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What we do

We are the foremost provider of comprehensive real estate advisory and consulting services for philanthropic realty in North America.

Who We Serve

The CCREC team, North America’s premier philanthropic realty provider, collaborates to deliver impactful results to 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations in sectors including Higher Education Institutions and Health Systems & Medical Centers..

How it work

Successful philanthropy realty hinges on collaboration and leadership commitment. CCREC invites your team to join one of two rewarding alliance structures: Collaborative or Strategic

What we do

Philanthropic Realty.

While real estate constitutes more than two-thirds of all real assets, it’s astonishing that real estate donations represent less than 2% of total contributions, with more than 84% of these donated properties being rejected. This translates to a meager portion of the vast real estate assets. Yet, even this small segment isn’t immune to transaction mishandling and falling through.

The philanthropic real estate landscape demands a unique blend of expertise, spanning philanthropy, tax knowledge, legal intricacies, dynamic transaction mechanisms, financial planning, appraisal, high-level real estate optimization, and value-added strategies. Successful navigation of philanthropic real estate requires a deep understanding of property valuation, tax implications, donor motivations, and the ability to craft tailored strategies that maximize both financial and social impact. This encompasses targeted donor and property cultivation approaches, strategic planning for donor, community, and nonprofit optimization.

Given that more than 62% of wealthy individuals are asked as the primary reason to give, and over 81% of high-net-worth individuals cite peer-to-peer asking as the major factor for giving, it’s evident that a specialized skill set is paramount. Mere expertise in one area, without a holistic approach, can lead nonprofit organizations to miss out on real estate donations, resulting in a forecast of zero.

The philanthropic real estate landscape demands a unique blend of expertise, spanning philanthropy, tax knowledge, legal intricacies, dynamic transaction mechanisms, financial planning, appraisal, high-level real estate optimization, and value-added strategies. Successful navigation of philanthropic real estate requires a deep understanding of property valuation, tax implications, donor motivations, and the ability to craft tailored strategies that maximize both financial and social impact. This encompasses targeted donor and property cultivation approaches, strategic planning for donor, community, and nonprofit optimization.

This is where Corporate Commercial Real Estate shines. We are the foremost provider of comprehensive real estate advisory and consulting services for philanthropic realty in North America..

Strategizing for philanthropic realty is highly sophisticated individually customized can not be automate. Because of the difficulties inherent in this type of contribution, they are often overlooked as a means for meeting a donor’s financial and philanthropic goals. Yet, properly structured, they can be advantageous to both the donor and charity

Staregizing philanthropic realty

Strategizing for philanthropic realty is highly sophisticated individually customized cannot be automated. That requires specialties expertise, with creative thinking and capabilities to think out of the box, provide solutions create wining solution outweigh all other alternatives  for all parties.  Beyond tax benefits there are greater benefits that are both tangible and intangible values that are related to the real estate are heavily  weighted in the process on strategizing  provide greater  impact of value optimization and create the optimal strategy that provide nonprofits, donor, communities  all parties a greatest reward. This where our visionary team come into play no one can offer.

Collaboration invitation

Today, the term ‘strategic philanthropy’ is often misused, mainly as a marketing tool. Today, the term ‘strategic philanthropy’ is often misused, mainly as a marketing tool. …

At CCREC, we genuinely strategize, providing tailored solutions to nonprofits, bolstering their foundations through real estate donations. Our Corporate Philanthropy Alliance Program (CPAP) is a unique financial engineering model. It optimizes both tangible and intangible values typically overlooked in real estate transactions, maximizing returns on investment for institutional property owners, which ultimately leads to larger contributions to nonprofit organizations. Collaboration is at the heart of our efforts. We offer collaboration structures that can benefit your organization. While some organizations are eager to partner with our firm, we recognize that others have specific demands. That’s why we provide various collaboration structures designed to add significant value to your organization.

