Improving Your Experience
CBA is constantly making improvements to our site and services, some big and some small, and usually in response to your feedback.
One recent tweak that you've asked for is a time-saving feature allowing you to upload photos for your sale and lease listings at a property at the same time.
You can now do this in the "Upload Photo to Additional Listings" feature in the Media Manager.
Go to one of your listings and give it a try!
United Way's Day of Caring
CBA is closed Friday, September 14, so that our staff can help with United Way's Day of Caring, the largest volunteer event in the state, to give back to our community.
CBA staff will be working to help restore Juanita Beach.
We will return to regular business hours on Monday, September 17.
CRE Continuing Education Classes
Now that summer is ending, sign up for our live Commercial Real Estate CE classes, which will help you keep your RE license active:
• SBA 504 Loans – Sept 5 in Kirkland (filling up fast!)
• Commercial Core Curriculum – Sept 10 in Lynnwood
• CRE Development – Sept 14 in Kirkland
• Title, Escrow & Commercial Transaction – Sept 19 in Kirkland
• Phase 1 Environmental Site Assessment – Sept 26 in Seattle
Many more through the end of the year, and more added just last week!
Heading out of town soon?
Spend the boring parts working on your RE license renewal!
The CE Shop has over 25 hours of online CRE Continuing Education courses you can take no matter where you are.
Sign up today!
Nominations* for 2018 SIOR® Awards
Each year the Washington State SIOR® Chapter selects award winners from each of the following categories:
• Office Broker of the Year | Nomination Form
• Industrial Broker of the Year | Nomination Form
• Investment Broker of the Year | Nomination Form
Please complete the nomination forms, and submit them to email@example.com
Deadline for the nominations is August 10
Awards will be based on production from July 1, 2017 through June 30, 2018
*Nominees do not have to be SIOR designees
If you haven't already, ALL realtors must take 2.5 Hours of Code of Ethics training before December 31, 2018.
Can't remember if you've already taken the training? Email WaRealtor or call the new phone number at 1.800.562.6024.
There are two options for the course:
• Code of Ethics Course with CE Credit - $25
• Code of Ethics Course w/o CE Credit – Free
CBA members can also get a discount promo code on the CE course when accessing The CE Shop through the CBA website.
Looking for basic info on how to use our site, or needing a refresher on tips and tricks? Our new training webinar, for Members Only, highlights the most commonly used features of our site and services.
This one-hour session is bi-weekly, 11:00 AM – Noon, beginning August 9.
The first half of the webinar focuses on searching CBA’s site for listings, creating Hot Sheets, and broadcasting e-blasts. The second half focuses on adding, editing, and managing listings and their media content.
Going on vacation soon?
Spend the boring parts working on your RE license renewal!
The CE Shop has over 25 hours of online CRE Continuing Education courses you can take no matter where you are. And each month thru our website you can get exclusive discounts.
Support is now easier than ever to find
Support is now part of the main navigation at the top of our website, and we have just added new How-To Guides, YouTube videos, and in-depth FAQs so that you can get tips on how to use our site at your own pace.
And as always, CBA Members continue to have access to our live support during regular business hours, too.
Did You Know?
It is the obligation of all CBA members to confirm that all of their exclusive listings have been submitted in accordance with the Rules and Regulations and all statuses are up to date.
Go here to review our Rules & Regulations.
Are you working on renewing your RE license?
CBA has partnered with The CE Shop to give our members access to over 25 hours of pre-approved online Commercial Real Estate CE courses anytime, anywhere.
And when you enroll through our website you get discounts on registration.
Sign up today!
We're committed to helping you keep your CRE license active, so we've just added dozens of new CE classes to our schedule.
Did You Know..?
Members cannot post listings for which they do not have a signed exclusive agreement. They also cannot post marketing materials branded with any non-member or non-brokerage.
From our Rules & Regulations:
I 14. Courtesy Listings. CBA will not accept courtesy listings from other multiple listing services and/or non-members. I 15. Non-Member Listings. No member or participating agent shall cause a listing of a non-member within their office/ownership to be submitted to CBA. The fine for violation of this Rule is the amount of the then current CBA membership dues for the non-member for one year. All services for the member may be terminated for three months, at which time the offending member office must make application for membership and pay an application fee per the then current fee schedule.
For more about our Rules & Regulations, go here.
Letter from CBA's Board of Directors
The Board of Directors of the Commercial Brokers Association is pleased to announce the hiring of Mr. Chris McDougall as its new President and CEO. He replaces Michelle Mills Clement, who recently accepted a position as the CEO of the Chicago Association of Realtors.
Mr. McDougall is a veteran commercial real estate industry leader with extensive experience in research, data, brokerage, and technology. Most recently Chris was head of Enterprise Information Management for North America at Colliers International, where his team was responsible for numerous strategic data, research, and business intelligence initiatives. Previous roles include Vice President of Information Management at LoopNet, where he was an integral part of the team who developed one the largest commercial real estate property databases in the US at the time, and National Director of Research & Client Services at Grubb & Ellis Company, where he led a team of 100 research and marketing professionals across 45 offices. McDougall also has experience in commercial real estate brokerage and transactions, having been a key member of ATREG, Inc., a boutique, Seattle-based firm specializing in the disposition of semiconductor manufacturing assets, including clean room facilities, industrial buildings, and land.
“We are extremely excited to have Chris leading our organization” stated Jeff Johnson, SIOR, CCIM, and Chairman of the CBA Board of Directors. “Our Mission at CBA is to increase the productivity of our members, and his background in IT, Research, and Brokerage makes him uniquely qualified to run CBA. He is a strong leader who truly understands what it’s like to be a broker, and the ever-changing technology and research trends in our industry.”
Michelle Mills Clement expressed confidence in the board’s choice. “Chris’ depth of knowledge and experience in commercial real estate data and technology, along with his dedication to the brokerage industry, really made him a solid choice for the role. I’m very happy with the search committee’s decision, and I’m confident Chris will continue CBA’s position as the largest and most robust commercial real estate MLS association in the country while taking it to the next level.”
McDougall started his new role on Monday, March 19th.