Winter 2016: Networthing

Understanding Trends, Connecting with Success

The CRE® presents its top ten issues for the next year, expert networking guidance, the Internet of Things in Commercial Real Estate, learning about RLI and RPR®, and NAR research explains positive commercial trends in a soft global market.

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In This Issue

Thank You & Farewell: a Final Note From the 2016 NAR President, Tom Salomone

This is my last President’s Column in Commercial Connections before I pass the gavel on to 2017 NAR President Bill Brown. Without a doubt, every minute of every day has been an honor serving as the president of the world’s greatest association and representing the world’s most important industry. Tank...

The first nine months of 2016 witnessed broad softening in global economic conditions. The annual rate of gross domestic product (GDP) for most developed economies was well below 2.0 percent. In response, central banks continued policies of monetary easing, some pushing short-term interest rates into negative territory. Even the United States (U.S.) Federal Reserve Bank moderated its outlook...

by Chad Gleason, CCIM

I recently had a lunch meeting with a contact for a large company; we were to talk about some future work but ended up talking about a recent event in that person’s life. During the course of this conversation I discovered there was a need this contact had for help in a different direction. Something discovered by simply being there as a friend and listening....

  1. The Changing Global Economy
    GDP growth has been revised downward for much of the globe, as economic uncertainties continue. Currency issues and soft energy prices have added to volatility. Politics and conflict undermine stability, leading to the potential for deceleration, weakening exports and softening investment in real estate and other assets. The U.S.should
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by Rob Warmowski, Contributing Writer

Marketing, owning, or managing commercial properties of all sizes and purposes increasingly means making a big picture out of lots of small measurements.

The technology race is on to provide hardware and software that takes and stores those measurements, letting us make sense of the piles of data collected. Naturally, these instruments are...

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