Optimizing property change hand for maximum Return on Investment

Strategizing, Optimization, Transformation

An Integrated Team of Commercial Real Estate Experts with the highest distinction in the investment industry, business planning committed to excellence, and creating a win-win situation where everyone wins. Strategizing the nonprofit organization for greatness and the corporate for maximum return on investment and corporate social responsibility. An Integrated Team of Commercial Real Estate Experts with the highest distinction in the investment industry, business planning committed to excellence, and creating a win-win situation where everyone wins. Strategizing the nonprofit organization for greatness and the corporate for maximum return on investment and corporate social responsibility.

We are committed to creating value by offering services expected of real estate donation. We are dedicated to delivering these comprehensive real estate advisory services in an effective and cost-efficient manner to obtain the optimum results on behalf of our client.

Corporate Commercial Real estate is the premier provider of comprehensive real estate advisory services for real estate change hands in North America.

As the nature of any business is cyclical. There are times when the high performing year trigger paying higher tax leading to less net result with less benefits or without exchange in return, strategizing utilizing certain properties may drive or trigger ROI in certain direction . By default the nature of business is cyclical, this cyclical nature may demand at one point more facilities and /or certain location. Once the facility acquired the need changes through any of these event Business restructure, or location desirability change, Dark property Financial restructure ( business performance) IPO planning Industry trend shifting The property can continue to impose burden of expense, maintenance on the core business leading to be sided on the vision and goal of the organization core business. Certain solution can provide greater result for the organization through shifting . Shifting from Paying substantial tax from great performing year to less payed tax, higher return. Shifting from paying higher tax without recognition to less tax with recognized legacy Shifting the negative balance financial books to improving the organization book value restructure less debit and higher equity. Shifting from paying high tax to branding awareness touching the future of others

What is the right solution to your organization unique situation. Utilizing IRS code 170, Property donation, Sale leaseback and combination or these options

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CCREC provide creative and tailored solution

Creating a Legacy with Real Estate that Touches Hearts and Soars Beyond Horizons

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Corporate Commercial Real Estate Counselors  CCREC provides customized and innovative solutions for institutionally owned properties and nonprofit organizations.

Assisting the charitable organization to secure contribution from the untapped market of real estate donation. As the go-to experts in the field, we specialize in helping institutional investors, REITs, developers, banks, and corporations channel their real estate owned properties through nonprofit organizations, resulting in a higher return on investment. Our team of experienced professionals works tirelessly to create customized solutions that meet the unique needs of each client.


“Unleash the Power of Your Real Estate: Join Forces with CCREC, the Ultimate Real Estate Strategists”


Despite its enormous potential, IRC 170 is vastly underutilized as a solution for real estate investment optimization due to the need for specialized expertise in fields such as legal, tax, brokerage, appraisal, and IRC 170 processing. At CCREC, we specialize in real estate investment optimization consulting and implementation. IRC 170 allows property owners to maximize their return on investment while also contributing to a worthy nonprofit organization. Our years of experience as deal-makers, real estate investment optimization, and planning have equipped us with the knowledge and skills needed to assist our clients in achieving successful growth

A hefty tax bill on appreciated property, poor real estate investment choices, corporate surplus properties, underutilized properties, or mismanagement are common challenges faced by property owners. Unfortunately, many industry professionals, property owners, and nonprofit organizations are unaware of the IRS code, IRC 170, designed for real estate optimization. Even those who are aware of the code may not understand the process, implementation, overcoming objections, and strategic planning involved. CCREC specializes in maximizing return on investment for both investors and society through real estate optimization consulting.

“Maximize Your ROI While Making a Difference: Let CCREC Channel Your Property to Nonprofits!

The complexity of the real estate donation process and lack of awareness about the tax advantages of real estate donations often leads to misconceptions that such gifts are either too simple or too complicated to handle. The absence of adequate systems for accepting, processing, and utilizing real estate gifts is one of the top reasons why a property is not channeled through a nonprofit organization, resulting in missed opportunities for investment optimization and benefiting society. You can count on the expert CCREC team to guide you through the process. Uncover the mysteries behind missed real estate donations with our must-read publication, “The Top 50 Reasons Why Nonprofits Miss Out on Real Estate Gifts.” Get the inside scoop and find out what you need to know. Click Here

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We transform challenges into opportunities. 

