Commercial Real Estate Resources

In order to prepare for the Project Blogger challenge coaching the development of a commercial real estate blog with London Whitted, I've been checking internet resources for commercial real estate. I discover it's hard to find local statistics on even basic multiunit commercial transactions let alone hotel/motels and gas stations.

Commercial seems to be a bright spot in the tech-oriented Bay Area:
The San Francisco Chronicle provides a weekly overview of commercial transactions, the latest here. With the relative dearth of data compared to residential, commercial real estate seems to be transacted within the province of tight social networks. An offline way to develop these network relationships is through commercial marketing meetings. Here is a sample of Bay Area meetings supplied by Jeff Johnston of :

List of Bay Area Commercial Real Estate Marketing Meetings

First Tuesday: Investment Marketing Forum (IMF)
7:30am Registration, 8:00am – 9:00am, $15 members, $20 non-members, includes full breakfast
Masonic Center, 9 Altarinda Road, Orinda
Strengths: Commercial properties for sale, strong multi-family opportunities
Contact: Mike Roullier 925-974-4735 [email protected]
Moderator: Dave Carney 925-938-5550 [email protected]

First Wednesday: Commercial Investment Meeting North Bay
8:30am – 10:00am, $10, includes full breakfast
McInnis Park (golf clubhouse), East end of Smith Ranch Road, San Rafael
Strengths: North Bay commercial for sale & lease, multi-family (4+ units) & Bus. Ops.
Contact: Peg Copple 415-331-8611 [email protected]
Moderator: Michael Burke 415-925-3214 [email protected]

First Wednesday: San Francisco Investment Forum
7:30am – 9:00am, includes light breakfast; Contact J. Vukasin or Dena Cruz before attending
San Francisco City Club, 155 Sansome Street, San Francisco; Must RSVP
Strengths: New meeting in downtown San Francisco
Contact: J. Vukasin 415-989-1300 [email protected]
Contact: Dena Cruz 415-989-1300 [email protected]

Second Thursday: Income Property Marketing Group (IPMG)
7:30am – 9:30am, free if presenting property for sale, coffee/pastries with a beautiful view
Presidio Golf Course (access from West Pacific Ave.), The Presidio, San Francisco (free parking)
Strengths: Big city movers and shakers with a San Francisco focus
Contact: Clifton Wong 415-346-2030 [email protected]
Moderator: Stephen Pugh 415-929-1211 x256 [email protected]

Third Thursday: N. Cal Commercial Assoc. of Realtors
11:00am – 1:30pm, cost is typically $25 for members and $35 for non-members
Radisson Hotel, 6680 Regional St., Dublin, CA
Strengths: Smaller crowd but often educational speakers. Calendar subject to change.
Contact: Mike Oldham 209-610-2121 [email protected]
President: Gandhi Naidu 650-766-3660 [email protected]

Fourth Tuesday: Peninsula Investment Forum
7:45am – 9:00am, no charge for meeting, coffee/pastries
First American Title, 555 Marshall, Redwood City
Strengths: Good speakers related to the Peninsula region
Contact: Debby Culbertson 800-833-4343 [email protected]

Fourth Wednesday: N. Cal. Regional Investment Forum (NCRIF) - Alameda Co.
00am – 1:00pm, $15 for brokers, $30 for affiliates, full lunch included
Palomares Cafe, 3779 E. Castro Valley Blvd., Castro Valley, West end of shopping center
Strengths: Great speakers/sponsors, email flyers in PowerPoint or PDF to display
Contact: Jeff Johnston 510-317-7733 [email protected]
Moderator: Jeff Johnston 510-317-7733 [email protected]


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