April 24, 2015 Commercial Headlines

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Technology and Data

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


NAR’s REALTOR Benefits® Program partner, Xceligent® is a leading provider of verified commercial real estate information across the U.S., including a comprehensive inventory of commercial properties, buildings available for lease/sale, tenant information, sales comps, historical trends on lease rates and occupancy, and more. ... 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 2014 National Commercial Awards Program.

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Commercial - Community Outreach

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Good communities are good business. As a commercial real estate professional, taking an active role in making a community a better place will benefit you, your public image, and your bottom line. 

NAR has Community Outreach Programs  available to help you and your local association get more involved in your community. 

  • Preserve & Expand Housing for the Workforce – Multifamily Development, Housing Fairs & Forums
  • Enhance a Community’s Development & Growth – Downtown Revitalization, Smart Growth,... Read More

NAR Signature Speakers Bureau

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The former Signature Series Speakers' Bureau is now the NAR Signature Speakers Bureau. This resource has been streamlined to present a list of speakers that NAR has vetted for state and local associations to consider for upcoming events. Download the list of speakers and speaker bios here.

Commercial Services Accreditation

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The Commercial Services Accreditation is a prestigious recognition program, acknowledging local and state REALTOR® associations for their commitment to providing commercial services to membership, engaging commercial members within the association, and developing the association as a voice and resource for commercial real estate in the local market. The program was developed by NAR with the help of commercial structures in 2008 to help any association... Read More

Asian Investors Lead International Commercial Investment in U.S. and Canada, says NAR Survey

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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

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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

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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.

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

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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

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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

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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

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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.

Report from the May 19, 2012 Board of Directors Meeting

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Below is a report from the Board of Directors meeting at the close of the 2012 NAR Midyear Legislative Meetings & Trade Expo in Washington, D.C., May 19.

Rally to Protect the American Dream

President Moe Veissi recounted the success of the May 17 Rally to Protect the American Dream, at which 13,800 REALTORS® gathered at the Washington Monument to celebrate home ownership. The rally showed consumers that, when it comes to something as important as home ownership, “you'... Read More

Commercial Real Estate Demand is Holding Steady Despite Overseas Concerns

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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

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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

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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®

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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

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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.

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