As strategists, we plan for a higher return on investment for the property owner, as well as effective charitable giving and impactful legacy planning.

CCREC approach

One of the most creative and strategic approaches to optimize ROI in real estate is by channeling properties through a nonprofit. It may seem like a simple and easy idea, but it actually presents a range of challenges that come from every direction. Property owners may have concerns about relinquishing control over their property, understanding the benefits of donating a property to a nonprofit, as well as navigating the legal and financial aspects of the donation process. Nonprofits, on the other hand, may struggle with the resources and expertise required to manage a donated property,  ensure that any donation aligns with their mission and goals. Properties themselves may pose challenges, such as the need for extensive repairs or environmental concerns,  maintenance, insurance, and risk management.  In addition, expertise and process are critical components that must be carefully considered to ensure a successful outcome. But despite these challenges, channeling real estate through a nonprofit remains one of the most effective ways to maximize ROI, while simultaneously making a positive impact on society.  Overcoming these challenges requires careful planning, collaboration, and expertise to ensure that the donation process is successful and that all parties involved benefit from the transaction. Despite these challenges, channeling real estate through a nonprofit can be an incredibly effective way to optimize ROI while also making a positive impact in the community. CCREC create a win-win scenario that benefits everyone involved.
Who we work with?
Corporate owned:  A powerful combination of tax benefits that are both sizable and lasting, along with the ability to clear out ongoing expenses related to tax bills, maintenance, insurance, and up-keeping, make channeling real estate through a nonprofit an attractive option for corporate property owners. Furthermore, this strategy provides effective risk management solutions for certain properties, as well as the opportunity to fund charitable organizations and fulfill social responsibilities. In addition to this, it has a positive impact on investor community involvement, employee retention, talent acquisition, and the creation of a positive image within the community. This approach fulfills Corporate Social Responsibility objectives and delivers a much greater payback, while also creating a lasting legacy by investing in “For the cause” and utilizing and optimizing social capital. By applying this combination of benefits, any type of corporate-owned property, whether dark, surplus, mismanaged or owner-occupied, can be transformed into a vehicle for ROI optimization.
REIT’S, Bank Owned, Developer, Investor: In today’s society, optimizing ROI goes beyond financial gains and involves building public trust and social responsibility. With 88% of consumers preferring to engage with companies that support social causes, capital gain tax reduction alone cannot sustain a business. Companies that embrace CSR objectives, investing in charitable initiatives, and actively engaging in activities that improve society, can leverage public trust to maximize their ROI while leaving a lasting positive impact on the community.
REIT’s and Banks can benefits by leveraging a combination of sizable and lasting tax benefits, and charitable contributions, channeling bank-owned properties through a nonprofit provides an opportunity to optimize ROI while fulfilling social responsibilities and creating a positive impact on the community. This approach can help clear out ongoing expenses, such as maintenance and insurance, while mitigating risks associated with certain types of properties. Additionally, it can generate positive results on investor community involvement outreach, employee retention, and talent acquisition, as well as improve the organization’s overall image and drive. By embracing CSR objectives and investing in “For the cause” initiatives that optimize social capital, any type of corporate-owned property, whether it’s dark, surplus, mismanaged or occupied, can be transformed into an opportunity for ROI optimization and a way to create a lasting legacy that supports social causes.
Philanthropic partners

Providing a corporate solution for appreciated, surplus, vacant, mismanaged or unwanted properties.

Providing a corporate solution with maximum ROI  for appreciated, surplus, vacant,  mismanaged or unwanted properties.

Institutional property owner investment optimization.

