Councils & Committees
The Sales and Marketing Council (SMC) is designed to meet the needs of sales agents, marketing professionals and related business associates through educational programs, workshops, special events, networking and meetings. SMC provides information on timely industry issues enabling members to stay on the cutting edge of success. The council also hosts the annual Excellence in Home Building Awards to recognize the work of outstanding BIA|Bay Area members. The association’s chapter is the local affiliate of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) Sales and Marketing Council.
2021 President – Jennifer Torres, Lennar Homes
The Professional Women in Building Council (PWB) offers members the opportunity to network with colleagues across the region, state and nation and advance their professional careers within the building industry. PWB provides its members educational opportunities, mentoring and the chance to practice leadership skills through participation in its political, charitable and legislative advocacy activities. All women working for BIA member companies are automatically enrolled in PWB at no additional cost. Men are welcome to join, as well. The association’s chapter is part of the California Building Industry Association and is affiliated with the National Association of Home Builders Womens’ Councils.
2021 President – Alexa Dack, Dahlin Group Architecture Planning
For a full list of programming and events details for PWB visit www.BIABayArea.org/PWB
P.A.S.S. (Purchasing Agents, Subcontractors and Suppliers) is a committee dedicated to building strategic relationships between builders and associate members within BIA|Bay Area. P.A.S.S. creates a professional networking environment for association-member purchasing agents (builders) with subcontractors and suppliers (associates) to meet and exchange professional and educational resources.
2021 Chair – Darren Rohan, CBC Framing
Department of Real Estate (DRE) is a committee that monitors the activities and regulations of the state Bureau of Real Estate.
2021 Chair – Ella Gower, Miller Starr Regalia
The Building Industry Association of the Bay Area’s New Gen is an organization designed to empower and educate those new to the building industry. Through educational seminars and field trips, each class will gain an understanding of the life cycle of the project, while developing long lasting relationships with the members of their class and the participating builders.
With the industry’s holistic involvement and commitment to this program, each graduating class will be empowered and encouraged to remain engaged in the BIA, and its leadership opportunities, throughout their careers.
Download the application for 2020 program HERE.
2021 Chair – Tina Gonzales, McNear Brick & Block
The Young Professionals of the BIA|Bay Area brings together professionals within our industry that are 45 and younger. The committee strives to create events and activities to network with other professionals and engage with other councils and committees of the BIA Bay Area.
2021 Chair – Deana Vidal - John Burns Real Estate Consulting