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Polish Resume

Todd Clarke @ February 14, 2015 # Comments Off on Polish Resume

Thanks to my friends at the Polish Real Estate Federation for promoting myself and fellow CCIM instructors, Steve Price, Mark Cypert and Joe Fisher and our resumes:

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New Sim City coming

Todd Clarke @ February 10, 2013 # Comments Off on New Sim City coming

Although this might seem like a shameless plug for my brother Scott who is a programmer at Maxis working on the new Sim City game, I wanted to share that its an amazing piece of virtual real estate. The Urban Land Institute recently featured the game in its magazine – the article can be found […]

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Cool Shape Shifting Home – your next cabin retreat?

Todd Clarke @ February 1, 2013 # Comments Off on Cool Shape Shifting Home – your next cabin retreat?

Thanks to Gizmodo.com for finding this amazing shape shifting home. As the roof rises, your ceiling becomes the heavens! Now this is the way to view the stars! The full video can be found here:

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This is the kind of person I want looking after my states finances…

Todd Clarke @ January 22, 2013 # Comments Off on This is the kind of person I want looking after my states finances…

Yesterday’s Wall Street Journal reported that Susan Combs, Treasurer for the State of Texas is pushing for new legislation that would require local governments to add up their total debt obligations and disclose it to their constituents, the tax payer. GREAT IDEA SUSAN! Her office has also signed the light on Texas with a “Texas […]

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Apartment Property Tax Lightning update – 2011

Todd Clarke @ March 3, 2012 # Comments Off on Apartment Property Tax Lightning update – 2011

On the 30th of January, 2012 our firm had a formal property tax protest hearing in front of the Bernalillo County property tax protest board. The hearing took approximately 2 and 1/2 hours and the Bernalillo County assessor was represented by one commercial appraiser, one residential appraiser, the head of the residential department, as well […]

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Tearing it up from the top down

Todd Clarke @ January 17, 2012 # Comments Off on Tearing it up from the top down

Yes your eyes are not deceiving you – there is an excavactor on top of this high rise, demolishing it. Only in China would we see something like this. More on the story at the link below. Thanks to Gizmodo.com and its sister blog Jalopnik.com

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Building a 30 story building in 15 days

Todd Clarke @ January 8, 2012 # Comments Off on Building a 30 story building in 15 days

Surpassing a previous record of building a 15 story hotel building in 6 days, the Chinese company, the Broad Group has constructed a 30 story building in only 15 days. It would appear a majority of the building was built off site in panels that were lifted into place, a practice that is likely to […]

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Who opposes development?

Todd Clarke @ September 26, 2011 # Comments Off on Who opposes development?

As always, I am astounded at the amount of information available on the internet. Recent case and point – fellow Twitter, Patrick Fox @pffox send me a link to the New Saint Index , which tracks opposition to real estate projects. What an amazing resource! While landfills and casinos continue to be unpopular with neighborhoods, […]

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QR Codes in Real Estate – around the world!

Todd Clarke @ September 20, 2011 # Comments Off on QR Codes in Real Estate – around the world!

As reported in our sister blog, Todd’s technology Corner, Having long written about the benefits of using QR Codes, imagine my surprise when I came across this real estate sign in Kyoto that included a QR code!

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CCIM Live and Frank Lloyd Wright!

Todd Clarke @ August 29, 2011 # Comments Off on CCIM Live and Frank Lloyd Wright!

CCIM Live just posted my latest update. The article covers (amongst other things) the connection between Frank Lloyd Wright and the Phoenix Biltmore hotel –

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CCIM Live update – Aerotropolis webinar now online!

Todd Clarke @ August 25, 2011 # Comments Off on CCIM Live update – Aerotropolis webinar now online!

Last week I had the pleasure of introducing and interviewing Greg Lindsay, author of Aerotropolis. CCIM has just posted his webinar live.

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Tapping into people’s memories as part of your social networking strategy

Todd Clarke @ August 15, 2011 # Comments Off on Tapping into people’s memories as part of your social networking strategy

OR, using Groups effectively on Facebook. As someone who has covered, spoken and taught courses on social networking, I can tell you this the fastest evolving part of the internet today. Facebook membership is rumored to be over 750 million people, or 20% of all of the business people on the internet today. During the […]

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Book review: Best read for 2011: Aerotropolis

Todd Clarke @ July 31, 2011 # Comments Off on Book review: Best read for 2011: Aerotropolis

Aerotropolis, the way we’ll live next Authors: Greg Lindsay & John D. Kasarda, Publishing Info: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, Nonfiction, First edition published March 1st, 2011 As an international instructor for the CCIM institute I discovered that the book, Aerotropolis: the way we’ll live next dovetails nicely with what the just-in-time delivery model as a […]

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Mother nature’s wrath

Todd Clarke @ May 30, 2011 # Comments Off on Mother nature’s wrath

This photo shows a before and after of a neighborhood in Joplin, MO that was demolished from the recent the toronado storms. The image on the top is from Google Map’s street view. The image on the botton was taken by Aaron Fuhrman While all American’s pray for the fine people in Joplin who have seen the […]

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Notice of value dates for property tax bills

Todd Clarke @ April 11, 2011 # Comments Off on Notice of value dates for property tax bills

The above table shows the notice of value mail dates for every property in New Mexico – note that you have only 30 days from that date to file your property tax protest.

