The Network functions within the TREB structure by means of
an Executive Council and Network staff. Some Executive Council recommendations
go to the Board of Directors and issues that need membership approval are brought
forward to a General Meeting. For the most part, the Commercial Network administers its
affairs through the Executive Council. The Chairman of the Commercial Network
is a full Member of TREB's Board of Directors. Councillors sit on various standing
committees at TREB and make recommendations to the Board of Directors on TREB
operations. Committees include Arbitration, Education, MLS, Government Relations,
Finance, Communications and Bylaws. The Commercial Network has a Strategic Plan. The Plan
is also incorporated into TREBs overall Strategic Plan.
TREB's commercial educational programs are offered through the Education Department,
with input from the Executive Council, and cover a wide variety of topics. Commercial
specific courses allow Members to remain up-to-date on the latest industry practices
and knowledge required to do business in the competitive GTA market. Programs
range from technical sessions to practical, work place related sessions. Council
may also host separate information sessions.
The Commercial Network communicates directly with commercial members through a variety of
methods. It also has its own logos that are used as branding on documents, the
Through vehicles like Insight News, Commercial Realty Watch, direct mail notices,
website and on TorontoMLS, commercial Members are kept informed about trends of
emerging industry, association and political issues.
TREBs Communications Department also assists in the promotion of the Commercial Network
and its Members. The Chair of the Executive Council is the official spokesperson
for the Commercial Network.
Commercial Network input on legislation and regulations that impact commercial Members are
directed through the Government Relations Committee for action.
TREBs Commercial Network hosts programs with the National Association of
Corporate Real Estate Executives and the Society of Industrial and Office REALTORS.
The Commercial Network also sponsors programs with other related groups e.g. CCIM, GTMA
Insight Magazine is a comprensive coverage of Commercial trends and issues to
the latest statistics on the Industrial, Commercial, Investment and Retail markets.
Rough Guide to Construction
Costs (formerly Schedule of Unit Costs)
This annual guide to current construction costs across the Greater Toronto Area
is the handbook of the industry. Several municipalities officially use it to assess
building fees and/or development charges.
Other publications include the membership roster, Insight newsletter and Commercial
Realty Watch. The Resource Centre/Research & Statiistics Department co-ordinates
publication of Commercial Realty Watch.
The Commercial Network website allows TREB to showcase the different types of
commercial real estate TREB Commercial Members lease and sell. With links to the
Ontario Investment Service (OIS) and CREAs cls.ca site, the public can conduct
property searches not just in the GTA, but across the province and eventually
across the country. Moreover, the public and Members can find a Commercial Realtor
with e-mail links. The site also features commercial news and provides links to
other industry resources, including governments at all levels across the GTA.
The site is administered by the Commercial Network.
Council Members and Commercial Network staff participate in various events, seminars and
conferences related to the commercial industry.
This annual award honors one Commercial practitioner who actively participates
in TREB activities and demonstrates dedication to the Commercial real estate profession.
The publicity associated with the award is invaluable for the individual, his
or her company, and TREB. This process is handled by the Commercial Network.
All issues involving Commercial Arbitration claims are heard by a panel of Commercial
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