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September 2, 2014

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Commercial - Community Outreach

realtor.org Commercial Headlines - Tue, 08/26/2014 - 16:00

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 &... Read More

Commercial Fundamentals Point to Steady Growth In Second Half of 2013

realtor.org Commercial Headlines - Tue, 08/26/2014 - 16:00

After gross domestic product revisions, business spending shows growing confidence in the first half of the year. The first quarter spending was down 4.6 percent, with a decline driven by a 25.7 percent drop in spending on commercial structures. However, the second quarter posted a much better performance, with an annual growth rate of 4.6 percent. Spending on commercial buildings rose 6.8 percent. Businesses also increased their spending on information processing and transportation equipment by 11.4 percent and 5.5 percent, respectively. The new component of business spending—... Read More

Confidence in Multifamily at All-Time High

realtor.org Commercial Headlines - Tue, 08/26/2014 - 16:00

The apartment and condo markets continue to gain momentum as rising demand from a large generation of young professionals strengthens.

Top Strategy for Growing Your Web Presence

realtor.org Commercial Headlines - Tue, 08/26/2014 - 16:00

In this edition of the Commercial Connections Podcast, host Alex Ruggieri's guest is Dave Lewand, founder of creGROW. Specializing in commercial real estate websites, Dave Lewand discusses the lack of functional commercial brokers' sites and how to keep your site fresh without having to constantly rebuild it.

From Summer Job to $10 Billion in Sales

realtor.org Commercial Headlines - Tue, 08/26/2014 - 16:00

In this edition of the Commercial Connections Podcast, host Alex Ruggieri's guest is Bob Knakal, chairman and founding partner of Massey Knakal in New York City. Knakal discusses what it takes to get to the top and how accepting a summer job turned into the genesis of one of the top realty services firm in New York. Mr. Knakal graduated from the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania with a BS in Economics and is a member of the National Association of REALTORS®. To date, Mr. Knakal has been responsible for the sale of more than 1,250 buildings worth over $10... Read More

Construction Spending Dipped in June

realtor.org Commercial Headlines - Tue, 08/26/2014 - 16:00

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

realtor.org Commercial Headlines - Tue, 08/26/2014 - 16:00

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

New Rules for Bank Capital; SentriLock Success

realtor.org Commercial Headlines - Tue, 08/26/2014 - 16:00

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

realtor.org Commercial Headlines - Tue, 08/26/2014 - 16:00

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

realtor.org Commercial Headlines - Tue, 08/26/2014 - 16:00

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

realtor.org Commercial Headlines - Tue, 08/26/2014 - 16:00

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

Smart Corporations Are Renters

realtor.org Commercial Headlines - Tue, 08/26/2014 - 16:00

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

Strip Malls Turn Heads

realtor.org Commercial Headlines - Tue, 08/26/2014 - 16:00

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

2013 NAR Commercial Member Profile Infographic

realtor.org Commercial Headlines - Tue, 08/26/2014 - 16:00

 

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

realtor.org Commercial Headlines - Tue, 08/26/2014 - 16:00

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

realtor.org Commercial Headlines - Tue, 08/26/2014 - 16:00

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

realtor.org Commercial Headlines - Tue, 08/26/2014 - 16:00

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

realtor.org Commercial Headlines - Tue, 08/26/2014 - 16:00

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

realtor.org Commercial Headlines - Tue, 08/26/2014 - 16:00

 

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