US Links

Market Data
Mortgage Servicers and Mortgage Trustees
News Services
Retail / Shopping Center
Selected Resources
Stock Markets and Rating Agencies
Universities Offering Real Estate Programmes



AIR Commercial Real Estate Association
American Land Title Association(ALTA)
American Planning Association(APA)
American Society of Appraisers(ASA)
American Society of Home Inspectors(ASHI)
American Real Estate Society(ARES)
American Real Estate and Urban Economics Association(AREUEA)
Appraisal Institute(AI)
Appraisal Foundation
Association of Foreign Investors in U.S. Real Estate(AFIRE)
Association of University Real Estate Officials(AUREO)
Building Owners and Managers Association(BOMA)
Building Owners and Managers Institute(BOMI)
CRE, The Councillors of Real Estate
CREW Network
Center of Excellence for Sustainable Development
Centre for Real Estate Enterprise Management
Certified Commercial Investment Member(CCIM)
Commercial Investment Real Estate Institute
Counselors of Real Estate(CRE)
Institute of Real Estate Management(IREM)
National Association of Home Builders(NAHB)
National Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officials(NAHRO)
National Association of Industrial and Office Properties (NAIOP)
National Association of Real Estate Appraisers(NAREA)
National Association of Real Estate Brokers(NAREB)
National Association of Real Estate Investment Managers(NAREIM)
National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts(NAREIT)
National Association of Residential Property Managers(NARPM)
National Council of Real Estate Investment Fiduciaries(NCREIF)
National Multi-Housing Council(NMHC)
National Real Estate Investors Association(NAREIA)
National Trust for Historic Preservation
Network of Commercial Real Estate Women(NNCREW)
Pension Real Estate Association(PREA)
Real Estate Educators Association(REEA)
Real Estate Research Institute(RERI)
Real Estate Roundtable
Society of Industrial and Office Realtors (SIOR)
Urban Land Institute (ULI)


Market Data

Centerprise - The Center for Real Estate Enterprise Management- A collaborative "clearinghouse of ideas" for the real estate industry, cutting across academic disciplines, industry sectors, functional business areas, and private/public interests.

Colliers International- Click on:

  • "Market Reports" for global markets or Canadian local or regional markets

CoStar Group- Regional industrial and office market statistics and a national year-end market summary.

Energy Information Administration (EIA)- Data on commercial buildings in the U.S., including total square footage.

Grubb & Ellis- Includes the following:

  • Annual National Real Estate Forecast
  • Office National Market Trends
  • Industrial National Market Trends
  • Retail National Market Trends

JJ Barnicke- Click on "Market Data"

  • International Real Estate Guide

  • North American Office Market Report

Landauer's Real Estate Market Forecasts- Click on "Experience" to obtain current and historical commercial real estate industry market reports.

PricewaterhouseCoopers- Search their database of publications to get U.S. and international reports.

REIS Reports- A comprehensive resource for commercial real estate trends, analytics, market research and news that supports transactions in office, retail, industrial and multi-family properties. A commercial real estate information portal with research sources, reports, who's who directory, commercial directory, benchmarks and indices, associations, conferences, in over 900 locations worldwide.

Studley Report and Spacedata- Click on "Market Information" for office leasing statistics.

Torto Wheaton Research- Torto Wheaton's "Real Estate Cycles and Outlook" provides a world overview of the real estate industry. Also access research papers and news items.

Mortgage Servicers and Mortgage Trustees

Mortgage Servicers

Midland Loan Services Inc.
Ocwen Financial Corporation
ORIX Real Estate Capital Markets, LLC
Pacific Life Insurance Company
Wells Fargo Commercial Mortgage Services

Mortgage Trustees

JP Morgan Chase
LaSalle Bank N.A.
State Street Bank and Trust Co.
Wells Fargo Bank Minnesota, N.A.

News Services

Commercial Real Estate Direct- Real estate news service.

