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Top 10 commercial real estate magazines and trade publications for brokers

As a professional in the commercial real estate industry, it is crucial that you stay on top of market trends, monitor your competitors closely, and read up on other current industry information. The best way to do that is to read CRE trade publications, submit feature articles, and—if it is in your budget—advertise within them.

To help you get started, we compiled a list of the top commercial real estate magazines and trade publications.


1. BOMA 

BOMA Magazine is the official news magazine of the Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) International. Read BOMA to find out about important issues affecting the industry, see what members of CRE’s premier association are reading, and stay on top of news and events at BOMA International.

It is the number one source for

  • The latest news on legislative, regulatory, and codes activities
  • Statistical trends and forecasts
  • Emerging technologies impacting CRE

Learn more about BOMA Magazine

Development Magazine

2. Development Magazine

Development Magazine is a quarterly publication of The Commercial Real Estate Development Association (NAIOP). Available in print and digital formats, the magazine is circulated to more than 20,000 members and subscribers in the U.S. and Canada and addresses issues impacting CRE development. Office, industrial, retail, and mixed-use projects are featured.

Topics include

  • Leadership and management
  • Regulatory and government affairs
  • Capital markets, investment sales, and leasing
  • Supply, demand, and rents relating to real estate products
  • Demographics, technology and consumer behavior
  • Transportation and mobility
  • Sustainability
  • Marketing, and more

Learn more about Development Magazine

Commercial Connections

3. Commercial Connections

Commercial Connections is one of the many magazines of the National Association of Realtors (NAR). Published quarterly, the magazine is widely read among NAR’s 1.4 million members.

The content of Commercial Connections

  • Advances real estate best practices
  • Brings expert insight to significant trends
  • Provides brokers with timely decision-making tools on business purchases and strategies

Learn more about Commercial Connections

CIRE Magazine

4. CIRE Magazine

Commercial Investment Real Estate (CIRE) Magazine is a bi-monthly publication published by the Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM) Institute. The magazine has a reach of more than 45,000 top-performing commercial investment real estate professionals with both print and online offerings.

CIRE magazine features

  • Brokerage and business education
  • Candidate spotlights
  • CCIM education, and more

Learn more about CIRE Magazine

Real Estate Forum

5. Real Estate Forum

Established in 1946 and published by GlobeSt, Real Estate Forum is the industry benchmark and longest running CRE publication. Their audience includes commercial real estate owners, investors, developers, brokers, and finance professionals.

Real Estate Forum’s team of experts

  • Provides CRE professionals with comprehensive industry coverage and analysis
  • Explores best practices necessary to innovate and build business
  • Celebrates those who are adapting and succeeding in new ways
  • Translates the impact of macro issues, local market trends, and emerging technologies into digestible, shareable information

Learn more about Real Estate Forum

National Real Estate Investor Magazine

6. National Real Estate Investor Magazine

National Real Estate Investor (NREI) publishes the National Real Estate Investor Magazine, a premier commercial real estate magazine for CRE investors, owners, lenders, managers, brokers, developers and more.

The magazine’s content

  • Covers news in every sector of CRE
  • Analyzes trends and strategies dominating the industry
  • Breaks down the forces shaping today’s market

Learn more about NREI Magazine

Commercial Property Executive

7. Commercial Property Executive

Commercial Property Executive is the leading integrated resource for executives and companies that own, invest in, develop, lease, and/or manage commercial real estate. Its coverage includes all major property types and business areas, spanning the U.S. as well as foreign investment in the country and investment by U.S. entities overseas.

The magazine focuses on

  • Executive profiles
  • Industry and economic data
  • News and information on the people and dollars behind the deals in CRE
  • Reports covering finance, sustainability, technology, property management, education, and legal and regulatory issues

Learn more about Commercial Property Executive

Urban land

8. Urban Land

Urban Land is the magazine of the Urban Land Institute (ULI)—the oldest and largest network of cross-disciplinary real estate and land use experts in the world. ULI publishes quarterly print editions and online articles nearly every business day. 

The magazine provides

  • Timely, succinct, and useful information from ULI
  • Specific stories and examples
  • Information from professionals in real estate and land use
  • Perspectives on today’s issues and topics that you don’t get anywhere else

Learn more about Urban Land

SIOR Report

9. SIOR Report

The Society of Industrial and Office Realtors (SIOR) is a leading global professional office and industrial real estate association that publishes the SOIR Report. SIOR's dynamic quarterly magazine is available in print, online, and mobile formats.

SIOR Report

  • Addresses the concerns of industrial and office real estate practitioners
  • Features articles by industry experts focusing on topics from the evolving paradigm in CRE brokerages to effectively managing offices and technology
  • Provides tools and best practices to excel in sales and leasing

Learn more about SIOR Report

The Real Deal

10. The Real Deal

The Real Deal is a premier real estate news outlet in the U.S., reaching millions of professionals daily through digital, print, social media, and events. The Real Deal publishes The Real Deal Magazine, which covers everything commercial real estate professionals need to know about the industry in New York and beyond.

The magazine empowers real estate professionals with

  • Up-to-date news, data, information, and tools
  • Information on market intelligence
  • Custom research
  • Proprietary rankings
  • Deal analysis
  • Profiles, trends, and much more

Learn more about The Real Deal

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