CIBS members enjoy the benefits of belonging to Long Island’s leading network of real estate industry service professionals. Benefits include:
CONNECTION WITH OTHER BROKERS
First and foremost is the industry connection CIBS affords brokers on Long Island. CIBS has successfully fostered a camaraderie
among brokers that has won the praise of its broker and associate members as well as having proved useful in conducting
CIBS educational breakfast meetings are very well attended by CIBS members and guests because the interesting topics that are
featured add value to the real estate community and related industries.
DIALOGUE AMONG MEMBERS
CIBS provides a forum for positive dialogue among members fostering a high level of cooperation and improving communications
among the commercial real estate community.
Most New York State licensed real estate brokers must complete continuing education as required by New York State. CIBS
members receive discounts on courses conducted by the Real Estate Practitioner's Institute of Long Island at C.W. Post College.
CIBS ONLINE MEMBERSHIP DIRECTORY
CIBS maintains an online membership directory. The CIBS directory lists each member alphabetically as well as by member
business type. This allows a CIBS member to quickly locate another related real estate service provider should a client ask for help
with other needs.
CIBS WEB SITE
You can stay in touch with all that is going on at CIBS by logging on to our web site at www.CIBS-LI.org. There you can learn of
special upcoming events, find out about CIBS officers, board of directors, and committee members as well as read past newsletters
Special Benefit to Associate Members: CIBS publishes articles by associate members about their businesses on our web site
and in our newsletters.
Through its monthly e-newsletter, CIBS members are supplied with a great deal of important information, i.e. review of recent
meetings, upcoming events, the President's monthly message, a CIBS calendar, and other vital information. The newsletter is sent
to all ABLI members, Real Estate Practitioners Institute board members, and key government officials and media contacts.
The ABLI/CIBS Annual Long Island Real Estate Dinner is held every April and is one of our most exciting real estate-related social
events. This is the event where the Lifetime Achievement Award and the Most Ingenious Deal of the Year Award are presented.
ABLI has also graciously included CIBS members among invited guests to its Annual December Holiday Party.
Other benefits of CIBS membership are its social aspects. Our Annual Golf Outing in June, which raises money for charity, attracts
golf lovers of every skill level. Our annual 'Meet Your Associates Cocktail Reception' is the event of the season you won't want to
miss. Each year CIBS has various other new social events that change from year to year.
One of the most special and satisfying endeavors is our annual participation in Big Brothers/Big Sisters 'Holidays for Kids Sake'.
Members give gifts of food, toys, and clothing that are donated to social worker-recommended families in Nassau and Suffolk
ETHICS, MEDIATION AND ARBITRATION
Every CIBS Member is required to accept the CIBS Code of Ethics and agree to mandatory Mediation using CIBS' Mediation and
Arbitration process. The CIBS alternate dispute resolution forum was designed by the brokers to resolve disputes in a streamlined
and cost effective manner. When you avail yourself of the CIBS Mediation and Arbitration process, issues will be addressed by
professionals who have the requisite experience to bring disputes to an expeditious and just resolution.
For an application, click here.