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Professional Development

Grow your expertise through the learning opportunities, designations and events offered by NAR and our commercial affiliate organizations.

NAR Courses

Discovering Commercial Real Estate

This NAR course offers a broad overview of the basics of commercial real estate and how it differs from residential real estate. This is an ideal introductory course for those who are newly licensed and/or residential agents who want to learn more about commercial real estate.
Discovering Commercial Real Estate

REALTOR® University Masters in Real Estate

Go above a traditional MBA or MRE with courses and concentrations catered specifically to the needs of real estate professionals on a day-to-day basis. REALTOR® University's Master of Real Estate includes a concentration in Commercial Real Estate Investment and Analysis

NAR Education Matrix

NAR's Education Course Matrix hosts official NAR education information, including the NAR family of designations and certifications. Search by Topic, Title, Organization, or Designation/Certification.

Affiliate Education

 The CCIM Institute offers an extensive array of commercial investment management courses for those pursuing the CCIM designation. Additionally, CCIM Institute’s Ward Center for Real Estate Studies offers online education and live workshops in topics including current financial analysis strategies, communication skills, advanced negotiation techniques, high-tech marketing strategies, and sponsoring group investments.

Work towards your IREM credential more through IREM's course offerings in real estate management. IREM offers classroom courses, self-paced online education, webinars, and on-demand learning for real estate professionals. 

 RLI's LANDU offers face-to-face courses, online courses, web seminars, and On-Location Education Programs that are relevant to the unique business of land, as well as preparing real estate professionals for the Accredited Land Consultant certification. 

 The SIOR Center for Career Advancement provides commercial real estate education focused on the industrial and office arenas. SIOR offers e-learning courses, conference education, webinars, and resources for commercial boards. 

REALTOR® University Online provides an easy way for working professionals to take the classes they want, when they want, in the convenience of their own home or office. REALTOR® University uses state-of-the-art technology for continuing education credit, professional development, and designation certification, and also offers a Masters in Real Estate degree. REALTOR® University is a member service of the National Association of REALTORS®.

 While membership and the CRE designation is offered by invitation only, the organization serves as a resource for commercial professionals on a variety of topics. Their print publication, Real Estate Issues, is available in print and online, and the CRE Library features recent books, market reports, monographs and select articles written by CRE members.To learn more, visit cre.org/publications and cre.org/library.

Events Calendar

Major commercial real estate events hosted by the National Association of REALTORS®; NAR's commercial affiliate organizations; REALTOR® associations; and other commercial national organizations, franchises, and firms.

May 11-16
REALTORS® Legislative Meetings & Trade Expo
Washington D.C.

May 17-20
Las Vegas, NV

October 8-10
SIOR Fall World Conference
Chicago, IL

October 13-15
Fairmont Royal York Hotel
Toronto, Canada

October 20-24
IREM Fall Conference
Salt Lake City, UT

October 29-30
CCIM Annual Conference
Austin, TX

November 11-16
REALTORS® Conference & Expo
San Diego, CA