As the real estate market continues to grow across the United States, it is becoming more important for professionals to understand its effect on the economy. For many, exploring the potential of commercial real estate is becoming increasingly common to determine the different investment opportunities. Before examining the investment opportunities, anyone who is newer to commercial real estate should take a look at some of the best resources to learn more about the real estate market.

Urban Land Institute
As a result of the real estate market’s influence on today’s global market, countless organizations have been created to connect investors and real estate professionals. Urban Land Institute is one of the organizations that helps investors and real estate professionals connect to learn more about the opportunities that real estate development provides. With professionals across 95 countries involved, the Urban Land Institute includes incredible resources on numerous topics, including retail, office, and industrial development. Urban Land Institute also holds various training expos and forums around the world that members can attend.

The CCIM Institute
Another excellent resource for investors and commercial real estate professionals is called the CCIM Institute. The Institute provides several training and networking opportunities to its members who want to learn more about real estate throughout the year. One of the most significant benefits for the CCIM Institute is the opportunity to receive the Certified Commercial Investment Member designation, which can help establish your name as a commercial real estate expert.

Quantum Listing
For those who are looking for potential commercial real estate investments, Quantum Listing provides a comprehensive list of commercial properties that are for sale throughout the United States. Quantum Listing provides an individual membership for investors who are looking for properties nationwide, for $79 per year, making it a reasonably priced resource.

Commercial Cafe
Similar to Quantum Listing, Commercial Cafe provides a comprehensive list of over 45,000 commercial properties for sale in the United States. Additionally, members of Commercial Cafe can search for properties by categories, making it easier to find an ideal location for your particular purpose.

About The Author
Jack Nourafshan is a distinguished real estate development professional and entrepreneur in Los Angeles, California. He is the President of Reliable Properties, a real estate acquisition, development and management company in the Los Angeles area. Jack has over 30 years of professional experience that has made him known as a leader in the industry. Jack Nourafshan started a blog on entrepreneurship to share his insight and experiences for aspiring entrepreneurs. 

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