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Real Estate Associations
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.
Missouri Association of Realtors
Located in Columbia, Missouri.
Missouri REALTORS® advocate for real property rights, lead in professional excellence and engage all members.
National Association of Realtors
The National Association of REALTORS® is America's largest trade association, representing 1.4 million members, including NAR's institutes, societies, and councils, involved in all aspects of the residential and commercial real estate industries.
Real Estate Industry
NAICS/Industry Codes 53131
Barnes Reports for Real Estate
Real Estate Industry - Resource Guide
Library of Congress Research Guide
The purpose of this guide is to assist researchers in identifying a range of information sources on the real estate industry.
Urban Land Institute
The mission of the Urban Land Institute is to provide leadership in the responsible use of land and in creating and sustaining thriving communities worldwide.
Urban Land Institute Case Studies
ULI Case Studies provide comprehensive examples of hundreds of real estate projects that are proven financially successful, including access to costs, trade-offs, the challenges faced, and the lessons learned.
Urban Land Institute Emerging Trends in Real Estate
Emerging Trends in Real Estate® is an annual series of trends and forecast publications that reflect the views of leading real estate executives in three global regions—the Americas, Europe, and the Asia Pacific region
World Industry & Market Outlook Report
Provides descriptions of worldwide major and minor industries, including manufacturing, retail, wholesale and services industries.
Federal Housing Agencies
Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)
Contains information on housing, fair housing, rental assistance, sustainability, as well as research - including data sets. The HUD publication Housing Market Conditions is now part of HUDUser. This quarterly publication includes housing and real estate statistics, provided nationally, regionally, and by state.
Freddie Mac was chartered by Congress in 1970 to keep money flowing to mortgage lenders in support of homeownership and rental housing. Our statutory mission is to provide liquidity, stability and affordability to the U.S. housing market.
Fannie Mae is the leading provider of mortgage financing in the U.S., funding more mortgages than any other company. Together with our partners, we make sure that homeowners, homebuyers, and renters across the country have access to affordable financing opportunities.
The Appraisal Institute is a global professional association of real estate appraisers, with over 17,000 professionals in almost 50 countries throughout the world. Its mission is to advance professionalism and ethics, global standards, methodologies, and practices through the professional development of property economics worldwide.
National Association of Realtors Appraisal Section
The National Association of REALTORS® represents approximately 25,000 state-licensed and certified appraisers throughout the country. NAR’s Responsible Valuation Policy states that “persons who perform appraisals of real property shall be licensed or certified by their respective state regulatory agency and the appraisal shall be conducted in accordance with standards established in the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP).”
National Association of Affordable Housing Lenders (NAAHL)O
NAAHL brings together banks, nonprofits, and other private lenders and investors in affordable housing and neighborhood revitalization to share best practices and advocate for supportive public policies.
National Housing Conference
This non-profit organization was established in 1931 with the goal of "ensuring safe, decent and affordable housing for all Americans." The Center for Housing Policy, NHC's research affiliate, conducts research into housing affordability, housing demand, and inclusive communities. They provide an online research library of publications, as well as research tools.