- COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE INDUSTRY AWARDS DINNER RECAP
- CBPA’S 50TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION – GOVERNOR’S VIDEO
- AWARDS DINNER HONOREES
- REX S. HIME - CHAMPION OF THE INDUSTRY
- CALIFORNIA COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE SUMMIT – MARK YOUR CALENDARS
- CBPA 2022 CALENDAR
COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE INDUSTRY AWARDS DINNER RECAP
Last month we held the California Commercial Real Estate Awards Dinner at the Renaissance Hotel in Newport Beach, California.
Thank you to the nearly 200 of you who showed up to celebrate our industry’s excellence. Your appreciation does not go unnoticed. You made the night as special as it was supposed to be - especially being paired with CBPA’s 50th Anniversary and Rex S. Hime’s SoCal Retirement Celebration.
Taking the time to celebrate our industry with those who go above and beyond in philanthropy, legislative advocacy, industry advancement, and being a champion of the industry is what this night is all about.
We wanted to take this time to also thank our staff and Co-Chairs for this event, Cox, Castle, Nicholson, who have been helping us put on this event for 20 years to celebrate the commercial real estate industry in California. Matthew Hargrove and Pat Donahue were great behind the microphone, and we can’t thank Crystal, Melissa, and Rex W. enough for all their hard work in planning this milestone event.
If you were unable to make the event, a full recap of honorees, celebrations, and other surprises will be explained below. There is one part you won’t want to miss!
CLICK HERE for photos from the night!
CBPA’S 50TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION – GOVERNOR’S VIDEO
California Business Properties Association is celebrating 50 years of service to the commercial real estate industry this year.
This year, Governor Gavin Newsom congratulated CBPA on 50 successful years. CLICK HERE to watch!
Founded in 1972, CBPA has been educating and advocating for our businesses for 5 decades and has become one of the most esteemed advocacy groups in Sacramento. From stopping commercial rent control, helping form the California Commission on Disability Access, and being the wall that stops Split Roll Tax among many other successes, CBPA is looking forward to more wins in the future.
We wanted to recognize and thank all the Past Chairs of CBPA that were at the Awards Dinner, our organization would be nothing without the committed volunteers that paved the road to celebrate our 50th in 2022.
- BILL HUGHES, 86-87
- MALCOM RILEY, 87-88
- BILL KENNEY, 88-89
- TOD RIDGEWAY, 90-91
- ART PEARLMAN, 91-92
- BRENT HOWELL, 95-96
- DAN WINTON, 98-00
- STAN LAMPORT, 00-02
- JOHN GABRIEL, 04-06
- PAUL CUNHA, 08-10
- GREG MCWILLIAMS, 10-18
- DOUG WIELE, 18-20
- JOE MARKLING, 20-CURRENT
Lastly, thank you – to all our members. Your enthusiasm for advocacy and our industry is incredibly contagious and makes everything CBPA does possible! Here’s to the next 50 years!
AWARDS DINNER HONOREES
The following peer-nominated awards represent the highest recognition given to industry leaders in the State of California:
The Ernest W. Hahn Memorial Award honors our founder’s many contributions to the real estate industry. The award is given to an individual and/or organization that go above and beyond the call of duty to impact legislative, regulatory, or public policy issues on behalf of our industry.
NewMark Merrill along with Sandy Sigal went above and beyond writing a check to defeat Prop 15 defending our industry from Split Roll Tax in 2020. From pushing for more signage at their properties, advocacy, and press – NewMark Merrill undoubtedly impacted our successes on the ballot in 2020.
The John Caldecott Memorial Award honors the unfaltering lifelong community service provided by John Caldecott through his service in the Salvation Army. The award recognizes an individual and/or organization that advances our industry through community service to others.
Kilroy Realty Corporation (KRC) is committed to being a real estate leader in innovation and sustainability. Part of that commitment is investing in our communities and future leaders. KRC seeks to address issues and needs aligned with our goals and objectives through financial support of education and community enrichment programs. KRC provides financial assistance to accredited schools and 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations that work to produce programs and projects centered around community enrichment.
The Ray Magnussen Memorial Award honors Ray Magnussen who, as a provider to our industry, lead a statewide effort of advocacy to help fight issues facing all of us. The award is given to an individual service provider and/or organization that goes above and beyond the call of duty to impact the commercial real estate industry.
Sarahann spent countless hours providing legal guidance to our industry while navigating through the eviction moratoriums that took us by storm because of the pandemic. We were able to defeat legislation threatening our industry like SB 939, thanks to Sarahann Shapiro.
The Rex S. Hime Champion of the Industry Awards are presented to individuals and/or companies who have dedicated themselves to the improvement of the commercial, industrial, and/or retail real estate industry in California through the development of projects that stand-out for their innovation, attraction, and versatility.
Mr. Horne is passionate about collaboration and actively promotes the integration of multiple disciplines to ensure well-conceived, strategic solutions for complex client assignments. This passion led him to becoming an early adopter and champion for workplace transformation, including Workplace Strategy, Experience Consulting, Change Management and Occupancy Management.
REX S. HIME - CHAMPION OF THE INDUSTRY
This year, we renamed the Champion of the Industry Award to the Rex S. Hime Champion of the Industry Award!
This was done in honor of Rex’s 37 years of service to our industry as President and CEO of CBPA. In fact, one of the first recipients of this newly named award was Rex S. Hime himself! The California Commission for Disability Access gave a tribute to Rex as well, sharing how important he has been to maximizing California to all its residents and visitors. To watch the tribute, CLICK HERE.
Hime began his career at CBPA in 1984 and has been the voice for the commercial real estate industry for almost four decades. During that time, he led the growth of CBPA from less than 100 members to an organization representing over 10,000 companies. Under Hime’s leadership CBPA became the only commercial real estate association in the nation representing all aspects of the retail office industrial commercial real estate industry, bringing together the national organizations of International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC), Commercial Real Estate Development Association (NAIOP), Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA), and the Institute of Real Estate Management (IREM) to speak with one voice.
Hime helped create coalitions that have stopped the threat of split roll tax several times, most recently Proposition 15 in 2020. He provided leadership to the coalition that secured passage of the law prohibiting commercial rent control in California – making it the only state to enact such legislation. Hime brought together a coalition of the business and disabled communities to successfully achieve passage of landmark legislation redefining the approval process for drivethroughs in California and created the first density bonus program for commercial developments that included childcare centers. And during his tenure Hime was involved in the passage of major infrastructure bonds benefitting all Californians including school construction and water bonds totaling tens of billions of dollars.
Thank you again Rex, you are truly a Champion of the Industry.
CALIFORNIA COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE SUMMIT – MARK YOUR CALENDARS
The California Commercial Real Estate Summit (CCRES) is coming up June 7 and 8 in Sacramento, California, so please mark your calendars!
CCRES is the one time of year that industry leaders from all sectors of the commercial, industrial, and retail real estate industry join come together from across the nation and hear from top policymakers and California State Legislators.
We have some changes to the event in mind we hope will make your time being a lobbyist in Sacramento even more productive. Stay tuned for more information in the coming weeks!
CBPA 2022 CALENDAR
Tuesday, June 7 – Wednesday, June 8
California Commercial Real Estate Summit
and CBPA Annual Board Meeting
Tuesday, November 15
CBPA Board Meeting
For more information on any of our events, please contact Melissa Stevens at 916-443-4676 or email@example.com.