For members of the Forbes Real Estate Council, 2017 has been a banner year. New products, new offices and new industry insights round out the year’s list of brag-worthy announcements. Below, we highlight three members and their big news.

Situs RERC Q3 Report Now Available To Help CRE Professionals Prepare for 2018

Ken Riggs. Photo courtesy of individual member.

Situs RERC president Ken Riggs and team have announced the arrival of the real estate research corporation’s Q3 report, “Reshaping the Landscape.” Providing unique insights into the commercial real estate market and taking a look at sound value-adds for the new year, the report is a must-have for CRE professionals in want of strategic business solutions.

“The market is penalizing all retail for e-commerce’s effect on brick-and-mortal retail,” said Riggs. “E-commerce is clearly having an impact, but we are way over-retailed by 40 percent.” More on this and other significant observations and findings from the research are available in the report, available here.

Situs has provided CRE professionals with strategic business solutions for over 30 years. Learn more here.

Royce of Real Estate Team Grows As Firm Moves to New Offices

Tracy Royce. Photo courtesy of individual member.

Royce of Real Estate, led for the past 13 years by owner Tracy Royce, has expanded its team and grown to occupy new office space in Tempe, Arizona. The residential real estate group has specialized in working with home-sellers for over a decade, and now expands its offerings to include a unique business model that provides homeowners with a wider range of options.

“We’re happy to be a part of the Tempe business community as well as continuing to grow in the Phoenix-metro real estate community,” said Royce in a statement on the company’s website.

Read more about the firm’s new digs and new hire here.

Estated Launches to Give Widespread Access to Key Information For Better Real Estate Decisions

Joshua Fraser. Photo courtesy of individual member.

Data Nerds CEO Joshua Fraser and team have launched the all-new Estated, a property report service that became available to the public in November 2017. Dubbed a “Carfax for homes,” Estated uniquely provides property data that helps real estate professionals and customers know more and do more with key information about more properties with less waiting than ever before.

The property records product is how Data Nerds has “aggregated, digitized, and standardized millions of property records” into a solution that gives consumers “the ability to make better real estate decisions about the biggest purchase in their lives.” The product is made possible in part by an investment by Foundry Venture Capital.

Fraser says the company has sold over 5 million property reports, and is now able to provide widespread access to its entire database to the public. Learn more about Estated here and read the Foundry Group press release here.

These are just a handful of Forbes Councils members’ recent exciting achievements. Read about what other members are working on here.

Have news of your own to share with the community? Submit your accomplishments to our team by visiting the “get media exposure” page in your member dashboard.


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