Each year, CARW conducts a survey of the membership. Those members give anonymous feedback about how they use the association services, what they like to see more of from the association, and what they’d like to see less of. Members include brokers, investors, property managers, affiliate members and more.
CARW’s broad membership base draws ideas and individuals from across the state and across the spectrum of perspectives. provides numerous opportunities for members, including networking events, educational programs and events, legislative advocacy efforts, as well as discounts and data exchange. Our survey found that 98 percent of our members believe that their member dues are a value in comparison with the benefits received each year.
Our members know that we are always advocating for them and providing opportunities to strengthen the Commercial Real Estate industry. They ranked the top five most important issues for CARW as (1) advocating for business-friendly policies, (2) removing regulatory barriers, (3) issues related to transportation/infrastructure and transit, (4) advocating for lower property taxes and (5) advocating for association health plans/independent contractor services.
CARW is the voice for commercial real estate in the State of Wisconsin, so we are always listening and learning from our members. The survey revealed that CARW should focus membership expansion to three areas: (1) Madison, (2) Fox Valley and (3) Milwaukee. When asked about areas that CARW should focus in 2019 and beyond, they had suggestions from, exploring independent contractor health insurance options, communicating independent contractor services, creation of a job board for open positions within the industry, highlighting the latest developments, continuation of the fight for transportation funding and options, transit and tax credits.
Lastly, the CARW member survey revealed that 100 percent of our members are satisfied with their membership. This is reflected in the 82% retention rate of members for 2019
Interested in becoming a member? Whether you are a bank that secures the financing or the attorney drafting the contract, or a broker in Wausau who practices commercial real estate – a CARW membership will help you build long-lasting and prosperous relationships in the commercial real estate industry. Click HERE to learn more.