Seasoned commercial real estate pros will tell you that achieving success in this dynamic field means keeping up with trends. Two other key factors often mentioned are learning to be opportunistic in spotting promising deals — and a proactive ability to spot potential losing situations.

Newbie commercial real estate entrepreneurs can obtain these traits through constant professional development. That means studying the field and tapping into resources that offer leading-edge information on what happening in real estate. The fresher the information the better.

Here, then, are some suburb commercial real estate informational and educational real estate resources that will keep you on top of what happening:

Bisnow

This multi-platform digital media provider is a producer of both news and a creator of live events. Owned by Wicks Group, a private equity firm, Bisnow covers 27 top metropolitan markets in the U.S. along with Canada and the U.K. The excellent “must-have” information of Bisnow has earned it a robust 600,000 subscribers. The latter is a strong indication of the quality and value of the information offered.

 

Connect Media

 

Founded in 2014, Connect Media has a news division that has grown rapidly since its start-up. It now produces 11 daily newsletters along with 10 commercial real estate newsletters that are handled by a crack team of professional editors.

Furthermore, Connect Media creates and promoted north of 200 digital events that draw many prominent names in the commercial real estate sector.

The Real Deal

Industry observers call it “the premier real estate news outlet in America.” The Real Deal has an enormous reach, capturing millions of professionals through print, digital and social media outlets. It offers breaking real estate news, market intelligence reports, proprietary rankings, custom research, trends, profiles and a lot more.

The Real Deal has been rated among the 300 most-visited sites in the United States – and is ranked No. 1 among websites that cater to wealthy followers.

Commercial Observer

This source is a leading platform that connects commercial real estate professionals with other key players. Those who frequent the site include building owners, building managers, commercial lenders, brokers and professional services firms.

Commercial Observer’s offers weekly coverage and real-time updates on its digital platform. It hosts live events and offers a cogent mix of breaking hard news along with in-depth feature stories. Here you will also find exclusive industry columnists and detailed analyses of market trends.