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A to Z of investment basics course

Todd Clarke @ October 1, 2014 # Comments Off on A to Z of investment basics course

To be held at GAAR offices on Thursday, October 2nd, 2014 Spreadsheet tools: DTC-IRR-Model-v15-comm-blank-Citadelapartments DTC-IRR-Model-v15-comm-FilledOutSampleDeal

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NMREC mandatory course findings and update

Todd Clarke @ July 31, 2014 # Comments Off on NMREC mandatory course findings and update

Cantera Consultants and Advisors has just finished its analysis of the NM Real Estate Commissions mandatory course and E&O programs. The findings and recommendations can be found here – 2-CCA2NMREC-UpdateandFindings-v9- 07202014

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Course: A to Z of Investment Basics – 4 CE hours

Todd Clarke @ June 10, 2014 # Comments Off on Course: A to Z of Investment Basics – 4 CE hours

If you are feeling a bit rusty on measures of investment performance, the Investment Basics course will provide a sound foundation in the basic tools to analyze income producing real estate. This hands on course includes simple to use spreadsheet tools to help you in analyzing investments using the basic measures of investment performance including: […]

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Property Tax update – 03/24/2014

Todd Clarke @ March 24, 2014 # Comments Off on Property Tax update – 03/24/2014

The following is a quick update on property tax issues from 2013 and a preview of what we can expect in 2014 and 2015. 2013 protests As you may recall, I did not expect 2013 to be a year that we would see much in the way of reductions. I did encourage some of my […]

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What is your city’s walkability map?

Todd Clarke @ September 18, 2013 # Comments Off on What is your city’s walkability map?

This is Albuquerque’s walkability map – the green areas are the most walkable, the red areas the least (walkable in the sense of close proximity to grocery stores, coffee shops, schools, etc.) My Walk score is 83 and my Bike score is 92 What is your walkscore?

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2 great tools to study cities with

Todd Clarke @ September 11, 2013 # Comments Off on 2 great tools to study cities with

This week, the Smithsonian institute released a tool that overlays aerials of major American cities with windows of how they were a hundred years ago. Click here for more. The second tool comes from Rural Data and it provides quick snapshots and economic overviews of any county in the country. Click here for more info […]

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Attend the next CCIM conference in Denver and see the 2 T’s of technology

Todd Clarke @ July 18, 2013 # Comments Off on Attend the next CCIM conference in Denver and see the 2 T’s of technology

Tech guru’s Todd Kuhlman and Todd Clarke will be hosting 60 apps in 60 minutes on 10/26/2013. Register at www.ccim.com The video of the session can be found – here as Todd Kuhlman and I provided info on 97 apps in 90 minutes.  

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Global competitive indicators

Todd Clarke @ December 11, 2012 # Comments Off on Global competitive indicators

Global Capital Markets> JLL Global Markets Wileys Map IRR Research Brookings Global Metro Jones Lang Lassale – https://www.joneslanglasalle.com/Pages/Research.aspx AND most of them will be left behind by the top 50 cities in china and Capital Flows –

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Tech course in Ft. Lauderdale

Todd Clarke @ September 11, 2012 # Comments Off on Tech course in Ft. Lauderdale

Thanks to the fine folks at the Greater Ft. Lauderdale Association of Realtors and NAR’s Commercial/RCA for hosting our tech course on 9/11/2012. A PDF of the courses powerpoint can be found here.

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MFA Keynote presentation

Todd Clarke @ August 22, 2012 # Comments Off on MFA Keynote presentation

NMMFA-HousingSummit-ResidentialUpdate-08222012-v2NMMFA’s keynote presentation for August 22nd, 2012 (4.5 meg PDF) “Matching Global Trends with Local Values”.

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China Demographics

Todd Clarke @ December 15, 2011 # Comments Off on China Demographics

A quick update to this posting (12/19/2011): This article about China’s property bust reminds me of a saying I learned during my travels in China “In my first month, everything in know about China would fill an encyclopedia. In my first year, everything I know about China would fill a book. In my first decade, […]

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Aerotropolis interview now available on video

Todd Clarke @ December 12, 2011 # Comments Off on Aerotropolis interview now available on video

CCIM has just released the video interview with Greg Lindsay, author of Aerotropolis: The way we will live next from the CCIM Live 2011 conference held in Phoenix last month. Earlier this year I wrote my review of this fabulous book which can be read here. Greg’s powerpoint webinar from August 2011 is available at […]

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Ahh Ahikabarra

Todd Clarke @ September 18, 2011 # Comments Off on Ahh Ahikabarra

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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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It is property tax season

Todd Clarke @ April 23, 2011 # Comments Off on It is property tax season

Notices of value are in the mail, or will soon be in the mail. If you need assitance this year with your property taxes – we offer a number of services for you, your firm and your client including: We have an “app” for that If you are trying to determining if your value is […]

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What is behind this door?

