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The People, The Tools, The Outlook: What You Need to Know in 2013

January 15, 2013

The People

Each year, REALTOR® boards and associations across the country award commercial members for their work in the industry, the community and the association. NAR Commercial promotes those awardees as National Award winners. Whether you are looking for experts in a particular specialty or new business partners, take a look at the National Award winners in this issue, look them up on Realtor.org and reach out to them.

Look up the National Award winners.

In addition, check out the Capitol Report in this issue to read an interview with Daniel Goodwin, CEO of Inland Properties. Find out why his firm is a REALTOR® firm and how taking advantage of all the advocacy benefits available to REALTORS® is growing and protecting the commercial real estate industry. Join Daniel’s cause for commercial real estate by signing up at the REALTOR® Action Center today.

Join the REALTOR® Action Center.

The Tools

COMMERCIAL CONNECTIONS‘ mission is to connect you to the multitude of resources available to you as a REALTOR®. We wanted you to hear first-hand the conversation Doug Curry, CEO of Xceligent, had with REALTOR® Conference & EXPO attendees and how he is building Xceligent’s fully researched services and marketing platform, CommercialSearch.com, for brokers like you. Turn to Tech Savvy in this issue to learn more.

Have you been thinking about coursework at one of NAR’s commercial affiliates? One way to tap into the knowledge and resources of these unequaled educators and thought-leaders is through their publications. In this issue we have listed for you each of the affiliates’ magazines and journals and how, even if you aren’t a member, you can access these award-winning publications.

Weekly sales meetings are a necessity for brokers and their teams. Realtor.org has tools you can use from podcasts on the latest legislative and regulatory issues to thought leaders from every corner of the industry (including our Signature Series speakers!) Email us at NARCommercial@realtors.org to let us know the topics you would like to have available on podcast or visit www.Realtor.org/Commercial to download archived podcasts and peruse the cadre of Signature Series speakers for your next meeting.

The Outlook

There is no crystal to tell us what’s coming in commercial real estate (though your clients expect you to have one!) Your secret to seeing the future more clearly is NAR Research and the commercial real estate reports and studies they publish for REALTORS® throughout the year. Turn to By the Numbers in this issue for a market specific analysis for what is expected in 2013.

Want to dive into the numbers? Visit www.REALTOR.org/Research to download the outlook data and other reports to help you see the year with clarity.