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On the last Tuesday of each month, 2013 NAR Treasurer Bill Armstrong provides an update on NAR's efforts to support commercial real estate.

Sept. 27, 2011: Skin in the Game? Not Really the Same

September 27, 2011: 

NAR Treasurer Bill Armstrong explains why when it comes to commercial real estate, the concept of lenders having "skin in the game" by holding them partially responsible for loans, doesn't work and could actually harm the industry.

Aug. 30, 2011: Lease Accounting, Liquidity, and Term Extensions

August 30, 2011: 

In just about a week, Congress returns to Washington. NAR Treasurer Bill Armstrong highlights three commercial issues they must address to ensure the commercial market can recover as quickly as possible: lease accounting, liquidity, and term extensions.

July 26, 2011: Industrial Sector Making Progress

July 26, 2011: 

In this month's edition of the Commercial Podcast, NAR Treasurer Bill Armstrong updates members on the industrial sector. He discusses the increased demand for industrial space—from 11.2 million square feet in 2010 to 126 million square feet in 2011—and provides insight on the increase in U.S. manufacturing and exports.

June 28, 2011: Dangers of Qualified Commercial Real Estate Loan Standards

June 28, 2011: 

NAR Treasurer Bill Armstrong updates members on a policy proposal that could be disastrous for commercial real estate. It's called QCRE, and it refers to "qualified commercial real estate" loan standards proposed by the Dodd-Frank Financial Reform Law.

May 31, 2011: Answer the Call for Action

May 31, 2011: 

In this month's edition of the Commercial Podcast, NAR Treasurer Bill Armstrong urges all REALTORS® to answer the Call for Action on the MID. He also updates members on the commercial market forecast and our work to bring prosperity back to commercial real estate.

April 26, 2011: REALTORS® Make Progress on Lease Accounting Rules

April 26, 2011: 

In the April 26, 2011, edition of the commercial podcast, 2011 NAR Treasurer Bill Armstrong reports on three important wins REALTORS® gained recently concerning lease accounting rules, refinancing commercial loans, and the repeal of the 1099 rule.


Issue summary: All About Lease Accounting Rules
Related news: SBA Expands Temporary Refinance Program
Ongoing industry information: Commercial Source

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About Bill Armstrong

Armstrong is a REALTOR® for more than 27 years and the vice president of Mackintosh REALTORS® in Damascus, Md.

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