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Take a look below at some of the previous and upcoming events you can attend. Many of these events are free for REALTOR® members. All you will need to do is register to let us know you are attending.



10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
CCRE Presents: Insurance Panel Discussion  Assessing the insurance landscape and risk mitigation in the market.  More Info
10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
CCRE Presents: Financing Panel Discussion Insights into home financing trends and the state of financial institutions in real estate.  More Info
10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
CCRE Presents: Sustainable Building Panel Discussion Strategies for climate adaptation and sustainable building within the real estate industry.  More Info




9 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
Special Townhall on C.A.R. Forms C.A.R.'s legal staff is conducting a series of townhalls to support you through significant forms-related changes. (repeated session) More Info 
9 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. 
Special Townhall on C.A.R. Forms C.A.R.'s legal staff is conducting a series of townhalls to support you through significant forms-related changes. (repeated session) More Info 
9 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
Special Townhall on C.A.R. Forms C.A.R.'s legal staff is conducting a series of townhalls to support you through significant forms-related changes. (repeated session)  More Info
9 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
Special Townhall on C.A.R. Forms C.A.R.'s legal staff is conducting a series of townhalls to support you through significant forms-related changes. (repeated session)  More Info
11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Special Townhall on C.A.R. Forms C.A.R.'s legal staff is conducting a series of townhalls to support you through significant forms-related changes. (repeated session) More Info 
10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Special Townhall on C.A.R. Forms C.A.R.'s legal staff is conducting a series of townhalls to support you through significant forms-related changes. More Info 
10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. 
Financing the Dream of Homeownership  The STEPS Toward Homeownership program has been reduced from an all day event into digestible sections providing resources for REALTORS® to educate renters, prospective first-time home buyers, clients who have had a prior foreclosure or short sale, and Baby Boomers interested in helping their children or grandchildren become responsible homeowners.  Closed 

05/14/2024 - 6/18/2024
Weekly on Tuesdays
2 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

CCRE Workshop Series: Local Government & Community: Partnering for Success Local governments and communities coexist in a unique relationship, that when healthy, can lead to successful partnership and projects. However, it is not always easy to understand how local government works, where the funding comes from, what the major issues are right now, and how you, as a community member, can get involved. In this dynamic, 6-week online professional certificate program, the Pepperdine University's Davenport Institute team will guide you through a deep dive into local government basics, funding, the relationship between community and local government, hot button issues, and ways to get involved in your local government & community. Closed
10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
This event focuses on the escalating housing supply challenges in the Bay Area – a region synonymous with innovation and economic vitality contrasting yet one facing a burgeoning housing crisis.

In an area celebrated for its technological advancements and vibrant culture, the stark reality is that many high-skilled and working-class professionals find themselves priced out of living and working in the communities that fuel their careers. This panel aims to dissect the complex nature of the Bay Area’s housing dilemma, bringing to the forefront initiatives being undertaken by government bodies, corporate entities, and community organizations to foster a prosperous living environment. 
 Register for Livestream 
10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
CCRE Presents – AI in Real Estate: Prospects, Challenges & Future Directions  With the rapid advancement of artificial intelligence (AI) technology, this event delves into the transformative role of AI in the real estate sector by exploring the way professionals conduct business, interact with clients, and utilize information and analytics during this revolutionary shift.
Our panel features a curated selection of thought leaders in technology, government, and real estate. The discussion will span a wide range of considerations, including the innovative potential of generative AI and the practical applications of large language models in reshaping real estate operations.
 01/10/2024 CCRE Presents – Housing 2024: The California Dream in Focus CCRE's inaugural 2024 event featured expert panelists discussing critical issues and opportunities facing California's housing market. You can now watch the insightful conversation, which examines the state of housing and provides an outlook for the year ahead.   Watch
1 p.m. - 2:15 p.m. 
REALTOR® Resiliency: Finding Success in a Challenging Market  There’s no way around it: This market is tough. Inventory is low, interest rates are high, clients are demanding, and REALTORS® are stressed. Whether you’ve been in the business for 2 or 20 years, this is one challenging market, and navigating through it is difficult.

We’re here to help. Join C.A.R. President Jennifer Branchini for a townhall where she’ll host a virtual panel discussion with REALTORS® to learn how they’re dealing with today’s unique challenges, and share valuable resources designed specifically to help you in this market. She’ll also have a brief Q&A session with C.A.R. Chief Economist Jordan Levine, who will give his take on what’s in store for the market for the rest of this year and a preview of 2024.

Don’t miss this timely opportunity to hear from your colleagues on how they’re meeting the moment head on!
1 - 2 p.m.
Fire Insurance Briefing for REALTORS®

with California Insurance Commissioner Ricardo Lara
and Amy Bach, United Policy Holders
The recent news about three large insurance companies deciding to limit their homeowner insurance offerings in California has REALTORS® and homebuyers concerned.
Because this action will negatively impact prospective buyers, C.A.R.’s leadership team asked California Insurance Commissioner Ricardo Lara and United Policyholders, a nonprofit that advocates on behalf of consumers, to present an insurance townhall briefing for REALTORS® to learn about California’s property and casualty insurance market and how the new Safer from Wildfires regulations can help homeowners and businesses qualify for insurance discounts. 