Property owner investment Optimization depends on the elected strategy can be a combination of the following:

It’s  tailor-made to be the greatest offering…

  • The greatest CSR Corporate social responsibility with much greater payback.
  • The greatest social impact.
  • The greatest social capital.
  • The greatest way to create a legacy.
  • The greatest investing in “For the cause”.
  • The greatest sizable, lasting tax benefits.
  • The greatest strategizing tool for maximum return on investment
  • The greatest public and community of positive image, and drive.
  • The greatest approach for employee retention and talent acquisition.
  • The greatest way to clear out ongoing expense tax bill, maintenance, insurance, & up-keeping.
  • The greatest risk management solution for certain property, risk shifting (such as liability, insurance, hazard, high tax, wrong investment decision, wrong area, type or condition, high vacancy, desirability, depreciation )
  • The greatest solution for dark properties
  • & much more.

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Gaining  B4  Giving

Here why a corporate loves to work with us.

Corp CREC strategize your property to the maximum ROI. Utilizing PR, IRC 170, and for the cause. We work with multiple nonprofit who are serving the community.

Benefits of corporate social responsibility: 

  • Better brand recognition.
  • Positive business reputation.
  • Increased sales and customer loyalty.
  • Operational costs savings.
  • Better financial performance.
  • Greater ability to attract talent and retain staff.
  • Organizational growth.
  • Easier access to capital.


  1. All cash deal to developer shift redevelopment burden to developer.
  2. Retaining the facility and ideal user.
  3. Joint venture undertaking between a developer
  4. Charitable contribution.

If you can take this, why settle for that?

In the real world R J Roland chooses to be a community hero after bad campaign

For a property cash offer at $8,000,000 vs FMV $22,000,000. Took tax
benefits, best of all being a community hero drive the media, community
and social profits. Ending by much more return on investment of just
selling the property.

At Corp CREC we strategize your property for the maximum return on
investment. You can be certain you can make informed decision. Sell vs
Hold. Sell vs Donate, Sell plus donate vs, Donate.

The most important piece of the equation we maximize your
organization ROI through maximize the social impact that will drive the
community and public of your branding.

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Smart from the heart.

You are unique, so your vision is and property as well. Legacy, for you or your loved one. Find out the right solution. No one plan to fail but almost everyone fails to plan.

Proper planning requires minimum knowledge of alternative solutions. What is the right solution for your property donation?

Find out the right solution for your real estate donation.

(Sell vs Keep), (Donate vs Keep), (Sec 170 vs 1031), (Donate & invest vs keep) much more alternatives.

Case study.

Property with purchased $1,000,000 with Qualified appraisal value of $4,000,000 and cash offer of $2,800,000.

80% of those surveyed want organizations to focus on social justice issues, while 87% said they would buy from a company that supports issues they care about. Finally, 76% will not make any purchases from acompany that opposes issues they care about.

Why a corporate to be a philanthropic partners?

It builds public trust. 88% of consumers said they were more likely to spend money for a company that supports and engages in activities to improve society

A few things we’re great at

Institutional owner investment Optimization.

Providing solution for appreciated property tax,  surplus, vacant, or unwanted properties with greater ROI.

Change hands your property with the greatest way to aspire to inspire

Strategizing for maximum return on investment is a critical and time-sensitive process that should be in place and planned ahead.

Tax on appreciated real estate is one of those items which is considered by the most as a burden. Our expert in real estate optimization strategizes and utilizes the tax on the appreciated property as a tool for investment optimization. Whether mismanaged property, surplus, vacant, unwanted properties, and/or Tax on appreciated properties we can help. Startegizing investment optimization for corporate real estate change hands investment Optimization depends on the elected strategy can be a combination of the following:


The greatest way to establish a legacy for a loved one, your organization, or yourself

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Aspire to Inspire

Positive social capital influence. Attract quality talent and greater ability to retain staff

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Tax Benefits

IRC 170, & Tax carry forward and deductions, and ongoing expense elimination.

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Hands off

Chance to get rid of a burden and focus on your best assets, and risk management.

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For Good cause

The greatest benefits is knowing that you helped other of the cause

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Positive image

Public and community of positive image.

Utilize the PR to maximize ROI

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For nonprofit

 Your Vision is our mission

Your vision is our mission, Identify the please take my money donor type, identify donors unspoken words, strategize to secure the best and highest return on investment. Identify and mastermind the required expertise, stakeholders, process, and timeline.

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Easy Peasy.

