Winter 2017: Evolution or Revolution?

Tax reform in 2017, the continuing evolution of retail, new commercial research reports from NAR, plus community building, commercial tech tools, networking advice and more.

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Take an active role to advance the real estate industry, public policy, and your association. Come to Washington, D.C., for special issues forums, committee meetings, legislative activities,  and the industry trade show. Registration is open


We’ve entered a new year, and there is no doubt about it, changes are on the horizon. 2017 will be a year of transition, not only within the political and policy arenas, but also within our own arena. Real estate practitioners – brace yourselves! There is a revolution brewing on almost every level of organized real estate, whether legislative, technology, or market forces drive it...

A new Administration and Congress are getting up to speed in Washington, D.C. Although NAR cannot predict what changes might occur within the Real Estate Sector of the economy, we do have some insights from our friends in Congress that lead us to an anticipated path for 2017.

The Previous Congress adjourns without passing Tax-Extenders

After passing a Continuing Resolution...

How the CRE® Consulting Corps Helped Change a Georgia Town's Economic Future

by Howard Gelbtuch, CRE, Principal, Greenwich Realty Advisors

Every community has its “issues.” More often than not, those issues have implications for real estate.

Such was the case in Milledgeville: a picturesque, historic city that was Georgia’s state...

by David Morris, CCIM

I hope your 2017 goals include attending at least one national meeting at NAR, CCIM, SIOR, IREM®, RLI, CRE®, or your brokerage’s national meeting. Attending these events opens your doors to regional, national, and international opportunities. To get the most out of your investment, I suggest committing to attend an annual conference for at...

The retail sector occupies a huge part of the U.S. economy, directly affecting office, industrial, land, and multifamily sectors of the commercial real estate market. According to The International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC), 1-in-11 jobs are related to shopping centers and retail is the largest employer in more than half the states in the U.S.

Deena Zimmerman


Favorite Book: Goals! by Brian Tracy

If you could live anywhere in the world, where would it be? Anywhere I can walk out the door and step onto a beach

The best piece of Career Advice


National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) supports the involvement of its commercial practitioners across the country through local member services, aimed at having a positive impact on economic structure within communities where REALTORS® are working diligently to foster business development.

By the nature of the profession, commercial real estate professionals have a unique perspective on business creation as they play a key role in helping companies lease or own office space and commercial facilities.


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