I just came back from the truly worthwhile CCIM Institute Annual Global Conference in Chicago. SVNIC was a sponsor this year, and I attended both in my role as SVN International Corp.’s Senior Vice President of  Franchise Sales, and president-elect of the New England  CCIM chapter. The CCIM conference brings top commercial real estate professionals…

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I just came back from the truly worthwhile CCIM Institute Annual Global Conference in Chicago. SVNIC was a sponsor this year, and I attended both in my role as SVN International Corp.’s Senior Vice President of  Franchise Sales, and president-elect of the New England  CCIM chapter. The CCIM conference brings top commercial real estate professionals…

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Recently I was asked to speak for the Society of Exchange Counselors at their marketing conference in Burlington, VT, where commercial real estate brokers, principals, developers, owners and investors were in attendance. I have adapted this talk for the SVN Blog so that our readers can find out what I think are the top 3 things…

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Karen Hurd on Refining Your Elevator Pitch Do you have your elevator pitch down? Do you have more than one elevator pitch down? As a commercial real estate professional, it’s important to always be ready to throw a pitch at a second’s notice. I know I always have mine armed, and furthermore I am constantly refreshing it to suit…

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Are you looking for a change? Do you want to be your own boss? Have you been thinking about opening your own real estate brokerage or property management business? You may want to do a little investigating to learn about franchising opportunities that are available today in the commercial real estate industry. Franchising can offer…

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