commercial real estate Archive

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...

ICYMI: Recapping the News from the 2016 REALTORS® Legislative Meetings & Trade Expo

It was a memorable 2016 REALTORS® Legislative Meetings & Trade Expo for the over 8,500 Realtors® in attendance and plethora of NAR staff members working vigorously to ensure the meetings went on without a hitch. For the Media Team, last week was...
May 16, 2016

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...

Salomone: Tax Extenders Bill “Critical” to Real Estate Industry

The House and Senate voted this week to approve a year end “tax extenders” bill, with Realtor® priorities strongly represented in the final language. The legislation addresses over $600 billion in tax breaks for both individuals and businesses, including...
December 18, 2015

Lawrence Yun Reacts to Today’s November Jobs Report

Earlier this morning, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that the economy added 211,000 jobs during the month of November. With the unemployment rate holding steady at 5.0 percent and job growth revised higher in previous months, it’s...

Don’t let the tax lingo scare you off: This matters!

You might not be a tax expert, and phrases like “1031 exchange” or “like-kind exchange” may send you running for another cup of coffee just to stay awake, but chances are it’s an issue that matters to you. At...
July 9, 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,...