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NAR Reports Significant Increase in Commercial Membership

WASHINGTON (July 28, 2016) – The median annual income and number of sales transactions of National Association of Realtors® commercial members decreased slightly as the number of new commercial members significantly increased in 2015, according to the 2016 NAR Commercial Member Profile. The number of commercial members with less than two years of experience nearly doubled to 9 percent in 2016, from 5 percent in 2015. The annual study's results represent Realtors®, members of NAR, who conduct all or part of... Read More

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Summer 2016: Special Edition - Commercial Recap from the REALTORS® Legislative Meetings in D.C.

Welcome to this special edition of Commercial Connections, with highlights from the commercial perspective and activities during the REALTORS® Legislative Meetings & Trade Expo. While it’s a condensed glimpse of what happened during the week, the important conversations had by your commercial real estate colleagues involved at the national level has great importance and long-lasting impact. Thanks to the many members and staff who contributed photos and quotes used in this publication. We encourage you to dig deeper, attend future meetings and help continue to... Read More

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Commercial Innovation Grants

Be REVOLUTIONARY; the 2017 message from President Bill Brown, daring all of us to be the driving force of change in the industry. The Commercial Innovation Grant program provides local and state REALTOR® associations with the chance to be a game changer by awarding funding for innovative and revolutionary programming to improve the value and benefits for commercial members. To apply, download and complete the Commercial Innovation Grant Application... Read More

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Quiz: 2016 Commercial Members

The information from this quiz was taken from the 2016 Commercial Member Profile.

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December Business Creation Index

Download (JPG: 441KB) The information in this infographic comes from the December 2016 Business Creation Index, which monitors local economic conditions from the perspective of NAR’s commercial members.  More Information Read the December Business Creation Index report.

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December 2016 Business Creation Index

Download (PDF 1.26MB) The new Business Creation Index (BCI) was created to monitor local economic conditions from the perspective of NAR’s commercial members. The quarterly report offers insight from commercial real estate professionals into whether businesses are opening or closing by industry, population density, and subregion. On a monthly basis, it tracks three key questions related to local market conditions:  An increase of businesses opening in local... Read More

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Winter 2016: Networthing: Understanding Trends, Connecting With Success

Table of Contents Thank You & Farewell: A Final Note From 2016 NAR President Tom  Research: U.S. Commercial Real Estate Markets Offer Solid Returns Member Perspective: Never Eat Alone - Your Network is Your Networth ... Read More

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Voice for Real Estate: Retirement, Lame-Duck, Commercial

Don't expect Congress to do much as it finalizes its session before the end of 2016. Next year, though, is shaping up to be huge for real estate as lawmakers gear up to tackle tax reform, reform of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, and flood insurance. On tax reform, key commercial real estate incentives could face major revamping, These include property depreciation, 1031 exchanges, and carried interest. What's more, overall tax rates could be lowered, business interest expensing reduced, and infrastructure spending beefed up. The video also looks at what NAR is doing to help its... Read More

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NAR at ICSC RECon 2017

Each year NAR hosts a booth space at ICSC RECon along with partner Xceligent. Doing so is part of NAR’s strategy to provide our commercial real estate constituency with services and savings. NAR members are welcome to utilize the NAR booth as a “home base” during the event, book individual table space for deal-making meetings with clients, get personalized demos of Xceligent data tools – and... Read More

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National Commercial Awards

Each year, NAR honors accomplished REALTORS® in commercial real estate by celebrating their local achievement through recognition in our National Commercial Awards. Honorees have received awards from their local association, state association, community organizations or brokerages, making them eligible to be nominated by their local association for this NAR recognition. Congratulations to those recognized in our 2016 National Commercial Awards Program.

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