Is it really that easy?

The complexity of the transaction comes from multiple directions as follow. A) Requires specialized experts (legal, tax, financial planning, and brokerage service, closing, appraisal) specialized means specialized for example tax doesn’t mean any tax has to be a tax specialized in the IRC 170. Same with others profession not any legal, appraisal, broker, financial planner even title company. B) Process: the process is different form one transaction to another. C) Property each property will is different type, holding and outcome. D) Donor unspoken words, why, what is it for me, control, liability, etc. E) Donee assuming the wrong assumption of the transaction as easy peasy. F) Donee other assumption, problem, liability, risk, expense, handling, management, etc.

Challenge & Solution,  Gifting real estate for nonprofits is a unique area of expertise, it is a lengthy process with greater in-depth expertise in a number of areas. From development, residential, commercial, investment, financial planning, tax, business modeling, and corporate strategy.

It is about value added. Although the mobile home is classified under residential real estate, a broker who is specializing in selling residential may not be familiar with the required steps, forms, and strategy to conduct a mobile home transaction. Real estate has a number of classes and subclass. A commercial broker specializing in light industrial wouldn’t know the terms or skills required for hotels, vineyards, golf courses, net lease property, offices, or others. The value added by a commercial broker who is specializing in hotels trying to sell a luxury house is both damaging and negative.

In the nonprofit world missing the opportunity commonly happened by misidentifying the risk level and holding on to the wrong end of the stick. It is not real estate it is a different world with a different language, unspoken words, skills.

You can count on our specialized expertise in the area of gifting real estate. We are committed to helping your organization we are on a mission to help your vision.

Starting from research & identifying, strategizing, to maximizing.

Level Five:

  • A real estate property encumbered with a loan and value less than market value.
  • A real estate donation that triggers unrelated business taxable income (UBTI) operating business or acquisition indebtedness.
  • A real estate donation with environmental issues that cannot be easily remedied
  • A real estate donation with unusually complex legal issues.
  • A real estate donation involving three or more layers of entities.

Level four.

  • Operating partnership units from UPREIT exchange.
  • General partnership interest with real estate
  • Non-U.S real estate.
  • Life estate retained charitable gift annuity
  • Commercial property with multiple tenants or apartment complexes.
  • Asset donation from a business entity with multiple owner

Level Three:

  • An outright gift of a partial interest in undivided real estate.
  • An outright gift of non-local residential or commercial property
  • Any real estate transaction where a donor wishes to make multiple donations to multiple charities.
  • Charitable gift annuity funded with real estate
  • Real estate charitable installment bargain sale
  • Any residential or commercial property has been listed for sale for more than one year or has been listed several times for sale in the past or the price has been lowered several times.

Level Two:

  • FLIP-CURT Gift of local residential property no debt and non-binding “buyer-in-the-wings”
  • An outright gift of local commercial or agricultural property with no debt and a non-binding “buyer in the wings”

Level One:

  • An outright gift of local residential property no debt and non-binding “buyer-in-the-wings”

Opportunities and challenges:

Real estate is almost doubled in the last few years. Providing both challenges and opportunities. Challenges for the landlord with the tax and opportunity for the expertise to provide a solution for the both landlord and NFP.

Take for example A tailor-made opportunity for NFP always comes from the lowest adjusted basis, highest capital appreciation property held for the long-term.

Real estate asset types, Ownership structures, and taxation

Taxation long-term capital gain. Vs Short term

  • Uncaptured depreciation section 1250 at 25%

A- for public charity: Receive greater of fair market value or adjusted cost basis deduction. 30% of AGI and five years carry-forward.

B- Private foundation: Lesser of fair market value or adjusted cost basis. 20% of AGI with five years carry-forward. Real estate may be conducive for testamentary funding for a private foundation to the extent the property receives a stepped-up basis. Nonprofit concerns:

  • Not being able to sell the property in a timely manner 28%
  • Getting stuck with the operating costs pending the sale of the property 18%
  • Environmental liquidity risk 16%

In 2017 $410,200,000,000 were donated to charitable organization . With less than 1% from real estate.
The complexity involve in gifting real estate property, followed by the donor unawareness of available options, and charitable organization unwilling to take over certain properties unless it is ideal case scenarios around the corner and free and clear are the major contributor to the low percentage of real estate gifting.

