News and Events: 2017

NAR Working On Reauthorization of Flood Insurance Program

Reauthorization of the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) remains a top priority of NAR.  The past two weeks have seen a flurry of legislative activity. Please review the details here: https://www.nar.realtor/topics/national-flood-insurance-program-nfip/legislative-analysis?cid=GA0023   Talking points:  https://www.nar.realtor/topics/national-flood-insurance-program-nfip/talking-points

Welcome, New Members!

The Commercial Alliance of REALTORS is pleased to welcome new REALTOR member Kathy DeVries, Keller Williams East Commercial, and Affiliate Member Bo Stover, Custer, Inc. to the membership. Welcome!

Welcome, New Affiliate Members!

The Commercial Alliance of REALTORS is pleased to welcome new affiliate members, Rory Byrne (Chicago Title of Michigan), and Tony Savickas, Grand Valley Automation, Inc. Welcome!

NAR Commercial Economic Forecast Presented In Washington D.C.

On Thursday, May 18, as part of the Mid-Year REALTOR meetings in Washington D.C., the National Association of REALTORS Chief Economist Lawrence Yun shared his forecast for the rest of 2017 and beyond for the commercial real estate industry. His presentation can be viewed here.

Welcome, New Member!

The Commercial Alliance of REALTORS welcomes new REALTOR member Jen Holzwarth, Blue Owl Properties, to the membership.

Commercial Alliance of REALTORS Updates Position on Kent County Land Bank

The Commercial Alliance of REALTORS supports the Kent County Commissioner’s discussion regarding the future of the Kent County Land Bank .  While some media reports laud its success, concerns of the actual need for the program remain. The Commercial Alliance of REALTORS believes in concept that the Land Bank model of disposition of tax – foreclosed.. read more >>

Welcome, New Affiliate Member!

The Commercial Alliance of REALTORS is pleased to welcome new affiliate member Brian Marcy, Grand Rapids Commercial Building Inspection LLC.  Find more about Brian through the Affiliate Directory.  Welcome!

CAR Cares Campaign Celebrates Playground Ribbon Cutting

New playground equipment at Baxter Community Center was celebrated with a ribbon-cutting ceremony this morning, attended by CARWM Board members, Networking Committee members, Baxter Community Center leadership, and children. Check out WOOD TV 8’s report: http://woodtv.com/2017/05/15/children-celebrate-new-playground-in-grand-rapids/ and the story on WZZM 13:  http://www.wzzm13.com/news/local/grand-rapids-south/baxter-community-center-reveals-new-early-childhood-playground/439782354 Here’s a video from Commercial Alliance of REALTORS – West Michigan Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/532511303440000/videos/pcb.1536828883008232/1536828283008292/?type=3&theater.. read more >>

Welcome, New Members!

The Commercial Alliance of REALTORS is pleased to welcome these new REALTOR members Clint Herrema, Carr Healthcare Realty Shirward Punches, Carr Healthcare Realty Matt Walters, Keller Williams Realty Lakeshore Doug Klaasen, Keller Williams Realty Lakeshore Troy Wasserman, CORE Realty Partners Welcome!

Welcome, New Members!

The Commercial Alliance of REALTORS is pleased to welcome Jon Hazeltine, SweetSpot Properties, and Ed Hood, Midwest Properties of  Michigan, to the membership!

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