Town & Gown Events:
Facilitating Internships & Continuing Education

See the Town & Gown page for more information:  

The Greater Oklahoma City Chamber of Commerce's Greater Grad website is a resource for nonacademic internships.

  
Back-Office Services
   

Providing back-office support for the proposed Commercial Overlay Board (Commercial Realtors© of Oklahoma), as well as to meet the National Association of REALTORS© Core Competencies.  We will also work with local Chapters of NAR Institute Affiliates.  We have among our members, several with experience in how the professional organizations operate.

For further information, please contact us.

  
   

It is said that a purpose of a newsletter is to "Keep me informed about things that I wouldn't otherwise research.  Remind me of things I would otherwise forget.  Teach me new thongs I'd otherwise pass over." [Nelson Norman Group]   Such is the purpose of our monthly newsletter.  The newsletter will be mailed to a select group of commercial practitioners, and available on-line to anyone of interest. 

If you have articles to submit, or events to announce, please contact Newsletter Editor Jack Werner - atozinspections@yahoo.com  

  
Social Media / Communications
   

In terms of communicating with people, Social Media vs Print represents the current generational divide.  For the younger people in the industry, social media (Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, etc) offers people the change to engage in online conversations with those who care about similar topics.  "Social medial has helped to initiate new conversations, respond to feedback and maintain active dialogue with friends, fans and others." [Social Media at Penn State, July 2010]    For further information, please contact Communications and Social Media Chair:

Eddy Hrdlicka - eddy@naisullivangroup.com

  

A primary issue of today's generational divide is the way we communicate: Social Media or Print.  For the younger people in the industry, social media (Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, LinkedIn, etc.) offers people the chance to engage in online conversations with those who care about similar topics.  "Social media has helped to initiate new conversations, respond to feedback a maintain active dialogue with friends, fans and others."  [Social  Media at Penn State, July 2010]  For further information, pleas contact :

Communications and Social Media Committee

Communications / Social Media
Newsletter

It is said that a purpose of a newsletter is to "Keep me informed about things that I wouldn't otherwise research.  Remind me of things I would otherwise forget.  Teach me new things I'd otherwise pass over."  [Nelson Norman Group]  Such is the purpose of our monthly newsletter.  The newsletter will be mailed to Members on request, and available on-line to anyone of interest. 

If you have articles to submit, or events to announce, please contact our newsletter editor:

Jack Werner - atozinspections@yahoo.com

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The SouthWest Real Estate Association provides back-office support, including bookkeeping, financial and auditing services, for our two operating divisions;  the Commercial Overlay Board (Central Oklahoma Commercial Association of REALTORS® - COCAR™), and CRE Summit (Commercial Real Estate Summit™).  As part of our long-term plan, we would also consider providing support for local chapters of NAR Institute Affiliates and other commercial real estate professional organizations.

For further information, please contact us

COCAR™ believes that Well Designed Cummunities are good business and one of our missions is to take an active role in making the surrounding cummunities a better place. We also believe that information is a key to better public policy; we help sopnser various real estate market research projects and disceminate research done by others.

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COCAR™ partners with the National Association of REALTORS'® Commercial Community Outreach Programs, other professional organizations, as well as the University of Central Oklahoma's academic Real Estate Program (our designated charity) to provide a variaty of community focused programs and grants.

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We help distribute (along with other Local Boards) NAR's On Common Ground magazine, a simi-annual publication that presents a wide range of views on smart- growth issues.  Contact us at info@cocar.org  if you would like to be on the mailing list.

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For further information, or if you would like to join the committee, contact committee chair Dr. David Chapman

Urban Affairs

Good communities and great places are good business.  As a member of COCAR™, as a REALTOR®, you can help create good communities and great places by participating in the NAR Community Outreach Programs.  These programs provide resources, funding and technical assistance to advocate for smarter growth, community revitalization, walk able communities and affordable workforce housing. 

Commercial Community Outreach

  • On Common Ground: a Biannual magazine that contains articles on cutting-edge land planning and development techniques.

Smart Growth Program

Sustainability, CE Courses

Community Outreach & Real Estate Market Research

Market Research

COCAR Real Estate Market Research is conducted through partnerships with NAR, the University of Central Oklahoma's Real Estate academic program, and other Oklahoma higher education institutions.  NAR publishes several national market research reports, and students in real estate related programs assist in gathering data from Oklahoma for some of these national reports.

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Additional funds for market research is provided to UCO through a partnership in our affiliated Commercial Real Estate Summit™, an annual deal making & education event.

NAR Smart Growth Resources 

* Smart Growth Polling Program - used by Associations that want to understand how community residents feel about various growth and development issues.