Revitalization and redevelopment are terms that not only apply to commercial practitioners efforts in the Route 66 corridor in Tulsa and in Detroit, but also reflect NAR’s renewed efforts to promote the value of commercial real estate externally while also building support inside NAR, too.
As part of this renewed focus, I am thrilled to be able to share my thoughts as your 2014 NAR president through this column. While I wish I wasn’t the first NAR president to have a column in Commercial Connections, it is my sincere hope that this serves as a trend for my successors to follow.
The reason is simple. Our commercial practitioners are a valuable component of the Association, and at more than 70,000 strong, represent the largest commercial real estate voice in the industry. You are trusted advisors, experienced brokers, and relationship builders with your clients and your community. You help strengthen the economic health of our cities and towns, and you help business owners establish themselves and grow.NAR’s commitment to you as a commercial real estate professional has never been stronger. We are focused on adapting and growing our resources and tools to better serve you. Enhancements to NAR’s communications, and technology tools such as the Realtors Property Resource® will support you in your business success. We’ll continue this year to plant new seeds so that you can reap benefits in the years to come.
Thank you for being a member of NAR, and for your involvement and dedication to the commercial real estate industry.