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October 30, 2014

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Commercial Sales Rise 11% in 1Q

realtor.org Commercial Headlines - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 15:00

Commercial real estate sales improved 5% over 4Q 2013 and are up 11% from one year ago, despite severe winter weather and a slow market.

Commercial Markets Experience Rising Rents in Q1

realtor.org Commercial Headlines - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 15:00

Commercial leasing rose 5% over the prior quarter, with new construction showing a similar 4% gain as demand for space accelerated.

Association Involvement - Developing Your Leadership Skills and Business

realtor.org Commercial Headlines - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 15:00

Involvement in your state or local association can develop your leadership skills, strengthen the organization, and have a positive impact on your business. Leil Koch, CCIM, CIPS, CPM, CRB, Chair of NAR’s Commercial Committee, shares how his association experience has been beneficial.

Political Advocacy

realtor.org Commercial Headlines - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 15:00

Because of the importance of terrorism insurance coverage to commercial real estate, NAR supports the continued availability and affordability of coverage made possible by the federal backstop program of the “Terrorism Risk Insurance Act of 2002” and its extensions.

The program provides stability and creates a viable insurance market, with widely available coverage and affordable premiums, at virtually no cost to taxpayers. Sustaining a viable private market for terrorism insurance depends on the federal backstop.  If TRIA is allowed to expire at the end of 2014, or... Read More

NAR: Terrorism Insurance Extension Gains

realtor.org Commercial Headlines - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 15:00

NAR President Steve Brown talks about the Terrorism Risk Insurance Act (TRIA) and NAR's support of the bipartisan bill to extend it for seven years.

2014 Commercial Innovation Grant Winners

realtor.org Commercial Headlines - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 15:00

Birmingham Association of REALTORS®: Day of Education & Networking. The association is hosting this event to encourage personal face-to-face interaction between brokers and sales associates as a vital part of serving the client needs.

Southland Regional Association of REALTORS®: Commercial Real Estate Forum. The association is hosting a forum addressing how commercial real estate impacts the residential economy.

Sacramento Association of REALTORS®: Educational Bus Tour. The association will be providing a one day educational bus tour... Read More

2014 NAR Commercial Member Profile Infographic

realtor.org Commercial Headlines - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 15:00

 

Commercial Member Profile Report

Based on a random sampling of NAR’s Commercial members, the 2014 Commercial Member Profile gives a detailed overview of a variety of demographic characteristics and business practices of REALTORS® who specialize in commercial real estate. This infographic presents a sample of data from the report. Read the full report here.... Read More

Led By Multifamily, Improvement Seen in All Commercial Real Estate Sectors

realtor.org Commercial Headlines - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 15:00

WASHINGTON (May 27, 2014) – The outlook for all of the major commercial real estate sectors is slightly improving despite disappointing economic growth during the first quarter of 2014, according to the National Association of Realtors® quarterly commercial real estate forecast.

Lawrence Yun, NAR chief economist, said the sluggish growth experienced in the first quarter is not indicative of the actual health of the economy. “... Read More

Add Value by Using 1031 Exchanges

realtor.org Commercial Headlines - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 15:00

Rochelle Stone, founding partner of Starker Services, Inc., discusses how 1031 Exchanges help add value for your clients by deferring capital gains taxes and even avoiding needless taxes.

Solid Commercial Improvement Seen

realtor.org Commercial Headlines - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 15:00

George Ratiu of NAR Research talks about the strengthening commercial market based the First Quarter 2014 Commercial Real Estate Market Survey.

Realtors® Declare Confidence in Commercial Market

realtor.org Commercial Headlines - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 15:00

WASHINGTON (May 15, 2014) — Realtors® who specialize in commercial real estate expressed confidence and optimism in the market during a forum at the REALTOR® Party Convention & Trade Expo. Despite a sluggish economy, commercial practitioners are not only reporting improvements in the market, but they expect improvements to continue in the years to come.

National Association of Realtors® Chief Economist Lawrence Yun joined... Read More

Providing Value and Increasing Income Through Corporate Real Estate Services

realtor.org Commercial Headlines - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 15:00

David Wilk, Product Council Chair of Corporate Real Estate with Sperry Van Ness, speaks about the corporate real estate services market and using a "what can I do for you" approach to securing clients for life.

Realtors® Report Positive Outlook in Commercial Market with Increases in Sales Volume, Income

realtor.org Commercial Headlines - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 15:00

WASHINGTON (May 6, 2014) – Realtors® who practice commercial real estate reported an increase in sales transaction volume and medium gross annual income last year, according to the 2014 National Association of Realtors® Commercial Member Profile.

NAR commercial members who were surveyed conduct all or part of their activity in commercial sales, leasing, brokerage and development for land, office and industrial space, multifamily, and retail buildings, as well... Read More

Terrorism Risk Insurance, SBA Refinancing

realtor.org Commercial Headlines - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 15:00

NAR President Steve Brown explains how NAR is working hard to ensure that terrorism risk insurance is extended before it expires at the end of 2014. He also talks about changes to the SBA 504 program to make it easier for small businesses to refinance, and enable more capital to return to market.

Getting the Most From Your Mobile Technology

realtor.org Commercial Headlines - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 15:00

Are you social? Are you mobile? Learn some key ways you can use ever-expanding technology tools to enhance your business and become more efficient. In this podcast, Todd Kuhlmann, CCIM, shares his insights and passion for using technology in commercial real estate.

Compelling Value, Collaboration, and Community

realtor.org Commercial Headlines - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 15:00

Host Alex Ruggieri, CCIM, speaks to Lloyd Berry, CCIM, the Director of Operations for Colliers International management division.They discuss Berry's top three pieces of advice that have contributed to the success of his firm: creating a unique and compelling market value proposition, collaborating internally, and contributing to your local and international community.

Flood Bill Helps Commercial

realtor.org Commercial Headlines - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 15:00

NAR Senior Policy Representative Austin Perez and NAR Legislative Policy Representative Erin Stackley discuss the impact that the new flood insurance law will have on commercial properties.

To learn more about the bill, go to "Senate Passes Flood Insurance With House Amendment."

How to "Exploit your Uniqueness" in Presenting your Business

realtor.org Commercial Headlines - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 15:00

In this podcast, host Alex Ruggieri speaks to Maribeth Kuzmeski, president of Red Zone Marketing, internationally recognized speaker, and author of seven books, including “The Connectors: How the World's Most Successful Businesspeople Build Relationships and Win Clients for Life.” Maribeth shares her tips on how to best present yourself to a potential client, how to make your qualifications matter to your client, how to realize the difference between personal "features" and "benefits."

REALTOR® Commercial Sales Rise 11% in Fourth Quarter

realtor.org Commercial Headlines - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 15:00

Mirroring broader trends, commercial transactions in REALTORS® markets registered a positive fourth quarter. On a year-over-year basis, sales increased 11 percent in the last quarter, as prices rose 4 percent. Cap rates continued compressing with a 50 basis point decline, from an average of 9.2 percent in the third quarter to 8.7 percent in the last. Multifamily properties recorded the lowest average cap rates, at 7.7 percent, followed by hotels, at 8.0 percent. Office and retail spaces posted cap rates of 8.6 percent and 8.5 percent, respectively.