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Quiz: 2016 Commercial Members

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The information from this quiz was taken from the 2016 Commercial Member Profile.

December Business Creation Index

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The information in this infographic comes from the December 2016 Business Creation Index, which monitors local economic conditions from the perspective of NAR’s commercial members. 

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December 2016 Business Creation Index

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The new Business Creation Index (BCI) was created to monitor local economic conditions from the perspective of NAR’s commercial members. The quarterly report offers insight from commercial real estate professionals into whether businesses are opening or closing by industry, population density, and subregion. On a monthly basis, it tracks three key questions related to local market conditions: 

  1. An increase of businesses opening in local... Read More

Voice for Real Estate: Retirement, Lame-Duck, Commercial

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Don't expect Congress to do much as it finalizes its session before the end of 2016. Next year, though, is shaping up to be huge for real estate as lawmakers gear up to tackle tax reform, reform of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, and flood insurance. On tax reform, key commercial real estate incentives could face major revamping, These include property depreciation, 1031 exchanges, and carried interest. What's more, overall tax rates could be lowered, business interest expensing reduced, and infrastructure spending beefed up. The video also looks at what NAR is doing to help its... Read More

NAR at ICSC RECon 2017

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Each year NAR hosts a booth space at ICSC RECon along with partner Xceligent. Doing so is part of NAR’s strategy to provide our commercial real estate constituency with services and savings. NAR members are welcome to utilize the NAR booth as a “home base” during the event, book individual table space for deal-making meetings with clients, get personalized demos of Xceligent data tools – and... Read More

National Commercial Awards

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Each year, NAR honors accomplished REALTORS® in commercial real estate by celebrating their local achievement through recognition in our National Commercial Awards. Honorees have received awards from their local association, state association, community organizations or brokerages, making them eligible to be nominated by their local association for this NAR recognition.

Congratulations to those recognized in our 2016 National Commercial Awards Program.NAR's 2016 National Commercial Awards Celebrating Local Achievement on a National Level

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Commercial Real Estate Outlook

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NAR's latest Commercial Real Estate Outlook offers overall projections for four major commercial sectors and analyzes quarterly data in the office, industrial, retail and multifamily markets.

  • Third quarter fundamentals in LCRE displayed an even picture, with solid demand and rising construction.
  • However, for most property types absorption took a breather, giving supply time to... Read More

Commercial Real Estate Forecast in 2017 Is Strong

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ORLANDO, Fla. (November 4, 2016) — Sustained by improving job growth and strong demand for multifamily housing, commercial real estate has been steadily recovering in recent years. Looking ahead to 2017, growth is expected to flow into the smaller markets, according to a commercial real estate forecast session today at the 2016 REALTORS® Conference & Expo.

Lawrence Yun, NAR chief economist, and K.C. Conway, senior vice president of credit risk management at SunTrust Bank, expressed confidence that... Read More

November 2016 Economic and Commercial Real Estate Outlook

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These slides are from the Economic and Commercial Real Estate Outlook presentation given by Lawrence Yun during the Commercial Economic Issues & Trends Forum at the REALTORS® Conference & Expo in Orlando, FL, on November 4, 2016. 

Commercial Real Estate Market Trends Update: August 2016

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George Ratiu, Director of Quantitative and Commercial Research, and Stephanie Spear, Commercial Regulatory Policy Representative, provide an update on the commercial real estate market trends for the 2nd Quarter.

Commercial Real Estate Expansion Foreseen

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WASHINGTON (August 29, 2016) — Buoyed by a steadily improving labor market and strong demand for multifamily housing, commercial real estate activity should remain on an upward trajectory, with a growing share of it is expected to be in smaller markets, according to the National Association of Realtors® quarterly commercial real estate forecast.

National office vacancy rates are forecast by Realtors® to fall 1.5 percent to 10.4 percent over the coming year as employment gains boost demand for office space. The... Read More

NAR Meets With MBA on Capital Standards

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Stephanie Spear of NAR Government Affairs meets with a representative of the Mortgage Bankers Association to discuss capital standards and how regulatory issues could impact the availability of mortgage financing for commercial real estate.

Commercial Regulatory Update: NAR Meets with ICSC

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Abby Jagoda, Director, Federal Government Relations for the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) talks with Stephanie Spear, NAR Commercial Regulatory Policy Rep, about what issues ICSC members are facing and how NAR and ICSC can work together to address them.

Commercial Regulatory Update: NAR Meets With Banking Group

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Rod J. Alba, Sr. Vice President, Mortgage Finance & Senior Regulatory Counsel of the American Bankers Association, sits down with Stephanie Spear, NAR Commercial Regulatory Policy Representative, to talk about common issues facing ABA and NAR members. Hear about what regulatory efforts ABA has been up to in 2016 and how NAR members can work more with ABA members.

Commercial Campaign

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The leg of the Consumer Advertising Campaign focusing on commercial real estate showcases to consumers the benefits of working with a REALTOR® when looking for a commercial space. The ads explain that the right commercial space is a competitive advantage and that having a REALTOR® by their side is the ultimate secret weapon when searching for that competitive advantage.

Media Partnerships Money and Fortune

NAR is partnering with Money and Fortune magazines to create a 10-part series of articles designed to showcase unique, out-of-the-box... Read More

Research: Diverging Trends in Market Performance

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With a slowdown in global economic activity, financial market volatility and a contentious presidential campaign, commercial real estate investors have taken a step back in the early months of 2016. The U.S. economy sputtered during the first quarter of 2016, with gross domestic product advancing at a weak 1.0 percent annual rate. The... Read More

2016 Q2 Commercial Real Estate Market Survey

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The REALTORS® Commercial Real Estate Market Trends measures quarterly activity in the commercial real estate markets, as reported in a national survey. The survey collects data from REALTORS® engaged in commercial real estate transactions. The survey is designed to provide an overview of market performance, sales and leasing transactions, along with information on current economic challenges and future expectations.

  • 66 percent of REALTORS® closed a commercial sale.
  • Sales volume rose 8.4 percent from a year ago.
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Commercial Member Profile

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The NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® Commercial Member Profile details the business and demographic characteristics of NAR commercial members. Commercial members have expertise in the field of commercial real estate and have experience working in many property types.