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Matthew Hargrove

President & CEO

Rex W. Hime

VP Strategic Communications

Crystal Whitfield

Executive Assistant

Rex S. Hime

Senior Advisor


Weekly Update

November 18, 2022







CBPA 2022 Successes -

Year End Summary

Here is our answer to Janet Jackson’s 1986 question, “what have you done for me lately?”


Earlier this week at the CBPA 2022 Annual Meeting we shared a summary of all the many issues we worked on this year. After coming out of multiple years of a COVID induced economic slowdown, CBPA defended the commercial real estate industry by thwarting a back-log of past ideas stunted during the shutdown.

CBPA led the effort to stop the ban of warehouses, mandates on your leases, all while finding major successes in the regulatory arena shaping both the new solar mandate and EV code and proactively pushing forward the Taxpayer Protection Act, a proposition intended for the 2024 ballot to fix holes recently punched in Prop. 13 protections by the courts.


Here are some highlights from the year:

  • Fighting Prop 13 Loophole Tax Measures
  • Taxpayer Protection Act 2024
  • Goods Movement Alliance
  • Thwarting Organized Retail Crime
  • Bill Targeting Warehouses Stopped
  • California Commission on Disability Access VP
  • Trauma Kit Deal
  • Stopping Mandated Parking Costs in Leases
  • Unplugged More EV Charging Mandates
  • 50th Year Celebration
  • Industry Awards Dinner
  • California Commercial Real Estate Summit

For more details on these highlighted victories and how they impact you, CLICK HERE.


We are ready to carry this momentum into 2023 and continue educating what value your businesses bring to the state of California, while advocating on your behalf day in and day out!

Find more videos on our year below!

Annual Meeting Recap -

New Officers of the Board

CBPA held its last board meeting and Annual Meeting for 2022 with over 50 leaders from our association and with guests from allied business groups.


We were thrilled to see the turnout of membership, welcome new members, review the state of the association, the November election results, our year of advocacy through the legislative process, and elect new leaders to the board!


CBPA Vice Chair Fran Inman, was elected Board Chair for 2023. Inman, a Senior Vice President at a Majestic Realty, one of the largest privately held owners and developers of business parks in the United States, was selected by her peers to serve as Chair. Inman is a noted expert in the transportation sector working on global supply chain issues. She served on the USDOT National Freight Advisory Committee and served as a gubernatorial appointee on the California Transportation Commission for 12 years.


“I am happy to be able to serve in this capacity and know that we have a lot of work to do,” stated Inman. “California is an essential link in the Nation’s supply-chain, and we need to improve infrastructure across the board – from alternative fuels for the heavy-duty sector and freight infrastructure improvements to assuring modern logistic centers can service population centers. I will rally CBPA members to work towards positive solutions and assure that our industry’s voice is heard.”


After leading CBPA through three tumultuous years of COVID uncertainty and through a transition in the leadership of the organization, Joe Marking, a Managing Director – Head of Real Estate Operations at USAA Real Estate, is passing the baton to Inman. Markling is a noted leader in the Office sector of commercial real estate and has held leadership positions with several worldwide companies, as well as professional organizations.


To round out the 2023 officers, CBPA is proud to announce that Francisco Uribe (The Home Depot) and Todd Ferrara (Tejon Ranch) will be Vice Chairs, and Tom Wulf (Lowe Enterprise) has taken on the role of Secretary-Treasurer.


For the full Press Release on CBPA’s new board leadership, CLICK HERE.

Call to Action -

Speak Up for Vital Goods Movement Corridor

Even while the Legislature is out of session, the goods movement sector still needs your help to thrive.

We need all hands-on deck and all boots on the ground to ensure the continued flow of people and goods along the I-710 South Corridor – and the health and prosperity of communities along this vital corridor. Metro is convening its first in-person/virtual meeting of its I-710 South Corridor Task Force and Community Leadership Committee on Monday, November 21st at 6pm. 

Billions of dollars in federal funding are available for our region invest in zero-emission mobility, grow the goods movement and logistics sector, and uplift communities along the I-710 South corridor.

We will be there to make sure the industry is represented, but please join and make your voice heard. Thank you to our steadfast partners at BizFed for their leadership in this endeavor.

CLICK HERE – To Register In-Person

CLICK HERE – To Register via Zoom

CLICK HERE – For Talking Points

Weekly Hiatus -

Back in January

Please note, the Weekly Alert will be on hiatus from now until the new year. But don’t worry, if anything major happens, we’ll be sure to let you know.


We will return from our short-hibernation on to our regular schedule in January, to bring you all the news, gossip, and inside-information from Sacramento. Also, we do need our rest as 2023 is going to be a very busy year battling all the crazy bills and regulatory proposals coming out of Sacramento!


In the meantime, if you have any questions, comments, or need information, please email Matthew Hargrove .

Happy Thanksgiving!

CBPA would like to wish all of you a very Happy Thanksgiving and hope you get some time off.


California is a great state, we live in a wonderful country, and we have a lot to be thankful for. We hope you get to spend some quality time with loved ones next week!

2023 CBPA Calendar

Wednesday, February 15

Sacramento Fly-In/CBPA Board Meeting/Legislative Luncheon/PAC Event

& CBPA Board Meeting

11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. - Sacramento

Friday, March 24

CBPA’s Industrywide Legislative Committee Meeting

10:00 a.m. – Noon – Zoom

Thursday, May 11

CBPA Board Meeting/PAC Event

2:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. - Los Angeles


Tuesday, August 22 – Wednesday, August 23

California Commercial Real Estate Summit


Thursday, October 26 – Friday, October 27

CBPA Annual Board Meeting/PAC Event

West Coast Strategic Issues Conference 


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

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