About The Association

Who we are and what we do

The Voice of Commercial Real Estate

The Society of Commercial REALTORS® (SCR) is an organization of commercial real estate professionals in Tarrant County and surrounding areas that operates independently and under the auspices of the Greater Fort Worth Association of REALTORS®. SCR has its own governing body and bylaws, and represents the highest standards and level of professionalism in the industry.

With the strength and backing of the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR), SCR focuses exclusively on the dynamic commercial real estate industry. In addition to the benefits of REALTOR® membership, the professional, licensed members of SCR enjoy networking and educational opportunities.


The mission of The Society of Commercial REALTORS® is to advance knowledge, education, and integrity in the field of commercial real estate.


SCR was formed by two visionary volunteers, William C. Jennings, Sr. and Marie Sheridan, who worked on behalf of both commercial and residential practitioners to create "One Voice for Real Estate" in the Fort Worth community. Jennings and Sheridan worked to create the Fort Worth Commercial Investment Division (CID) in January 1986. The first chairman to serve was Beau Glenn.

In March 1987, NAR approved the "Guidelines for Professional Conduct and Rules and Regulations" for CID. The objectives set forth in this early guideline were as follows:

  • To unite those REALTORS® who are engaged in the commercial and investment real estate business (exclusive of single-family residences) or others for fee or commission compensation.
  • To advance knowledge, education, integrity and professional conduct in the fields of the commercial and investment real estate business.
  • To encourage the exchange of specialized information relating to commercial and investment real estate among the members of CID.
  • To advance the economic growth of the Fort Worth area through GFWAR in cooperation with all local, state and national governmental departments.
  • To promote the indoctrination, training and education of those engaged in the commercial and investment real estate field in order to develop qualifications for experienced and competent commercial and investment real estate practitioners in cooperation with the GFWAR education committee.

Later, the members of CID decided to establish an even stronger community identity by changing its name to the Society of Commercial REALTORS®.

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More than a century of service

The Greater Fort Worth Association of REALTORS® was established in 1918 and has spent more than a century representing the real estate industry in the Greater Fort Worth area. With more than 4,000 REALTOR® and affiliate members, our mission is to advocate for private property rights and fair housing opportunities while advancing professionalism and ethics in the real estate industry.

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An inclusive community

As REALTORS®, GFWAR members have the ability to reach every member of our society. We work to serve each prospective client, customer, and member of our community with a commitment to equity and inclusion, and without regard to race, color, religion, age, disability, national origin, sexual orientation, or gender identity.

GFWAR Statement of Diversity and Inclusion

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Nationally represented, Texas strong

As the nation's largest trade association, NAR is "The Voice for Real Estate," working on behalf of America's property owners and representing over one million members involved in all aspects of the real estate industry. All REALTORS® are members of NAR and answer to a higher level of ethical and professional standards.

GFWAR members are also members of Texas REALTORS®, the largest professional membership association in Texas. Their mission is to promote and protect private property ownership and rights, to advocate for Texas REALTORS® and property owners, and to keep homeownership affordable.

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A vision for the future

The GFWAR 2022-23 Strategic Plan outlines the association’s goals in the areas of Advocacy, Community Outreach, Professionalism & Education, and Member Communication & Engagement. Each goal supports GFWAR’s efforts to provide the highest level of service to its members and the community, while upholding GFWAR’s legacy of being the local voice of real estate for over a century.