Around the web “Wikipedia”

$5.1 Billion to a single organization.

Innovation Gift (2017)

In October 2017, Shidler donated an additional $117 million, in cash and real estate ground leases, increasing his total gift to $228 million. Shidler’s $228 million gift is the largest individual donation in the 110-year history of the University of Hawai‘i[17], and makes him the second largest known donor to any public business school nationwide.[18]

Income from ground lease payments will provide steady and increasing revenue to the College. Over the life of the 99-year ground leases, contractual income to the Shidler College of Business will average $21 million a year and total $2.1 billion. That income stream will be used to fund renovations and new programs, and will materially increase the number of available scholarships.[19]

After each ground lease expires, the ownership of each office building and hotel will revert to the College. At that time, it is estimated that the College’s stake in this portfolio will be worth in excess of $5.1 billion.[20]

$11 Million for Jewish education


Three area nonprofits that focus on Jewish education have received a total of $11 million in donations from Northwest Home for the Aged after it sold an investment property.

7,800 acr valued at $16 Million

7,800 Acres

Given by an anonymous donor, the transformational gift will include more than 7,800 acres of Texas ranchland, presently valued at $16 million, plus $3.5 million in cash

$46 million Donation to S.O.M

His latest contribution will support a scholarship fund at the David Geffen School of Medicine and will bring his total giving to UCLA to more than $450 million.


$7.5 Million

Jerry Jones Buys Land for $7M, Gives Ownership to Razorback Foundation


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Disclaimer: CCREC is not a legal, financial, investment adviser or tax accounting firm and does not offer any legal, financial, or tax services or advice. Although the information contained herein is presented in good faith and believed to be correct, it is general in nature, so those considering transactions related to the Internal Revenue Code should consult their own tax counsel and/or tax professional or both. Furthermore, the information contained herein may not be applicable or suitable to some parties

Our Leadership

Moustafa Elsayed CCIM, CSM

President & CEO, Strategic Investment Counselor at MERE, Inc Corporate Philanthropy Strategist.


With nearly three decades of experience in entrepreneurship, investment advisory, and commercial real estate investment, working with a wide variety of different companies and organizations, from non-for-profit, government, to national and international companies, from private to publicly traded REITs, Mr. Elsayed has developed a first-ever enterprise-wide strategic plan for organizational real estate holding. The CCREC model “Multi-Strategy Portfolio” is designed to enable the organization shift one of the largest cost centers to profit center, and ultimately transform organizations through optimizing assets. The visionary, strategized real estate portfolio model is a cumulative results of Mr. Elsayed’s 360 degrees prospective, and combined business experience. It provides organization a platform to create, capture, utilizes, monetizes its real estate holdings, leading to organization’s sustainably, profitably, and value building, while at the same time to hedge against business, markets, industry or economic trends. As President of MERE Inc. and CSO of MERE Inc. Mr. Elsayed oversees developing strategies for a broad range of investors and organizations’ real estate portfolio, implementing, and supporting strategic organization initiatives core business, developing the organization’s strategic real estate portfolio plan, collaborating with the Board of Directors, measuring performance towards strategic goals, and coming up with creative approaches for investment value added, timely capture improve organizational effectiveness.

Corporate Philanthropy Strategist

Develop a strategic plan that achieves the organization’s long-term charitable giving objectives utilizing Sec 170. Reposition corporate RE assets without incurring tax liabilities Utilizing real estate to create tax-free or more tax-efficient income. Generate more income and control more capital Fund corporate foundations and community philanthropy Maximize social capital and community awareness Strategizing surplus, mismanaged, appreciated, and/or occupied properties to optimize social impact with maximum return on investment Shift capital gain obligation to tax-free, tax credit and maximum social capital and community appreciation.

Mohammad Alazzah, CDP

Vice President


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