Organizations and Associations

A number of groups and organizations provide assistance and information that can be useful for those seeking to buy or lease commercial real estate:

  • American Bankers Association
    Based in Washington, DC, the ABA represents banks of all sizes on issues of national importance for financial institutions and their customers.
  • National Association of Industrial and Office Properties
    NAIOP is a national association with more than 12,000 members and an extensive network of 50 chapters that represent the interests of developers and owners of industrial, office and related commercial real estate throughout North America.
  • EPA Hazardous Sites
    The Superfund Query Form allows you to retrieve data from the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Information System (CERCLIS) database in Envirofacts. Specify a facility by using any combination of facility name and geographic location.
  • Institute of Real Estate Management
    The Institute of Real Estate Management (IREM®) has been the source for education, resources, information and membership for real estate management professionals for more than 70 years.
  • Appraisal Institute
    The Appraisal Institute is an international membership association of professional real estate appraisers, with more than 18,000 members and 99 chapters throughout the United States, Canada and abroad.
  • American Real Estate Society
    ARES, founded in 1985, serves the educational, informational, and research needs of thought leaders in the real estate industry and real estate professors at colleges and universities.
  • National Network of Commercial Real Estate Women
    CREW Network is focused on advancing the success of women in commercial real estate and does so by looking outward to bring more women into the industry, showcasing member successes and serving as a resource to its members and the industry.
  • Urban Land Institute
    A non-profit research and education organization founded in 1935, the Urban Land Institute has more than 22,000 members worldwide representing the entire spectrum of land use and real estate development disciplines, working in private enterprise and public service.