10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

CCRE Presents – Surviving Climate Whiplash: Statewide Solutions for Housing and Future Development California’s complex water supply issues have challenged the housing industry since the 1920s. The need for more housing coupled with climate impacts that contribute to severe wildfires, droughts and floods mean the state continues to face challenges on multiple fronts. Solutions from government and regulatory agencies, insurers, builders, and all in the housing industry are urgently required. Join us for a wide-ranging conversation focused on California’s water supply issues and how possible solutions may mitigate the looming crises facing housing.   Watch
  05/02/2023 Housing Affordability Crisis and Inequities of Land Use in Southern California  Many fast-growing metropolitan regions in the United States have a shortage of housing and face a housing affordability crisis. Researchers have argued that regulatory barriers contribute to housing shortages and recommended that cities change their land-use policies to facilitate multifamily and higher-density development to address the problem. This presentation will focus on cities in the five county Southern California region, which has a shortage of housing for all income groups and a severe shortage of low-income housing. This talk will show that more even distribution of multifamily residential land use is required to equitably address the region’s housing affordability crisis, which could be achieved if the multifamily residential land use within jurisdictions more closely approximated the metropolitan average.  Watch 
  11/9/2022  CCRE/UC Center Sacramento
Speaker Series: 
California’s Housing Crisis: Policies for a More Affordable, Equitable, & Sustainable Housing Future 
California faces a housing crisis of extraordinary scale and complexity.  High rents and home prices—coupled with the lingering impacts of the COVID pandemic—are contributing to housing insecurity, high rates of homelessness, and deepening racial inequality.  The politics of housing in the state can also feel intractable: cities continue to rely on exclusionary zoning tactics to thwart new supply, while developers, labor unions, NIMBYs, YIMBYs, environmentalists, and tenant advocates all stake out conflicting positions of what is needed to increase affordability and sustainability. This presentation will review the origins of California’s housing crisis, its implications, and lift up the policies that will be needed to chart a course to improved affordability, greater household stability, increased racial equity, and reduced homelessness across the state.   


More Info/Slides

10/19/2022 CCRE/UC Center Sacramento
Speaker Series: 
Protecting California Homes from Extreme Heat
To continue its focus on extending C.A.R.’s impact and influence with diverse stakeholders and external partners, our Center for California Real Estate (CCRE) has partnered with UC Center Sacramento to sponsor lectures focused on solutions to real estate's critical issues. The first lecture was presented by Professor V. Kelly Turner whose research addresses the relationship between institutions, urban design, and the environment. Actions discussed include habitability standards and building codes, funding for the installation and use of home cooling, as well as policy and programming gaps to protect the most heat-vulnerable populations.


More Info/Slides

10 - 11:15 a.m.

CCRE Presents: Innovative Pathways to Production: Solutions to a Housing Crisis
If homeownership is to be more accessible to the average Californian, then we must advance actionable, pragmatic, and innovative paths to dramatically increase housing supply. We need to rethink incentives for innovation to spur production and support emerging solutions. Our panel of experts explores new possibilities such as rezoning commercial land, converting commercial property to residential, encouraging more modular construction and partnerships with the public/private sector. Join us as C.A.R.’s new CEO, John Sebree moderates this wide-ranging forward-facing discussion.
Fair Housing Day   California fair housing laws are ever-changing and wide-ranging. Additionally, our competitive and expensive housing market adds additional challenges for people with less access to generational wealth, particularly people of color. 

This day-long fair housing event featuring exciting keynote speakers, industry leaders, and practitioners with deep experience working to expand homeownership opportunities will offer both critical business tools, fair housing basics, and an opportunity for REALTORS® to learn how to help Californians from every community become homeowners.
CCRE Presents: Protecting Homes from Climate Change-Intensified Wildfires  California’s commitment to advancing ambitious climate goals cannot ignore the impact of wildfires on communities across the state and the need for protection, policies, and resiliency measures to mitigate the most damaging effects of climate change. As wildfires and heat waves become commonplace concerns in the state, it’s clear that California needs a comprehensive action plan to reduce wildfire risk, improve environmental conditions, adapt insurance needs, and accelerate action to combat climate change. Additionally, it’s important to consider how we can empower property owners, homeowners, local governments, and pertinent stakeholders to proactively reduce wildfire hazards to minimize the loss of property and life and be active participants in advancing effective solutions. Among the key approaches to wildfire resiliency and preparation is collaboration with the insurance industry to ensure protective policies are available and affordable for all Californians who are at risk of climate change-intensified wildfires. Join us for a wide-ranging discussion that will cover such topics, including climate change trends, efforts to build resiliency to protect communities, and the future of housing development in a wildfire-prone state.  Watch

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