I want to express my appreciation for allowing me to represent you as Commercial Division President in 2019. It’s been a phenomenal year for our organization on several fronts. We had over 18 continuing education classes provided “free of charge” to our members, with all classes solely orientated around the commercial real estate practice. Additionally, the Commercial Division is geared up to offer classes for Illinois licenses in 2020.
As always, we will continue our advocacy efforts on behalf of for the commercial real estate industry, both locally and statewide. We had immense success working with MGA to keep most of the Historical Tax Credit Program intact and continue to work with our local and state elected officials to maintain the Low-Income Housing Tax Credits program for the foreseeable future. Our association was also very active challenging and defeating municipal regulation and policies that run counter to our commercial real estate practice.
We continued to support the Catylist program as a listing service for our members, offering them reduced rates and enabling them to utilize a haves/needs email platform. This service has taken off in 2019 and we now have over 25 percent of our membership utilizing the service every day, making it a viable option long-term for commercial brokers to list their properties and share information.
Lastly, in May of this year, National Association of REALTORS
recognized the St. Louis REALTORS
Commercial Division with a 5-Star Accreditation, the highest honor, something only five other associations around the country enjoy. We’re thrilled to receive this accreditation and look forward to continuing to provide excellent commercial services enabling our members to build their brand and business for many years to come!
It has been an honor serving St. Louis Commercial REALTORS
as the 2019 President, and I look forward to what 2020 has in store for the Commercial Division and its members!
Carl Day Jr., CCIM
St. Louis Commercial REALTORS