Commercial Real Estate Library

We strive to keep this commercial real estate library page current and filled with websites that are most interesting and related to commercial real estate financing and commercial properties. If you know of a website that should be listed, please contact us and we’ll consider it.

Commercial Real Estate News

Multi Housing News – News and information source for multi-housing professionals with reports, newsletter, and resources. This is well organized site with timely information.

Housing Industry Forum  – Fannie Mae articles on key housing industry topics, shared ideas and discusses solutions to build a better housing finance system.

National Real Estate Investor (NREI) – Covers commercial real estate news, trends and research pertaining to the office, industrial, retail, hotel and multifamily markets.

Globest – Provides global news and information for commercial real estate professionals.

Crenews.com – High-end news and information to professionals in the commercial real estate industry.

The Commercial Brokers Association (CBA) – A member owned cooperative committed to its mission of helping members increase their productivity with up-to-date commercial real estate listing information.

Commercial Real Estate Organizations

National Multi Housing Council (NMHC) – Is the apartment industry’s leading advocate and strategic consultant. Through its newsletters, white papers, guidance memorandums, meetings and web site, the Council routinely identifies critical issues before they become widespread concerns and offers members practical advice on addressing them.

International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) – Is the global trade association of the shopping center industry. Membership includes shopping center owners, developers, managers, marketing specialists, investors, lenders, retailers and other professionals as well as academics and public officials.

National Association of Industrial and Office Properties (NAIOP) – Is the nation’s leading trade association for developers, owners, investors, asset managers and other professionals in industrial, office and mixed-use commercial real estate.

Society of Industrial and Office Realtors (SIOR) – Leading professional commercial and industrial real estate association. SIOR represents today’s most knowledgeable, experienced, and successful commercial real estate brokerage specialists.

Corenet Global – Advances the practice of corporate real estate through professional development, research, conference and chapters and networking groups.

US Green Building Council – The nation’s foremost coalition of leaders from every sector of the building industry working to promote buildings that are environmentally responsible, profitable and healthy places to live and work. Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Green Building Rating System™ is the nationally accepted benchmark for the design, construction, and operation of high performance green buildings.

Urban Land Institute – The mission of the Urban Land Institute is to provide leadership in the responsible use of land and in creating and sustaining thriving communities worldwide.

Realtors Land Insitute – Accredited land consultants who are the most knowledgeable and esteemed land professionals.

Building Owners and Managers Association International (BOMA) – A primary source of information on building management and operations, development, leasing, building operating costs, energy consumption patterns, local and national building codes, legislation, occupancy statistics, technological developments and other industry trends.

Self Storage Association – Provides leadership and support for owners of self storage properties. A great resource for information to enhance the quality and performance of self storage services and facilities.

STR – Tracks the supply and demand data for the hotel industry and provides valuable market share analysis for international, regional hotel chains and independent hotels. The source of historical hotel performance trends on daily and monthly basis. Great resource for operators, owners, investors and lenders.

National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts – Represents REITs and publicly traded real estate companies.

Commercial Real Estate Listings

LoopNet.com – Operates the largest and most heavily trafficked commercial real estate listing service online with more than 1.5 million registered members and 775,000 unique visitors monthly. The LoopNet online marketplace contains more than $370 billion of property available for sale and 3.0 billion square feet of property available for lease. LoopNet covers all commercial real estate property categories LoopNet attracts the largest community of commercial real estate professionals including brokers, investors, tenants, property managers, landlords, and appraisers.

Marketmyproperty.com – List a commercial property advertisement for sale or for lease to an nationwide target audience for a fraction of the cost of other print advertising. Pay no commission. You can edit your commercial property advertisement at anytime. Save time and money. Complete unlimited no cost searches of available commercial real estate. Whether you are an owner or agent of commercial property, MarketMyProperty.com is your source to buy, sell, or lease commercial real estate.

Apartments.com – Turn apartment hunting into apartment finding with apartment search for rental apartments, relocation, apt locating service nationwide.

Officefinder.com – Need Office Space? OfficeFinder can help with free info, tools and a network of local office space experts in over 400 markets to help find office space.

Netronline.com – Welcome to the real estate public records and research information portal for property information, deeds & mortgage copies, tax records, parcel maps, assessment records, and public records nationwide. State and County government records may be accessed through our Public Records Online portal, and property information may be obtained through our online Property Data Store.

Commercial Real Estate Intelligence

CCIM Institute – A great resource for real estate professionals. World’s largest commercial real estate brokerage network. Search the CCIMNet commercial property exchange for properties for sale or lease.

Costar.com – A leading provider of information services to commercial real estate professionals in the United States.

Reis, Inc. – Most trusted provider of impartial commercial real estate performance information and analysis at the metro (city), submarket (neighborhood) and property level.

Metrostudy – Provides housing market analytics and information to assist in understanding housing markets across the nation.

Real Capital Analytics – A great source for commercial real estate information. Very well respected data and reports on industry trends.

ARGUS Software – ARGUS products have become the commercial real estate industry standard and provide the complete solution for transacting, managing and growing your commercial real estate portfolio. The industry’s leading owners, managers, financial institutions, REITs, brokerages and appraisers trust ARGUS solutions to improve the visibility and flow of information throughout their critical business processes. These processes include asset management, asset valuation, portfolio management, budgeting, forecasting, financial reporting, acquisitions and dispositions, and underwriting.

Entrata – Provides software services to help multifamily property owners succeed with property management and maintenance, lease and rent payments, property accounting, apartment marketing and website development.

The Appraisal Institute – An international membership association of professional real estate appraisers. The Appraisal Institute provides the MAI appraiser designation to members meeting rigorous requirements. Non-members can enroll in courses to improve their understanding of the appraisal process. Find local appraisers using the site’s search tool.

Biggerpockets.com – A commercial real estate investment community that has free resources, tools, investment property listings, forums, news, articles, and more!

Floodsmart.gov – An official site of the National Flood Insurance Program. Find out if your property is in a flood zone. Find out what insurance or other assistance may be available.

Boxwood Means, Inc. – Real estate research and consulting firm focused on quantitative solutions for clients’ strategic business issues.

DemographicsNow – Brought to you by SRC, the industry’s leading developer of business and market intelligence solutions. DemographicsNow is an online service provides you with complete access to current and past U.S. Census data, including data collected from the 1980, 1990, 2000, and 2007 with 2012 projections. Get retail potential data, shopping centers data, traffic counts, restaurant trends data, chain store data, movie theatre location data and much more.

LeaseMatrix  – Tenant perspective lease analysis. Quickly compare multiple lease proposals. Great for commercial real estate brokers, landlords and tenants.

Banklawyersblog.com – Attorney Kevin Funnell offers good commentary on banking and finance issues.

Financial News

CME Group – The CME publishes their FedWatch tool to provide market probability (what the market thinks) on the Fed’s Fed Funds target rate decisions. It is helpful look at this before key Fed meetings as it can give a strong indication of what the Fed Funds futures market thinks the Fed will do at future meetings. The Fed Funds futures market is almost always right.

Bloomberg – Leading source for financial information.

Reuters – An international source for financial information.

Wall Street Journal – Well respected financial reporting.

Yahoo Finance – Market summary, stock research, financial news, featured articles and top stories.

Washington Post – Generally regarded as one of the leading daily American newspapers with a particular emphasis on national politics.

The American Banker – Has provided vital information to banking and financial services professionals since 1835. This unique news franchise sets the agenda for an industry in the throes of tremendous change.

The Equipment Leasing and Finance Foundation – A non-profit organization, is the premier developer and disseminator of lease finance information.

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