August 5, 2015

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Commercial Market Continues Recovery, Says NAR Chief Economist Commercial Headlines - 1 hour 27 min ago

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

Some Comparisons: Small and Large Commercial Real Estate Transactions Commercial Headlines - 1 hour 27 min ago

NAR has estimated that the commercial market for buildings selling for under $2.5 million could be in the neighborhood of $50 billion annually, compared to the market for large buildings—which totaled $430 Billion in 2014.

Advocacy Commercial Headlines - 1 hour 27 min ago
Commercial Issues & Actions

This issue brief highlights NAR's commercial real estate top priorities. View the issue brief.

This summary whitepaper reviews NAR’s most recent advocacy efforts around regulations and legislation affecting the commercial real estate industry. Download the latest Commercial Issues & Actions PDF.

Commercial Issue Summaries and In-Depth Information

Professional Development Commercial Headlines - 1 hour 27 min ago

Grow your expertise through the learning opportunities, designations and events offered by NAR and our commercial affiliate organizations.

NAR Courses

Discovering Commercial Real Estate

This NAR course offers a broad overview of the... Read More

Commercial Lending Trends Survey Commercial Headlines - 1 hour 27 min ago
  • Commercial vacancy rates declined for the core property types. Availability is expected to continue contracting for office, industrial and retail properties in 2015 and beyond.
  • 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 to the tune of 2.5 percent to 3.7 percent.
  • Lending conditions in REALTOR® markets notched another year of sustainable recovery.

Broker Liable for Slander of Title Commercial Headlines - 1 hour 27 min ago

Read the full decision: Anton v. Mr. C’s Lake Orion, L.L.C.

A Michigan court has held that a commercial real estate broker (“Broker”) may be held liable for slander of title for violations of the state’s Commercial Real Estate Broker’s Lien Act (“CREBLA”).

Broker entered into an exclusive listing agreement with the owner (“Owner”) of a commercial property.  Pursuant to the agreement, Broker was to receive a commission... Read More

ICSC RECon Commercial Headlines - 1 hour 27 min ago

NAR will once again be an exhibitor at the International Council of Shopping Center’s (ICSC) RECon event in Las Vegas, May 18-20, 2015.

This is one of the largest industry events with over 34,000 attendees expected (commercial brokers, developers, and retailers).

NAR members are welcome to reserve space for client meetings during Leasing Mall hours Monday through Wednesday of the show. Contact Lauren Van Holten at for availability.

For more information about the event, visit... Read More

Technology and Data Commercial Headlines - 1 hour 27 min ago

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 Commercial Headlines - 1 hour 27 min ago

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.

Please submit nominations for the 2015 National Commercial Award program by August 31st, 2015 via the award nomination webpage here.... Read More

Commercial - Community Outreach Commercial Headlines - 1 hour 27 min ago


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 Commercial Headlines - 1 hour 27 min ago

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 Commercial Headlines - 1 hour 27 min ago

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 develop and... Read More

Asian Investors Lead International Commercial Investment in U.S. and Canada, says NAR Survey Commercial Headlines - 1 hour 27 min ago

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 Commercial Headlines - 1 hour 27 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. The event is held each March in Cannes, France. To put this into perspective, MIPIM 2015 drew over 21,000 attendees from more than 90 countries, and included 2,400 exhibiting companies and 4,800 investors.

In 2015,... Read More

2014 Q4 Commercial Real Estate Market Survey Commercial Headlines - 1 hour 27 min ago

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 Commercial Headlines - 1 hour 27 min ago

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 Commercial Headlines - 1 hour 27 min ago

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 Commercial Headlines - 1 hour 27 min ago

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