Commercial Archive

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...
January 16, 2009

My Grandmother Always Said, “Better Late, Than Never”…Posted by Jim

…and grandmothers are always right. In the case of this blog entry, it’s better that I be late writing about some recent things than to never have talked about them. This entry was to have been completed about ten...
December 31, 2008

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...
October 10, 2008

Changing My Attitude, Posted by Jim

The National Association of Realtors® is constantly being accused of not doing enough for the commercial Members. I, too, often raise the red Realtor® “R” in Leadership Team Meetings and other gatherings of Members and Staff. Today, while blogging...
September 17, 2008

Credit Crunch Affects ALL Real Estate, Posted By Jim

At a recent local association function, a commercial Realtor® told me that he wasn’t all that worried about the subprime lending debacle. He just didn’t see how it could hurt our brokerage efforts in the non-residential area. I pondered...
January 24, 2008

Spread the Word about NAR, posted by Jim

I find the National Association of REALTORS® and all it does amazing. As a member of NAR’s national leadership, I have come to realize that REALTORS® and the public need a little help from us to understand all that...
January 4, 2008