A Word From Your Commercial Committee Chair, Kara Bowes
First and foremost I want to thank all those who jumped in and helped me throughout 2019. You all made this year so much more enjoyable! When I found out I was going to be Chair, I was first overwhelmed thinking about what I should do and whether I was qualified. OKCMAR made me feel like this was something I did every day and gave me confidence in my ability. With the right people engaged, we got through it and accomplished more than expected!
We established the Resimercial/Commercial Facebook group as a place to discuss commercial questions in a safe and comfortable environment. Second, we pulled off what I considered one of the best commercial bus tours. We received a NAR grant; and based on the positive reviews, the tour was highly informative! Last but not least we have kept our commercial accreditation with NAR. If you have not heard about Opportunity Zone funding, this might be the year to learn more about it! We have a number of areas that have been designated to spur the growth in surrounding areas that once were blighted.
Let’s make 2020 a year of growth for us as REALTORS®, too! I encourage you to take advantage of the learning and networking opportunities your OKCMAR membership includes. Get inspired by classes and connections with others who share a passion for commercial real estate! We may need your help on certain events or projects throughout the year, so opportunities for involvement will be posted on volunteer.okcmar.org.
Thank you again for your support!