The Commercial Brokers Association and Cascadia Region Green Building Council initiate the Certified Green Broker education program MortgagePress.comCommercial Brokers Association, Cascadia Region Green Building Council, Certified Green Broker, commercial real estate, Jason F. McLennan
The Commercial Brokers Association (CBA), in partnership with
the Cascadia Region Green Building Council, has launched an online
Certified Green Broker education program designed for commercial
real estate industry professionals. The program's objective is to
train brokers to adequately counsel clients on sustainability
business practices. The course is available online and can be
accessed from any computer via the Internet at any time day or
The Certified Green Broker course Website is greenbrokereducation.com.
The course syllabus, overview and a live demonstration are
available for public preview.
"In today's economic climate, being able to properly distinguish
a green building with lower operating and maintenance costs from
more conventional structures is a significant advantage," said
Jason F. McLennan, CEO of Cascadia. "Brokers who can understand and
convey the emerging language and technology of green building will
see their own position in the market rise."
The program consists of 10 comprehensive three-hour seminars
presented in an interactive, online format. The course commences
with green building basics and continues onto in-depth subject
areas such as the development of green leases, the valuation of
green buildings and land use laws. Brokers learn the benefits of
green leasing to both landlords and tenants including tax
incentives, return on investment and reduced energy costs.
Participants in the program will have real-time, unlimited
access to the Green Broker reference library, a depository of vital
sustainability resource materials.
The program offers 30 hours of real estate continuing education
credit where applicable and gives brokers the right to display the
certification in their title, on business cards and other marketing
materials. After certification, the broker has access to the Green
Broker Institute, a Web-based depository dedicated to program
graduates. The Institute will provide industry and educational
updates and a broker feedback forum for the sharing of information
and contacts. The graduate will also be included in a national
directory of Certified Green Brokers.
For more information, visit http://www.commercialmls.com