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A new form of advertising – your house

Todd Clarke @ April 10, 2011 # Comments Off on A new form of advertising – your house

Thanks to Gizmodo.com for sharing from Adzookie.com which is a UK based company that is offering to pay homeowners mortgages if they let them paint their house with advertisements. Although the Gizmodo posting indicates the advertisement is only in UK, when I went to their website it looks like they are up and running in […]

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Announcing our Social Networking scavenger hunt

Todd Clarke @ March 15, 2011 # Comments Off on Announcing our Social Networking scavenger hunt

Would you like to win a new iPad2 with red leather cover (notice the CCIM logo?) Correctly answers the first 10 questions on our social networking quiz and give us some feedback on the next 4 questions at: www.canteraconsultants.com/scavengerhunt Good luck! This marketing effort will be used to gauge the effectiveness of social networking in […]

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The world’s smallest trailer

Todd Clarke @ March 14, 2011 # Comments Off on The world’s smallest trailer

is made for the babyboomers…and their hoverarounds.

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my first iPhone app help client’s calculate their property taxes

Todd Clarke @ February 21, 2011 # Comments Off on my first iPhone app help client’s calculate their property taxes

Very excited – as of 5 minutes ago, our iPhone app to help client’s calculate their property taxes for commercial properties in Bernalillo County went “live” in the iTunes store! It is only 99 cents, and if you provide us feedback to improve version 2 and leave feedback, I’ll gladly send you a buck! If […]

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More bricks and mortar fall to clicks

Todd Clarke @ February 12, 2011 # Comments Off on More bricks and mortar fall to clicks

In a Wall Street Journal article dated today, Borders Group has indicated that they are making preperations to file bankruptcy in the forthcoming days. Similar to the fallout of music stores after iTunes, Amazon website and digital readers has encouraged many readers to abandon physical stores. Companies that have figured out how to the digital […]

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Property Tax protests update for 2010

Todd Clarke @ December 28, 2010 # Comments Off on Property Tax protests update for 2010

2010 Bernalillo County Multi-family Property tax rollback – the rest of the story. The following is a summary of an email sent to clients after our December 15th, 2010 hearing: As I was working through a review and update of the apartment property tax lightning cases of 2010, I was reminded of the ancient Chinese […]

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This decade’s population growth is the slowest in the USA since the depression

Todd Clarke @ December 21, 2010 # Comments Off on This decade’s population growth is the slowest in the USA since the depression

According to CNN.com – which is covering the release of the Census data sets today. There is just under 309 million Americans today.

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10 years of tenants, toilets and trash

Todd Clarke @ October 31, 2010 # Comments Off on 10 years of tenants, toilets and trash

Imagine being the landlord of this multinational facility – and while its only some 286 miles away, the average round trip cost to service it is $750,000,000. Today, the International Space Station (ISS) celebrates its 10th anniversary as an occupied structure. To date, ISS has been visited by 200 visitors on some 36 space shuttle […]

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Honey, where did we park the house?

Todd Clarke @ June 4, 2010 # Comments Off on Honey, where did we park the house?

I could have sworn we left it right here on the corner of Sinkhole Avenue and Dropoff Blvd… This first appeared on one of my favorite gadget blogs, Gizmodo, and then was followed by a posting with more photos on the National Geographic website. Before my friends in Albuquerque chuckle too much about those crazy […]

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The passing of an era

Todd Clarke @ April 2, 2010 # Comments Off on The passing of an era

Posted in our sister blog, Todd Clarke’s Technology Corner, is an obituary of the man who developed the hardware for the first personal computer. His fulltime job was as a scientist at Sandia National Labratories, but his interests were in developing computers that the public could use. His company, MITS, developed the hardware, but he […]

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Apartments and Property tax lighting

Todd Clarke @ January 31, 2010 # Comments Off on Apartments and Property tax lighting

Cantera Consultants & Advisors Inc. recently completed a thorough analysis of all apartments in Bernalillo County. The following graph is a summary of that analysis. The graph illustrates that duplexes, triplexes and fourplexes are assessed at a much higher rate than their bigger peers. If you feel this is counter intuitive, you would be correct […]

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Unemployment trends across the country – good or bad for your area?

