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Commercial Connections

Commercial Connections is published four times annually and distributed to members of the National Association of REALTORS® and commercial real estate industry leaders. To receive the newsletter, update your NRDS information to include commercial interests in the "Field of Business List."

June 6, 2013
America's history is a testament to the unique joys of living in small communities like the neighborly connection and sense of community often missing in larger metropolitan areas. Across the country, community leaders are joining together to bring new life back to small towns. They are doing it by focusing on smart growth that highlights the existing assets of a community — its history, culture and landscape — or by creating a new source of vitality, such as by encouraging artists to flourish or by undertaking creative placemaking.
May 30, 2013
Global Programs for Associations – Association executives, staff and volunteer leaders can arrive early (May 14) to get in-depth education on developing and growing global programs in your association that will prepare REALTORS® to succeed in a global marketplace. Register today at realtor.org/midyear.
May 30, 2013
If you live in an urban area of the Northeast United States or along the southeast coast of Florida, it may not be uncommon to hear people conversing in Portuguese. Chances are they came from Brazil either to permanently settle here or to buy vacation property. According to the 2010 census data, there are over 350,000 Brazilians living in the United States.
May 30, 2013
As little as twenty years ago, Brazil was a country plagued with the highest inflation rate in the world and beset by political problems, financial instability and poverty. Today it is an economic powerhouse that has surpassed the U.K. in GDP to become the world’s sixth largest economy. Brazil has become a growth engine for South America and a magnet for foreign direct investment from multinational companies.
May 30, 2013
The economic climate in Brazil has radically improved over the last 20 years. Its years of dictatorship and runaway inflation are well into the rearview mirror, and a strong democratic government focused on stabilizing the economy has generated miraculous results. Brazil has become an engine for job creation, which in turn has successfully brought millions of lower-income families into the middle class.