American Real Estate Review
March, 2000, Vol.3.
"Sent to over
4,700 commercial real estate professionals."
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J. Rutherford firstname.lastname@example.org
Supported by: Rutherford International
Publisher of the
North American Real Estate Review http://www.narer.com
NARER Bulletin is a sampling of information available on the North American Real
Estate Review’s web site. Launched in 1995, NARER.COM began as a moderated on-line
real estate conference of timely and relevant issues for the real estate and finance
professional. NARER.COM has reached the status of becoming one of the top 200 most
visited commercial real estate web sites on the Net. Is your company linked to the
Release: B2B Commercial
Real Estate Trade Market To Be Launched
Posting System: Job
List Service Available
- Director Corporate Planning & Strategy: Acquisitor
and Capital Market Strategist - Toronto, Canada
Links to Unique Real Estate Commentary
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- Press Release: NARER.com
merging with REmatrix.com - A B2B Commercial Real Estate Vertical Market Portal
Toronto (February 23,
2000) Infobahn Communications Inc., owner of the North American Real Estate Review,
is pleased to announce the development and launch of "REmatrix.com," in
June 2000. REmatrix leverages the interactive features and global reach of the Internet
to create a real estate focused multinational, targeted business-to-business vertical
market. REmatrix will aggregate the international commercial real estate community
on a single manageable Portal web page, and in so doing, become the first B2B (Business
to Business) commercial real estate vertical trade portal . Having evolved from the
concepts pioneered by the North American Real Estate Review (NARER.COM), REmatrix
will be truly international in its scope of content and services.
Described as a "metamediary"
within Internet development circles, REmatrix offers a combination of services such
as content and management tools, which will position the Portal as an integral part
of the user's business process. It will offer real estate professionals the ability
to communicate, to learn, to transact, to invest, and to manage their business processes
with improved efficiency. Designed to be a "one-stop enterprise solutions, transactional
and knowledge management aggregator," REmatrix is the first commercial real
estate portal to establish itself as an online vertical market hub.
The REmatrix site is
built on a foundation of content, community, commerce and enterprise solution software.
REmatrix will offer its audience a variety of features including superior editorial
content, white papers by industry leaders, access to enterprise management software,
an online marketplace, a career center, a property syndication clearinghouse, a property
and portfolio marketing service, an exclusive investment broker network, and a commercial
mortgage placement and disposal system. This "affinity" based site will
attract advisors, buyers and sellers from around the world by catering to individuals
with similar professional interests, providing the best value for their time on the
To become the portal
of choice for the commercial real estate industry, REmatrix is finalizing strategic
relationships with several leading real estate software vendors, to offer web enabled
access to a variety of "best of breed enterprise management tools." The
software will be offered in an Application Service Provider framework. (ASP's lease
software access, rather than sell the system. This offers substantial cost saving
benefits to Tier Two and Three management and construction companies, that desire
the associated cost and service efficiencies management software offers, but without
the related system costs.
A unique feature, which
distinguishes REmatrix as the best value provider to its portal members, is its "conceptual
based" meta-search engine agent software. The REmatrix "Smart" engine
may be tasked to migrate through any number of property listing databases, identifying
listings based on conceptual parameters, rather than HTML word recognition. As well,
users are able to set the engine to electronically notify them when their search
specification is posted to the Web. Large property owners and commercial real estate
brokerage services should take note of this feature, as it offers exceptional lead
We continue to pursue
alliances with leading content, service and software providers on the Internet, and
are willing to transfer aspects of our technology to allied partners. By partnering,
REmatrix is able to reach an international community of millions, and still cater
to each individual member's most specific needs. For more information on REmatrix,
please contact us at REmatrix@narer.com
- Affiliation with
NARER.COM's Real Estate Job Posting System
Rutherford & Company
(www.rutherfordinternational.com) an executive search firm specializing
in real estate, is pleased to announce its sponsorship of NARER.COM's Web-based Career
Advertising System. This targeted advertising methodology is designed to minimize
the cost of staffing positions where advertising might suffice. Positions are advertised
in the NARER.COM's Career Registry, and receives over 500 unique visits per day from
various real estate on-line job seekers.
- Real Estate Executive
Planning & Strategy: Acquisitor and Capital Market Strategist - Toronto, Canada
The candidate, a self-motivated
lateral thinker, will be required to exercise clear judgement in the formation and
inclusion of "assumptions" used in structuring M&A models; strategic
planning; and macro assessment of capital and property markets. Incumbent will participate
in structuring and implementing corporate initiatives, which lead to corporate and/or
asset acquisitions, Find further information at
- USA: Selected Links
to Unique Real Estate Commentary
Estate Investors Should Stand Firm
Real estate investments
will experience a great deal of short-term volatility, but real estate fundamentals
are the best they have been in years. So says the 2000 forecast by Marcus & Millichap
Real Estate Investment Brokerage Company.
Full Story: http://realtytimes.com/rtnews/rtcpages/19991109_investors.htm
Location, Location? Not Anymore!
If the Internet garners
even five percent of retail sales across all categories, it would put tremendous
pressure on "bricks-and-mortar" retailers. Last year's Internet sales were
estimated at just one half of one percent of total retail business, but projections
are for U.S. online retail to hit seven percent of total retail sales by 2004 ($184
Billion). This would constitute a quarter of all the growth in retail sales during
the next five years, and much more in certain categories.
Industrial/Office Space Reaching Overkill?
The tide may be turning
in both the industrial and office real estate sectors, with supply outpacing demand
and construction either slowing or needing to slow.
Full Story: http://realtytimes.com/rtnews/rtcpages/20000113_iospace.htm
Could Reduce Demand by Up To Three Billion Square Feet!
According to calculations
by the Center for Energy and Climate Solutions, current Internet business trends
could reduce the demand for commercial space by up to three billion square feet between
1997 and 2007 - along with all the lighting, heating and cooling that goes with it.
That could mean an average reduction in new building construction of 300 million
square feet per year - 20 percent of projected new commercial space.
Full Story: http://www.cool-companies.org
- Seeking Top International
Real Estate Investment Brokers
Rutherford and Company
has been retained to compile a list of elite real estate investment brokers throughout
North America, Europe and the Pacific Rim. Candidates will be assessed by a number
of factors, including business volumes, deal size and complexity, client satisfaction,
market knowledge, abstract reasoning and Internet acumen.
While remaining with
their present companies, the successful candidates will be invited to become members
of a Broker Centered Electronic Communications Network (ECN) or Roundtable of like
professionals. Members within this network, will be able to interact privately via
the Net, and access an exclusive international property and portfolio listing service
for marketing their investment opportunities.
should send their CV to or contact Forbes Rutherford of Rutherford and Company at
"email@example.com" or visit our web site
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database servers. Output from our servers, may be private labeled to appear as part
of your corporate web site. It may also be mirrored on ICI-WEB's International Property
Registry. The ICI-WEB ASP solution provides for broad bandwidth technical applications,
which will offer prospective tenants and/or purchasers a more comprehensive and interactive
ICI-WEB's Property Registry
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resembling a typical broker's package is available for as little as $180.00 per annum.
An example of an enhanced listing, may be seen at http://www.iciweb.org/search/show_bld.cgi?53 . Maintenance of your portfolio
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through a Web enabled interface or through batch processing using terminal access.
You may also import information from an Excel spreadsheet. For further information
on ICIWEB, go to http://www.narer.com/iciweb
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