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2015 Q2 Commercial Real Estate Market Survey

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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.

2015.Q2 Survey Highlights
  • Sixty percent of commercial REALTORS® closed a sale.
  • Sales volume rose 9 percent from a year ago.
  • Sales prices increased 7 percent year-over-year.
  • Cap rates... Read More

REALTOR® Safety Matters for Commercial Professionals

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By: Philip McGinnis, ACoM, ALC, CCIM

While the most publicized physical attacks on real estate agents have involved residential agents, commercial agents are equally at risk. Additionally, it’s important to remember that not all safety and security risks are external.

Currently, many markets are faced with a high office and industrial vacancy rate. These properties present huge risks to REALTORS® because... Read More

NAR Survey finds Like-Kind Exchanges Promote Job, Economic Growth

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WASHINGTON (July 9, 2015) — Real estate like-kind exchanges are an important vehicle for disposing of and acquiring properties and support the nation's financial growth, job creation and economy, according to a new report from the National Association of Realtors®.

The Like-Kind Exchanges: Real Estate Market Perspectives 2015 survey of NAR's commercial and residential members found that real estate investors and commercial property owners place a very high priority on current like-kind exchange tax rules; 40 percent indicated that transactions would not... Read More

Like-Kind Exchange Survey

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Highlights:
  • For a significant proportion of real estate market participants, like-kind exchanges (LKE) provide an important vehicle to dispose and acquire property.
  • Like-kind exchanges are available to individuals, partnerships, corporations, limited liability companies, as well as trusts.
  • The main requirement of a like-kind exchange is that the disposition of one property and acquisition of another property must be part of an integrated transaction, rather than two individual transactions.
  • REALTORS® are active participants in... Read More

NAR to Partner with Hogan Lovells on UAV Webinar

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The Hogan Lovells Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Group has partnered with the National Association of REALTORS® to host a webinar on the regulatory and business hurdles to operating unmanned aircraft systems (drones). Learn how to integrate UAV technology into your business and how to obtain a Section 333 waiver from the FAA.

Please join us on Thursday, July 9, 2015 at 2:00 P.M. EDT to learn more about how to get approved to fly drones.

Commercial Real Estate Show - Associations that Matter

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Jean Maday, NAR's Director of Commercial Services, talked about the benefits of association membership with leaders from SIOR, NAIOP, BOMA, and others during the “Associations for Success” segment of the Commercial Real Estate Show.

New Commercial Lease Accounting Rules: How They May Affect Owners, Landlords, and Lessees

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As two of the accounting world's major governing bodies work to converge their standards on the recognition of revenue of contracts with customers, they are changing the rules on how lessees must address leases on their balance sheets and profit and loss statements.  The result may drastically alter how commercial leases are negotiated.

Accounting rules require businesses to keep two basic financial statements which affect a business's tax liability as well as its ability to attract investors and obtain financing:

  • A balance sheet listing assets... Read More

Realtors® Report Increase in Commercial Transactions, Income and Sales Volume

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WASHINGTON (June 15, 2015) – Commercial real estate markets are improving with Realtors® specializing in commercial real estate reporting an increase in annual gross income, the number of sales transactions and sales volume, according to the 2015 National Association of Realtors® Commercial Member Profile.

The annual study's results represent Realtors®, members of NAR, who conduct all or part of their business in commercial sales, leasing, brokerage and development for land, office and industrial space, multifamily and retail buildings, as well as property... Read More

2015 Commercial Member Profile Highlights

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In this video, Jessica Lautz, NAR's Director of Member and Consumer Survey Research, talks about highlights of the 2015 Commercial Member Profile. The Commercial Member Profile describes the business activities, demographics and information needs of NAR members who are commercial real estate professionals.

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2015 Commercial Member Profile

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This infographic uses data from the 2015 Commercial Member Profile.

The Commercial Member Profile describes the business activities, demographics and information needs of NAR members who are commercial real estate professionals.

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Cash Accounts for 28 Percent of Commercial Transactions in REALTOR® Markets

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Commercial real estate investment trends were positive in 2014, following on last year’s tail winds. The investment trends continued in the first quarter of 2015, up 45 percent from the same period in 2014.

The Ins and Outs of Tenant Representation

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NAR member Deena Zimmerman joined the show to talk about the ins and outs of tenant representation. At the time of taping, Deena was a Senior Associate at Jameson Commercial, where she specialized in finding high quality sites throughout Chicagoland and surrounding areas for national operators, franchisees, and first-time entrepreneurs. She recently joined Sperry Van Ness Chicago Commercial as Vice President.

2015 Q1 Commercial Real Estate Market Survey

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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 

2015.Q1 Survey Highlights 
  • 60% of commercial REALTORS® closed a sale. 
  • Sales volume rose 11% from a year ago. 
  • Sales prices increased 4% year-over-year. 
  • Cap... Read More

Regulators Issue Guidance on HVCRE Loans

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The Federal Reserve System, Comptroller of the Currency and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation have issued guidance on a portion of the Basel III rules that govern High Volatility Commercial Real Estate (HVCRE). The document, an FAQ on the HVCRE provisions, is intended to provide clarity on the Basel III standards.

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Modest Growth Expected in Commercial Real Estate Markets

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WASHINGTON (May 26, 2015) — A stronger labor market and increasing household formation should keep commercial real estate demand on a gradual incline, according to the National Association of Realtors® quarterly commercial real estate forecast.

National office vacancy rates are forecast to slightly decrease 0.1 percent over the coming year as the demand for office space slowly improves. The vacancy rate for industrial space is expected to decline 0.3 percent and... Read More

Commercial and Economic Real Estate Outlook May 2015

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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® Legislative Meetings & Trade Expo in Washington, DC, on May 14, 2015.

Commercial Real Estate Trends

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These slides are from the Economic and Commercial Real Estate Outlook presentation given by Sam Chandan during the Commercial Economic Issues & Trends Forum at the REALTORS® Legislative Meetings & Trade Expo in Washington, DC, on May 14, 2015.

Dr. Chandan is Adjunct Associate Professor of Real Estate at the University of Pennsylvania Wharton.

Commercial Market Continues Recovery, Says NAR Chief Economist

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WASHINGTON (May 14, 2015) – While the commercial market still faces its share of challenges, Realtors® specializing in commercial real estate expressed confidence in the marked improvement seen in the market over the last year at a commercial economic issues and trends forum at the REALTORS® Legislative Meetings & Trade Expo.

National Association of Realtors® Chief Economist Lawrence Yun led a panel discussion about the forces shaping commercial real estate markets. The panelists agreed that the market has... Read More