Commercial real estate professionals recognize that experience, education and networking play an important part in understanding all the aspects involved in the transaction as well as how to remain at the forefront of the real estate industry. The greater Houston area  is home to multiple organizations that promote commercial real estate. These groups meet on a regular basis and offer a variety of activities designed to advance your career and the industry in general. Commercial Gateway, the commercial division of the Houston Association of REALTORS®, presents a monthly roundup of meetings, events and other activities that may be of interest to you. In addition, Commercial Gateway supports education by sponsoring a variety of commercial real estate classes. In cooperation with HAR’s Professional Development department, Commercial Gateway produces a database of commercial courses that brokers and agents can conveniently access online. The database simplifies the process of finding and registering for courses needed for MCE credit.

NAR Commercial Institutes

CCIM Certified Investment
CCIM is the global leader in commercial and investment real estate education and services. And the coveted CCIM designation, recognized as a hallmark of professional competency, affords members an undisputed competitive advantage.

CRE – Counselors of Real Estate –
The purpose of the organization is to serve as an information resource and to provide its members with opportunities for professional development, knowledge sharing, and networking, all grounded in a culture of camaraderie

IREM – Institute of Real Estate
An association of real estate property management professionals, IREM offers education, resources and information for today’s property managers.

SIOR – Society of Industrial and Office REALTORS®
The SIOR designation is a professional achievement for highly qualified commercial real estate practitioners with a strong transactional history in brokerage, fee-based services, or executive management.

The REALTORS® Land Institute (RLI) is a membership organization created for and by land experts, dedicated to building knowledge, building relationships, and building business for its members

Other Commercial Groups

ACRP – Association of Commercial Real Estate Professionals
ACRP was founded in 1987 as a business oriented non-political association to enhance its members’ and guests’ knowledge of the commercial real estate industry, to establish business relationships and promote comradeship.

BACREN – Bay Area Commercial Real Estate Network
BACREN associates enjoy education and opportunities as well as a great source to network and market commercial real estate listings in Houston and the Bay Area.

CREAM – Commercial Real Estate Association Montgomery County
CREAM is a diverse group of individuals who are involved in the practice of commercial real estate or who provide services to the commercial real estate profession in Montgomery County, Texas.

CREN – Commercial Real Estate
CREN is dedicated to excellence in the Commercial, Industrial and Investment Real Estate Industry.

CREW – Commercial Real Estate Women Network
CREW Network is the industry’s premier business networking organization dedicated to advancing the achievements of women in commercial real estate.

FBSCR – Fort Bend Society of Commercial REALTORS®
Dedicated to improving the practice of commercial real estate in Fort Bend County the FBSCR raises the level of professionalism by creating a community of committed practitioners.

HOLBA – The Houston Office Leasing Brokers Association
The Houston Office Leasing Brokers Association (HOLBA) supports and advances the interests of the office leasing brokerage industry.

HRBC – Houston Realty Business
The mission of the Houston Realty Business Coalition (HRBC) is to support public policy, elected officials and candidates for elected office that promote our core values of limited government, capitalism and private property rights.

NAIOP – Commercial Real Estate Development Association
The leading organization for developers, owners and investors of office, industrial, retail and mixed-use real estate.