Todd Clarke @ March 15, 2011 # Comments Off on What is behind this door?

What is behind that door? You won’t believe it! Beausoleil Architects via SFCurbed via The Daily What via Gizmodo.com

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While big boxes are downsizing, Apple credits iPad sales to their physical stores

Todd Clarke @ March 3, 2011 # Comments Off on While big boxes are downsizing, Apple credits iPad sales to their physical stores

Within 24 hours of each other these two stories became headlines: Apple announces their update to the iPad – the iPad2 and as part of Steve Job’s keynote speech and presentation he indicates that 2010 was the year of the iPad, that its sales have outpaced anything they thought possible, AND, were due in large […]

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Filing a claim of refund for 2010 property taxes

Todd Clarke @ December 28, 2010 # Comments Off on Filing a claim of refund for 2010 property taxes

After many months of strategizing, negotiating, researching, and putting together our cases for our client’s, Cantera Consultants & Advisors Inc. recently settled all of its cases on the controversial apartment property tax lightning cases for 2010 (click here to read the summary). In a recent (and copyrighted) Albuquerque Journal article, The Bernalillo County Assessor has […]

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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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Candid advertising

Todd Clarke @ November 9, 2010 # Comments Off on Candid advertising

In case you can’t read it – it says “your art might suck, but your studio doesn’t have to”. Advertising live/work/walk studios adjacent to the main square in Taos, the Central Station Taos wins our award this month for being brutally frank.

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The Economist has such a way with words

Todd Clarke @ November 14, 2009 # Comments Off on The Economist has such a way with words

Take this example whereby they explain the inputs a home buyer needs to make a decision: Most people face a future that comprises a combination of Donald Rumsfeld’s known and unknown unknowns. Choosing to buy a house, for example, involves a series of bets on land prices, interest rates, taxes, job prospects, future planning decisions […]

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Rapid Ride – Green line starts today!

Todd Clarke @ August 15, 2009 # Comments Off on Rapid Ride – Green line starts today!

From Four Hills!

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OP-ED- Equity in Property Taxes

Todd Clarke @ January 29, 2009 # Comments Off on OP-ED- Equity in Property Taxes

OP-EDEquity in property taxes Todd Clarke CCIM The Albuqueruqe Journal editorial titled “Add Equity to State’s CAP on Property Taxes” dated January 23, 2009 contains only part of the information needed to make an informed decision about making changes to the NM property tax system. As always, there are unintended consequences of any piece of […]

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A motto for 2009? “Don’t be Stupid”

Todd Clarke @ January 12, 2009 # Comments Off on A motto for 2009? “Don’t be Stupid”

Thanks to my good friend, Sam Foster for turning me on to this article in the WSJ. The OP-ED piece by Daniel Henninger highlight’s one of today’s biggest issues for an investor – how to sort through the overwhelming amount of data and capitalize on the fact, while others are swapping cocktail conversation about the […]

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Another example of how the media doesn’t understand how real estate works…

Todd Clarke @ December 26, 2008 # Comments Off on Another example of how the media doesn’t understand how real estate works…

In a story created by the Daily News (yes created, not reported), the Daily News “stole” the Empire State buidling by filing fraudulent deeds on the property transferring ownership to themselves. The story then goes on to report, that once ownership is obtained, its easy for the new owner to obtain a mortgage. While I […]

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Crossword: Commercial Real Estate Names

Todd Clarke @ December 20, 2008 # Comments Off on Crossword: Commercial Real Estate Names

Crossword 12/20/2008 (PDF version) Crossword 12/20/2008 (interactive/online version)

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2001 Toyota Land Cruiser for sale

Todd Clarke @ January 1, 2004 # Comments Off on 2001 Toyota Land Cruiser for sale

Photos of our Landcruiser:

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