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ABOUT US

The Washington State Commercial Association of REALTORS® (WSCAR) is the premier advocate for all matters affecting commercial real estate and private property rights in Washington State.

WSCAR is a professional trade association dedicated to serving the interests of commercial/investment real estate professionals throughout the state and to enhance the profitability and professionalism of its members by offering pertinent real estate information, education, legislative advocacy, networking opportunities, a code of ethics and discounts on useful business tools and services.

Members of WSCAR are also members of Washington REALTORS®, and the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR), the largest trade organization in the world. Members also have access to an array of dynamic programs and comprehensive services designed to enhance your real estate career.


With dedicated lobbyists, WSCAR aims to meet the needs and lobby on behalf of the commercial real estate industry both at the state and federal levels. 

WSCAR tackles state and local CRE industry issues in Olympia, including:

  • Rent Controls in Seattle

  • B&O, Excise, and Capital Gains Taxes

  • Environmental Disclosure Laws for Sellers

  • Reforming Condominium Construction and Development Liabilities

  • Legally Defining Real Estate Brokers as Independent Contractors

Over the past two years, WSCAR has successfully advocated:

  • Against a 20 percent permanent increase in B&O taxes for real estate brokers

  • Against Capital Gains Tax proposals ranging from 9 to 14 percent on commercial real estate

  • Against a proposed bill banning dual agency by commercial real estate brokers and firms

  • For revisions and reforms to liability laws for condominium developers

  • Against rent controls in Seattle

  • And more ...


WSCAR and Washington REALTORS® have continuously lobbied against proposals to levy the 6.5% state portion of sales tax on professional services, which would include real estate brokerage commissions.

 

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

2020 WSCAR OFFICERS

ERIK NELSON,

KIEMLE & HAGOOD

President

MICHAEL R. SCHOONOVER, JOHN L. SCOTT

Immediate Past President

MORGAN BURBRIDGE, COLLIERS INTERNATIONAL

President Elect

CAROLYN GRADEN, CCIM,
THE RANTS GROUP

Secretary Treasurer

 

DIRECTORS

DAVE DOUGLAS,
NAI PUGET SOUND PROPERTIES

BRIAN HATCHER,
KIDDER MATHEWS

VANESSA HERZOG,
SIOR, CCIM,
LEE & ASSOCIATES CRE

JON JEFFREYS,
NAI BLACK

DAVE MAGEE,
SIOR, CBRE

JOHN ROCHFORD,
NAI PUGET SOUND PROPERTIES

CRAIG SOEHREN,
KIEMLE HAGOOD

MONICA WALLACE,
WALLACE PROPERTIES

 

STAFF

CHRIS MCDOUGALL


Association Executive

MARGE CARMICHAEL

Membership & Finance

MARY HULL-DRURY

Governmental Affairs

 

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PHONE: 1-800-275-2522

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