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November 22, 2014

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Urge Congress to Extend TRIA

Fri, 11/21/2014 - 18:00

The Terrorism Risk Insurance Act of 2002 will expire at the end of 2014 without reauthorization from Congress. Show your support by responding to the Call For Action.

Tech Tools for Managing Business Operations & Taxes

Fri, 11/21/2014 - 18:00

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

Fri, 11/21/2014 - 18:00

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®

Fri, 11/21/2014 - 18:00

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

Fri, 11/21/2014 - 18:00

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

Fri, 11/21/2014 - 18:00

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

Fri, 11/21/2014 - 18:00

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

Fri, 11/21/2014 - 18:00

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 REALTOR.org's Commercial page.

Improving Access to Capital in CRE & Small Business

Fri, 11/21/2014 - 18:00

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

Fri, 11/21/2014 - 18:00

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

Accredited Commercial Excellence (ACE) Award

Fri, 11/21/2014 - 18:00
2014 ACE Awards winners

Congratulations to our 2014 recipients! Stay tuned for additional highlights featuring best practices from this year’s winning submissions.

Communications/Marketing

Denver Metro Association of REALTORS®
Honorable Mention: Indiana Commercial Board of REALTORS®

Community Involvement

Commercial Association of REALTORS® Wisconsin
Honorable Mention: Charleston Trident Association of REALTORS®

Education / Professionalism

Greater Tampa Association of REALTORS®
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Transform Prospecting Efforts Into Profit

Fri, 11/21/2014 - 18:00

Jim Gillespie, expert coach, trainer and consultant for Commercial Real Estate practitioners across the country, shares insight and practical tips on best practices and tools to transform your prospecting efforts into a powerful (and profitable) habit.

NAR Commercial Regulatory Update: Lease Accounting

Fri, 11/21/2014 - 18:00

NAR Government Affairs policy representatives talk about the association's efforts to prevent lease accounting changes from hurting commercial real estate.

2014 Q2 Commercial Real Estate Market Survey

Fri, 11/21/2014 - 18:00

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.Q2 Survey Highlights
  • 64% of commercial REALTORS® closed a sale.
  • Sales volume rose 7% from a year ago.
  • Sales prices increased 3% year-over-year.
  • Cap rates averaged 8.3% during Q2.... Read More

Commercial Real Estate Outlook

Fri, 11/21/2014 - 18:00

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. Historic data for metro areas were provided by REIS, Inc., a source of commercial real estate performance information.

List of Markets Covered

The Commercial Real Estate Outlook includes statistics on 54 of the nation's largest markets.

Latest News

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Improving Economy Slowly Brightens Outlook for Commercial Real Estate

Fri, 11/21/2014 - 18:00

WASHINGTON (August 26, 2014) – The strong rebound in economic growth during the second quarter and ongoing job creation are gradually improving the outlook for all of the major commercial real estate sectors, according to the National Association of Realtors® quarterly commercial real estate forecast.

Lawrence Yun, NAR chief economist, says after many false starts, the economy finally appears to be turning a corner to firmer ground. “The... Read More

Latest Commercial Property Prices: July 2014

Fri, 11/21/2014 - 18:00

The price index in July was unchanged from the record-high set in June. It is up 6 percent year-over-year and 76 percent from the cyclical low five years ago.

Discovering Commercial Real Estate

Fri, 11/21/2014 - 18:00

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

Fri, 11/21/2014 - 18:00

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