April 26, 2015

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Big Year Predicted for Commercial Success

Commercial real estate investments are expected to produce solid returns this year, according to a new report.

Investors Getting Back Into the Game

New surveys show that investors are not fading away as the number of distressed properties dry up. Instead, they are shifting their focus from distressed properties to non-distressed properties.

Commercial Real Estate Investors "Cautiously Optimistic" As the Future Unfolds, According to New Outlook Report

WASHINGTON (February 12, 2014) – Commercial real estate investments are expected to produce generally solid returns in 2014, according to the authors of Expectations & Market Realities in Real Estate 2014—The Future Unfolds, an annual forecast report released by Real Estate Research Corporation (RERC), Deloitte, and the National Association of Realtors®(NAR).

The three organizations have drawn on their respective capabilities to examine the economy, capital... Read More

Warehouses Becoming Boon for Commercial Real Estate

Online retailers such as Amazon are leading the trend in snapping up small warehouses close to urban areas in an effort to get products closer to where people live.

The Year of the Skyscraper

A rise in the number of skyscraper projects is expected to change urban skylines in the coming year.

Webinar: Earning Commercial Innovation Grants

View the recorded webinar from Dec. 10, 2013, as AEs walk you through successful applications for 2013 NAR Commercial Innovation grants. You'll also learn what's ahead for the grant program in 2014.

Big Firms Trade the Suburbs for the City

Some of the largest companies in America are swapping their suburban campuses for downtown office space, betting that such a move will help them recruit new employees.

Modest Growth Seen in Commercial Real Estate Markets

Commercial real estate leasing patterns are showing growth, and national vacancy rates are projected to decline in 2014. Take a look at NAR's data on office, industrial, retail and multifamily markets.

Rebound in Market for Suburban Office Space

Since the beginning of 2012, suburban markets have accounted for 87 percent of office demand. That follows vacancy rates in some areas of the country that spiked above 30 percent during the recession.

Uneven Recovery Causes Commercial Frustrations

Commercial practitioners are right to be frustrated, NAR Chief Economist Lawrence Yun said at the REALTORS® Conference & Expo.

Commercial Market Recovery Remains Uneven

SAN FRANCISCO (November 8, 2013) – After several years of slow-moving growth the commercial real estate market is in a recovery mode as transaction volume increased 27 percent over a year ago and prices display solid gains, said National Association of Realtors® Chief Economist Lawrence Yun during a commercial real estate forum at the 2013 REALTORS® Conference & Expo in San Francisco today.

While the overall commercial sector appears to be improving, Yun said this isn’t the case in all parts of the market... Read More

Momentum in the Commercial Market; Policy Wins for Commercial REALTORS®

Momentum in the commercial market continues. NAR Treasurer Bill Armstrong shares the latest commercial real estate data from NAR and highlights policy wins and more in the latest commercial podcast.

A Growing Trend: From Office to Condo

Developers are increasingly eyeing the conversion of office buildings into condominiums to meet the growing demand for urban residential space.

Getting Started in Commercial Real Estate

Discover a special collection of eBooks in the Library on getting a foothold in the commercial real estate market.

Upswing in Lending for Commercial Properties

Many U.S. banks are starting to see new growth in commercial property loans, according to research from SNL Financial.

CCIM President Wayne D'Amico Talks Education and Networking

Host Alex Ruggieri's guest in this podcast is CCIM President Wayne D'Amico. Ruggieri and D'Amico discuss the Certified Commercial Investment Member Institute and how it has presented opportunities and helped them in their respective careers.

Strip Mall Market Slow to Recover

Empty strip malls continue to plague U.S. shopping centers, as the sector struggles with oversupply from last decade's housing boom, according to a new report.

Why Companies Should Buy Instead of Rent

One commercial real estate commentator gives three reasons why current market conditions are pointing some businesses toward buying, rather than leasing, space.