July 28, 2014 Commercial Headlines

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Discovering Commercial Real Estate

Tue, 07/22/2014 - 15:00

This course offers a broad overview of the basics of commercial real estate and how it differs from residential real estate. Students will be able to distinguish and understand the broker's role and discover the different types of commercial properties, terms, valuation methods, marketing and resources for further education.

While it will not equip an agent with the needed tools to practice commercial real estate, it will... Read More

NAR Commercial Regulatory Report - June 2014

Tue, 07/22/2014 - 15:00

June 2014 update on commercial regulatory matters. For all current regulatory issues, see NAR's Political Advocacy page.

Packaging Properties for Profit

Tue, 07/22/2014 - 15:00

Steve Smullin, commercial real estate investor, practitioner, and active member of his REALTOR® association, shares how being prepared and doing due diligence can boost your credibility and create value for your clients and your business.

Commercial Sales Rise 11% in 1Q

Tue, 07/22/2014 - 15:00

Commercial real estate sales improved 5% over 4Q 2013 and are up 11% from one year ago, despite severe winter weather and a slow market.

Commercial Markets Experience Rising Rents in Q1

Tue, 07/22/2014 - 15:00

Commercial leasing rose 5% over the prior quarter, with new construction showing a similar 4% gain as demand for space accelerated.

Association Involvement - Developing Your Leadership Skills and Business

Tue, 07/22/2014 - 15:00

Involvement in your state or local association can develop your leadership skills, strengthen the organization, and have a positive impact on your business. Leil Koch, CCIM, CIPS, CPM, CRB, Chair of NAR’s Commercial Committee, shares how his association experience has been beneficial.

Political Advocacy

Tue, 07/22/2014 - 15:00

Because of the importance of terrorism insurance coverage to commercial real estate, NAR supports the continued availability and affordability of coverage made possible by the federal backstop program of the “Terrorism Risk Insurance Act of 2002” and its extensions.

The program provides stability and creates a viable insurance market, with widely available coverage and affordable premiums, at virtually no cost to taxpayers. Sustaining a viable private market for terrorism insurance depends on the federal backstop.  If TRIA is allowed to expire at the end of 2014, or... Read More

NAR: Terrorism Insurance Extension Gains

Tue, 07/22/2014 - 15:00

NAR President Steve Brown talks about the Terrorism Risk Insurance Act (TRIA) and NAR's support of the bipartisan bill to extend it for seven years.

2014 Commercial Innovation Grant Winners

Tue, 07/22/2014 - 15:00

Birmingham Association of REALTORS®: Day of Education & Networking. The association is hosting this event to encourage personal face-to-face interaction between brokers and sales associates as a vital part of serving the client needs.

Southland Regional Association of REALTORS®: Commercial Real Estate Forum. The association is hosting a forum addressing how commercial real estate impacts the residential economy.

Sacramento Association of REALTORS®: Educational Bus Tour. The association will be providing a one day educational bus tour... Read More

2014 NAR Commercial Member Profile Infographic

Tue, 07/22/2014 - 15:00


Commercial Member Profile Report

Based on a random sampling of NAR’s Commercial members, the 2014 Commercial Member Profile gives a detailed overview of a variety of demographic characteristics and business practices of REALTORS® who specialize in commercial real estate. This infographic presents a sample of data from the report. Read the full report here.... Read More

Led By Multifamily, Improvement Seen in All Commercial Real Estate Sectors

Tue, 07/22/2014 - 15:00

WASHINGTON (May 27, 2014) – The outlook for all of the major commercial real estate sectors is slightly improving despite disappointing economic growth during the first quarter of 2014, according to the National Association of Realtors® quarterly commercial real estate forecast.

Lawrence Yun, NAR chief economist, said the sluggish growth experienced in the first quarter is not indicative of the actual health of the economy. “... Read More

Add Value by Using 1031 Exchanges

Tue, 07/22/2014 - 15:00

Rochelle Stone, founding partner of Starker Services, Inc., discusses how 1031 Exchanges help add value for your clients by deferring capital gains taxes and even avoiding needless taxes.

Solid Commercial Improvement Seen

Tue, 07/22/2014 - 15:00

George Ratiu of NAR Research talks about the strengthening commercial market based the First Quarter 2014 Commercial Real Estate Market Survey.

Realtors® Declare Confidence in Commercial Market

Tue, 07/22/2014 - 15:00

WASHINGTON (May 15, 2014) — Realtors® who specialize in commercial real estate expressed confidence and optimism in the market during a forum at the REALTOR® Party Convention & Trade Expo. Despite a sluggish economy, commercial practitioners are not only reporting improvements in the market, but they expect improvements to continue in the years to come.

National Association of Realtors® Chief Economist Lawrence Yun joined... Read More

Providing Value and Increasing Income Through Corporate Real Estate Services

Tue, 07/22/2014 - 15:00

David Wilk, Product Council Chair of Corporate Real Estate with Sperry Van Ness, speaks about the corporate real estate services market and using a "what can I do for you" approach to securing clients for life.

Realtors® Report Positive Outlook in Commercial Market with Increases in Sales Volume, Income

Tue, 07/22/2014 - 15:00

WASHINGTON (May 6, 2014) – Realtors® who practice commercial real estate reported an increase in sales transaction volume and medium gross annual income last year, according to the 2014 National Association of Realtors® Commercial Member Profile.

NAR commercial members who were surveyed conduct all or part of their activity in commercial sales, leasing, brokerage and development for land, office and industrial space, multifamily, and retail buildings, as well... Read More

Commercial Real Estate Market Survey

Tue, 07/22/2014 - 15:00

The REALTORS® Commercial Real Estate Market Survey measures quarterly activity in the commercial real estate markets. The survey collects data from commercial REALTORS®. The survey is designed to provide an overview of market performance, sales and rental transactions, along with current economic challenges and future expectations.

2014 Q1 Survey Highlights
  • 66% of commercial REALTORS® closed a sale.
  • Sales volume rose 11% from a year ago.
  • Sales prices increased 4% year-over-year.
  • Cap rates averaged 8.2% during Q1... Read More

Terrorism Risk Insurance, SBA Refinancing

Tue, 07/22/2014 - 15:00

NAR President Steve Brown explains how NAR is working hard to ensure that terrorism risk insurance is extended before it expires at the end of 2014. He also talks about changes to the SBA 504 program to make it easier for small businesses to refinance, and enable more capital to return to market.

Getting the Most From Your Mobile Technology

Tue, 07/22/2014 - 15:00

Are you social? Are you mobile? Learn some key ways you can use ever-expanding technology tools to enhance your business and become more efficient. In this podcast, Todd Kuhlmann, CCIM, shares his insights and passion for using technology in commercial real estate.