MAY 5, 2023

CBPA Releases Latest Priority Bill List

With the deadline for bills to make it out of committee occurring last Friday, CBPA has refined its list of priority bills impacting office, industrial, and retail buildings and tenants.

While a major victory was achieved with the defeat of AB 1000 last week, dozens of other bills with the potential for significant impact to our industry remain in play. CBPA will continue to engage and take action on these issues to protect the commercial real estate industry.


Inaugural CBPA PAC Fundraiser Next Week!

Thursday, May 11th

5:30-6:30 p.m.

The Bungalow @ Fairmont Hotel

Santa Monica

Join us next week for CBPA's Inaugural PAC Fundraiser Reception! Enjoy bites and beverages by the beach while supporting our industry. Funds raised help support CBPA PAC's efforts to protect the commercial, retail, and industrial real estate industry. 


Increased Tax on Companies Due to Unemployment Debt

With California failing to pay off its debt to the federal government accumulated due to mass unemployment claims during the pandemic, business owners are set to foot the bill. These new taxes to businesses could increase each year for a decade.

CBPA continues to support a budget item to address this, and has urged the governor to pay down debts to avoid tax hikes.


Take the 2023 BizFed Pulse Business Outlook Survey

Help diagnose critical issues to support job creation and business growth by taking the 2023 BizFed Pulse Business Outlook Survey.

As a united federation, BizFed advocates for policies and projects that support businesses and strengthen the economy. Your unique insight will guide their advocacy over the next 12 months.


The Fight for CEQA Reform Continues

The California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) has long hindered much needed housing development in California. CBPA has fought for comprehensive CEQA reform for decades, as the 53 year old law has contributed to the current housing crisis and prevented job growth - hurting California's economy and driving individuals and companies out of state. The governor and lawmakers have pledged to reform CEQA, but only piecemeal approaches have been taken thus far. CEQA reform will remain a priority for CBPA given its negative impacts on the commercial real estate industry.



May 11

CBPA Board Meeting - 2:30 p.m. – 5 p.m.

PAC Event - 5:30 - 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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