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On November 16, 2015, the Board of Directors of the at their annual meeting in San Diego, the National Association of REALTORS® board of Directors voted to approve, without objection, the application of the Commercial Overlay Board. However, there is more to the story.
An Oklahoma non-profit corporation
Facilitating Internships through partnerships with the Oklahoma City Chamber of Commerce's Greater Grads program and the University of Central Oklahoma's Finance - Real Estate academic program
An annual event designed to bring all facets of the commercial real estate industry together at the same time. The three primary components to future Summits: Trade Show; Deal Making Event; and Education -- multiple education tracks for various professions that comprise the commercial real estate industry such as for Real Estate Licensees, Appraisers, Insurance, and Environmental professionals.
A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the UCO Foundation - Real Estate Program account
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A VOID THAT NEEDED TO BE FILLED
During the first part of 2015 it became apparent that there was a need for a REALTOR® Local Board with a commercial real estate focus.
NEED AN IDENTITY
Not knowing when the NAR might approve our request to form a new Commercial Local Board, and recognizing the need to produce an events, we registered two DBAs with the Oklahoma Secretary of State: the Commercial Real Estate Summit™ and the Oklahoma Commercial Real Estate Forum™
A SMALL GROUP FORMED
in April 2015, small group organized the SouthWest Real Estate Association as an Oklahoma based non-profit corporation, with the intent of petitioning the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) to create a "Commercial Overlay" Local Board to serve the needs of commercial real estate practitioners in the central Oklahoma area.
THE FIRST EVENT
Early on, we decided that we wanted to have as our official
charity the Real Estate Program at the University of Central Oklahoma (UCO) - our first official event in September 2015 was a combination CE Class / Fundraiser / Networking Event with the university, the Town & Gown Breakfast. At the breakfast, students in the UCO Real Estate Program networked with brokers for possible internships or employment opportunities.
THE SECOND EVENT
The Commercial Real Estate Summit,™ designed to be an annual spring Deal Making Event, jointly produced with the UCO Real Estate Program our First Summit.
NOW WE ARE ROLLING
The Oklahoma Commercial Real Estate Forum ™ - designed to be an annual fall advocacy / problem solving event. Our first Forum was held November 2016 and the topic was earthquakes.
Chartering of the Central Oklahoma Commercial Association of REALTORS® (COCAR) Was On November 16, 2015, by the National Association of REALTORS® Board of Directors at their annual meeting in San Diego, CA.
However our name was not effective until January 2016, so we registered the trade name (DBA) "COCAR" with the Oklahoma Secretary of State
CITY OF OKLAHOMA CITY
In the last weeks of December, 2015, OKC introduced an ordinance to create new development impact fees effective January 1, 2017.
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