Commercial: National Transaction Data Available Through CIREI

SPECIALTIES IN BRIEF: Commercial and Property Management. The latest news on your real estate niche.

January 1, 1998

CHICAGO--The CCIM/Landauer Investment Trends Quarterly is a new research publication combining national transaction data from CCIMs with analysis from Landauer Real Estate Counselors. The ITQ provides a picture of U.S. commercial real estate activity and examines the trends and turning points of the industry. Each 36-page issue documents real deals, representing a broad-based sampling of closed transactions in a variety of property sectors. Included is information on buyers, sellers, rates, property types, and areas of the country.

Annual subscriptions are available to REALTORS® at the discounted rate of $60 for four issues and may be ordered by calling CIREI, 312/321-4494.

Property Management: Expanded, Flexible Education Offered by IREM in 1998

CHICAGO--In response to significant changes in the industry in the ’90s, the Institute of Real Estate Management, an NAR affiliate, will double its number of course offerings from the 250 it delivered in 1997 to more than 600 in 1998.

Based on more than three years of research, IREM's new curriculum is supported by a more flexible course delivery system that provides maximum choice to students, expanded home study offerings, and skill-based courses designed for continuing education credit.

IREM has added courses for real estate professionals at all levels. Basic-level courses include facility management for long-term value and human resources management. At the advanced level, new subjects include legal issues, business development strategies, and management trends.

For more information, call 800/837-0706, Ext. 4650, or visit

FCC Rules on Inside Wiring

WASHINGTON, D.C.--A ruling issued by the Federal Communications Commission on inside wiring is good news for the real estate industry because it helps promote greater competition among cable service providers while simultaneously giving owners greater freedom in changing telecommunications contractors.

According to the FCC proceedings, “Report of Order in the Telecommunications Services Inside Wiring,” the point of demarcation is set 12 inches from the individual units in multifamily buildings.

When a change of cable provider is made, service providers are required to remove inside wiring from the point of demarcation, sell the wiring to the new provider or owner at a negotiated or arbitrated price, or abandon the wiring without disabling it.

The final rule also addresses state mandatory access laws and exclusive contracts with service providers.

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