TCAR Partners with Triangle Economic Development Agencies

RALEIGH, N.C. (June 13, 2011) – TCAR (, the Triangle Commercial Association of REALTORS®, announces today the integration of its commercial real estate exchange portal, Tacquire, into the websites of two Triangle economic development agencies. Raleigh Economic Development ( and Wake County Economic Development ( now provide website visitors with real-time property and lease data.

“In communicating with business owners that are considering relocation to the area, one of the first things they want to know is what space is available for lease or purchase,” says Jennifer Bosser, assistant executive director for Wake County Economic Development. “With the new capabilities added through Tacquire, accurate and comprehensive listings are available at a moment’s notice.”

Tacquire tracks office, industrial, retail and specialty space available for lease across the Triangle region, as well as buildings and land being marketed for sale. The database is set up to be searchable by location, property type, price range and square footage. To ensure accuracy, Tacquire utilizes researchers to verify and update listings on an ongoing basis.

“Providing the most up-to-date property data is imperative to sustaining growth in our area,” says Kim Brennan, TCAR executive officer. “It’s an honor to have earned the trust of these agencies, and we look forward to building upon these partnerships as the area continues to grow.”

Database improvements have expanded the property listing details to give more information to prospective businesses. These include providing area maps, demographics, a birds-eye view, and a printable flyer.

The new partnerships bring added benefits to Tacquire members as well. With more than 5,215 hits per month at the Raleigh and Wake Economic Development websites, member listings receive increased exposure. This has helped open doors to increased interaction with prospective business owners.

About Triangle Commercial Association of REALTORS®:
The Triangle Commercial Association of REALTORS® (TCAR) is one of 1,800 local associations of REALTORS® nationwide that comprise the National Association of REALTORS®. TCAR is the second largest commercial overlay board in North Carolina with 600 members and is accredited through the REALTORS® Commercial Alliance. The association was established in 1995, but began as a committee of the residential board in 1977. TCAR currently serves a 14 county area, including the Triangle, for real estate practitioners, appraisers, property managers, and other professionals allied with the real estate industry. For more information, visit

About Wake County Economic Development Wake County Economic Development (WCED) is the lead economic development agency for Wake County. As such, WCED assists businesses with their relocation and expansion plans, and markets Wake County as one of the best places for business in the United States. WCED is a program of the Greater Raleigh Chamber of Commerce.  For more information, visit

About Raleigh Economic Development The City of Raleigh Economic Development Program is a partnership between the City of Raleigh and the Greater Raleigh Chamber of Commerce. The primary function of Raleigh Economic Development is to support job creation and capital investment in the city of Raleigh. This is accomplished by working with companies, site selection consultants, real estate professionals, and others to provide a wide range of information about the City of Raleigh.  For more information, visit


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