September 2, 2015 Commercial Headlines

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Employment and Low Interest Rates Drive Commercial Real Estate Gains

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With improving economic fundamentals, demand for commercial space continued improving across all property types, according to The National Association of REALTORS® Commercial Real Estate Outlook: 2015.Q3 report. 

Commercial Expectations for Third Quarter 2015

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The information in this infographic is from NAR's third quarter commercial forecast report.

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Vacancies Decline in REALTORS® Commercial Markets in Q2.2015

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Vacancy rates mirrored regional and product variations, as most properties posted availability declines. Apartments experienced availability increases due to rising supply. Industrial availability posted the largest year-over-year decline, followed by retail and office vacancies

Demand in REALTORS® Commercial Markets Outpaces Construction in Q2.2015

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Leasing volume during the second quarter rose 4.7 percent over the previous quarter, and leasing rates rose 2.7 percent in the second quarter, compared with the 2.8 percent advance in the previous quarter, according to the Commercial Real Estate Market Trends report. 

Yield Premium Favors REALTORS® Commercial Markets in Q2.2015

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Based on the latest NAR report on REALTORS® CRE markets, capitalization rates declined to an average of 7.5 percent across all property types, an 85 basis point decline on a yearly basis. Apartments posted the lowest cap rate, while retail transactions reported the highest comparative cap rates.

Jean Maday Named 2015 Woman of Influence

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Real Estate Forum magazine's 2015 list features 350 nominees based on their achievements in, contributions to, and reputation in the business of commercial real estate. Jean Maday, Director of Commercial Real Estate, is listed on page 52.

2015 Profile of Real Estate Firms

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This infographic uses data from the 2015 Profile of Real Estate Firms.

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Real Estate Firms Remain Confident About Future Profitability, NAR Study Shows

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WASHINGTON (August 6, 2015) – Real estate firms are confident in the industry’s future growth and their increasing profitability, according to the 2015 National Association of Realtors® Profile of Real Estate Firms.

“A majority of firms have a positive view of the future, with 95 percent of all firms expecting their net income to either increase or stay the same in the next year,” said NAR President Chris Polychron, executive broker with 1st Choice Realty in Hot Springs,... Read More

Landing the Big Deal with Dean Saunders, ALC, CCIM

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Dean Saunders, ALC, CCIM shares his expertise working with land transactions, conservation and experience working with state and federal government.

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 they are typically isolated from populated areas, and are often difficult to access. Many of the same safety tips employed by residential agents are relevant for... 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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  • 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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