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July 7, 2015

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NAR: Terrorism Insurance Extension Gains

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

Akron Cleveland Association of REALTORS®: What’s Driving Notheast Ohio (NEO): Healthcare; Holding an educational and networking program with an emphasis on the healthcare industry's impact for area commercial practitioners and the kick-off of our newly merged association’s commercial program; launching ACAR as a leader in Northeast Ohio’s commercial practitioner arena.

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2014 NAR Commercial Member Profile Infographic

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

Commercial Real Estate Outlook Positive but Moderating

WASHINGTON (February 24, 2014) – Market fundamentals in commercial real estate continue to improve but at a slower pace, according to the National Association of Realtors® quarterly commercial real estate forecast.

Lawrence Yun, NAR chief economist, said fundamentals are still on an uptrend. “Growth in commercial real estate sectors continues at a moderate pace from a very slow pace of absorption, despite job additions to the economy. Companies appear hesitant to add new space,... Read More

One of L.A.'s Priciest Plots is in a Cemetery

Location is everything, and for $10,300 per square foot, you could be buried just a few yards away from Marilyn Monroe.

Old Grain Towers Offer City Housing Expansion

Developers looking for new spaces in congested cities are finding solutions in creative reuse of long-abandoned spaces.