COMMERCIAL NEWS
June 2020
Coronavirus and St. Louis REALTORS ®
What the Association is Doing to Keep You Safe
As business begin to reopen when will be know if it was too soon? Many offices in the region have instituted changes in hours certain people work together in the office to try to reduce the number of employees in one place. Many companies are closing and or restricting the number of people common areas in offices such as breakrooms and water coolers. 

The Association is taking extra measures to ensure all visitors have a sense of security when they enter the building. The following preparations will be taken in preparation for reopening.

  • Plexiglass sneeze guards have been installed in public areas.
  • Interior of the facility are being disinfected regularly.
  • Exterior entry points are being disinfected regularly.
  • Hand sanitizer stations have been placed throughout the building.
  • Clorox wipes and disinfectant spray have been stocked.
  • Face coverings and gloves will be provided upon request.

To read more about what we are doing, CLICK HERE .
License Renewal Information
The Broker expiration date has been extended from June 30 to August 31

The Salesperson expiration date has been extended from September 30 to October 31

More information regarding this can be found on the MREC website .
NAR Case Study - Repurposing Vacant Retail Malls
In past years, many brick-and-mortar retail stores have closed due to intense competition from the phenomenal increase in e-commerce sales. Even before the coronavirus pandemic dealt a heavy blow to the US economy, brick and mortar retail stores were already suffering from the inroads of e-commerce.

To read more on a case study from the National Association of Realtors which looked at a new trend, the repurposing of former malls, CLICK HERE.
Commercial Education (Currently Via Webinar)
All offerings now are only available via webinar.

The general offerings listed on the link include both residential and commercial offerings.
REALTORS ® Win at the Ballot Box in Municipal Election
Two St. Louis REALTORS ® members, Crestwood Mayor Grant Mabie and St. Peters Alderwoman Melissa Reimer, were reelected in the June Municipal Election. St. Louis REALTORS ® also advocated for homeowners and property rights by opposing Proposition R in Bel-Nor (a new fee on rental homes) and supported Proposition S in Bel-Nor (an expansion of their sewer lateral insurance program). Both of these propositions passed last week, giving the REALTOR ® Party one more win with the passage of Prop S.
New RPAC Fundraising Plan for 2020
In an effort to keep our membership safe and healthy, we have cancelled the RPAC Dinner Auction and have replaced it with a new virtual summer Un-Gala and online auction scheduled on July 23. The newly revitalized 2020 RPAC Fundraising Plan ensures you will have ample opportunity to participate in RPAC events that are socially flexible and invest in your business! Keep a look out for these opportunities that will surely lift your RPAC spirits.

  • Multiple small online auctions
  • Summer Un-Gala and a large online auction
  • Drive-in movie this Fall
  • More to come!
Commercial RPR Webinars
Interested in learning more online? RPR offers a variety of online webinars for all your commercial needs. RPR has created a number of self-paced lesson plans for learning RPR and related tool sets. Check out all of these great topics:

  • Investment Analysis
  • RPR Mobile – Commercial
  • Commercial Thematic Maps
  • Strategic Site Selection
  • Understanding the Community
  • Valuate Interactive Investment Analysis


New Member Recognition
Congratulations to the newest members of the St. Louis Commercial REALTORS ® community. We are excited to welcome you to the Commercial Division and hope to see you in the near future.
  • Russell Houston, Show Me, REALTORS®
  • Hope Morris, Green Street Real Estate Ventures
  • Jessica Kuhn, D EXP Realty
  • Edward Sansone, Reisch Sansone Properties
  • Billy Thompson, Statewide Realty, LLC
  • Bradlee Thompson, Statewide Realty, LLC
  • James Whitesides, RE/MAX Realty Cafe
Catylist Demos
Why Catylist Research? It is an essential tool for brokers, appraisers, owners, institutional partners, investors and developers, this technology combines an up-to-date, verified database of sale/lease availabilities and comparables with comprehensive information about each commercial property in your market. It tracks market trends and provides quarterly analytics and includes a customizable suite of client-ready reporting options and email marketing tool.

Click on the link below to watch a recorded demo and overview for the Catylist system. 
Meet the Board of Directors of St. Louis Commercial Data Systems
  • Louis Copilevitz, Gershman Commercial Real Estate
  • Tim Lawlor, Balke Brown Transwestern
  • Carl Day, Jr., Dar Day Jr. Realty Advisors
  • Patricia McKelvey, McKelvey Properties
  • Chris Fox, Gershman Commercial Real Estate
  • Patrice TenBroek, RE/MAX Results Commercial
  • Scott Savacool, Sansone Group
  • Ed Stone, Doyle Shockley
  • Dan Sale, CEO, St. Louis REALTORS®

To learn more about the new Board of Directors and what STLCDS can offer you, CLICK HERE .
Welcome to Our Newest Subscribers to Catylist
Congratulations to our the newest Catylist subscribers:

  • Marek Parafiniuk, Keller Williams Realty
  • Antoine Lawrence, Hybrid Real Estate
  • Mark Butler, Hybrid Real Estate

To learn how Catylist can help your commercial brokerage grow contact Major Account Executive Al Suguitan at  al.suguitan@stlcds.com , or 618-567-4269, or visit  stlcds.com .
HAPPENING AT ST. LOUIS REALTORS ®
St. Louis REALTORS ® Commercial Division - Keeping our members informed!     
        
Questions about the Commercial Division? Contact us at
commercial@stlrealtors.com or 314.576.0033.

Commercial membership provides complimentary CE, contracts & forms,
advocacy on public policy, and business networking opportunities.