Thursday, February 26, 2009

CCET Seminar Scheduled for March 11th in Idaho Falls


The next (CCET) seminar will be held Wednesday, March 11, 2009 from 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon at Idaho State University – Idaho Falls (University Place) Center for Higher Education Building, Room 211 - 1770 Science Center Drive, Idaho Falls. This session explores Financial Management: raising capital, understanding and using the financial statements, preparing budget projections and proforma financial statements, and dealing with the various tax issues and applications.

The seminar is sponsored by Technology Ventures Corporation, BYU-Idaho/E-Center, Department of Energy, Greater Idaho Falls Chamber of Commerce, Grow Idaho Falls, Inc., Idaho National Laboratory, Idaho Small Business Development Center, Idaho State University – Idaho Falls, Idaho techconnect, Partnership for Science & Technology, and Regional Development Alliance, Inc.

There is no cost, but registration is requested – Please RSVP to:
Margaret Speer, TVC at (505) 843-4202, or
Garrick Martin, TVC at (208) 524-2582,

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Idaho Falls CAES Dedicated

Idaho Gov. C.L. “Butch” Otter and the state’s U.S. Congressional delegation on Feb. 20 joined officials with the Idaho National Laboratory, Idaho’s three largest universities and the Department of Energy to officially dedicate the Center for Advanced Energy Studies in Idaho Falls.

The center, a 55,000-square-foot, $17 million energy research laboratory, is a partnership between INL, the universities and private industry that will focus on education, training and research into solutions for energy problems facing the nation. According to the CAES web site, CAES integrates resources, capabilities and expertise to create new research capabilities, expand researcher-to-researcher collaborations, and enhance energy-related educational opportunities. From a broad energy perspective that includes fossil, renewable, alternative energy, environmental stewardship, energy policy studies, and a focus on the national renaissance of commercial nuclear power, CAES delivers innovative, cost-effective, credible energy research leading to sustainable technology-based economic development. Read the full Idaho Business Review article on the dedication here.

Monday, February 23, 2009

Steven Frei Among NAI Global Elite

PRINCETON, NJ, February 23, 2009 – NAI Global today named Steven Frei of NAI Commerce One Real Estate in Idaho Falls, Idaho, to the NAI Global Elite, a group comprised of the organization’s top performers and top producers. Frei qualified as a Top Performer based on production in 2008. Frei also qualified as a Top Producer based on 2008 production.

NAI Global is the world’s premier network of commercial real estate firms and one of the largest real estate service providers worldwide. Based in Princeton, New Jersey, NAI Global manages a network of 5,000 professionals and 325 offices in 55 countries. NAI professionals complete over $45 billion in transactions annually.

Friday, February 20, 2009

NAI Global Honors NAI Commerce One Real Estate with Eagle Award

PRINCETON, NJ, February 20, 2009 – NAI Commerce One Real Estate in Idaho Falls, Idaho, was recognized by NAI Global with its Eagle Award for performance in 2008.

The Eagle Award recognizes the NAI member firm that best exemplifies the Right Stuff—a composite of leadership, capital and resources; commitment to quality; the desire and energy to grow; and sharing the NAI Global vision for excellence in commercial real estate services.

The award was accepted by NAI Commerce One business director Steven Keim in a ceremony on February 12 at the NAI Global 2009 Convention in Las Vegas. NAI Global is the world’s premier network of commercial real estate firms and one of the largest real estate service providers worldwide. Based in Princeton, New Jersey, NAI Global manages a network of 5,000 professionals and 325 offices in 55 countries. NAI professionals complete over $45 billion in transactions annually.

About NAI Commerce One

NAI Commerce One is the Southeastern Idaho and Western Wyoming member of NAI Global. NAI Commerce One is the largest and most productive independently owned commercial real estate brokerage in Southeastern Idaho, offering an array of services in Idaho Falls, Pocatello, Rexburg, Driggs, Blackfoot, Burley, and Twin Falls. NAI Commerce One operates as NAI Jackson Hole in Wyoming, serving the Wyoming counties of Teton, Lincoln, and Sublette, with a particular focus on investment sales, tenant representation, commercial property management, and development. NAI Commerce One brokers have specialized experience in Industrial Brokerage, Retail Brokerage, Office Brokerage, Corporate Services, Consulting Services, Land, Farm and Ranch, Investment Sales & Acquisitions, and Property Management.

