If there’s one place a commercial real estate practitioner can call home at the upcoming REALTORS® Annual Convention & Expo in New Orleans November 5-8, it’s the Commercial Block on the Trade Expo floor. In its second year, this dedicated space will play host to exhibitors with products, tools and services specifically focused on the commercial real estate industry.
The cornerstone of the Commercial Block is NAR Commercial’s booth space, where you’ll be able to talk to members of our team – including Jean Maday, the voice behind our Twitter profile, @commsource. Jean’s our social media expert, and she’d be happy to spend hours (well maybe not hours, but certainly a fair amount of time) teaching you how you can utilize social networks in your commercial business and for your own professional development.
While at the our booth, you can get a personal tour of the beta version and new features of CommercialSource.com, pick up a copy of the latest Commercial Connections newsletter, and find the latest materials from NAR’s commercial real estate affiliates including and RLI.
Other booths you’ll not want to miss include another one of our affiliates – CCIM. Here, you can speak with CCIM staff about individual coursework to further your professional development, and the requirements and process for earning the esteemed CCIM designation.
Directly across from the NAR Commercial booth, you’ll find ePropertyData (ePD) – the technology and data company owned by NAR which develops solutions for Commercial Information Exchanges (CIE’s) and Commercial MLS’s for REALTOR® associations throughout the country. Visit with Carl Peterson at the ePD booth and see for yourself how the ePD system can work for your association and members.
At the center of the Commercial Block is the Networking Area, a place for members to gather and network, meet colleagues and friends and share convention experiences. Throughout the weekend, the NAR Commercial team has planned some fun and engaging New Orleans “experiences” for you in the Commercial Block area – local musicians, sweet treats, and a good ol’ fashioned photo booth!
We look forward to seeing you at this year’s REALTORS® Annual Convention & Expo! Remember, you’re always welcome to spend as much time as you want at your home away from home: the Commercial Block.