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Mission Statement and Objectives of the Greater Boston Real Estate Board

The mission of the Greater Boston Real Estate Board, as the leader of the profession, is to act as advocate for the profession, and to educate, inform, and serve its members and the public. To achieve this mission, GBREB will: 

Advocate

  • Promote and defend private property rights
  • Work in concert with public and private organizations, to foster economic development.

Educate: 

  • Create forums for the discussion of business and governmental topics
  • Promote high ethical and professional standards

Inform: 

  • Be the leading public voice for the profession

Serve: 

  • Provide opportunities for its members to conduct their businesses both ethically and profitably.
  • Support socially responsible initiatives for the community.
  • The Greater Boston Real Estate Board consists of five organizations: Building Owners and Managers Association, Commercial Brokers Association, Greater Boston Association of Realtors®, Real Estate Finance Association, and the Rental Housing Association. GBREB is an affiliate of the National Association of REALTORS®, BOMA International and the National Apartment Association.

OBJECTIVES OF THE BOARD: 

  • unite those in real estate
  • promote high standards of conduct
  • provide uniform medium where interests may be safeguarded
  • further home and other real property ownership
  • unite with Massachusetts and National Association of Realtors® BOMA International and the National Apartment Association to further objectives
  • designate for benefit of public, individuals authorized to use the term Realtor

GREATER BOSTON REAL ESTATE BOARD:

WHO ARE WE?  Click here for a complete history of GBREB 
Founded in 1889, the Greater Boston Real Estate Board counts as its members more than 6,000 professionals engaged in all sectors of the industry. One of the local boards of the National Association of Realtors® (the largest trade association in North America), BOMA International and the National Apartment Association, GBREB is considered unique nationally due to its varied membership base. The Board also has five major divisions which are: 

Building Owners and Managers Association BOMA, Boston provides owners and managers of commercial real estate, other industry members and the companies who support them the best professional knowledge and networking opportunities in the market. 

Commercial Brokers Association CBA represents over 300 members in the commercial brokerage community throughout Massachusetts. CBA is deeply committed to educating, promoting professionalism and encouraging the sharing of ideas and knowledge. . 

Real Estate Finance Association The Real Estate Finance Association (REFA) is the industry leader in bringing together the best people and information in real estate finance. REFA provides quality education programs and networking opportunities for real estate professionals throughout the Greater Boston area. 

Rental Housing Association The Rental Housing Association(RHA), an affiliate of the National Apartment Association, consists of over 525 members who own, manage, develop or supply goods and services to multi-family properties in Massachusetts. RHA is the industry leading trade association, providing effective advocacy, education and networking opportunities for its members. 

Greater Boston Association of Realtors® The Greater Boston Association of REALTORS® (GBAR) represents over 5,000 real estate professionals throughout the Greater Boston and Eastern Massachusetts area and is one of the local boards of the National Association of REALTORS® – the largest trade association in America. GBAR provides professional development courses, standard forms, legal reports and updates, brokerage counseling, legislative and regulatory representation, ethics, mediation and arbitration services, as well as recognition awards. REALTORS® subscribe to the strict Code of Ethics of the National Association of REALTORS®