Formed in 1982, the GBRAR CID is the oldest local commercial real estate organization in Louisiana. The CID exists to unite those involved in the commercial and investment real estate business; to foster knowledge, education, integrity, professionalism and quality workmanship in this field of real estate; and to encourage exchange of specialized information among the members. The CID hosts quarterly luncheon meetings with prominent area speakers on topics of interest to the commercial real estate community. The CID Board of Directors meets monthly.
The CID originated the "TRENDS in Baton Rouge Real Estate" seminar attended by over 500 participants each year making it the most successful real estate event in the Baton Rouge metroplex. The TRENDS Seminar is overseen by the TRENDS Steering Committee.
In 2001 the GBRAR CID established LACDB (Louisiana Commercial Database) which is an Internet browser based commercial data sharing system. It has a private side available only to LACDB Participants and the public side that show information on properties listed by the LACDB members. This system has developed into a statewide commercial property database. Becoming a member of CID puts you in touch with the heartbeat of commercial and investment real estate activity in the Baton Rouge metro area.
Join us at the GBRAR Office for our quarterly CID Luncheon Meetings
The luncheons feature guest speakers on topics of interest to commercial practitioners, along with updates on LACDB. Have an opportunities to make presentations on new projects, developments or listings. Network with other movers and shakers in the Baton Rouge metro areas commercial real estate community. One meeting a year is typically reserved for a "Bring Your Banker" luncheon.
Cost $12 for CID members & $15 for non-members.
The National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) has resources specifically for commercial real estate practicioners available.
These resources include NAR's Commercial Home Page, a launch pad for all related resoures.
NAR's Commercial Legislation and Advocacy webpage provides information about NAR's involvment with and advocacy efforts on key industry issues.
The Source is NAR's Commercial blog, keeping you up to date on topics related to your practice. The Commerical Podcast also provides great information and tips, in 15 minute interview with top commercial real estate brokers, developers, and other professionals. Commercial Connections newsletter is published four times annually and distributed to members of the National Association of REALTORS® and commercial real estate industry leaders.
Education opportunities geared specifically toward commercial practicioners are also available. Information about those classes is available on NAR's Commercial Education webpage. Additionally, there are NAR Affiliate organizations provide educational programs that promote professionalism and offer real estate designations. You can find information about thsose resources here.