Commercial Real Estate

Commercial Brokers Association (CBA)

Commercial Brokers Association (CBA) is California’s premier commercial real estate association promoting and serving the commercial market since 1994.

Created by and for individuals in the commercial real estate industry, CBA is specifically designed to provide brokers and sales associates with a host of valuable services to make commercial transactions hassle-free.

Our membership are made up of commercial real estate professionals, specializing in commercial real estate services and dedicated to serving the needs of commercial clients in aspects of commercial sales, investments, leasing, appraising, property management, commercial loans and development. CBA members hold themselves accountable to the highest professional and ethical standards.

Bay East REALTOR® Members qualify for the Basic CBA membership. Please contact Member Services for more details.

NAR REALTOR® Commercial Benefits

NAR Biennial Code of Ethics Training

The NAR has mandated that all REALTOR® members must complete an approved course of training on the Code of Ethics EVERY 2 YEARS starting in 2017.

Here are some resources that will help you:

Commercial Legal Hotline

The C.A.R. Legal Hotline offers members the incredible benefit of receiving free legal advice over the telephone on a vast array of real-estate related topics: contract interpretation, arbitration, litigation, tax issues, commission disputes, disclosure requirements, fair housing issues, laws governing homeowners' associations, and so on.
By contacting the C.A.R. Legal Hotline you can speak directly to one of C.A.R.'s attorneys. Since its debut in 1979, C.A.R. attorneys have answered more than 600,000 questions about real estate law and brokerage practice.
Please request to speak to Linda Kirios, Commercial Real Estate Attorney at C.A.R.

LEGAL HOTLINE HOURS:
Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. (213) 739-8350 and (213) 739-8286
Saturday, from 10 a.m. -  2 p.m. on a first come first serve basis by calling (213) 739-8282 only.
The (213) 739-8350 and (213) 739-8286 numbers are not available on Saturdays. (due to limited staffing the Saturday Hotline service is only for questions regarding active transactions).

ARE YOU NEW TO C.A.R.?
If so, please read the Legal Q&A, Member Legal Hotline, for information about this service before contacting the Legal Hotline. (Requires C.A.R. Member Login, If You Don't Have One, You Can Create One On The Linked Page)

SUBMIT YOUR QUESTION TO THE HOTLINE:
Online:  Submit Your Legal Question 
Fax:      (213) 480-0864
Phone: (213) 739-8282  (for agents)
Phone: (213) 739-8350 (for broker-owners, office managers, designated Commercial REALTORS®)

WHETHER YOU SUBMIT YOUR QUESTION ONLINE, BY E-MAIL OR FAX:
PLEASE KEEP YOUR DESCRIPTION OF THE ISSUE SHORT (2-3 short paragraphs--there is a 2000 character maximum computer software limit on messages relayed to attorneys).
YOU'LL BE ABLE TO PROVIDE MORE DETAILS WHEN YOU TALK TO AN ATTORNEY.  One of our C.A.R. attorneys will telephone you to discuss your legal question, so please be sure to indicate the name of any other licensee involved in your question/transaction as well as your telephone number.
  Legal Hotline 
 **Some of these Links will require you to log into CAR with your username and password

RPR Commercial

RPR Commercial is your one-stop-shop for comprehensive market data, allowing REALTORS® specializing in commercial properties to save time and money. It is your REALTOR® benefit, already incorporated into your REALTOR® dues.

What is RPR Commercial?

Realtors Property ResourceTM (RPR) Commercial is NAR's exclusive online real estate resource that provides REALTORS® with data on every property/parcel in the United States. RPR Commercial aggregates tax assessment and public records information, stand-alone mortgages and Liens, foreclosure data, demographics and census information, ESRI Tapestry data, along with licensed data from Commercial Information Exchanges (CIE) and MLS’s to create search and report resources for Commercial REALTORS®.

Where can I get more information on RPR?
Members can learn more about RPR Commercial and view step-by-step  video.

  • Get Started Using Your  RPR Commercial
  • Watch a short video on each RPR Commercial function (On-demand resources that allow you to learn more about the features that are relevant to your business)
  • RPR Mobile Video
  • RPR Commercial Homepage (LIVE Webinar Registration, Best Practice Articles & Video Learning) use this direct link
  • RPR Commercial Webinars use this direct link
  • Learn how REALTORS® in other parts of the country are using RPR Commercial.