The Commercial Brokers Association (CBA) is a member owned cooperative which has provided commercial real estate multiple listing services to its members since 1977. Members share a philosophy of ongoing communication and cooperation and are represented by a voluntary Board of Directors that includes owners, managers and brokers of both sole proprietorships and local branches of multinational corporations. CBA remains committed to its original mission: to provide members with current commercial listing information, and help increase their productivity.
Currently CBA has 1,060 member offices with more than 3,965 commercial real estate agents, plus over 150 associate member offices participating in our commercial multiple listing organization which serves the Pacific Northwest. There are approximately 4,000+active exclusive commercial/investment listings, valued at over $5 Billion Dollars plus more than 8,550 listings with over 75 Million Sq. Ft. for Lease. In addition to the exclusively listed properties in our system, CBA's Research staff gathers information on all available office, industrial and retail space in buildings over 10,000sf in King, Pierce, Snohomish, Kitsap and Portland Counties and buildings over 5,000 sf in Spokane County. CBA continues to grow in size and effectiveness helping its members increase their productivity. By co-brokering through CBA you can better serve clients and create more sales, leases, and commission income.
CBA segregates commercial real estate into nine major categories to simplify property searches and listing. To aid in searches we have a custom designed web site that is continuously updated by members as well CBA's Research staff. Our user-friendly program is Internet based, making it possible to connect from almost anywhere.
CBA members also have access to county tax records for King, Pierce, Snohomish, Spokane, and Portland area Counties. This allows agents to search tax assessor records for ownership records to aid in identifying potential purchasers for their listings, as well as finding suitable commercial properties to list.
CBAcma (CBA Commercial Market Analysis) is also featured in our membership site. This product consists of researched commercial property sales over $250,000 in King, Kitsap, Pierce, Snohomish, Spokane, and Portland area Counties. The reports include a high-resolution photo of the property, a street map, an aerial map, the tax records, researched sales information, and a copy of the property deed. This product is not limited to properties listed/sold by CBA members, but includes all recorded sales in the researched counties.
In keeping with the ever-changing legalities of the industry, CBA also provides a Forms Library for the members use. The forms are available with membership and can be accessed through our software program, ZipForm Plus, or CBA's own Legal Library. Our forms library includes such forms as Purchase and Sale Agreements for Commercial Properties as well as Business Opportunities and Lease Agreements for Multiple, and Single Tenants. These copyrighted forms have been carefully prepared by the Association's legal counsel and have become the commercial industry standard.