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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

2023 WSCAR OFFICERS

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JON JEFFREYS,
NAI BLACK

President

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BILL ALMON, JR.,
ALMON COMMERCIAL

President Elect

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CAROLYN GRADEN, CCIM,
THE RANTS GROUP

Immediate Past President

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VANESSA HERZOG, SIOR, CCIM,
LEE & ASSOCIATES CRE

Secretary/Treasurer

DIRECTORS

CAROLYN GRADEN, CCIM,
THE RANTS GROUP

JEROME O'LEARY,
KIDDER MATHEWS

 

DAVE DOUGLAS,
NAI PUGET SOUND PROPERTIES

CRAIG SOEHREN,
KIEMLE HAGOOD

MONICA WALLACE,
KIDDER MATHEWS

RYAN OLSON,
NAI PUGET SOUND
PROPERTIES

MICHAEL ARMANIOUS, CCIM,
KELLER WILLIAMS COMMERCIAL

BILL ALMON, JR.,
ALMON COMMERCIAL

 

MORGAN BURBRIDGE,
COLLIERS INTERNATIONAL

VANESSA HERZOG,
SIOR, CCIM,
LEE & ASSOCIATES CRE

JON JEFFREYS,
NAI BLACK

STAFF

CHRIS MCDOUGALL


Association Executive

MARGE CARMICHAEL

Membership & Finance

RILEY BENGE

Governmental Affairs

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