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June 20, 2013

NAR To Launch Commercial Connections Podcast

We’re excited to introduce Commercial Connections Podcast, which will be published twice monthly to give you the tools needed to get ahead in today’s competitive commercial real estate industry. The podcast will focus on business information you can use immediately by engaging top real estate professionals, economists, instructors and other experts. Get access through our home page at REALTOR.org/Commercial, or be the first to know when a new podcast is available by following us on Twitter (@commsource). In addition, we are excited to announce Alex Ruggieri, CCIM, GRI, MBA will host this new program. Alex has more than 28 years of commercial real estate industry experience, is an active practitioner based in Central Illinois and host of his own radio show. Ruggieri has the recognition of earning his CCIM, GRI and Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

realtor.com® To Provide Comprehensive Commercial Listings

realtor.com® operator, Move Inc., has signed an agreement with Xceligent Inc. to bring commercial listings to the home search site by the third quarter of 2013. Last year Xceligent, which owns and operates CommercialSearch.com, signed on as a REALTOR Benefits® partner to be the association’s provider of commercial real estate information services.

Contact NARCommercial@realtors.org for comment or if you have any questions.

NAR Releases Two Commercial Research Reports In May

Realtors® who practice commercial real estate have an average of 25 years of industry experience and reported an increase in annual gross income for the third year in a row; these were two key findings from the National Association of REALTORS® 2013 Commercial Member Profile. Available to members online at REALTOR.org (member login required). NAR also released the REALTORS® Commercial Real Estate Quarterly Market Survey for the first quarter of 2013. According to the report, markets showed continued stabilization in the third quarter with slight slowdowns in certain regions.

You can access the full report online at The Source Blog, blog.commercialsource.com.

Commercial Connections Wants To Hear From You

Watch your inbox in the next month for a survey and with it a chance to win one of two $100 American Express Gift Cards. We’ll be looking for feedback on a possible redesign of the Commercial Connections publication to make it more relevant and useful.

If you have a suggestion to share, no need to wait for the survey, email us at: NARCommercial@realtors.org. We are always listening.