2015 Commercial Innovation Grant Projects

Arcadia 2015 Commercial Day

Arcadia Association of REALTORS®

Education/Professionalism, Community/Member Involvement and Networking

2015 Commercial Day: Global Perspective - Hosting a variety of practitioners with programming which is approachable and exciting for all members in an effort to further the education of our REALTORS® in foreign investment and help establish their reputation further as the area specialists in international real estate. We will be engaging the Directors of Commercial Real Estate from our local Consulate Offices, as well as industry experts speaking on Commercial Real Estate and Foreign Investment.

Executive Summary (PDF)

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Day of Education & Networking in Birmingham

Birmingham Association of REALTORS®

Communications/Marketing, Education/Professionalism, Technology/Data, Community/Member Involvement and Networking

A Day of Education and Networking - Partnering with the Alabama CCIM Chapter, the IREM Alabama Chapter, the Alabama SIOR Chapter and local NAIOP and CREW and bringing them to a daylong event of education and networking. The highlights of the event will be a Top Producer discussion panel and a keynote speaker.

Executive Summary (PDF)

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Cincinnati's REALTORS® with Heart

Cincinnati Area Board of REALTORS®

Education/Professionalism, Community/Member Involvement and Networking

REALTORS® with Heart - Host an educational event to raise funds to purchase Automated External Defibrillators (AED) to place in local commercial buildings. The event will consist of a 3 hour training course to provide CPR and AED usage training. Partnering with the local City Council, community thought leaders and key business players to work collaboratively to implement our initiative of making Greater Cincinnati a Heart Safe City.

Executive Summary (PDF)

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Partnership for Programing in NY

Greater Syracuse Association of REALTORS®

Communications/Marketing, Education/Professionalism, Community/Member Involvement and Networking

Collaborative programming with New York State Commercial Association of REALTORS® -- GSAR will be providing meeting and classroom space for the NYSCAR-Syracuse Chapter for their business meetings and education courses/seminars, all in an effort to increase networking and educational opportunities for its members who currently practice commercial real estate and for its members who are interested in including commercial services in their business, but need commercial-specific training or mentoring.

Executive Summary (PDF)

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Commercial Ambassadors Program (CAP) Circle Plus

Greater Tampa Association of REALTORS®

Education/Professionalism, Community/Member Involvement and Networking

Commercial Ambassadors Program (CAP) Circle Plus - Second phase of the successful Mentorship Project for residential and junior commercial REALTORS® to encourage an apprenticeship with experienced commercial practitioners to share knowledge, experience, and business savviness. Now in response to the increased demand for commercial real estate education along with the success of the CAP Square One Program, the CAP Circle Plus will offer in-depth level of commercial trainings and programs geared for those who have completed the first phase. CAP Circle Plus will be led by industry leaders and arranged in a circle style setting to encourage active discussions and dynamic flow of ideas among participants over 5 programs held throughout the year.

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Tulsa's Commercial Real Estate Specialists Insight Social Series

Greater Tulsa Association of REALTORS®

Community/Member Involvement and Networking

Commercial RE Specialists Insight Social Series - Quarterly networking events, inviting commercial and resi-commercial practitioners. Speakers for the events will include a city planner, city councilor and the mayor and non-members will also be invited in the effort to bring members together with the community.

Executive Summary (PDF)

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Delivering ICBR Education Sessions with Video

Indiana Commercial Board of REALTORS®

Education/Professionalism

Video Distribution of Education sessions held during ICBR's annual conference - ICBR's conference will have sessions conducted by leading industry experts on topics key to commercial practitioners. Over the course of the day 12 hours of continuing education will be offered. These sessions will be recorded and used for on-demand learning opportunities for ICBR's members throughout the state.

Executive Summary (PDF)

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Louisiana REALTORS® Mobile Application

Louisiana Association of REALTORS®

Technology/Data

Louisiana REALTORS® Mobile Application - An app created to enhance the membership value by giving members information at their fingertips, giving them the ability to sign up for courses and access affiliate members and important forms. The app will include member profiles, calls to action and event information.

