Spring Education Registration is Now Open!

Education is an important part of what we provide for our members. Our continuing education courses are the only classes in the 18-county Charlotte region that are specifically focused to the commercial practitioner. We offer over 20 continuing education classroom courses and a variety of online courses.

See our calendar of events to view the current list of available education courses.

Continuing Education

Click on the course title below to view the complete class description and access course registration.

3/13/15 8:30am-12:30pm
3/13/15 2:00pm-6:00pm
04/02/15 8:30am-12:30pm
04/02/15 2:00pm-6:00pm
04/14/15 8:30am-12:30pm
04/14/15 2:00pm-6:00pm
Elective – TBD
05/06/15 8:30am-12:30pm
05/06/15 2:00pm-6:00pm
05/28/15 8:30am-12:30pm
05/28/15 2:00pm-6:00pm
06/04/15 8:30am-12:30pm
06/04/15 2:00pm-6:00pm
Online Elective Course (available anytime, any day)
Online Elective Course (available anytime, any day)

NOTE: If you are BIC or BIC eligible (status per the NCREC), you must now take the Broker-in-Charge Update (BICUP).  If you are not a Broker-in-Charge or Broker-in-Charge eligible, you take the General Update (GenUp), formerly know as the Mandatory Update. If you take the “wrong” update it can mean the loss of BIC or BIC eligible status, or it can mean you get no CE credit. Do not take both updates.

Class Location

All class locations will be communicated upon confirmation.

Course Descriptions

BICUP – Commercial Version (CE Approved)
The Broker-in-Charge Update Course (BICUP) is a mandatory update course for all Brokers-in-Charge who wish to remain Broker-in-Charge as of July 1, 2015 for the 2015-16 licensing period. BICs must also complete a four hour elective course to satisfy CE compliance requirements. Only licensees who are Brokers-in-Charge or Broker-in-Charge eligible will receive credit for this course.

GenUp – Commercial Version (CE Approved)
The 2014-15 General Update (formerly Mandatory Update) will provide updates about electronic record-keeping requirements revised rules and laws, selected topics, licensing and education review, and more. It is strongly recommended that commercial practitioners take the commercial version. PLEASE NOTE: BICs and BIC-eligible brokers will now take the new BIC Update and a four hour elective and will NOT take the GenUp. 

Ethics for Commercial Agents (CE Approved)
Satisfy the REALTOR® ethics education requirement plus get CE credit. This course covers the REALTOR® Code of Ethics, utilizing case studies. Procuring cause of sale issues and arbitration procedures round out the session. A fun way to meet two education requirements in one fast-paced setting. The next NAR ethics quadrennial requirement is due December 31, 2016.

Due Diligence Issues in Commercial Real Estate (CE Approved)
What do we need to know when doing a commercial transaction and where do we find the information?  Doesn’t building code cover all accessibility issues? This course includes an easy to use Small business Guide on the ins and outs of ADA (Americans With Disabilities Act) which every commercial practitioner should have as well as a lengthy due diligence checklist covering land use, site, legal, personal, tenant, financial, marketing and building items which may need further investigation before a deal can proceed.

10 Risks Commercial Brokers Must Manage – Commercial Version (CE Approved)
The devil is in the details…It usually isn’t the big stuff which causes us problems, it’s the small stuff we overlook that turns into the big stuff. This course will examine 10 common areas which can trip up even the most conscientious commercial real estate broker. Case studies will be used to look at anti-trust issues, getting the proper paperwork signed so we can get paid, proper payment to employees, managing social media and much more. This 4 hour session may save you 40+ hours of hassle.


Cindy S. Chandler, CRE, CCIM
The Chandler Group

Cindy Chandler has her own real estate consulting and training company, The Chandler Group. Previously, she was a developer and syndicator. She currently serves on the NC Real Estate Commission and is on NAR’s Executive Committee. Her past positions include Chair of Charlotte Mecklenburg Planning Committee and Zoning Committee, Chair of Mecklenburg County Zoning Board of Adjustment, President of the NC Association of REALTORS® and numerous positions with national, state and local REALTOR® associations. She was named 2013 “REALTOR® of the Year” by CRCBR.

Garth K. Dunklin, JD, CCIM, CRE
Bass, Dunklin, Little, McCullough & Smith, PLLC
As an attorney, Garth’s practice focuses on all aspects of real estate. He is active with the North Carolina Association of REALTORS® and served on the REALTORS® Commercial Alliance Board of Governors from 1997-2006. He also served on the Board of Directors of the North Carolina Chapter of CCIM. Garth chairs the RCA Forms Committee which publishes the commercial series of forms, and he authored the “Commercial Real Estate” chapter of the North Carolina Real Estate Manual.


