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RPM Group Names New Vice Presidents

The Board of Directors of RPM Group announced that James Dietz and Reed Gibbons have been promoted to Vice President of RPM Group. The decision was made at  the company's fall board of directors meeting.Dietz and Gibbons are both commercial and investment sales associates and have been with RPM for more than 30 combined years. Dietz, a former Arkansas State Representative and member of the North Little Rock Planning Commission has played an instrumental role in the growth and development of central Arkansas for more than 40 years. Gibbons has more than 12 years of experience in selling commercial real estate and has been a multi‐million dollar producer each year since 2005. Gibbons is a strong community supporter and currently an advisory council member for the Industries for the Blind. “We are excited to recognize James and Reed as they are both integral members of our commercial and investment division. Their immense knowledge of the commercial real estate industry will be instrumental in the long‐term growth and vision for our company.” said Pete Hornibrook, Chairman & CEO of RPM Group.

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Anatomy of a Successful 1031 Exchange

Veteran real estate practitioners will share their experiences structuring tax-deferred 1031 like-kind exchanges that worked well for their clients and answer questions about what makes a good exchange transaction in a Facebook Live event on Thursday, Sept. 28, at 1 pm CST.

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Outlook Remains Bright for Commercial Real Estate Despite Price Plateau

WASHINGTON (September 12, 2017) — Commercial real estate price growth in large markets is expected to flatten over the next year, but strong leasing demand and investor appetite in smaller markets should keep the sector on solid ground, according to the latest National Association of Realtors® quarterly commercial real estate forecast, https://www.nar.realtor/reports/commercial-real-estate-outlook. Backed by the ongoing stretch of outstanding job creation in recent years, national office vacancy rates are forecast by... Read More

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NAR at NAIOP

NAIOP extends discounted pricing for the CRE.Converge conference to REALTORS®!  NAR members qualify for discounts on registration, education, and project tours at NAIOP’s preeminent conference in Chicago, October 10–12.  Hear from industry experts on topics ranging from global investment to smart construction, and enjoy keynotes from thought leaders... Read More

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Summer 2017: Empower-Up! Building Opportunities In Your Community & Yourself

Table of Contents President's Note: Empower Yourself for Success  Advocacy: A Conversation with the Commercial Legislation & Regulatory Advisory Board Chair  Research: Inside the Numbers: Economic Output & Small Business Creation  ... Read More

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RPM Group is Growing & Developing in West Little Rock.

Kris Upton, RPM Group President, proudly shows the construction taking place at RPM Group’s latest residential real estate development. Belles Fleurs Estates. This convenient and family friendly development is comprised of 55 lots and is in the heart of Chenal Valley in West Little Rock, AR. Belles Fleurs Estates is located just off LaMarche Drive and is centrally located between Hwy. 10 (Cantrell Road) and Chenal Parkway. “We have been around since 1955 and have contributed heavily to the growth, development and prosperity of Little Rock and plan to continue,” said Upton. “RPM Group is a professional family of over 300 real estate professionals with expertise in real estate brokerage, acquisition management, development and sales.“ said Upton. “We look forward to using our expertise in all those business lines to help customers and clients with core values of integrity, trust, high character, high confidence and care with what we do to service all of their commercial brokerage and their residential real estate needs” said Upton. RPM Group’s residential arm is branded under the Coldwell Banker national franchise chain. 

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Technology, Inventory and Competition Among Firms’ Top Challenges: Realtors® Survey

WASHINGTON (August 22, 2017) – Keeping up with technology, maintaining sufficient inventory, competition from nontraditional participants and profitability are among the biggest challenges for real estate firms,  according to the National Association of Realtors® 2017 Profile of Real Estate Firms. Conversely, for a third year in a row, the survey found the vast majority of firms have an optimistic outlook for the future of the industry’s growth. Although expectations have slightly... Read More

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Commercial Real Estate Alert: Visual Story

The data in this visual presentation comes from the 2017 Commercial Real Estate Alert report.  More Information Watch this visual story in full screen. Read the report.

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Instant Reaction: July Jobs Report

Employment gains in restaurants, professional services, and health care translates into continued demand for commercial office space. 

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Realtors® Report Finds 11 Percent Increase in Commercial Member Income, 19 Percent Increase in Sales Transaction Volume

WASHINGTON (August 2, 2017) – Commercial real estate markets continue to improve, with Realtors® specializing in commercial real estate reporting both an increase in member’s gross income and sales volume, according to the National Association of Realtors® 2017 Commercial Member Profile. The annual study's results represent Realtors®, members of NAR, who conduct all or part of their business in commercial sales, leasing, brokerage and development for land, office and... Read More

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