Commercial & Investment Real Estate Archive

Realtors® Gather in Washington to Discuss Sustainability

This week, NAR hosted the 2017 Sustainability Summit in Washington, D.C.  Over the course of two days, Realtors® and industry professionals gathered to discuss emerging trends in energy efficiency and ways sustainability is shaping the market. NAR 2017 President-elect...
July 28, 2017

Recap: Fourth Quarter Commercial Forecast

NAR Research released this morning its final outlook for the commercial real estate sector in 2016. Despite global and domestic headwinds and the likelihood of higher interest rates in the near future, the forecast for office, retail, industrial and...

SBA Loans – You might want to take a second look!

Leaders of the Small Business Administration spoke at the 2016 REALTORS® Legislative Meetings & Trade Expo about how SBA’s 7(a) and 504 Loan Programs can benefit commercial clients. Dianna Seaborn, Chief of 7(a) Branch of the Office of Financial Assistance...

VIDEO: Lease accounting rule changes coming

Earlier this year, the nonprofit Financial Accounting Standard Board released new rules that will change the way leases are treated in financial documents. These new rules will increase reporting requirements and move currently off-balance-sheet lease obligations away from company...

Moderate Expansion, Easing Prices Expected for CRE in 2016

For the past five years, NAR has collaborated with Deloitte and Situs RERC to release an annual commercial real estate outlook forecast. The 2016 edition, titled Expectations & Market Realities in Real Estate 2016—Navigating through the Crosscurrents, was hot off...

BIG WIN: HUD Announces New FHA Condo Rules at Realtor® Conference

News broke Thursday at the National Association of Realtors® conference kick-off that big changes are coming to the way FHA handles the treatment of condominiums. Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary Ed Golding of the Federal Housing Administration joined NAR President...
November 14, 2015

Story Idea—Commercial Real Estate on Upswing as Demand Rises

While many people only deal with real estate when they buy and sell their homes, commercial real estate has a huge impact on the national economy. According to the National Association of REALTORS®, things are improving for commercial real...

Inside the Release: Commercial Markets with the Lowest Vacancy Rates

With demand for apartment rentals far exceeding supply in many markets, it’s no surprise that multifamily housing was highlighted in NAR Research’s commercial report (released today) as the industry’s top performing sector. By how much? Consider this: 29 markets,...

[Video]: Why Vacation Home Sales Surged in 2014 (Big Money Real Estate)

NAR Research’s Jessica Lautz has become a media celebrity of late. You may have read her recent comments on millennial homebuyers in Forbes, or perhaps heard her on NJ 101.5 while white-knuckling your way down the New Jersey Turnpike. Jessica...

[Infographic]: 2014 Vacation Home Sales at a Glance

Fueled by strong growth in the stock market and the rise in baby boomers buying second homes, vacation home sales surged in 2014, reaching their all-time high since NAR began its annual Vacation and Investment Home Buyers Survey in...