MARCH 30, 2023


CA Assembly Bill 1000, introduced by Assemblymember Reyes (D-Colton), bans new warehouse projects over 100,000 s.f. within 1,000 feet of a "sensitive" receptor. A de facto ban on warehouses will kill new housing and jobs reliant on these projects.

Due to the disastrous effect this bill will have on our state, CBPA will be working closely with its allies and members to advocate on behalf of the commercial real estate industry.

AB 1748 has also been amended to address warehouses and is a much more reasonable approach.


CBPA Leader Appointed by Governor to CCDA

CBPA Board Member Sarahann Shapiro has been appointed as CBPA's designated representative to the California Commission on Disability Access (CCDA) by Governor Gavin Newsom. CCDA was formed as a result of legislation passed in 2008 spearheaded by CBPA, the disability community, the Consumer Attorneys of California, the CalChamber, and other stakeholders. The mission of the CCDA is to promote disability access through dialogue and collaboration with stakeholders including the disability and business communities as well as all levels of government.


Initial List of Job Killer Bills Announced

Our friends at the CalChamber have released their initial list of job killer bills. Below are select job killers of especial interest to our industry:

  • AB 68 (Ward; D-San Diego): Quashes Housing. Prevents local governments from permitting new housing units in most of their jurisdictions.
  • SB 723 (Durazo; D-Los Angeles): Onerous Return to Work Mandate. Imposes an onerous and stringent process for specific employers to return employees to the workforce for specified industries.
  • SB 12 (Stern; D-Canoga Park): Arbitrary Greenhouse Gas Target. Arbitrarily changes the State’s GHG reduction goal from 40% of 1990 levels by 2030 to 55%.

Invest Now to Keep Logistics and Goods Movement Sectors Strong

Article by Curt Hagman featured in the Orange County Register

Make no mistake: Southern California’s logistics industry is a critical economic driver, not just for the region, but for the state, the nation and the world.

Millions of jobs depend on it. In fact, more than one-third of all jobs in the six counties that comprise the Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG) region are connected — directly or indirectly — to the movement of goods.


Join our team! CBPA is now seeking a Director of Government Relations.

Get the details here.

California Commercial Real Estate Summit 2023

Save the Date: August 22nd-23rd

The California Commercial Real Estate Summit (CCRES) brings together leaders from across the commercial, industrial, and retail real estate sectors to advocate for our industry, connect with peers, and stay informed on critical issues. 

Mark Your Calendars: CCRES returns to Sacramento August 22nd-23rd! Registration opens later this spring. Save the date and stay tuned for more information.


April 14

BOMA California Board Meeting

11 a.m. - 2 p.m. - Santa Clara

May 11

CBPA Board Meeting/PAC Event

2:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. - Santa Monica


August 22 – August 23

California Commercial Real Estate Summit - Sacramento

October 26 – October 27

CBPA Annual Board Meeting and PAC Event

West Coast Strategic Issues Conference (Location TBD)


For more information on any of our events, please contact Crystal Whitfield at 916-443-4676 or

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