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Public Search

Commercial Gateway (CommGate) offers a public-facing website for non-members and the general public to view listings. CommGate.com uses a Google Map interface, which allows for familiar and user-friendly navigation. This pared-down version of the application lets non-members search for sale and for lease listings by property type (e.g. land, industrial, office, retail), size, and price. The listing broker’s name and company is prominently displayed, as well as photos, surveys, flyers, and other marketing material.

Member Search

While the public may view listing data for free by using the Public Search tab on the homepage, CommGate members will log in to access a larger, more detailed database of Houston properties, as well as tools for preparing demographic reports, drivetime maps, and retailer maps. This access level includes off-market properties with tax data and owner information. Members may send their clients lists of properties with their name and contact information on each report. And they can add a personal photo and company logo for a more branded experience.

Listing Alerts & Email Broadcasts

Members can save searches and have the system send updates
as new listings hit the market. This feature is particularly helpful when a client is targeting a specific submarket or zip code. Members can also take advantage of our Needs/Wants email blast tool, which lets you send out an email to the brokerage community regarding a client’s specific requirements. Similarly, you may also send out email broadcasts, informing the commercial real estate community about your active listing inventory.

Visit CommGate.com

Commercial Gateway creates an efficient marketplace that helps real estate professionals get deals done. For 18 years, Commercial Gateway’s mission has been to provide a first-rate, locally-controlled system for research and marketing, and we look forward to assisting you. Try it today!


Catylist Launches National Platform





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CommercialExchange.com is a new national online portal that delivers more exposure for properties listed by Members of the Commercial Gateway commercial information exchange (CIE). The CIE has been online promoting its members' data at CommGate.com since 2001.

CommercialExchange is a national commercial real estate marketplace powered by Catylist Real Estate Software that compiles both for-sale and lease availabilities sourced directly from brokers in Catylist's network of over 50 CIEs across the United States.

CommGate members don't have to login to CommercialExchange since all of the functionality and more features and benefits are built into the CommGate CIE.

The Catylist technology that supports both portals means that listing data entered into CommGate is almost immediately displayed on CommercialExchange.com and offers a seamless nationwide public-facing website for investors, business owners and decision makers actively searching for commercial real estate across the country.

Commercial Gateway and Commercial Exchange create an efficient marketplace that help real estate professionals promote their listings and get deals done.

Click here to visit CommercialExchange.com.

For more information, please call (713) 629-1900 ext. 363.



2019 Commercial CE Series

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The 2019 Commercial CE Events


Commercial Gateway is offering a commercial-focused Legal Update I & II program on October 25 for only $80 with lunch included.
(Click here for more information).

Or you may sign up for the full program and attend all of the events below for only $149. Many of the events are produced in cooperation with Bisnow and will be held at different locations.

Here's how it works: Sign-up for the series, select the events that are of interest to you, and attend the programs that you need to complete your TREC required CE. This is a 75% discount off the retail price of the individual ticket prices. (Click here for more information).

  • Apr 17: The Future of Uptown (2 Hours CE – TREC approved)

  • May 1: Houston State of the Market (2 Hours CE – TREC pending)

  • May 30: The Future of Springwoods & Grand Pkwy (2 Hours CE – TREC pending)

  • June 4: The Future of East Downtown (EaDo) (2 Hours CE – TREC pending)

  • Aug TBD: Office Market Overview (2 Hours CE – TREC pending)

  • Sep TBD: Montgomery County Overview (2 Hours CE – TREC pending)

  • Oct 25: Commercial-Focused Legal Update I & II (2 Hours CE – TREC pending)

  • Dec TBD: Capital Markets (2 Hours CE – TREC pending)


Note:
(1) Produced in cooperation with Bisnow.com, Locations TBD, check CommGate.com for more details.
(2) Legal Update offered at the new West Loop Amegy Bank Building, 9th floor conference center

For more information, please call (713) 629-1900 ext. 363.

Dr. Mark Dotzour Sees Zero Chance of a Recession in 2019

While talk in some quarters has focused in on an economic downturn in 2019, real estate economist Dr. Mark G. Dotzour sees no indication of it.

That was the central takeaway in his keynote address during the 2019 CCIM Commercial Real Estate Forecast Competition. Dotzour began by describing the incredible growth in jobs and population in Texas. He went on to discuss Opportunity Zones and other tax incentives that will benefit the real estate community, but he did note the curious timing of it. He explained tax cuts are usually put in place to stimulate the economy during a recession. However, the current set of tax cuts were implemented during an expansion, putting the current economic expansion on course to become the longest in U.S. history.

Dotzour notes that some economic analysts point to the speed with which the markets have accelerated, which might indicate that a recession is on the horizon. These models typically point to a market correction—making markets neither too hot nor too cold—as the only possible outcome.

While Dotzour acknowledges tighter financial conditions and a fading fiscal stimulus to be key drivers of deceleration, he does not expect a recession this year. He also jokingly cautioned people not to worry about reports of slowing corporate profits. "You’ll see headlines like this: 'Corporate profits slowing.' But what does that mean? They’re still growing, they’re just growing at a slower rate," Dotzour insisted. "Instead of going up 15 or 16 percent, it’ll only be 8 or 9 percent."

He did describe one of the biggest threats to prolonged prosperity in the United States: we’re experiencing a labor shortage as more and more jobs are created. “Until we resolve the immigration thing and figure out a way to get people to legally work here, it’s going to be a tight labor market,” Dotzour said.


Dr. Mark G. Dotzour is a real estate economist who served for 18 years as Chief Economist of the Real Estate Center at Texas A&M University in College Station. He has given more than 1,450 presentations to more than 250,000 people and has written over 90 articles for magazines and journals. His research findings have appeared in the Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Money Magazine and Business Week. His clients include banks, private equity firms, real estate investments trusts, construction firms, engineering companies, wealth managers, private foundations, and commercial and residential brokerage firms.

The Baytown-West Chambers County Economic Development Foundation Launches Commercial Gateway Listings Portal

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The Baytown-West Chambers County Economic Development Foundation (www.baytownedf.org) has launched a commercial listings portal provided by Commercial Gateway. This service is synced to Commercial Gateway's properties database, and listings are updated in real time. Commercial Gateway offers the Catylist EDCLink tool to economic development groups to help attract businesses to the Texas Gulf Coast region.

The Baytown-West Chambers County Economic Development Foundation was founded in 1986 for the purpose of fostering economic growth. The Foundation serves the area located from the San Jacinto River through Chambers County, Texas.

The Economic Development Foundation is a non-profit corporation with a membership comprised of the following representatives:

  • all units of government in the service area

  • area industrial plant managers

  • financial institutions

  • small businesses

  • special appointees


The Foundation seeks to accomplish its goals by 1) attracting new businesses and industries to the area, 2) working with existing businesses and industries to expand; and 3) working to enhance the capacity of infrastructure and the quality of life.

To view The Foundation's commercial listings portal click here.
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