August 20, 2014

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Construction Spending Dipped in June Commercial Headlines - 1 hour 24 min ago

The Commerce Department reports that spending on U.S. construction projects decreased in June by 0.6 percent, but residential construction activity is still 18.1 percent higher than in June 2012.

REALTOR® Commercial Markets Post Solid Growth in Second Quarter Commercial Headlines - 1 hour 24 min ago

The second quarter marked a noticeable improvement in the recovery trajectory of commercial REALTOR® markets.

New Rules for Bank Capital; SentriLock Success Commercial Headlines - 1 hour 24 min ago

NAR Treasurer Bill Armstrong talks to members about NAR's investment in SentriLock, including its new global headquarters in Ohio. He also provides an update on new rules on bank capital that were finalized this month.

Asian Buyers Eye U.S. Commercial Real Estate Commercial Headlines - 1 hour 24 min ago

Asian investors are eyeing office and retail properties in North America and have already spent $1.9 billion on U.S. commercial real estate during the first six months of the year, according to data from Real Capital Analytics.

Power Working to Achieve Your Ideal Work Week Commercial Headlines - 1 hour 24 min ago

In this episode, Alex Ruggieri, CCIM, has a conversation with Jill Duemeland, CCIM, on how to achieve success while still achieving an ideal work week. CEO & President of Duemeland Commercial Real Estate, Jill specializes in tenant and landlord representation and sale and leasing of industrial, medical, and retail properties. In 2010, listed as a Rising Star by CCIM Institute, Jill discusses her term "power working" and what changed her mind into getting in the family business.

Weak Economy Heightens Liability Risks Commercial Headlines - 1 hour 24 min ago

Find out why economic turmoil leads to more court cases and what you can do about the potential risks.

Smart Corporations Are Renters Commercial Headlines - 1 hour 24 min ago

A conversation with Jonathan Wiley about why most companies might be better off financially if they leased space.

Strip Malls Turn Heads Commercial Headlines - 1 hour 24 min ago

As vacancies decline, community shopping centers are a hit with consumers.

2013 NAR Commercial Member Profile Infographic Commercial Headlines - 1 hour 24 min ago


Commercial Member Profile Report

Based on a random sampling of NAR’s Commercial members, the 2013 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.

Lending for Small Investors in Commercial Real Estate Markets Records Slight Improvements in 2013 Commercial Headlines - 1 hour 24 min ago

For most commercial REALTORS®, investment activity registered slight improvements over the past year. Members posted gains in transactions of office properties, which took the top spot. Industrial, multifamily and retail/land deals followed close behind.

Quarterly Commercial Market Update Commercial Headlines - 1 hour 24 min ago

NAR's Research Economist George Ratiu and Research Marketing and Communications Manager TJ Doyle give an update on the latest positive signs in the commercial market, as well as some of the challenges still facing the market.

Economic Growth Drives Commercial Investments in Q1 of 2013 Commercial Headlines - 1 hour 24 min ago

Following on the solid 24 percent yearly gains in 2012, commercial investments notched a strong first quarter. Sales of major properties totaled $72.8 billion in the first quarter, a 35 percent rise from a year ago, according to Real Capital Analytics. Portfolio transactions made up a large portion of the volume, especially due to the sale of Archstone apartment properties to Equity Residential and Avalon Bay. Individual property sales comprised $40 billion, a 7.8 percent gain from the same quarter last year.

Vacancy Rates Continue Decline in Q2 2013 Commercial Headlines - 1 hour 24 min ago

National vacancy rates over the coming year are expected to continue declining in most property sectors.

Commercial Real Estate Fundamentals Improving, Lending Tight for Small Business Commercial Headlines - 1 hour 24 min ago


WASHINGTON (May 28, 2013) – With vacancy rates modestly falling and rents moderately rising in commercial real estate sectors, market fundamentals have improved, but financing remains a challenge for small business, according to the National Association of Realtors® quarterly commercial real estate forecast

Lawrence Yun, NAR chief economist, said the market is showing an uneven recovery.  “The wheels appear... Read More

Realtors® Report Positive Trends in Commercial Market with Increases in Income, Transactions Commercial Headlines - 1 hour 24 min ago

WASHINGTON (May 23, 2013) – Realtors® who practice commercial real estate have reported an increase in annual gross income for the third year in a row, signaling the market is on the road to recovery. According to the National Association of Realtors® 2013 Commercial Member Profile, transactions and sales volume have also increased since last year.

The study shows median annual gross income for 2012 was $90,200, an increase from $86,000 in 2011 and is at its highest level since 2008.... Read More to Provide Comprehensive Commercial Listings Commercial Headlines - 1 hour 24 min ago listings data from Xceligent will be available to® users come Q3 2013.

Realtor® Confidence in Commercial Market Growing Commercial Headlines - 1 hour 24 min ago

WASHINGTON (May 16, 2013) – Realtors® who specialize in commercial real estate expressed optimism and confidence in the market during a forum at the Realtors® Midyear Legislative Meetings & Trade Expo. Despite a slow turning economy, commercial practitioners believe the market is not only better off than it was a year ago, but also will continue to improve.

National Association of Realtors® chief economist Lawrence Yun joined several Realtor® commercial... Read More

Healthcare Real Estate: The “Retailization” Of Healthcare Commercial Headlines - 1 hour 24 min ago

Technological advances and specialization in healthcare means that patients will be spending more time in small outpatient facilities.

Main St. and the Internet: Closing the Tax Gap Commercial Headlines - 1 hour 24 min ago

Pending legislation to even the tax-collection playing field between Internet retailers and bricks-and-mortar retailers is an important issue for commercial real estate professionals, because their clients face a disadvantage against out-of-state Internet retailers on tax collection.