extensive pre-event coverage in,” said Scott Thompson, Vice President, Integrated Marketing & Sales Development, of ALM’s Real Estate Media Group. “This event marks a highpoint for our thought leadership and marketing services program.”

Scheduled panels include:

Crowdfunding. Pioneers in this space discuss the legislative and legal issues. Learn tools to separate fact from fiction in crowdfunded investments and how to capitalize on them as an investor, developer or owner.

Surveying the Lending Landscape. Rising interest rates, ongoing defaults, upcoming loan maturities. What’s next for the lending landscape?

Niche No More. Traditionally labeled “niches,” sectors like net lease, healthcare and student housing have become significant markets. But how do you break in? Experts share their experiences.

Rise of the Secondary City. Returns may be lower than prime markets’, but so are competition and pricing in secondary and tertiary locales. Investors who are seek out hinterlands deals discuss benefits and drawbacks.

The Urban Resurrection with Key Projects by Region. A young, upwardly mobile workforce’s demands for live-work-play environments that transform the urban look and function may run up against aging infrastructure and budgetary restraints.

The Economy Decoded. Slow and steady has been the theme of this prolonged recovery but what does this mean for commercial real estate market growth?

The Future of Marketing Analytics. How will the evolution in site evaluation technology change the way you work?

THRIVE 2014 has drawn notable sponsors, including RCS Capital, Coldwell Banker Commercial, and Walmart Realty.

For more information or to register, go to

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