PROVIDING ESSENTIAL CRE TOOLS
TO HELP MAXIMIZE YOUR SUCCESS
The Commercial Brokers Association (CBA), serving Washington and Idaho, is a broker-owned commercial real estate Multiple Listing Service (MLS).
CBA gives our member-owned cooperative of brokers and affiliated professionals essential tools and support to maximize their productivity and success. We seek out and develop the best resources that the CRE industry has to offer to provide an integrated system of market research, listings services, legal contracts, networking, education, association management services, arbitration and industry lobbying efforts.
Our membership includes top commercial real estate influencers and companies in CRE-associated industries in the Pacific Northwest.
We are the only commercial information and data platform in the market that:
Is owned by our members, for the benefit of our members
Guarantees cooperating brokerage commissions among our members
Acts as THE hub for the local commercial real estate community and provides a trusted source of industry information
Provides the most comprehensive and market standard library of legal forms and contracts for commercial real estate transactions in Washington and Idaho
Offers arbitration services to members for commission disputes via a panel of your peers
CBA benefits ALL CRE brokers and affiliated professionals. As a broker-owned co-op, our members’ feedback and needs count.
We provide the most comprehensive, highest quality, researched and verified data available to CRE professionals for the lowest possible cost. And unlike the Commercial Information Exchanges (CIE), our MLS data is owned by you! We exist only for the benefit of our members. And we also give you additional valuable services and information at no extra cost.
In fact, our listings data is often more accurate than CIE providers because each member listing is based on a signed, exclusive listing agreement and our members are required to update their listings on a monthly basis. We also remove all expired listings promptly. CIE’s don’t always remove expired listings, which wastes your time and, ultimately, costs you money.
MEMBERSHIP BENEFITS INCLUDE:
Listing exposure not only locally but to our 4500+ members throughout the Pacific Northwest as well as national exposure via a secondary website, Commercial Exchange. Your listings appear on commercialmls.com, catylist.com and commercialexchange.com.
Access to CBA’s public data to populate listings on your brokerage's website. Over 100 brokerages rely on CBA to provide their listings data.
Access and editing ability to Washington and Idaho forms and contracts developed by top commercial real estate experts, through Legal Library PRO.
A member network to share market insights, learn about key trends, network, and inspire one another.
Access to the broadcast email system – marketing emails that reach all subscribed CBA members
Rules and regulations to provide structure as well as a clear path to cooperation and guaranteed compensation.
MARKET RESEARCH AND LISTINGS INFORMATION THAT DRIVES YOUR BUSINESS
Our members enjoy unlimited, 24-hour access to verified, up-to-date information. Unlike other CRE listings providers, our data is actively verified by our members AND internal staff to ensure the most reliable, comprehensive, highest-quality data.
Members submit and verify with our staff all Sale, Lease and Business Opportunity listings. In addition, our staff researches all additional available office, industrial and retail space in buildings over 10,000sf in King, Pierce, Snohomish and Spokane Counties to create the most comprehensive and accurate database of spaces for lease.
CBA's members include real estate professionals from the most prominent CRE firms in Washington, Oregon and Idaho, which gives your listings the best and broadest exposure possible.
Use CBA's public data to populate listings on your brokerage's website. More than 100 brokerages rely on us to provide their listings data.
PROVIDING COMPREHENSIVE CRE SALES DATA
CBAcma is a comprehensive, accurate, reliable, locally researched database that provides detailed information on all recorded commercial sales $250,000+ in the Puget Sound Region and Spokane. The database includes all industrial, office, retail, multi-family and land properties sales recorded in King, Pierce, and Snohomish Counties since January 2001, and later sales for Kitsap, Spokane, and Thurston Counties.
THE CONTRACTS YOU NEED TO CLOSE DEALS QUICKLY
Developed and curated by top commercial real estate legal experts over the last 25+ years for CBA members, Legal Library PRO's contracts and forms are recognized as the industry standard and are the fastest and easiest way to close a deal. Simply put, deals get done faster with CBA Forms!
CBA members can instantly access and edit any of Legal Library PRO's 100+ copyrighted contracts and forms for Washington and Idaho. Forms include Purchase & Sale Agreements, Lease Agreements for Multiple & Single Tenants, Exclusive Listing Agreements, Business Sale Agreements, addendums, commissions, disclosures, and riders. Click here for a full list of our forms.
MOVING YOUR CAREER FORWARD
CBA provides a wide variety of educational opportunities and networking events to our members, including live classes geared specifically to CRE professionals and online courses to help you easily satisfy real estate licensing requirements. Our offerings include a regular schedule of monthly classes throughout the region, a yearly day-long forum of essential topics, and online classes members can access at their convenience.
Classes cover required state-level core curriculum materials, topics of interest to our members, and courses that speak directly to more specialized areas of commercial real estate.
Our events are designed to elevate your business and standard of practice, so we select convenient local sites and carefully curate expert speakers to ensure you're exposed to and can learn from a unique group of like-minded professionals.
BRINGING THE CRE COMMUNITY TOGETHER
Since 1977, we have been bringing CRE professionals together for a common purpose – to share market insights, learn about key trends, network, and inspire one another. Our members represent CRE professionals at every point in their career. Instantly contact your peers, learn from veteran members of the CRE community, and reach out to the person sitting on the other side of a deal.