Todd Clarke @ December 7, 2009 # Comments Off on Unemployment trends across the country – good or bad for your area?

Click on this link for an animated video showing county by county unemployment levels and watch as most of the country turns purple in unemployment.

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Now you really can have an office anywhere!

Todd Clarke @ November 24, 2009 # Comments Off on Now you really can have an office anywhere!

Pop Up from abw on Vimeo. Believe it or not, this office folds flatter than an IKEA flat pack!

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Possible solution for zoning issuess?

Todd Clarke @ November 21, 2009 # Comments Off on Possible solution for zoning issuess?

This make look like any ordinary residential area in California, but would you believe it if I told you it was actually a factory? Click here for more. I wonder why developer’s haven’t used this for industrial parks?

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Mega development near Vegas…

Todd Clarke @ November 20, 2009 # Comments Off on Mega development near Vegas…

The Hoover dam by-pass is under construction – Gizmodo (and my father-in-law) have forwarded some amazing photos of the construction of this bridge.

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Spaceport NM update

Todd Clarke @ October 27, 2009 # Comments Off on Spaceport NM update

Thanks to Richard David for turning me on to this article about the spaceports status…

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Small housing… now portable?

Todd Clarke @ September 16, 2009 # Comments Off on Small housing… now portable?

My friends and family will tell you that I’ve recently become a bit obssessed with Teardrop trailers – an offshoot of our family’s fabulous cross-country summer adventure. My continual search for this perfect Teardrop trailer has yielded this trailer – . I made a dozen or so trips to China, and can recall many amazing […]

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How cars have shaped modern society…

Todd Clarke @ August 21, 2009 # Comments Off on How cars have shaped modern society…

A good friend, developer, proffesor and author friend of mine, Chris Lienberger, wrote a fabulous book titled “Option of Urbanism” a couple of years ago. One of the items I was stunned to learn is that GM designed and presented their vision of a future metropolis – centered around cars. Some sixty years later, many […]

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Now this is my kind of apartment

Todd Clarke @ August 19, 2009 # Comments Off on Now this is my kind of apartment

from the Cool Hunter website comes a possible design for a new W hotel… The website features several perspectives and layouts on this apartment, which looks like a cross between BladeRunner and Space 1999. Hey – who is that in my shower?

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APS’s dismal graduation rate

Todd Clarke @ August 6, 2009 # Comments Off on APS’s dismal graduation rate

In a copyright story by the Albuquerque Journal, the headline read “State: Almost Half of Class of 2008 Didn’t Graduate” and was followed by “Roughly half the students who should have graduated with the class of 2008 failed to do so, prompting a call to action by the state’s education secretary.” While the headline is […]

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Albuquerque loses a stately historic apartment community

Todd Clarke @ August 5, 2009 # Comments Off on Albuquerque loses a stately historic apartment community

Fire last night destroyed one of Albuquerque’s best loved medium sized apartment communities- the Castle Apartments. Located between downtown and old town at 1410 Central SW, the 20 unit apartment community caught fire around 8pm and continued to burn in the Wednesday morning. Built in 1922, the 15,150 square foot apartments featured amazing built-ins and […]

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Teaching an old building new tricks…

Todd Clarke @ August 3, 2009 # Comments Off on Teaching an old building new tricks…

This doesn’t look so good… Thanks to Gizmodo.com for the headsup on this diaster in Turkey!

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From one extreme to another in housing

Todd Clarke @ June 23, 2009 # Comments Off on From one extreme to another in housing

[/caption] Having visisted Graceland right before driving to Asheville, NC to see the Biltmore Estate, it was very clear this house was and still commands the status of an “estate”. And I must admit that as a destination/tourist magnet, the property is one of the best run venues I’ve been to – on part with […]

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Changes in real estate

Todd Clarke @ June 21, 2009 # Comments Off on Changes in real estate

Our family was at Elvis former mansion and last resting place this week, Graceland , and I was struck by the fact that housing has changed a lot since Elvis’s hey day. In 1970 the average house size was 1,100 sf. Today it’s over 2,200 sf. Elvis’s big amenities were 3 TV’s, and a hundred […]

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How global demographics and technology are changing the face of our planet

Todd Clarke @ February 10, 2009 # Comments Off on How global demographics and technology are changing the face of our planet

The video does a nice job of summarizing the acceleration of technolgy and its innovation. Couple that with changing demographics (for example, did you know there are more people who speak english in China, than there are people in the United States?

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