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1972 – 50 years of service to the commercial industrial retail real estate industry – 2022.

CBPA WELCOMES FIRST NEW LEADER IN 37 YEARS

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Earlier this month, Matthew Hargrove stepped into his new role as President & CEO of California Business Properties Association (CBPA) following the retirement of Rex S. Hime. Hargrove was tapped to lead the organization by its board of directors in December 2021.

Melissa Stevens, Rex W. Hime and Crystal Whitfield continue to fill-out the staff at CBPA.


Melissa M. Stevens serves as the Chief Operating Officer (COO) for California Business Properties Association. As COO, she is responsible for operational, financial, and administrative policies and procedures for CBPA.


Rex W. Hime serves as the Vice President of Strategic Communications for California Business Properties Association. Hime manages all aspects of internal and external communication to advance organization and industry policy priorities.


Crystal Whitfield has served as Executive Assistant at California Business Properties since 2015. Whitfield manages scheduling, office administration and is the first point of contact for the office of California Business Properties Association.


Rex S. Hime remains involved with CBPA as a Senior Advisor as he steps away from the day-to-day operations after 37 years of service.


As we work through this transition, COVID, and a gubernatorial election year heats up, CBPA will be looking for opportunities to engage with policymakers in a positive manner that will give our members insight and information and provide an edge to thrive in the quickly changing and challenging California business environment.