April 1, 2015 Commercial Headlines

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Commercial Real Estate Technology

Tue, 03/31/2015 - 23:00

Commercial professionals like you have access to a number of business tools and organizations that support your success as part of your NAR membership.

CommercialSearch™ and Xceligent®

NAR’s REALTOR Benefits® Program partner, Xceligent® provides a suite of commercial real estate information services and preferred pricing exclusively for NAR members at This national listing platform offers a basic broker loaded and research platform, as well as a premium service.
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Asian Investors Lead International Commercial Investment in U.S. and Canada, says NAR Survey

Tue, 03/31/2015 - 23:00

WASHINGTON (March 12, 2015) – International investment in commercial real estate is dominated by Asian interests in both Canada and the U.S., according to a new survey from the Richard J. Rosenthal Center for Real Estate Studies at REALTOR® University and the National Association of Realtors®.

The survey found that 47 percent of Canadian respondents and 41 percent of those in the U.S. indicated that their international clients were from... Read More

NAR at 2015 MIPIM

Tue, 03/31/2015 - 23:00

MIPIM, one of the largest commercial real estate conferences in the world, took place in Cannes, France, March 10-13th 2015.

NAR hosted the USA Pavilion to increase awareness of our markets here in the US with commercial development opportunity and to connect interested parties to NAR members.

MIPIM Highlights

NAR Makes Global Connections at MIPIM,” REALTOR® Magazine

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2014 Q4 Commercial Real Estate Market Survey

Tue, 03/31/2015 - 23:00

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.Q4 Highlights:
  • Riding the wave of economic and, more specifically, market improvements, commercial REALTORS® reported advances in the fourth quarter 2014.
  • REALTORS® indicated acceleration in the... Read More

Expectations and Market Realities in Real Estate 2015

Tue, 03/31/2015 - 23:00

As 2015 gets underway, many investors are more optimistic than they have been in years. Economic growth has been increasing, job growth has been improving, and consumers have been given a boost as gasoline prices have dipped nationwide. Compared to the markets and financial systems in other developed countries, the U.S. economy looks generally healthy.

With respect to commercial real estate investment, interest rates are still low and fundamentals continue to improve. Volume and pricing have been increasing, especially for high-quality properties in the coastal markets, but we have... Read More

Commercial Real Estate Outlook Webinar

Tue, 03/31/2015 - 23:00

Review the "Commercial Real Estate Outlook: Will Demand Continue to Lift Prices?" webinar with NAR Research & Deloitte.

Successful Women in Commercial Real Estate Featuring Cathy Jones

Tue, 03/31/2015 - 23:00

Cathy Jones, CCIM has built her firm, Sun Commercial Real Estate, into the number one woman-owned commercial brokerage in the Greater Las Vegas market, reaching $650 million in commercial transactions. Cathy joined host Alex Ruggieri to discuss her transition from accounting into real estate, highlighting how she and her team bounced back from a difficult economic downturn. Tune in to hear her perspective on building successful teams, the importance of referrals, reputation, and why women in business shouldn... Read More

Reducing a Property's Energy Footprint with Big Data

Tue, 03/31/2015 - 23:00

Goby COO Ryan Nelson joined Commercial Podcast Host Alex Ruggieri to discuss how property managers can increase energy efficiency through the analysis of data from their buildings, providing insight into areas where energy use, waste, recycling and more can be optimized.

Commercial Real Estate Demand is Holding Steady Despite Overseas Concerns

Tue, 03/31/2015 - 23:00

WASHINGTON (November 24, 2014) – Despite a slowing global economy, forward economic momentum in the U.S. should keep commercial real estate activity on firmer footing, according to the National Association of Realtors® quarterly commercial real estate forecast.

Lawrence Yun, NAR chief economist, says commercial activity should progress at a gradual pace heading into 2015. “Solid economic growth in the third quarter proved that the... Read More

Tech Tools for Managing Business Operations & Taxes

Tue, 03/31/2015 - 23:00

Understanding one’s allocation of time, expenses and mileage is one way successful commercial professionals, entrepreneurs and independent contractors keep more of their hard earned money. John Thomas, CEO of Deductr, part of the 2014 class of REach® Accelerator Companies, joined us to discuss tools and best practices for increasing your efficiency with automated tools.

Transitioning to Commercial with Brian Leung of Colliers International

Tue, 03/31/2015 - 23:00

Brian Leung, Vice President of the Investment Services Group at Colliers International, joins us to discuss the transition from residential to commercial. Tune in to hear the story of his beginnings in residential, and how he has achieved success through specialization and maintaining a healthy work/life balance.

Commercial Market on Road to Recovery, Say Realtors®

Tue, 03/31/2015 - 23:00

NEW ORLEANS (November 7, 2014) –  While economic activity was mixed during the first half of the year, industry experts expressed confidence that the commercial real estate market is on the rise during the Commercial Economic Issues & Trends Forum at the 2014 REALTORS® Conference & Expo.

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

2014 Q3 Commercial Real Estate Market Survey

Tue, 03/31/2015 - 23:00

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.Q3 Survey Highlights:
  • In line with the economic upswing, commercial REALTORS® reported market gains in the third quarter 2014.
  • Sales of commercial properties rose 7.4 percent on a year-over-... Read More

Take Discovering Commercial Real Estate Online

Tue, 03/31/2015 - 23:00

This NAR course offers a broad overview of the basics of commercial real estate and how it differs from residential real estate. This is an ideal introductory course for those who are newly licensed and/or residential agents who want to learn more about commercial real estate.

Building a Power Network

Tue, 03/31/2015 - 23:00

Collaboration is a powerful way to add value to your engagements with clients, reminds Bob Rosenberg, CCIM, founder of InvestNet. Learn more about best practices for hiring and strategies to ensure that you and your team are accountable to your goals.

Infographic: 2014 Commercial Real Estate Research

Tue, 03/31/2015 - 23:00

For more information about these and other research reports produced by NAR, visit the Research Reports page.

For more information on commercial real estate, please visit's Commercial page.

Improving Access to Capital in CRE & Small Business

Tue, 03/31/2015 - 23:00

Considering that 7 out of 10 individuals who apply for loans in the U.S. are rejected, there is a huge opportunity to improve access to financing for the small business and commercial real estate communities, reports Chinwe Onyeagoro, CEO of FundWell (a member of the REach® Class of 2014). Tune in to learn more about how innovators like Chinwe are helping connect brokers, lenders and entrepreneurs with the resources they need to grow.

Commercial Real Estate Lending Survey

Tue, 03/31/2015 - 23:00

The Commercial Real Estate Lending Survey is conducted annually and provides an overview of lending conditions that impact commercial transactions nationally, based on responses from commercial real estate members.

According to the first Urban Land Institute/EY Real Estate Consensus Forecast of 2014, commercial real estate fundamentals are projected to continue improving. Vacancy rates are expected to decline for office, industrial and retail properties, while availability for apartments is estimated to rise. Commercial rents are poised to rise for the four core property types in... Read More