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C.A.R. Board of Directors and Committees

The main Business Meetings page includes important links for Directors and Committee Members. The next regularly scheduled C.A.R. Business Meeting takes place April 29-May 2, 2024 in Sacramento. 

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Center for California Real Estate

CCRE's mission is to advance industry knowledge and innovation with an emphasis on convening key experts and influence-makers.

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What is the Center for California Real Estate (CCRE)?


The Center for California Real Estate (CCRE) is an institute of the CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® (C.A.R.). Its mission is to advance knowledge via the production of new research in combination with varied partners, to spur innovative thinking about key issues facing California and the real estate industry, and to extend C.A.R.’s influence via intellectual engagement with different audiences, diverse stakeholders, and new external partners. 

Launched in 2015, the Center increasingly serves as a nexus for multi-disciplinary thinking aimed at solving some of the state’s most challenging issues. Bringing together key experts from a variety of fields, from academics to policy-makers to industry, the Center produces new knowledge and serves as a key resource about housing issues for all C.A.R. members, external entities, the media, and the public. 

CCRE places an emphasis on heightening intellectual engagement with tangible, resource-rich outcomes to enhance C.A.R.’s brand as a leading real estate organization. This includes - but is not  limited to - executive reports, whitepapers, briefs, roundtables, summits, forums, sponsored research, and the development of CCRE as a resource for industry news and relevant research from academics. CCRE provides C.A.R. members, the media, other industries, and the public with a rich repository of aggregated information about real estate, consumer trends, and the economy.

Visit the Institute's website to learn more about the Center for California Real Estate 


Our Latest Reports:

Housing 2024: The California Dream in Focus

Amid higher interest rates and increasing home prices, buyers and sellers have navigated through shifting market instability. To address the challenges facing California's residential real estate sector, the Center for California Real Estate gathered renowned economists and housing experts to provide a 2024 housing outlook in California.

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Surviving Climate Whiplash: Statewide Solutions for Housing and Future Development

Shifting weather patterns are producing trends misaligned with historical data, making planning for the state’s water future increasingly challenging. This report outlines a summary from a panel of experts, convened by CCRE, discussing the impacts of climate change on California’s water systems and infrastructure. Exploring current challenges and possible solutions to confront “climate whiplash,” the topic precipitated a thought-provoking discussion on the state’s water future.

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Past Events

Real Estate Summit: Reclaiming California’s Housing Future

Housing in California continues to be one of the state’s most pressing challenges, presenting an ever-growing threat to the state’s economic vitality.

Drawing on its mission to advance housing industry knowledge and innovation, the Center for California Real Estate presented its third Real Estate Summit. Featuring leaders from real estate, finance, academia, public policy, and government agencies, the Summit served as a catalyst for meaningful solutions to the housing affordability crisis and inform the policy agenda in the year ahead.

The three panel sessions featured a broad-based agenda, covering such issues as housing supply and development at the local and regional levels, key housing ballot initiatives, demographic trends, homelessness, livability patterns, and policy challenges.

Featured Panels:

Delivering Solutions for California’s Top Housing Challenges


• Reframed challenges to California’s housing supply and provide solutions
• Analyzed the state’s current homelessness situation 
• Reviewed key ballot initiatives, such as Costa-Hawkins 
• Determined the role of the private sector in solving the affordability crisis

Fixing Housing Supply at Regional and Local Levels

Moderator: Carol Galante, I. Donald Terner Distinguished Professor in Affordable Housing and Urban Policy and the Faculty Director of the Terner Center for Housing Innovation

• Explored how policymakers can incentivize and finance housing construction to spur development
• Promoted transparency and accountability in the permitting process
• Roadmapped the policy changes required to ease the state’s housing construction backlog

Mapping the Future of California: Where and How Will Californians Live?

Moderator: Brad Inman, founder, Inman News

• Decoded the demographic, technological and economic shifts destined to mold future California communities 
• Analyzed how the concept of place-making can help future communities
• Addressed transportation and urban planning issues

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