Commercial & Investment Real Estate Archive

Equal Treatment for Condo Financing, Posted by Ron

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June 14, 2011

Talking Commercial with Congress, Posted by Jim

On Wednesday and Thursday thousands of REALTORS® went up to Capitol Hill to talk with members of Congress about four important issues facing our industry.  For the first time ever in the history of our Midyear Legislative Meetings, one...
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May 14, 2010

My Holiday Wish for NAR in 2010, Posted by Ron

We celebrated Thanksgiving a month ago and are about to step over the threshold into 2010. As I get older, it seems like the holidays are closer and closer together and the years get shorter. This one is no...
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December 30, 2009

Some Things Never Change…But…How ‘Bout That Tax Code?? Posted by Jim

In 1986 Congress changed the tax code for commercial real property ownership causing one of the worst economic downturns the real estate market has ever witnessed. I was there…many of us were. It wasn’t a good time if you...
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December 10, 2009

Ten days ago I was in Hawaii, Posted By Jim

When the real estate market struggles, so do we. When I struggle I always go back to my favorite song writer/story teller. Jimmy Buffett has a song (I apologize here if I’ve used this before) called “I Love the...
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November 2, 2009

Victories in the Commercial Sector, Posted by Gary

If you haven’t heard this statistic, it’s a little shocking: $1.3 trillion dollars of commercial debt has to be refinanced by 2012. Yep, that’s harsh. But NAR is working hard to make sure sound policies are put in place...
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October 23, 2009

And the walls that won’t come down, Posted by Jim

“And the walls that won’t come down…we can decorate or find some way to get around…” Jimmy Buffett…From – “Off the Coast of Carolina” Well – another summer and now Labor Day has come and gone. I spent September...
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September 10, 2009

Uniting to Revive Commercial Real Estate, Posted by Gary

Let’s face it, it’s rare in the business world to see people putting their own agendas aside in favor of what’s best for the majority. But I had the pleasure of witnessing such sentiments at NAR’s Commercial Real Estate...
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June 23, 2009

TARP Taps Commercial’s Concerns, Posted by Jim

In Congress’ expressed guidelines for the second half of the TARP Funds, which the Administration requested, they specifically included commercial concerns with this provision: “Commercial Real Estate Loans and MBS – Clarifies Treasury’s authority to provide support for commercial...
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January 16, 2009

Highlighting Commercial, Posted by Jim

This week, I sat down with NAR President Dick Gaylord to discuss the latest trends affecting the commercial sector, both in the market place and in the public policy arena. I think you’ll find our discussion helpful as we...
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October 10, 2008