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Matthew Hargrove

President & CEO

Melissa Stevens

Chief Operating Officer

Rex W. Hime

VP Strategic Communications

Crystal Whitfield

Executive Assistant

Rex S. Hime

Senior Advisor


Weekly Update

July 29, 2022


CA Commercial Real Estate Summit -

Registration Deadline - August 1st!

The California Commercial Real Estate Summit is coming up on August 9-10, 2022!

Registration will close at close of business on Monday, August 1st.

Also, our Hotel Room Block is almost sold out. ACT NOW!



CCRES is the one time of year that industry leaders from all sectors of the commercial, industrial, and retail real estate industry join come together from across the nation and hear from top policymakers and California State Legislators.

There are some slight changes to the event this year if you have been in the past, so please CLICK HERE TO VISIT THE EVENT PAGE to view the CCRES Agenda and more details. Please also read the story below to find some FAQ’s.

We will be kicking off the event with a reception on August 9. The reception will be held at Prelude Kitchen and Bar, right across the street from the Capitol, starting at 5:30pm. This will be a great opportunity to network with other commercial real estate professionals and Legislators that swing by!

Check out some FAQ’s below, as we have made some changes to our event this year.


We look forward to seeing you there!


With some slight changes to our event this year, we wanted to take this opportunity to share some FAQ’s and Answers. Please read below:


Q: Do I need to set up meetings with my Legislators?


A: No, we are working in concert with each association’s administrative staff and getting your meetings set up for you. Once you are registered, we will work with your local association to make sure you get scheduled. You may also want to reach out to them about your participation to receive more details from them.


Q: Is there Priority Bill Information or a Legislative Review?


A: Yes, in the past we have held our Legislative Review the morning before walking over to Legislator’s offices. This year, we will be holding 2 identical Zoom Legislative Briefings on August 5th and 8th at Noon before you show up to Sacramento. This will allow for a more in-depth conversation and more time to familiarize yourself with the priority bills, issues and talking points going into your meetings. We will also have materials and one pagers on legislation prepared for those of you who register that you will receive before the Zoom Legislative Briefings.


Q: Where is the O Street building the Legislator’s offices are in now?


A: With the renovations in the Capitol, all legislative offices are now located in a new building on O Street called the “Swing Space. It is located on the South side of the Capitol Building. The address is 1021 O Street, Sacramento, CA - but don’t worry we will be your guides Downtown.


Q: There is a Guest Speaker scheduled from 9:15am to 10:15am, but Legislative Meetings from 8:30am – 12:30pm. Which do I go to?


A: Prioritize your Legislative Meetings. We wanted to offer more flexibility to our members coming to Sacramento. If you can get a meeting scheduled with a Legislator during our Guest Speaker slot, you are more than welcome to go take that meeting – that is the point of us converging at the Capitol. If you have more interest in hearing from Key Legislators or Administrative Officials, you are more than welcome to plan meetings around this part of the agenda.


Q: What are the Regional Association Dinners?


A: After our Kick-Off Reception at Prelude on August 9, we have left an open evening for you to be a part of your Regional Association Dinners if your local group would like to do so. This is a great opportunity to get your local team together to go over legislative meetings the next day, or even invite Legislator’s and staffers to your dinners to build stronger relationships. Your local association executives will be in charge of planning these, so reach out to them to find out if your Group will be hosting one of these dinners. We have a list of dinner recommendations for the Downtown area. Enjoy Sacramento!


If you have any more questions on the event, please reach out to Rex W. Hime (rhime@cbpa.com).

CBPA Calendar 2022

Tuesday/Wednesday, August 9-10

California Commercial Real Estate Summit



Tuesday, November 15

CBPA Board Meeting 



For more information on any of our events, please contact Crystal Whitfield at

916-443-4676 or cwhitfield@cbpa.com.

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