October 27, 2016

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NAR's 2016 MIPIM Recap Commercial Headlines - 2 hours 5 min ago

MIPIM, one of the largest real estate property events in the world, brings together the most influential players from all international property sectors - office, residential, retail, healthcare, sport, logistics and industrial, offering unrivaled access to the greatest number of development projects and sources of capital worldwide. This past March, MIPIM drew over 23,000 attendees from 89 countries countries, and included 2,400 exhibiting companies and 4,800 investors. NAR returned to host an expanded USA Pavilion to increase awareness of commercial and... Read More

May 2016 Economic and Commercial Real Estate Outlook Commercial Headlines - 2 hours 5 min ago

These slides were presented by NAR Chief Economist Lawrence Yun at the Commercial Economic Issues & Trends Forum at the REALTORS® Legislative Meetings & Expo in Washington, DC, on May 12, 2016.

Lending Remains Largest Concern for Commercial Real Estate Market, Say Realtors® Commercial Headlines - 2 hours 5 min ago

WASHINGTON (May 13, 2016) — Realtors® specializing in commercial real estate expressed confidence in the continued recovery seen in the market but concern over the availability of commercial financing, during a commercial economic issues and trends forum at the 2016 REALTORS® Legislative Meetings & Trade Expo.

National Association of Realtors® Chief Economist Lawrence Yun discussed the forces affecting commercial markets and said that while the overall market is seeing continued recovery, trepidation remains... Read More

New Lead Risk Reduction Credit Commercial Headlines - 2 hours 5 min ago

The EPA that the United States Green Building Council’s (USGBC) Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Pilot Credit program has announced a newly available “Lead Risk Reduction Pilot Credit.”  Its intent is to reduce adverse health impacts and environmental pollution in buildings through the implementation of improved maintenance and lead-safe work practices, and to provide staff with the necessary information they need to promote lead-safe practices.  It specifically focuses on lead paint in dust, soil, and water.  In order to qualify for the... Read More

Quiz: Commercial Real Estate Lending Trends Commercial Headlines - 2 hours 5 min ago

The information from this quiz was taken from the NAR report Commercial Real Estate Lending Trends.

Commercial Lending Trends Survey Commercial Headlines - 2 hours 5 min ago
  • Commercial real estate (CRE) notched another year of growth in 2015, favored by continued macroeconomic growth and broadening capital markets.
  • Commercial vacancy rates declined for the core property types. Availability is expected to continue contracting for office, industrial and retail properties in 2016.
  • Vacancies for apartments are estimated to rise, due to gains in supply.
  • Commercial rents have risen across the board, and are projected to advance this year in the 2.5 percent to 4.0 percent range.
  • ... Read More

Webinar: Changes to the Foreign Investment in Real Property Tax Act (FIRPTA) Commercial Headlines - 2 hours 5 min ago

Learn about residential and commercial tax implications and compliance with the Foreign Investment in Real Property Tax Act.

Get Ready for Lease Accounting Rule Changes Commercial Headlines - 2 hours 5 min ago

Commercial real estate opportunities are expected to come out of changes to accounting rules that take effect soon. The Financial Accounting Standards Board is rolling out new rules on lease accounting and that will spur companies that own or lease real estate to evaluate the right mix of real estate for them. NAR Government Affairs provides a report.

Current Topics in Real Estate Taxation Webinar Commercial Headlines - 2 hours 5 min ago
A look at recently enacted tax changes and the outlook for tax reform

This webinar provides you with current information on recently-enacted tax provisions affecting real estate as well as the outlook for changes in the near future including:

  • The December 2015 PATH Act and its treatment of:
    • 15-year depreciation period for leasehold improvements;
    • Real estate and other business assets that can be written off immediately
    • Other tax changes for residential and commercial real estate
    • Changes to the... Read More

Commercial Price Growth Expected to Slow in 2016 Commercial Headlines - 2 hours 5 min ago

U.S. macroeconomic momentum dropped during the fourth quarter of 2015, buffeted by global economic slowdown and financial volatility. Payroll employment offered a bright spot, closing the year with a total of 2.7 million net new jobs, boosted by private service industries. Rising employment drove demand for commercial space across the property spectrum. Vacancies continued declining in the fourth quarter of 2015, as rising rents improved cash flows.

