Community Outreach & Real Estate Market Research
COCAR™ believes that Well Designed Communities are good business and one of our missions is to take an active role in making the surrounding communities a better place. We also believe that information is a key to better public policy; we help sponsor various real estate market research projects and disseminate research done by others.
COCAR™ partners with the National Association of REALTORS’® Commercial Community Outreach Programs, other professional organizations, as well as the University of Central Oklahoma’s academic Real Estate Program (our designated charity) to provide a variety of community focused programs and grants.
We help distribute (along with other Local Boards) NAR’s On Common Ground magazine, a semi-annual publication that presents a wide range of views on smart- growth issues. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to be on the mailing list.
For further information, or if you would like to join the committee, contact committee chair Dr. David Chapman
Good communities and great places are good business. As a member of COCAR™, as a REALTOR®, you can help create good communities and great places by participating in the NAR Community Outreach Programs. These programs provide resources, funding and technical assistance to advocate for smarter growth, community revitalization, walk able communities and affordable workforce housing.
- On Common Ground: a Biannual magazine that contains articles on cutting-edge land planning and development techniques.
- Smart Growth Grant: Funding to support efforts to implement programs and activities that advance growth and development opportunities.
- Housing Opportunity Grant: Funding to support programs and activities that create affordable housing opportunities
- Placemaking Initiative: Micro-grant, and webinairs to create vibrant community gathering places to revitalize and add value to local neighborhoods
Sustainability, CE Courses
COCAR Real Estate Market Research is conducted through partnerships with NAR, the University of Central Oklahoma’s Real Estate academic program, and other Oklahoma higher education institutions. NAR publishes several national market research reports, and students in real estate related programs assist in gathering data from Oklahoma for some of these national reports.
Additional funds for market research is provided to UCO through a partnership in our affiliated Commercial Real Estate Summit™, an annual deal making & education event.