CoStar provides in-depth and breaking commercial real estate news in major and secondary market in the U.S. Canadian information may be presented from time-to-time. Obtain news on current deals; multi-family, hotel, industrial, office and retail properties; trends; viewpoints; and market data.

Inman News- A U.S. real estate news service.

Institutional Real Estate Newsline- A U.S. real estate news service.


National Real Estate Investor- A U.S. real estate news service.

Real Estate Business Online

Real Estate Research Corporation News


SNL Real Estate

Retail / Shopping Center

International Council of Shopping Centers- The following publications can be found on ICSC's website, where a link is provided to the Research web page:

"Research Quarterly" - Available on the web exclusively to ISCS members. Quarterly issues going back to Fall 1996 can also be retrieved.

"Retail Perspective" - This monthly publication is available exclusively to ICSC members. All previous issues, starting with July 2000, can be downloaded.

"Monthly Reports" - The current and previous releases of ICSC's four monthly reports can be accessed. This includes:

  • Monthly Mall Merchandise Index
  • Monthly Department Store Sales Report
  • Monthly Canadian Mall Sales Report
  • Factory Same-Store Sales Report

"EconStats" - EconStats is a concise publication of economic data and news from 36 countries around the world, including Canada and the United States. The United States version is published weekly, while all others are published monthly.

"Research Express" - This weekly release is a brief look at specific current topics covering various aspects of retail trade and shopping centres.

"White Papers" - White Papers are posted throughout the year addressing specific topics that impact the shopping centre industry

"Scope Canada" and "Scope USA" - Both releases are annual compilations of basic shopping centre statistics: gross leasable area, retail sales, number of centers by size and category, employment, construction starts, number of adults shopping monthly and more. Tables include a national and province-by-province or state-by-state format.

Databases such as "Mall Openings, 2000-2002" and "Retail Scorecard" - Retail Scorecard is a quick guide to many multi-chain retail companies that have stores in malls and neighborhood, community and power centres. It can be searched by company or store name, retail category or area(s) of operation.

Selected Resources

Real estate resources available at the following universities:


U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics- Information on the U.S. labor force.

U.S. Census Bureau- Information is now available on the U.S. 2000 Census. Information on real estate is contained in NAICS Code 53 - Real estate & rental & leasing; NAICS Code 531 - Real estate; NAICS Code 532 - Rental & leasing services; and NAICS Code 533 - Lessors of intangible assets, except copyrighted works.

EconData.Net- Link to over 800 U.S. socioeconomic data sources.

Stock Markets and Rating Agencies

Stock Markets

New York Stock Exchange

Rating Agencies

Moody's Investors Services
Standard & Poor's

Universities Offering Real Estate Programmes

Arizona State University, Real Estate Center
Columbia University School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation
Florida State University, Department of Risk Management/Insurance, Real Estate and Business Law
Georgia State, Department of Real Estate
Harvard University, Joint Center for Housing Studies
Homer Hoyt Center for Land Economics & Real Estate
Indiana University Center for Real Estate Studies
MIT Center for Real Estate Research
New York University Real Estate Institute
Ohio State University, Real Estate Programme
Southern Methodist University Center for Research in Real Estate and Land Economics
Texas A&M University Real Estate Center
University of California at Berkeley Haas School of Business, Real Estate and Urban Economics
University of California at Los Angeles, The Real Estate Centre, The Anderson School at UCLA
University of Cincinnati College of Business Administration Real Estate Centre
University of Connecticut, School of Business Administration, Center for Real Estate and Urban Economic Studies
University of Denver, Frank L. Burns School of Real Estate and Construction Management
University of Georgia, Real Estate Program
University of Michigan, Business School Real Estate
University of Hawaii Real Estate Research and Education Center
University of Southern California, Lusk Center for Real Estate
University of Wisconsin-Madison, Department of Real Estate and Urban Land Economics
Washington Center for Real Estate Research
Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, Real Estate


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