Throughout my career and especially as chair of Mainstreet Organization of REALTORS® (MORe) commercial committee known as Commercial Alliance I have been approached by many residential agents seeking direction on how to break into commercial real estate (CRE). I personally fell into CRE without looking for such a career. This makes it a little difficult for me to give someone a road map. For these agents they do benefit from already being licensed and knowledge of real estate. The challenge is CRE is a different beast than residential from terms, language, lead time and especially the process. CRE in my opinion is a completely different mindset and skill set required.
Since there is such a demand for residential agents looking to transition into commercial real estate partnered with The National Association of REALTORS® and REALTORS® Property Resource® Mainstreet Organization of REALTORS® is hosting the first ever in Illinois Discover Commercial Real Estate Day. On Friday May 8, 2015 from 9 am to 4 pm at the Downers Grove, IL office of MORe, residential agents shall get the opportunity to learn the basics of CRE and discover the opportunities and challenges that face the industry.
The day’s events shall be MC’ed by Paul Martis of Coldwell Banker Commercial as he will also be a presenter.
Friday, May 8th, 2015
9am – 10am: Commercial Property Management (speaker John LeTourneau)
10 am – 10:15 am: Short Break
10:15 am -12:15 pm: Discovering Commercial Real Estate
12:15pm – 1:00pm: Provided Lunch Break
1 pm – 3 pm: Discovering Commercial Real Estate
3 pm – 3:15pm: Short Break
3:15 pm – 4 pm: RPR Commercial (Colleen Ryan)
Raffle – 3 prizes to be given away in the last hour of event!
After April 10th
Illinois REALTORS: $49.00
Register today: Call or email Regina Jordan of MORe | 630.324.8400 | [email protected]
Upcoming Commercial Alliance Events
Friday, April 10, 2015
Hosted by Paul Lechner
Friday, June 19, 2015
eResources of Commercial Real Estate Panel
For more information visit Commercial Alliance
These events shall also be available via Live Streaming!