RISBJ Launches Rhode Island’s First Commercial Real Estate Search Using RICIE MediaLink

JOHNSTON, RI – On January 22, 2014, The Rhode Island Small Business Journal launched the first searchable online database for real-time commercial real estate information using RICIE MediaLink. This new website feature makes it easy for those leasing or buying space to find properties and real estate professionals in an efficient manner. RISBJ will promote this new feature to their over 100,000 monthly website visitors and 45,000 email newsletter subscribers to generate more interest and activity in the local commercial real estate market.

According to Jeff Butler, President of RI Commercial & Appraisal Board or Realtors, “Our Commercial Realtor members couldn’t be more pleased to have RISBJ be our first partner in providing a data feed of RICIE listings.” As a Director on the RICIE Task Group, Butler was a key player from idea to inception.

This new website functionality provides a valuable online tool for business professionals to better understand the commercial leasing and sales market and it easily puts them in direct contact with a participating RICIE member

“By providing commercial real estate search data in real time, RISBJ leverages the full power of the Catylist software, giving our loyal followers an easy way to find properties to lease or buy. We feel this will provide great exposure to local commercial real estate companies and their agents that list their properties with RICIE,” says Ralph Coppolino, co-founder of RISBJ.

To search our online database, click here.


The Rhode Island Commercial Information Exchange (RICIE) is the premiere database of commercial property listings and recent sale/lease comparables in the Rhode Island market area. For commercial real estate spets, RICIE not only offers subscribers access to a dynamic property database, but it’s also a robust tool for research, marketing, communicating and networking. Unlike similar services, RICIE is operated by practitioners for practitioners – RICIE users guide the direction of the product.

About Catylist

Founded in 2001, Catylist is currently the #1 provider of Commercial Information Exchanges for real estate associations nationwide. Their CIE platform is being used to search and market commercial property in dozens of markets around the country. Catylist also provides site selection technology for economic development groups, and offers a number of other tools for commercial real estate professionals.


RISBJ is the state’s premiere business publication and the go-to local resource for the aspiring, first-time and experienced entrepreneur. Each month, RISBJ and RISBJ.com feature some of Rhode Island’s top business experts writing on a wide variety of topics. From tips on investing, taxes and payroll to the latest marketing trends, sales tactics and real estate news, RISBJ provides valuable content that speaks to the needs of every small business owner. RISBJ is freely distributed to over 450 locations statewide and has an estimated monthly readership of over 35,000.

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