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Commercial Innovation Grants

The Commercial Innovation Grant Program was created to assist REALTOR® associations with funding for game changing ideas that have a member benefit or add value to commercial real estate professionals on a local level. 

How to Apply

We have concluded the first round of 2014 Innovation Grant Awards and are not currently accepting applications.

2014 Innovation Grant Winners

Birmingham Association of REALTORS®: Day of Education & Networking. The association is hosting this event to encourage personal face-to-face interaction between brokers and sales associates as a vital part of serving the client needs.

Southland Regional Association of REALTORS®: Commercial Real Estate Forum. The association is hosting a forum addressing how commercial real estate impacts the residential economy.

Sacramento Association of REALTORS®: Educational Bus Tour. The association will be providing a one day educational bus tour specifically targeting commercial real estate practitioners.

Denver Metro Commercial Association of REALTORS®: Improved Online Presence. The association will be working to improve their reach to membership and potential members through a new website.

Greater Hartford Association of REALTORS®: Commercial CIE Initiative. The association is creating a program to work with University of Connecticut, School of Business, gaining manpower to help with the data building and maintenance of a Commercial CIE.

REALTOR® Association of Greater Fort Lauderdale: REBar Summit – Collaboration & Communication. The association will be hosting a REBar Summit along with other area associations so that they may broaden the scope of content and pool resources for a successful summit.

REALTORS® Association of the Palm Beaches: Expansion of Commercial Services to the Treasure Coast Counties. The association will be bringing commercial services to an area which has never before had these services available to them in collaboration with 2 other area associations.

Emerald Coast Association of REALTORS®: Gulf Coast Commercial MLS Education & Networking Event. Collaborating with the Pensacola Association of REALTORS® to raise the profile of their MLS with an education and networking event for commercial practitioners and to introduce the REALTOR® concept to non-REALTOR® commercial practitioners in the area.

Greater Tampa Association of REALTORS®: CAP's Next Generation Project. The association is evolving a Commercial Ambassadors Program into a mentorship program for junior commercial REALTORS®.

Maryland Association of REALTORS®: Global Business Model Advancement for the Commercial Alliance. This is association is working to develop a global alliance, a vital need in their commercial market.

Michigan Association of REALTORS®: 2014 Commercial Public Policy Day. The association will be partnering with other local associations to visit their elected officials in the Capitol with a focus on commercial specific issues.

Commercial Alliance of REALTORS®: West Michigan Summit -Expanded Commercial Content. The association is collaborating with the Michigan Association of REALTORS® during their annual convention to provide commercial content.

St. Louis Association of REALTORS®: Mobile App Commercial Enhancement and Development. This association has a mobile app which through member usage and input is in need of further enhancements to continue to keep it relevant and useful for members.

Greater Tulsa Association of REALTORS®: Greater Tulsa Commercial Market Update. This update will be an opportunity for education with a direct focus on a specific major development in their commercial community and its direct impact.

Lancaster County Association of REALTORS®: Commercial &Industrial Regional Conference. This is an opportunity for commercial members in the entire region to gain educational credit and have access to network with many professionals from across the state.

Memphis Area Association of REALTORS®: Industrial Memphis Inside and Out - Education and Tour. This program will offer an opportunity for 4 hours of CE along with a bus tour of the many industrial plant sites in the area, bringing together classroom learning, networking and site tours.

Texas Association of REALTORS®: The Texas Association of REALTORS® Commercial Resource Tool. The association is developing this tool to serve the members; it is a combination mobile app and mobile website.

Northern California Commercial Association of REALTORS®: REALTOR Community Coming Together. The association will be participating in the Santa Clara County Association of REALTORS® annual convention and tradeshow, their presence will provide an opportunity to meet with REALTORS® and non-REALTORS® about the association and the benefits and tools and services they can provide.

Greater Philadelphia Association of REALTORS®: Commercial Real Estate Seminars. The association will be providing a full day of quality education and valuable services for the members along with the opportunity to network, share ideas and experiences.

Greater San Diego Association of REALTORS®: First Annual Legislative Luncheon. The association will be collaborating with their local CCIM, SIOR, ULI and other local commercial real estate organizations to establish this annual legislative luncheon.

2013 Recipients

View the Executive Summaries of the 2013 Commercial Innovation Grants recipients. 

Webinar

View a webinar where AEs walk you through successful applications for 2013 NAR Commercial Innovation grants.