Why Join Rochester Chapter


Do you know someone that is a Commercial real estate professional or maybe their business supports commercial real estate and development that could benefit from being a member of RAC NYSCAR? You may want to invite them to one of our monthly sponsored events.

Of course, our monthly events are a great opportunity to network with other Commercial Professionals, but this is not where benefits from being a member stop. At these events, we have great guest speakers that touch on topics that will educate you on our market changes and save you and your customer’s time and money. Our monthly meetings usually include regular mini-marketing sessions that have proven results in real estate transactions.

The second reason RAC NYSCAR is worth investing in is Education. We strive to bring our members courses that are interesting and informative. This Fall 2018, we will be offering another Education class. Stay tuned for details. In 2016 and 2017, respectively, we held CCIM's "Key Considerations in Determination of Investment Property Analysis and Creative Transaction Formulas" and "Commercial Real Estate Negotiations." In addition, we have brought the CCIM Intro course, the CCIM CI 101 and the CCIM CI 102 to Rochester. There are many other education opportunities throughout the year hosted by other NYSCAR Chapters around the State. We want our members to be successful; educating Commercial professionals is one of our highest priorities.

Our Annual Statewide Conference at Turning Stone is not only great for the golfer, but you will have the opportunity to participate in marketing sessions, listen to great guest speakers with topics like economic forecasts, government issues and new rulings that affect our industry. At the conference, we also have educational opportunities with CE credits and some great courses that won’t give you CE credit but will help you in business with topics like social media and technology. There was even a memory course a few years back.

Being a member of RAC NYSCAR gives you a bigger voice in Albany. By adding your signature to lobby for or against things that affect our industry, you will be part of the solution. Several years ago, we successfully overturned the 39 Year Depreciation Rule, bringing it back to15 years. This was a direct result of letters signed and sent from our Chapter.

There are many other benefits available to our membership: a quarterly newsletter, discounts at local and national retailers, commercial related forms, grievance and professional standards committees to enforce the high standard of ethical conduct and to arbitrate business between commercial practitioners.

An investment in RAC NYSCAR is an investment in your profession.