Next Marketing Meeting

COAR’s next monthly commercial marketing meeting will be Friday, September 3rd at 9:00 AM. The meeting will be in person in the COAR classroom, as well as a virtual option for those who wish to join remotely. In accordance with the Governor’s mask mandate, all attendees joining in person will be asked to wear masks during the meeting. To join the meeting online, visit on your computer, tablet or smartphone. You can also dial in using your phone by calling (646) 749-3112. Access Code: 947-798-717.

Commercial News

CDC Extends Eviction Moratorium: What Does It Mean?
Under mounting pressure from tenant advocates, the Biden administration extended the CDC Eviction Moratorium through October 3, 2021 for counties experiencing “high” or “substantial” COVID-19 transmission. Landlords and tenants can use this map to determine if their county is in a “high” or “substantial” transmission area. Currently, all Oregon counties except for Lake County fall in the “high” or “substantial” transmission categories. For more information from Oregon REALTORS®, and to learn about what is currently allowed under state and federal law, click the link below. 
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Congratulations: Karen Koppel, CCIM
A big congratulations to Central Oregon commercial broker, Karen Koppel, who recently earned her CCIM pin.
COAR selects commercial scholarship recipient 
The COAR Commercial Committee congratulates the recipient of its 2021 Commercial Education Scholarship, Mike Reinemer. Scholarship recipients are selected by the COAR Commercial Committee each year. Each $500 scholarship can be used as a full or partial tuition reimbursement for any of the Commercial Investment Real Estate Institute’s CCIM courses, or other commercial Real Estate courses as approved by the Committee. 
Governor Brown Issues Indoor Mask Mandate
Effective August 13, Oregonians, regardless of vaccination status, are required to wear masks in all indoor spaces open to the public. To learn more about what this mandate means for REALTORS®, visit Oregon REALTORS’® COVID-19 update page. 
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REALTORS® and Sustainability: Commercial
In July 2021, NAR surveyed its members pertaining to sustainability issues facing the industry. Among the findings: A majority of agents and brokers (69%) said that energy efficiency promotion in listings was very or somewhat valuable. The building features that REALTORS® believed were most important to clients included utility and operations costs, indoor air quality, efficient use of lighting, and windows, doors, and furnishings.
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CCIM to Hold Course in Central Oregon
Commercial Real Estate Negotiations
September 30, 2021
Learn in a traditional classroom environment. Interact and network with other professionals in a collaborative, small-group setting. 
Learn and apply the CCIM Interest-based Negotiations Model to your most challenging transactions. Learn new, proven strategies to client acceptance that will get you out of the "high/low game" and other tactics that can derail a successful transaction.
Interest-based negotiation is a three-step process that brings discipline to your negotiation strategies. It involves identifying:
  • What parties are involved in the negotiation, and what are they seeking?
  • What can we do to get the other parties what they need, so that we can get what we want?
  • What happens if there is no agreement?
Course Objectives
Through an interactive case study format and role play, you will learn to:
  1. Satisfy the interests of parties involved in the negotiation (without sacrificing yours)
  2. Develop strategies for identifying and addressing challenges in a principled, transparent manner
  3. Maintain a collaborative approach to negotiations
  4. Effectively communicate the consequences of not reaching an agreement
This workshop satisfies the Institute's 8-hour negotiation education requirement in earning the CCIM designation.

How Vulnerable to Cyberattacks Are Commercial Buildings?
At first blush, the ransomware attack on Colonial Pipeline in May and a hacker’s attempt to poison the water supply in Oldsmar, Fla., in February may not appear to have much bearing on the safety of the average commercial building. But in reality, most buildings are vulnerable to these types of cyberattacks, a panel of experts said during a webinar last week called “Cybersecurity in the News: What It Means for Commercial Real Estate.”

Commercial Newsletter and Publications

Stability on a Risk Environment 2018
Commercial Real Estate ALERT Report
International Business Trends
Commercial Connections
Commercial Member Profile 2018
Commercial Digest
Commercial Real Estate Outlook
Commercial Real Estate Lending Trends
Commercial Real Estate Market Survey
RPR Conversations with Commercial Real Estate Pros
Marijuana and Real Estate: A Budding Issue
Expectations and Market Realities in Real Estate

Important Links for Commercial Practitioners

CCIM (Certified Commercial Investment Member)  NAR Commercial Information 
IREM (Institute of Real Estate Management)  LoopNet
SIOR (Society of Industrial and Office REALTORS®) Brevitas
CIPS (Certified International Property Specialist) Economic Development of CO
LEED Certification (U.S. Green Build Council) Redmond Economic Development
Commercial Education at COAR Central Oregon Builders Association
Building Owners and Managers Association ZipForms
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