Commercial Real Estate Archive

NAR Takes the Global Stage at Cannes

The improving U.S. economy and strengthening dollar provided a welcoming backdrop for the National Association of REALTORS®’ first foray to the major global real estate exposition known as MIPIM held this week in Cannes, Frances. More than 21,000 attendees...
March 12, 2015

Commercial: Secondary Markets Gain Attraction

The dollar is strengthening, so you would expect institutional real estate investors from outside the U.S. to hesitate before buying here. But that’s not happening, because the relative stability of the U.S. economy and commercial real estate markets offsets...
February 6, 2015

The Office of the Near Future

After years of major companies decamping from the cities and setting up in sprawling suburban locations, the tide has turned. Motorola, Hillshire Brands Co., and United Continental Holdings Inc., United Airlines’ parent company, are just a few of the...
January 21, 2015

Rebuilding Neighborhoods: One Block at a Time

On a portion of LaSalle Street in Central New Orleans,  homes are boarded up or have been torn down, overshadowing and slowly peeling away at the history of a thriving musical scene in the early 1900s.  But a change...

Reinvigorate Communities Through Generational Partnerships

Craig Lindvahl believes millennials are “the finest generation we’ve produced” and “the most effective way to grow your community.” But too often those born between 1982 and 2002 view their communities—especially small towns—as dead ends. Lindvahl, an educator, filmmaker,...

That’s Not How Millennials Work

It seems like we’ve gotten Millennials all wrong. For one, they were expected to be a generation of entrepreneurs — but in this economic tumult, they’ve traded in “meaningful work” for a 9-to-5 desk job and a steady (or...
September 26, 2014

‘Most Real Estate Agents Are Terrible at Their Craft’

Motivational speaker and New York Times best-selling author Grant Cardone has some words for you that, well, may not be so motivating: “Most real estate agents are terrible at their craft.” OK, OK, before you get all angry, remember...
May 2, 2014

Sec. 504 Refi Program Could Be Lifeline

By Robert Freedman, Senior Editor, REALTOR® Magazine In the flood of information we try to process on a daily basis, it’s easy to miss something that can be genuinely useful. If you work with commercial property owners, you might...

Slow But Real Growth in Commercial RE in 2012

What’s happening in commercial real estate is far from a recovery but all of the major sectors are nevertheless seeing improvement, particularly multifamily housing, which has been benefitting from tough times in the home ownership market. Rents are rising,...

In Atlanta, Sweeping Away the Cobwebs on Building Permits

Earlier this year, during the brouhaha over NAR’s dues increase, we spent time looking at the long-term value of political advocacy. We sought to share stories about policy victories that had a direct impact on the bottom line for...