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Community News: Simplot Games Track & Field Event in Pocatello, Idaho

Pocatello is welcoming over 1800 athletes, coaches, parents and fans to the Annual Simplot Games this weekend! Simplot Games is the nation's premier indoor track and field event for high school athletes. Located in Holt Arena on the campus of Idaho State University , the Games' unique 200 meter banked-board track is one of the fastest in the nation. Records are broken each year at this one-of-a-kind indoor facility.

Join the Pocatello Chamber the following events:

"Let the Games Begin” Ribbon Cutting at Holt Arena
4:45 pm on Main Track with cake and refreshments from Costco

Breakfast with Fosbury and Friends, hosted by Olympian Dick Fosbury
Special Guest: Olympian Triple-jump legend Willie Banks, “Success is just a hop, skip, and jump away"
Red Lion Hotel at 7:30 am, Tickets are $20, Call 235-5604

Simplot Games Ceremonies at 11:20 am at Holt Arena
Visit for updated schedules and information!

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Water Wise Innovations Presentation Tonight

Wednesday, February 18
5:30-7:30 PM
Driggs Community Center

Enter into the brave new world of water-smart development! Find out what you can do to save water – and money! – in your home, your neighborhood, and beyond. Light refreshments and an opportunity to socialize will be available beginning at 5:30 pm. The presentation will begin promptly at 6:00.

Conserving water makes cents!

Every day the media reminds us that we are faced with an increasingly complex and interconnected array of economic, environmental, and social challenges on every scale. These range from global economic slowdown and climatic changes, to increasingly contentious conflicts between ground and surface water users in Idaho, to the need to deal with a local sewage treatment facility that has reached capacity. Although a wide variety of collaborative and creative solutions will be required to surmount these challenges, conserving water is one way you can start making a difference today.

Join presenters Meagan Hill, Managing Partner of Kingswood Co, LLC, and Meghan Hanson Powers, of Natural Dwellings Design, to learn about cost-effective ways to use water more efficiently, help preserve water supplies for future generations, and save money and energy in the process!

For more information on FTR’s Water Wise Series, please call 208-354-3871, email, or visit our website:

FTR is a non-profit organization working for clean water, healthy streams and abundant fisheries in the Teton Valley. For more information about FTR and its programs or if you would like to make a contribution, please visit our website, stop by our office at 36 E. Little Avenue in Driggs or call 208-354-3871.

New Listing: Motel For Sale in Dubois, Idaho

5953 square foot motel for sale on .92 Acres in Dubois, Idaho. List Price is $225,000. Click here to download the flyer. Contact Cindy Crezee at 208.525.8088 for more information.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Community News: New Web Site for River City Weekly

River City Weekly, a popular feature newspaper headquartered in Idaho Falls, has launched its revamped web site at Check it out, and while you're there click on the "Ski and Stay" banner to complete a reader survey and be entered to win a trip for two to Grand Targhee Resort!

Monday, February 16, 2009

New Idaho Falls Location for Citizens Community Bank

Citizens Community Bank's new location is open for business in Idaho Falls between Super Wal-Mart and Snake River Landing on Utah Avenue. NAI Commerce One's Randy Waters assisted in the FDIC auction of this property that was once home to ANB Financial.

Citizens Community Bank was created by local and regional business men and women over a decade ago to reintroduce focus to old-fashioned, relationship banking. Their goal was to have a bank staffed by people who knew you when you walked through the door, who knew your family, went to the same little- league games, shopped where you shopped, called you by your first name, but most of all, could make local decisions immediately.

A bank dedicated to building our communities through providing loans and financing for homes and business, who believed in neighbors helping neighbors. A bank that was conservative, strong and fair, but most of all, a bank committed to its customers. A bank where you always had a friend you could talk to.

