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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.

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

CRE Outlook Stronger Despite Supply Chain Challenges

Since April 2020, the National Association of Industrial and Office Properties (NAIOP) has been keeping track of the pandemic’s impact on CRE with their regular COVID Impact surveys. NAIOP’s June 2021 survey collected data from 239 US-based members, including brokers, building managers and owners, and real estate developers. A recurring theme in this latest survey [...]

By | August 24th, 2021|Commercial Real Estate|Comments Off on CRE Outlook Stronger Despite Supply Chain Challenges

Trend: NFTs and property

NFTs have been all over the news in recent months – with some raking in whopping amounts for digital art on auction – but what exactly are they and why are they now being linked to commercial real estate (CRE) and property sales? Dealing in definitions NFT stands for non-fungible token. Something that is fungible [...]

By | July 28th, 2021|Commercial Real Estate|Comments Off on Trend: NFTs and property

Bear or Bull: CRE’s Investment Prospects

The commercial real estate (CRE) reporter Konrad Putzier recently published a fascinating article in the Wall Street Journal (WSJ) about the sector’s resilience, and specifically investors’ confidence in that resilience. Published in May 2020, the article unpacks the factors that have worked into the sentiment analysis, showing that despite the hard knocks of the pandemic, [...]

By | June 24th, 2021|Commercial Real Estate|Comments Off on Bear or Bull: CRE’s Investment Prospects

Rethinking the Retail Model Post-Pandemic

It is now a well-established fact that the retail sector was both broadly and deeply affected by the Covid-19 pandemic, in the US and abroad. Our NAI Global Real Estate Outlook study, Q42020, includes the finding that over half of survey respondents (57%) said the “Amazon effect” was expected to have an even larger impact [...]

By | May 25th, 2021|Commercial Real Estate|Comments Off on Rethinking the Retail Model Post-Pandemic

Imagining the Hospitality and Hotel CRE Recovery

One of the hardest pandemic-hit sectors in the last 12 months is travel and tourism, a space with significant overlap with commercial real estate (CRE). For those who trade in and invest in hotels and hospitality CRE, it has been a dark time – and sadly analysts aren’t promising a rapid bounce back. Rather, we [...]

By | April 29th, 2021|Commercial Real Estate|Comments Off on Imagining the Hospitality and Hotel CRE Recovery