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NAI Black is a proven leader in commercial real estate brokerage and property management services serving the Inland Northwest market and beyond directly and through its NAI Global affiliation. Originally founded in 1958 as James S. Black & Company, NAI Black has nearly a five-decade track record of superior transactional performance and favorable outcomes for assets entrusted to our management. Under the direction of Chief Executive Officer David R. Black since 1984, NAI Black has been engineered to deliver cutting-edge services of the highest quality to its customers and serve a wide spectrum of real estate needs.

Multifamily Debt Data Reaches New Record at End of 2021

Recent data from the Mortgage Bankers Association's (MBA) latest Commercial/Multifamily Mortgage Debt Outstanding report shows that the level of outstanding debt on commercial/multifamily mortgages – during the final three months of 2021 – was $287 billion (7.4 percent) higher than the level seen at the end of 2020. Report frequency The MBA releases this data [...]

By | May 24th, 2022|Commercial Real Estate|0 Comments

Forecasted Mortgage Metrics for 2022 Show Strength in Commercial, Multifamily

According to a forecast from the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA), 2022 is set to be a record-breaking year with mortgage borrowing and lending activity for commercial real estate (CRE) assets surpassing one trillion USD. The figure was released during the MBA’s annual CREF Finance Conference and Expo, where several industry experts discussed the way forward [...]

By | April 28th, 2022|Commercial Real Estate|Comments Off on Forecasted Mortgage Metrics for 2022 Show Strength in Commercial, Multifamily

Seamless Site Management: Drones and Smart Tech for CRE Inspection

Over the past few years, the use of drone technology in the commercial sector has seen massive growth, with drones being used for everything from agriculture to law enforcement. In the commercial real estate (CRE) context, the value of drone technology is also rapidly becoming apparent. Drones deployed for site inspections can save time and [...]

By | March 22nd, 2022|Commercial Real Estate|Comments Off on Seamless Site Management: Drones and Smart Tech for CRE Inspection

E-Commerce Booming, Blurring Sector Lines

Recent analysis from CNBC has shown how the e-commerce boom evidenced in 2020 dipped slightly but steadied, suggesting a fundamental shift in how US consumers choose to shop. Quoting the Commerce Department, CNBC says online sales peaked at 15.7% of total retail sales in mid-2020 and that “while they’ve come slightly off that peak as [...]

By | February 24th, 2022|Uncategorized|Comments Off on E-Commerce Booming, Blurring Sector Lines

Three “Glass-Half-Full” Forecasts for the New Year

Despite the ongoing uncertainty of the new virulent Omicron variant of Covid-19, there are a lot of positive signs that we can expect in 2022 for commercial real estate (CRE), according to a round-up of sources. The case for optimism First, however, an important caveat: Of course, all of these predictions are opinion. No matter [...]

By | January 25th, 2022|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Three “Glass-Half-Full” Forecasts for the New Year

Making Waves on Spokane’s North Bank

In late November, the NAI Black team was invited for a private tour of the newest addition to Spokane’s North Bank: The Podium. The detail and care put into the building’s design are evident as you move through each space. Our tour took us through the different levels of the facility, designed with different aspects [...]

By | December 28th, 2021|Spokane Business News|Comments Off on Making Waves on Spokane’s North Bank

Watch this space: Industrial boom continues into late 2021, and beyond

We’ve all seen how the Covid-19 pandemic gave the industrial sector the shove it needed to go from well-poised to interstellar. Now research from the Commercial Real Estate Development Association (NAOIP) suggests there is no slowing down for commercial real estate’s (CRE) newest darling sector. The NAIOP’s Industrial Space Demand Forecast for Q3 2021 shows [...]

By | November 23rd, 2021|Commercial Real Estate|Comments Off on Watch this space: Industrial boom continues into late 2021, and beyond

Eastern Washington Asset Class Update-Fall 2021 (Podcast)

Derek Doke's recent podcast is a recording of his September 2021 Webinar with NAI Black's, Chris Bell SIOR, Windermere Manito Commercial's, Chris Bornhoft CCIM, and Senior Advisor with SVN | Retter & Company, James Wade. They discuss commercial real estate and opportunities in Eastern Washington/Western Idaho.

By | October 27th, 2021|Market Update|Comments Off on Eastern Washington Asset Class Update-Fall 2021 (Podcast)

Signals Suggest Cause for Optimism in Hospitality

A recent report from data provider LightBox suggests there is dawning but cautious optimism among commercial real estate (CRE) professionals when it comes to the prospects of the hospitality sector. Their second quarter 2021 Investor Sentiment Report declares that resort and leisure travel was looking strong for the “all-important summer season”, while the return of [...]

By | October 26th, 2021|Commercial Real Estate|Comments Off on Signals Suggest Cause for Optimism in Hospitality

Big Expectations for the Industrial Boom to Continue

Data from the seventh annual industrial market report by WealthManagement.com Real Estate (WMRE) remains clearly bullish on the industrial sphere of commercial real estate (CRE), particularly on the points of sentiment, occupancy, and rent growth. The report is based on an April 2021 survey distributed to readers of Wealth Management Real Estate. Respondents include private [...]

By | September 22nd, 2021|Commercial Real Estate|Comments Off on Big Expectations for the Industrial Boom to Continue