Citizens Community Bank: a dream come true for a group of men and women who expected more from a bank over a decade ago.

Sunday, February 15, 2009

For Sale: Santos Metal / Recycling Property in Burley, ID

Recently listed industrial/office property at 665 Bedke Boulevard in Burley, Idaho. Includes three buildings totaling 22,000 S.F. on 5.84 Acres. List price: $2,500,000.

Click here to download flyer.

Contact NAI Commerce One licensed commercial real estate agent Cindy Crezee at 208.525.8088 for more information on this property and others.

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Steven Keim Receive's NAI Global Chairman's Award for Tertiary Markets

Way to go Steve! More information coming soon!

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Brokers Attend ICSC Event in Salt Lake City

In a busy week of commercial real estate meetings, NAI Commerce One's Melvin Rudd, Randy Waters, Steven Frei, and Brent Wilson will be participating in the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) Mountain States Idea Exchange in Salt Lake City, Utah on February 12th. Retail brokers, developers, retailers, and vendors will participate in round table discussions, deal making sessions, and briefings on the state of the economy and regional development. The keynote speaker is Chris Warner, mountaineer and author, who will discuss "Lessons in Extreme Leadership". Brent Wilson will be facilitating a roundtable discussion on the Eastern Idaho real estate market. Eric Isom, Vice-President of Development for Ball Ventures, will also be participating in one of the briefings and representing the company's 400 acre Snake River Landing development in Idaho Falls.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Brokers Attend 2009 NAI Global Commercial Real Estate Convention

The 2009 NAI Global Convention kicks off today at Caesar's Palace in Las Vegas. Steven Keim, Steven Frei, Kaly Shippen, and Brent Wilson of Idaho Falls, Meagan Hill of Jackson Hole, and Kendra Jenks of Twin Falls are attending the annual event. They will be networking and participating in educational sessions about their specialties, including investment, office, property management, asset services, retail, CCIM education, and marketing. Marketing Director Kaly Shippen will be presenting on the power of social networking and blogs in one of the event's marketing sessions.

The keynote speaker for the 2009 Convention is acclaimed speaker and sales coach Jeffrey Gitomer. Gitomer's clients include Coca-Cola, BMW, AT&T Wireless, MacGregor Golf, Hilton, Enterprise Rent-A-Car, AmeriPride, Time Warner Cable, Liberty Mutual Insurance, Wells Fargo Bank, Baptist Blue Cross Blue Shield, Sports Authority, IBM, The New York Post, and hundreds of others. Attendees of the 2009 Convention represent hundreds of offices across NAI's network that spans 55 countries.

Monday, February 9, 2009

"Let's Go Idaho!" News Radio KID Podcasts

Listen to NAI brokers Steve Frei and Brent Wilson's "Let's Go Idaho" audio clips that are now being broadcast on News Radio KID 590 am and 1240 am. You can also download Julie Bryan's podcast by clicking here. (Julie is the owner of Windermere Real Estate in Jackson Hole and the Teton Valley, and is a strategic partner of NAI Commerce One & NAI Jackson Hole.)

Sunday, February 8, 2009

Keim to Attend Upcoming IPANA Conference

Steven Keim will be attending the 5th Annual Inland Ports Across North America (IPANA) Conference at in Chicago March 3-5. The conference will focus on the growing influence and impact of inland ports on economic development, transportation and logistics advances, and leading best practices. The event began in San Antonio, but now rotates annually among major transportation hub cities along the NASCO Corridor. The event attracts leading authorities from the public and private sectors on transportation and freight policy practices, the environment, and economic development and trade.

Speakers will address the challenging state of the economy, the impact of inland ports on national economic growth, containers in the retail world, future challenges facing inland ports and much more.