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Commercial Retail Bus Tour & Course in Memphis

Memphis Area Association of REALTORS®

Education/Professionalism, Community/Member Involvement and Networking

Commercial Retail Bus Tour & Course - A tour of retail development and redevelopment through the region, showcasing opportunities for investment in the community, along with educational content to complement each tour. The Commercial Council will strategize with local retailers and new retail development on implementing a bus tour and class, highlighting the retail assets that have had a profound effect on the area and significant retail contributions that have made Memphis and its infrastructure, models for other regions to follow.

Executive Summary (PDF)

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Missouri 2015 Commercial Day

Missouri Association of REALTORS®

Education/Professionalism, Legislative/Advocacy, Technology/Data, Community/Member Involvement and Networking

Missouri REALTORS® Commercial Day 2015- This year Missouri will be hosting an April and September Business Conference and for the first time one day of each of these conferences will be designated Commercial Day. While the attendance will be encouraged from commercial members from across the state to discuss commercial real estate technology and other important issues, the agenda will be heavily focused on the Kansas City commercial real estate market in the spring and on the Springfield market in the fall. By "taking the program to the market" the association hopes to engage a large population center of the state and elevate the exposure of the work Missouri REALTORS® I and NAR in advocacy and other areas.

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NHMR's 2015 Commercial Conference

New Haven Middlesex Association of REALTORS®

Education/Professionalism, Communication/Member Involvement and Networking

NHMR Commercial Conference - One day event of presentations, networking and lunch designed to education the Commercial Investment Division members on the latest industry trends and issues. After a merger this will be the first major Commercial specific event.

Executive Summary (PDF)

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California's Commercial Business in a Global Marketplace Day

Northern California Commercial Association of REALTORS®

Education/Professionalism, Community/Member Involvement and Networking

California Commercial Global Business Council Day -A one day global education, training and networking event in conjunction with the California Association of REALTORS® Business Meeting and Expo. The training will provide up-to-date strategies, concepts, techniques and systems for members to grow their global commercial real estate business, strengthen customer service and elevate commercial real estate professional standards. As an overlay board, NCCAR will not only be inviting their membership to partake in the training and networking, but association members from throughout the region as well as community business leaders and representatives from real estate groups in Mexico, Philippines, Guatemala and Nicaragua.

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Commercial Real Estate Luncheon & Expo in California

Southland Regional Association of REALTORS®

Communications/Marketing, Education/Professionalism, Community/Member Involvement and Networking

The California Commercial RE Luncheon and Expo - Bringing together top Commercial Real Estate professionals from throughout the state, to share, in conference format, their expertise and success specific to various regions. Additionally, the event will include an expo and workshops held by ancillary commercial real estate industry professionals such as appraisers, environmentalists, lenders, CPAs, title and escrow practitioners.

Executive Summary (PDF)

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Awards Program & Commercial Showcase in St. Louis

St. Louis Association of REALTORS®

Communications/Marketing, Education/Professionalism, Community/Member Involvement and Networking

Heavy Hitters Awards Program& Commercial Showcase - Utilizing a large empty commercial space to host the Heavy Hitters Awards event. The space will have staging zones to educate attendees on the trends in today's office and retail markets. We will bring together firms which specialize in design, space planning and staging to connect our members and gain greater exposure to options as well luring press coverage for this premier event.

Executive Summary (PDF)

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Virginia's Commercial Day

Virginia Association of REALTORS®

Communications/Marketing, Education/Professionalism, Legislative/Advocacy, Community/Member Involvement and Networking

Virginia Association of REALTORS® Commercial Day - A day-long event to provide education for commercial REALTORS®, informative speakers, a deal making showcase, networking opportunities, and legislative and legal updates.

Executive Summary (PDF)

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Meet and Greet Networking Event

Winston-Salem Regional Association of REALTORS®

Communications/Marketing, Community/Member Involvement and Networking

RCA Meet and Greet Networking Event - The association will be hosting the networking event at an iconic building of significant importance to the downtown area. In addition to the networking component, the meeting will serve as a reminder to both members and the community that commercial real estate and development is one of the key factors behind the revitalization of the downtown.

Executive Summary (PDF)

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Commercial Marketing Video

South Texas Commercial Association of REALTORS®

Communications/Marketing

Commercial Marketing Video - A 2 minute video created to highlight the expertise of the members and the benefits of STCAR with regard to commercial REALTORS®, prospective members and the public in general. Also the video was produced in a way that allows it to be rebranded and licensed by any association interested in the video.

Executive Summary (PDF)

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