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Two-Day Commercial Real Estate Boot Camp Course

Master the Terminology, Analytics, and Fundamentals of Investment and Commercial Real Estate

This two-day course, offered at HAR's Central office and their Montgomery County branch office, is geared toward both the experienced and new commercial real estate practitioner.You'll learn the nuts & bolts of commercial and investment property transactions:

  • Complete property analysis, including valuation, CAP Rate, Cash-on-Cash and IRR/Yield

  • Learn market analysis, including demographic trends that impact both residential and commercial demand and how to compare investment alternatives

  • Obtain the latest technology to complete the analysis for you quickly–with professional presentation results

  • Receive hands-on experience using actual property scenarios and case studies

  • Study the presentation skills and tools used by top Commercial Real Estate brokers to land that next big deal

Two Locations Available

February 4th & 5th
9am - 4pm
HAR Montgomery County
26710 I-45 North, The Woodlands
$299 early-bird registration, $350 after January 28

February 6th & 7th
9am - 4pm
HAR Central
3693 Southwest Frwy, Houston
$299 early-bird registration, $350 after January 30

Contact CRE Training for questions or to register by phone: (512) 522-4024 or

12 Hours CE Approved
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Don’t Miss the 2020 CCIM Forecast Competition!

The 2020 CCIM Commercial Real Estate Forecast Competition scheduled for Thursday, February 20, provides one of the best opportunities to learn about the many factors affecting Houston’s complex real estate marketplace.

The annual CCIM Forecast has become one of Houston’s best attended events for commercial real estate professionals. Attendees will hear seasoned industry leaders discuss market conditions as well as earn four (4) hours of CE credit.

Future market trends are predicted with a debate-style competition by local experts in the office, medical, retail, industrial, land, and multi-family markets. In addition to brokers discussing the various property types, the economic picture for the region and state will be presented by Dr. Mark Dotzour, Ph.D. in a keynote address at 8 a.m.

Although the CCIM Forecast event is billed as a competition, the event is more about a shared perspective. The presenters listed in the table below typically agree on most substantive points. But having two presenters approach the same topic from different perspectives provides additional insight into a large, complex set of markets. One presenter may be more optimistic and the other perhaps more pessimistic, but the format creates a conversation that describes the markets in more detail than a matrix of market metrics and prognostications.

Make plans now to attend the CCIM Forecast Competition and gain the knowledge to make better business decisions in the Houston and Texas Gulf Coast commercial real estate marketplace.

Thursday, February 20

Norris Conference Center – CityCentre
816 Town & Country Blvd., Suite 210
7:30 a.m. Registration
Program 8 a.m. – 12 noon
4 Hours CE

Register Today!

Costs are: $100 for CCIM chapter members, $125 for non-chapter members, and $15 for university students. For more information, visit or contact Ginger Coleman, (713) 783-0297,

CCIM Commercial Real Estate 2020 Forecast Competitors

Industrial: Alexander Reilly, CCIM, Boyd Commercial and Walter Menuet, Colliers
Land: Keith Edwards, CCIM, Caldwell Companies and Taylor Schmidt, CCIM. Lee & Assoc.
Medical: Justin Brasell, Transwestern and Nelson Udstuen, CBRE
Multi-Family: Swapnil Agarwal, Nitya Capital and Ryan Terrell, Greystar
Office: Matthew Goldsby, CCIM, Belvoir Real Estate Group and Marty Hogan, JLL
Retail: Christie Amezquita, CCIM and Kristen Barker, CCIM

Forecast Moderators

Industrial: Nathan Gaines, CCIM, Clark Gaines Properties
Land: Bill Byrd, CCIM, Colliers
Medical: Davis Griffin, Trammell Crow Co.
Multi-Family: Blake Willeford, CCIM, Greystone
Office: Bill Brownfield, CCIM, Brownfield & Assoc.
Retail: Ed James, CCIM, Streetwise Retail Advisors

Continuing Education Designed for Commercial Agents & Brokers

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Commercial Gateway has launched its Commercial CE Series for 2020. This series allows agents and brokers to attend a variety of commercial education events throughout the year for one low price.

Courses are available on an “a la carte” basis or as an inclusive bundle that covers the cost of several short networking events and a Commercial-Focused Legal Update I & II program–all for only $149.

Upcoming Events Include the Following:

  • January: Houston Architecture & Design Summit - 2 Hours CE (TREC Approved)

  • February: Healthcare Real Estate - 5 Hours CE (TREC Pending)

  • March: The Future of The Heights & Montrose - 2 Hours CE (TREC Pending)

  • April: The Future of West Houston - 2 Hours CE (TREC Pending)

  • May: Houston State of the Market - 2 Hours CE (TREC Pending)

  • June: Port of Houston Update - 2 Hours CE (TREC Pending)

  • August: The Workplace of the Future - 2 Hours CE (TREC Pending)

  • September: Montgomery County Overview - 2 Hours CE (TREC Pending)

  • October: Multi-Family Program - 4 Hours CE (TREC Pending)

  • October: Commercial-Focused Legal Update I & II - 8 Hours CE (TREC Pending)

  • November: Future of Downtown, Midtown, & EaDo - 2 Hours CE (TREC Pending)

Sign-up for the CE Series

Sign-up for the CE Series, select the events that are of interest to you, and attend the programs you need to complete your TREC required continuing education. This bundle gives you more than 80% off the individual ticket prices.

For more information, call (713) 629-1900 ext. 363 or visit and look for the Commercial CE Series.

Find Commercial Properties Using

Public Search

Commercial Gateway (CommGate) offers a public-facing website for non-members and the general public to view listings. 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.


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

CX Logo 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 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 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.

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