Registration is open for all courses. Locations will be announced as soon as they are confirmed.

Welcome New CRCBR Members

We are proud to introduce our new association members! The following is a list individuals who have joined CRCBR since December 16th:

  • Mo Sallah, Coldwell Banker Commercial – MECA
  • Kranthi Aella, Dane Warren Real Estate

Members on the Move

Congratulations to the following CRCBR members on their recent achievements:

Cushman & Wakefield | Thalhimer — Brian Craver, CCIM
Cushman & Wakefield and its Carolina’s-based affiliate Cushman & Wakefield | Thalhimer, announced today that its Capital Markets Group has represented the seller, Madison Marquette, in the sale of Monroe Crossing, a 379,630-square foot regional mall located on W. Roosevelt Blvd. in Monroe, North Carolina. The sales team included local market expert at Cushman & Wakefield | Thalhimer in Charlotte, NC, Senior Vice President, Brian A. Craver, CCIM.

Send us your News and Transactions
Please send any recent news or transaction information to thevoice@crcbr.org.

SiteIndex – Stronger than Ever

On behalf of the SiteIndex leadership, we wanted to inform our subscribers of an announcement regarding a new strategic alliance by KARNES and Xceligent. SiteIndex assures our subscribers that this transaction will not affect your service nor SiteIndex operations. SiteIndex leadership is evaluating our agreement with KARNES (which is still in place) and will continue to deliver the same benefits and services you have received over the years. If you have any questions, please contact the SiteIndex office at 704-940-7381. We look forward to being your preferred provider. To view the press release, click here.

TPG & PAG Consortium Completes Acquisition of Cassidy Turley

DTZ, a global leader in commercial real estate services, today announced that Cassidy Turley and DTZ are now operating as a single global firm following the completion of the acquisition of Cassidy Turley by the private equity investment consortium backed by TPG Capital, PAG Asia Capital and Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan. The consortium acquired DTZ in November 2014.

The combination of Cassidy Turley and DTZ creates a global top-three commercial real estate services company. Cassidy Turley brings a legacy of strong local market leadership and penetration in the U.S., while DTZ offers an established full-service global platform.

Click here to read more.

CRCBR Mobile App is Now Available!

CRCBR is Now at Your Fingertips

Download the App Today!

We are excited to announce the new CRCBR mobile app available for download on your iPhone, iPad, or Android device. The CRCBR free app is icon_300x300designed to provide you with an effective commercial real estate industry tool that utilizes the native features of your mobile device. The latest industry news, upcoming events, available properties, and legislative updates are now conveniently available on your device desktop.

Use this app to gain quick connection to continuing education and programs information and registration, to access and update your device calendar, to engage other real estate professionals through your social media platforms, and utilize your GPS mapping for efficient planning and navigation! The CRCBR app also provides direct access to CRCBR and connection to our commercial listing tool, SiteIndex.

How to Download

For iPhone/iPad: When on your iPhone/iPad, click this link or open the App Store app and search for “CRCBR.” Click “GET” or “DOWNLOAD” then enter your Apple ID if prompted. The app will start downloading on your home screen.

For Android: When on your Android device, click this link or open the Google Play Store and search for “CRCBR.” Click “INSTALL” and the app will start downloading.


If you have any questions regarding the CRCBR mobile app please contact us at info@crcbr.org or 704.377.8982.

Thank You to Our Volunteers!

The Charlotte Region Commercial Board of REALTORS® would like to recognize, and say thank you to, the members who volunteer their time and energy to the committees of the association.  Their hard work and commitment is an invaluable resource to the success and future of CRCBR.

A list of all of our committee chairs can be found below:

Education Committee – Rob Speir, Colliers International
Legislative Committee – Marty McLaughlin, Park Commercial Real Estate
Membership Committee – Leah Bailey, Trinity Partners
Programs Committee – Charlie Swanson, Beacon Partners
Professional Standards Committee – Bob Percival, Sperry Van Ness | Percival Partners
Grievance Committee – Tom Cochran, Easlan Capital of Charlotte
Alliance Committee – Brad Cherry, Jones Lang LaSalle
Community Impact Committee – Roger Cobb, Selwyn Property Group, Inc.

To learn more about the various committees of CRCBR and becoming involved, call the CRCBR offices at 704-377-8982.


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