Keim will be moderating the "Containers in the Retail World" session. Panel participants will include Patrice M. Pelletier, President & CEO, Montreal Port Authority; Paul Hirsch, Assistant Vice President Sales Mexico, Hub Group, Inc., and a Transport Canada Representative. In addition to being a Principal and serving as the Business Director for NAI Commerce One / NAI Jackson Hole, Keim is the co-director of the North American Inland Port Network (NAIPN), a sub-committee of the North America's SuperCorridor Coalition (NASCO).


NASCO is a tri-national, non-profit, trade and transportation coalition working to make international and domestic trade more efficient and secure along the existing network of transportation systems (including highways, rail, inland ports and deep-water ports) running north-south through the central U.S., Canada and Mexico.

A non-profit incorporated group, NASCO was initially founded in 1994 as the I-35 Corridor Coalition and incorporated as NASCO in 1996. It is overseen by a Board of Directors representing its dues-paying members from the public and private sector.

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Former Pocatello Blockbuster Available For Lease

The 2465 SF former Pocatello Blockbuster building is available for lease at 705 Yellowstone Avenue. Contact listing broker Brent Wilson for details. Download the listing flyer by clicking here.

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Alliance Title's Rockin' Web Tool

Check Out Alliance Title’s Plat Map and CCR Search for Idaho, Montana, Washington, and Wyoming:

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Meagan Hill to Present at Water Wise Series in Driggs

Event: Water Wise Series
Date: Wednesday, February 18, 2009
Time: 5:30pm to 7:30pm
Place: Driggs Community Center

Enter into the brave new world of water-smart development! Find out what you can do to save water – and money! – in your home, your neighborhood, and beyond from Wyoming Realtor and Green Star Accredited Professional Meagan Hill.

This ongoing series of public presentations is designed to educate Teton Valley adults about water resource issues that affect our community. Unless otherwise noted, Water Wise classes meet on the third Wednesday of each month, from 5:30 to 7:30 PM, in the Driggs Community Center. Light appetizers and an opportunity to socialize are provided during the first 30 minutes. Presentations begin promptly at 6:00.

For more information, please visit the Friends of the Teton River website.

Monday, February 2, 2009

NAI Global Announces Commercial Property PowerSale

NAI Global’s Commercial Property PowerSale is a series of sealed bid and auction sales featuring premier investment properties throughout North America. To meet the demands of our customers–owners and financial institutions with troubled assets, as well as sellers with healthy properties that are having trouble finding a buyer in today's market, NAI Global has designed an accelerated marketing program to achieve rapid disposition results at the highest achievable pricing.

NAI Global’s Accelerated Marketing Program offers sellers the choice of three sales vehicles. Each effectively brings buyers and sellers together in successful transactions when traditional sales channels are bogged down: Live Auctions, Sealed Bids and NAI Global’s own unique twist, Sealed-Bid Plus™.


Through the support of Higgenbotham Auctioneers, NAI Global is expertly positioned to drive any of the three following disposition scenarios. Each of these programs is fully web based.

Live Auction

A live auction brings together all interested parties to ensure a successful sale. Bidders may participate in person, by phone or via the internet. The auction method allows the seller to set the timetable and recognize local and national exposure for a property or asset. Auctions are exciting and create urgency in the marketplace. Offers and counter-offers and the frustratingly slow negotiations process are swiftly turned into an exciting and competitive bidding match between serious prospective buyers.


Though similar to a live auction in the basic process, with sealed bids each bidder has no idea of the competitors’ pricing strategy. This uncertainty often results competitive bidding that achieves a higher sales price. Sealed bid also allows for competitive bidding and the date certainty of an auction without the frenzy of an open outcry auction event.

Sealed-Bid Plus™

NAI Global is offering a unique twist to the sealed bid program to help sellers achieve the highest possible sale price for their assets. The process starts with submission of a sealed bid. Then the finalists are invited to participate in a brief open bidding process to secure the highest bid for that asset. This strategy has been proven to produce a winning bid that is 10-15% higher than the original sealed bid.

Click here to download the Commercial Property PowerSale brochure. Questions? Contact NAI Commerce One auction expert Randy Waters at 208-542-7873 or 208-525-8088.