2015 Q4 Commercial Real Estate Market Survey Commercial Headlines - 2 hours 5 min ago

The REALTORS® Commercial Real Estate Market Trends measures quarterly activity in the commercial real estate markets, as reported in a national survey. The survey collects data from REALTORS® engaged in commercial real estate transactions. The survey is designed to provide an overview of market performance, sales and rental transactions, along with information on current economic challenges and future expectations.

2015.Q4 Survey Highlights
  • Sixty-six percent of commercial REALTORS® closed a sale.
  • Sales volume rose 7.4 percent from a year... Read More

New Ad Campaign Urges Consumers to “Get Realtor®” Commercial Headlines - 2 hours 5 min ago

WASHINGTON (February 8, 2016) — Buying a home isn’t as easy as clicking a few buttons and magically getting the home of your dreams, as the current real estate advertising landscape leads many to believe. The reality is that real estate transactions can be stressful and there are often challenges and obstacles along the way.

To communicate Realtor® value in helping consumers succeed in all things real estate, the National Association of Realtors® has launched a new advertising campaign, “Get Realtor®.” The campaign targets hyper-connected and... Read More

Expectations and Market Realities in Real Estate Commercial Headlines - 2 hours 5 min ago

As 2016 gets underway, there has been a definite slowdown in the velocity of commercial real estate sales volume, per Real Capital Analytics. We expect commercial real estate to take on more of a defensive role in this environment, and as values and prices begin to level off, investors will likely benefit from it being a hard asset, as well as from its strong income flow, especially if long-term interest rates and 10-year Treasury rates remain low, as expected.

With respect to investment, it is always difficult to separate market realities from the “... Read More

Commercial Real Estate Experts: Moderate Expansion, Easing Prices Expected in 2016 Commercial Headlines - 2 hours 5 min ago

WASHINGTON (February 4, 2016) — Despite various global and domestic hurdles hindering economic growth, steady job gains and stable leasing demand should help keep commercial real estate activity expanding in 2016, according to the authors of an annual report published jointly by Situs Real Estate Research Corporation (RERC), Deloitte and the National Association of Realtors®.

According to the report, Expectations & Market Realities in Real... Read More

Tips for MIPIM Attendees Commercial Headlines - 2 hours 5 min ago

Attending MIPIM?  It will be helpful to get a lay of the land before you go. Following are business strategy tips along with some practical information to make the most of your time in Cannes. Enjoy!

Business Strategy
  1. Go online. Soon after completing your registration with the organizing group, you will receive an email with login details (or information on how to change your login). Your email is your user name. Login to the online MIPIM site ( to complete your profile and... Read More

National Commercial Awards Commercial Headlines - 2 hours 5 min ago
NAR's 2016 National Commercial Awards Celebrating Local Achievement on a National Level

Have any of your REALTOR® members who are engaged in commercial real estate business received an award or recognition this year? NAR wants to honor accomplished REALTORS® in commercial real estate by celebrating their local achievement on a national level through recognition in our National Commercial Awards Program. Take this opportunity to recognize an award-winning commercial professional from your association by submitting a... Read More

Technology Ease Meets Commercial Real Estate Commercial Headlines - 2 hours 5 min ago

How one brokerage is using technology to simplify the search for commercial properties.

Professional & Business Services Employment Drives Demand for Office Space in Q3.2015 Commercial Headlines - 2 hours 5 min ago

Commercial fundamentals in REALTORS® markets continued improving during the third quarter 2015, as noted in the Commercial Real Estate Outlook: 2015.Q4. 

Factory Conversions Spark Tech Office Interest Commercial Headlines - 2 hours 5 min ago

Learn what’s driving technology, media, and other information-related firms to look at repurposed industrial buildings for their workforce.