REALTORS® Conference And Expo 2013: Repurposing Real Property To Reenergize A Community

David Lockwood, CCIM SIOR

Once again the 2013 REALTORS® Conference and Expo is just around the corner.  November 8-11 in San Francisco’s Moscone Center is where this year’s commercial real estate practice program is running to keep you up to date on the sector’s many trends, tools and tactics for success.

The role of commercial real estate professionals in the revitalization of communities is a constant.  Representing buyers and sellers of key vacant buildings is only where the task begins.  Agents, brokers, managers and others are in continual consultation with zoning authorities, community groups and many others to find the way forward to restoring buildings to productive use.  As long as repurposing remains on average less expensive than new construction, the eyes of the community looking for tomorrow’s success stories will turn to yesterday’s properties to house them.

Guiding a panel with deep experience in this area is David Lockwood CCIM, SIOR of Colliers.  Sharing their experience at this session will be a set of professionals on the front lines of community reinvigoration using repurposed property.  The ideas, stories, deal structures and more will be flying — don’t miss this one.

Saturday 11/09/2013   |  1:30 PM – 3:00 PM
Location: Moscone Center, Room 120


29. October 2013 by Wayne Grohl
Categories: NAR 2013 Annual Convention | Tags: , , , | 14 comments

Comments (14)

  1. Wish I was going to Nar. There is always so much to learn and so much fun to be had. Hopefully I won’t miss it next year.

  2. Hopefully, there will be topics on repurposing with a green perspective for added value. Sounds like an exciting conference, wish I could attend.

  3. Wish I could attend!! Maybe I can make it to the next one.

  4. This is my first year working with commercial and I can understand all the things that goes with the job. However making sure that things go well with our client is very important. We work for them and they need to see and feel important.

  5. Repurposing and revitalizing neighborhoods with commercial property / real estate is a terrific idea that only helps communities re-build and prosper. I am glad this is such a conference-worthy topic, and I wish I could be there!

  6. What a timely topic! I hope you have a fabulous turnout. Nothing is more important than the revitalization of areas that have gone to disrepair. It’s a beautiful thing to see when an area gets a repurpose and thrives. It’s a win-win for everyone!

  7. Wish I could attend the expo this year. Good information.

  8. This will be a great session…even residential REALTORS will learn from the ideas and stories!

  9. Wish I could be there… thanks for the article

  10. Why don’t commercial redevelopment areas use a master plan style to create a mix of low cost to luxury spaces. If an area has multiple vacant buildings why not a theme for getting occupants in that are centered around food/entertainment, high tech sales/service and education or some other grouping. This puts more of a type of business in one location for ease of access to users and cuts traffic requirements.

  11. Sounds like a great idea for enhancing a city

  12. Realtors in Missouri, the Show Me State lead the way in revitalization and rebuilding Urban cores the economc engines of our Country
    The Missouri REALTORS were founders of the Missouri Historic Tax Credit Coalition which passed a state 25 % historic Tax credit that included for sale housing, multi family, commercial and industrial real estate and is 100% transferable. these two items make it an very effective tool for revitalization. The Wall Street Journal called it a “model for the Nation”. And hats off to our Sr. VP of Government Affairs, Sam Licklider.

    The program has revitalized our St. Louis CBD, 100 buildings have been redone, 5,000 new residents and we now have an explosion of entrepreneurial activity. That was the goal, create a place where the creative class, knowledge workers want to live and work. CEO’s for Cities said our CBD had the highest increase in college grads in a CBD in the country.
    It did the same thing in Kansas City and was used in 66 communities around our state creating over 43,000 jobs. Now that is economic development. And we led the way! Thanks Missouri REALTORS!

    Some of us are working on the next big game changer, stay tuned.
    Eric Friedman
    Chariman Missouri Coalition for Historic Preservation and Economic Development

  13. Sounds like a great Forum to attend. I have a commercial listing in Folsom CA coming up and I would love to hear tips, and tactics.

  14. Working hard to get there! I have a commercial listing coming up and this will be my first.

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