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Jim Hancock

Jim Hancock

Sperry Van Ness

Jim Hancock has served as managing director and senior advisor for Sperry Van Ness/Hancock since 2006, and is senior vice president of CMC-Commercial Realty Group Inc., a Dallas based developer. A 28-year industry veteran, he specializes in the sale of investment properties in Texas. His prior experience includes development, leasing, and representing national industrial users across the United States. Hancock previously served on the board of North Texas CCIM.

Stories by Jim Hancock

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Jim Hancock: Paying Tribute to Those Who Served

I am writing this on Memorial Day from a traditional beach vacation destination that is total Americana. Families ride bikes in squads of six or more. Kids with ice cream cones and hot dogs patrol the boardwalks of the marina. The weather is perfect, and red, white, and blue banners festoon retail storefronts.
Commercial Real Estate

Jim Hancock: Real Estate, Gold, Firearms, and Alcohol and Tobacco

If you are anxious about the stability of our financial system, afraid the equities market is overvalued, nervous about fixed-income investments due to future interest rate increases, and are tired of getting next to nothing in CDs, why not consider diversification into alternative assets?
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Jim Hancock: These are the Good Old Days

A friend forwarded me a copy of “17 Reasons it's a Great Time to be Alive” by Matt Ridley, as told to John Dyson in the April 2012 issue of Readers Digest. I like uplifting reading, and my interest was initially drawn to the article is because I just turned 54, the same wise old age as the author.
Commercial Real Estate

Jim Hancock: Commercial Real Estate and that French Attitude

I like to compare the personalities of real estate investors to the typecast of the European countries I've visited. Take the French. They got tired of the austerity programs from Sarkozy’s conservative government and elected a new liberal president, Francois Hollande. They seem ready to spend, with caution to the wind.
Commercial Real Estate

Jim Hancock: Occupy Dallas … Industrial Space

With kerfuffles going on around the country like occupy Wall Street, Main Street, any street USA, can the next big thing be to Occupy Sesame Street? Most folks in North Texas remain unenlightened with regard to the political impact of these movements. And all the while, a slightly more orderly occupy movement has been going on in our area without much pomp.
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Jim Hancock: Work Like a Farmer

Commercial real estate professionals can learn a lot from farmers. They know that one day the rains will return. Things will grow tall and plentiful. But even in times of drought, some things prosper when taken care of.
Commercial Real Estate

Jim Hancock: Is Spec Industrial Around the Corner?

Fully leased core industrial properties are currently being purchased by institutional and private equity at prices and cap rates that seem as if the financial crisis never happened. There is a lot of competition for these assets in the investment community. Frustrated buyers will begin to bid prices up on well located, modern, vacant buildings. And that and other trends means that speculative construction may not be far behind.
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