What we Do
The Commercial Brokers Association (CBA) is a member owned cooperative providing commercial real estate multiple listing services to its members since 1977. CBA is committed to the mission of providing members with current commercial listing information and to help increase their productivity. Members share a philosophy of ongoing communication and cooperation and are represented by a voluntary Board of Directors.
CBA's Research Staff gathers information on all available office, industrial and retail space in buildings that meet our research standards in eight Washington and Oregon counties. CBA's custom designed website is continuously updated by members as well as CBA's Research staff. Our user-friendly program is fully optimized across all technological platforms. Features of the website include listing searches (both map and criteria based), marketing tools, numerous report options, and links to county tax records.
CBAcma, our Commercial Market Analysis product, is another tool available to CBA members - consisting of researched commercial property sales over $250,000 in eight Washington and Oregon counties.
In keeping with the ever-changing legalities of the industry, CBA also provides a Forms Library for our members' use. These forms have been carefully prepared by the Association's legal counsel and are the commercial industry standard.
CBA also provides education and networking opportunities for the commercial brokerage community, giving members access to clock hour classes to fulfill their licensing requirement, as well as forums to meet and make deals with their fellow brokers.
How do I become a member?
CBA appreciates your interest and the opportunity to provide you with information about the Commercial Brokers Association's membership benefits.
To join CBA as a new office, please print out and complete both the Broker Member Application as well as the Broker Roster Update. To add a broker to a participating office, please simply complete the Broker Roster Update. If you're interested in becoming an Associate Member, please refer to the Associate Member Information page.
We welcome the opportunity to discuss how CBA's services can benefit you. Please feel free to call CBA's Member Services at 425-820-3348 or 1-800-275-2522 for additional information.
Earn a Master of Science in Real Estate!
Earn a Master of Science in Real Estate studies in just 18 months through the Runstad Center for Real Estate Studies at UW. This new program is a first of its kind in the country and is work-compatable with classes only two days a week. Areas of concentration include Real Estate Development, Investment and Finance, and Corporate Real Estate. Attend the information session or click here for more details.
CBA Website Training
The new CBA website has expanded the time saving tools available to members. Join us for a one hour webinar and chat in your questions about Searching, Saved Searches, Hot Sheets, Saved Reports, using your CBA profile to best represent your business.
Join us for a networking opportunity and to hear from speaker Gale A. Hickok, President, First American Exchange of Skagit County. Gale will provide an update on his recent trip to Washington D.C. and the rule changes in the works for 1031 Exchanges. Q&A to follow.
Guardian Northwest Title & Escrow with a special thanks to
Customer Liaison & Marketing Director, Sally Johnson
Here’s the class you’ve been waiting for if you are either a landlord or tenant rep working to get leases put together! You’ll get a non-legal review of the key provisions of leases as seen through the eyes of both the landlord and the tenant. By understanding the underlying motivation of both parties related to key provisions, you’ll be able to manage the negotiation between lease types (gross lease, single net lease, double net lease, triple net lease). Then you’ll go on to key lease provisions that must be addressed in every lease: arbitration, alterations, assignment, common area maintenance, co-tenancy, default terms, exclusives, expansion rights, hours of operation, insurance, maintenance, options, percentage rent, rent adjustment, signs, deposits, and use of premises, and many more. Find out how the provisions are viewed differently by the landlord and the tenant, the provisions that are typically the most important to each party, and techniques that you can use to help the parties reach common ground.
Instructor: Richard Muhlebach
Richard Muhlebach has almost 40 years experience leasing and managing shopping centers, enclosed malls, office and medical buildings and industrial properties. He founder and served as the president of a commercial leasing and management company for 19 years then sold it to a national real estate firm and served as its Senior Managing Director for nine years. His prior experiences included serving as a Vice President for three major developers. He has co-authored 17 books and written over 100 articles on commercial real estate including articles published in Europe and Asia. He is an instructor for the University of Washington, BOMA, IREM and he has lectured in Singapore, China, Taiwan, Spain, Hungary, Poland, Russia and Canada. He served as the international president of the Institute of Real Estate Management. He is a Certified Property Manager, Counselor of Real Estate, Senior Certified Shopping Center Manager and Real Property Administrator. His firm provided brokerage, consulting and expert witness services and he teaches nationally and internationally.
In today’s commercial real estate market the biggest roadblock continues to be the availability of financing. In this course, you will learn about the ins and outs of SBA financing for owner users, also understanding the SBA 504 & 7(a). In detail, you will visit borrower and project eligibility, loan repayment terms, loan amounts and sample interest rates.
Here’s what we’ll cover:
* Maximum loan amounts
* Common myths
* Structure of the loan programs
* What is financed
* What the lender will be looking for
* How to put the deal together
Instructor: Robert Barr, Bank of the West
Robert L. Barr, Bank of the West, Vice President, SBA business development officer. Robert oversees SBA 504 and 7(a) loans to small and medium sized business clients in Seattle, Tacoma, Bellevue, and surrounding areas. He has more than 14 years of commercial real estate industry experience, including 9 years of direct SBA lending experience, and 5 years as a commercial real estate broker in Chicago. Most recently, he was vice president and business development officer of SBA lending at TD bank. A graduate of the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, Barr is an active member of the Commercial Brokers Association.
1535 - 1537 Auburn Way N
Auburn WA 98002
Contact: Annie Miller
RE/MAX Eastside Brokers, Inc.
880 American Fruit Rd
Wenatchee WA 98801
Contact: Alan Lorenz
Criterion Properties LLC.