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Real Estate Organizations & Associations
National Association of Realtors (NAR)
Good source for real estate news and research. Research section includes access to economic indicators, housing statistics and an economic forecast. In addition the research section has brief reports on industry issues and consumer trends.
The Counselors of Real Estate
The Counselors of Real Estate is the membership organization established exclusively for real estate advisors. The organization serves members worldwide, all who hold the "CRE" designation.
The Institute of Real Estate Management
An affiliate of the National Association of Realtors®, IREM is a professional real estate management association serving both the multi-family and commercial real estate sectors.
Urban Land Institute
Access news and resources that describe land usage and real estate trends. Most sources are fee based.
National Association of Real Estate Brokers
The oldest minority trade association in America bringing together the nation's minority professionals in the real estate industry to promote the meaningful exchange of ideas.
Realtors Land Institute
For real estate professionals who broker, lease, sell, develop and manage land. Members of the REALTORS® Land Institute may earn the Accredited Land Consultant (ALC) Designation, which is conferred to only those land specialists who complete a rigorous education program and who achieve a volume of successful land transactions.
The American Real Estate Society
The American Real Estate Society (ARES), founded in 1985, is an association of real estate thought leaders. Members are drawn from academia and the profession at large, both in the United States and internationally. The Society is dedicated to producing and disseminating knowledge related to real estate decision making and the functioning of real estate markets.
The American Real Estate and Urban Economics Association
A non-profit association advancing the scope of knowledge, information and analysis in the fields of real estate development, planning and economics. AREUEA's journal, Real Estate Economics is published quarterly.
Real Estate Educators Association
Real Estate Educators Association provides resources and opportunities for professional development to individuals and organizations involved in Real Estate education. The members of the Real Estate Educators Association come from all facets of the industry: Colleges and Universities, Proprietary Schools, Corporate Trainers, Independent Speaker/Trainers, and Legal Scholars
Planning and Policy
Lincoln Institute of Land Policy
A leading resource for policy makers and practitioners, the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy addresses issues involving the use, regulation, and taxation of land. The Lincoln Institute seeks to improve the dialogue about urban development, the built environment, and tax policy in the United States and abroad
The Urban Institute
The Urban Institute gathers data, conducts research, evaluates programs, offers technical assistance overseas, and educates Americans on social and economic issues — to foster sound public policy and effective government.
The Brookings Institute
The Brookings Institution is a nonprofit public policy organization based in Washington, DC. Their mission is to conduct independent research and, based on that research, to provide recommendations.
National Association of Regional Councils
Membership includes: regional councils (RCs), region-wide associations of local governments -- councils of government (COGs), regional planning and development agencies, metropolitan planning organizations (MPOs).
American Planning Association
APA is an independent, not-for-profit educational organization that provides leadership in the development of vital communities. Made up of professional planners and planning commissioners and officials.
US Environmental Protection Agency
EPA leads the nation's environmental science, research, education and assessment efforts. The mission of the Environmental Protection Agency is to protect human health and the environment.