Commercial real estate is a diverse area of the real estate industry. There are a wide range of commercial properties that you can work with, including office buildings, shopping malls, and land for development.

There are also a number of ways you can direct your career in commercial real estate, including buying, selling or leasing properties, property management, appraisal, etc.

 

 

Reasons for joining the REBGV commercial division:

  1. Technology. Commercial members have access to technology including CLSlink.ca, our property website which also includes commercial REALTOR® profiles.

    Only commercial members are able to subscribe to Commercial EDGE, a comprehensive database that delivers timely property information on thousands of commercial, industrial, multi-family, farm and vacant land sales registered with Provincial Land Title and Survey Authorities.
  2. Communication. Commercial members have access to industry-related information on the Board’s intranet and through an online quarterly newsletter.
  3. Education. Commercial members are encouraged to take a range of courses on commercial real estate.
  4. Government Relations and Industry Liaison. Every day governments make decisions affecting commercial real estate. Commercial REALTORS® help bring issues regarding the industry and our communities to all levels of government. The board monitors and researches changes in the industry, provides up-to-date information, and analyzes how changes affect members and commercial property owners, buyers, sellers and lessors.
  5. Public relations. The board provides local media with information about market activity and new products, and work to increase public knowledge about the industry.
  6. Networking opportunities. There are monthly and quarterly events that address timely industry topics and provide networking – from workshops to charitable events – and often with other boards.
  7. Canadian Commercial Council. Commercial members automatically gain membership in the Canadian Real Estate Association’s Canadian Commercial Council (CCC) where commercial real estate’s interests are heard at a national level. The CCC provides strategic leadership for the delivery of services to provincial associations and boards.

How to start?

  1. If you want to pursue a career in commercial real estate you must complete the same licensing process as residential licensing with the exception of the Trading Services Applied Practice Course.
  2. Licensees who want to specialize in commercial real estate are encouraged to take the Commercial Trading Services Applied Practice Course.
  3. An application for the Commercial Trading Services Applied Practice Course must be accompanied by a letter confirming the applicant's primary practice is commercial real estate and signed by a managing broker, director or officer of a brokerage.

Licensees who aren't primarily engaged in commercial real estate but have an interest in the practice can register for the course (subject to availability).

Contact Information

For education requirements - British Columbia Real Estate Association

For licensing requirements - Real Estate Council of British Columbia