Membership Terms & Conditions

Agreement to CREFC Membership Terms and Conditions

These Commercial Real Estate Finance Council Membership Terms and Conditions govern your Membership with the Commercial Real Estate Finance Council, dba CREFC, and its affiliates (“CREFC,” “we,” “our,” “us”). By applying for, renewing, purchasing, or using CREFC membership, you (“Member,” “Applicant,” “your”) agree that you are bound to observe and abide by these CREFC Membership Terms and Conditions and by such additional terms or conditions as amended by CREFC from time to time in accordance with CREFC’s Bylaws (the “Agreement”).

This Agreement sets forth the entire agreement between you and CREFC with respect to the subject matter set forth herein and supersedes all prior agreements, representations, and understandings, written or oral.

A. Membership Types, Eligibility and Non-transferability
We offer two main Membership types: Corporate Members and Academic Members. Further information about Membership types and eligibility, as well as Member benefits, can be found on our website here.

CREFC reserves the right to determine Membership eligibility of all applicants. All Membership applications and Membership renewals are subject to our approval and acceptance, and CREFC reserves the right to change a Member's membership level at any time, as determined in CREFC's sole discretion. Membership eligibility, dues, fees, services, and benefits are subject to change without notice. Membership products and services may vary depending upon your geographic location.  Membership is non-transferable, and subsidiaries, parent companies, successor entities, or other affiliates, brands of a CREFC Member are not permitted to receive any Membership benefits directly, indirectly or otherwise.

B. Membership Application
To apply for Membership, please complete the online membership application
available here.

Member agrees to pay CREFC’s current Membership fee rates as set forth in the relevant application and/or posted online at Rates are subject to revision at the discretion of CREFC at any time as set forth herein. 100% of payment is due upon execution of the Membership Application. All Membership Fees are non-refundable.

C. Membership Profiles
We expect Members to submit and maintain accurate and current Member information in connection with their Memberships. Such information includes company data and personal data such as name, address, email address, mobile and landline telephone numbers. CREFC requires this information in order to provide you with membership services and you agree that CREFC may contact you via mail, email, and phone with transactional information regarding your Membership. Members can change and update their account information by accessing  and updating their profile, or by emailing

D. Membership Term
All approved Memberships and Membership Renewals will be activated upon receipt of payment.  Membership fee runs on a calendar year basis and expires December 31st.  Student Membership will be activated upon verification of student credentials and will expire August 31st.

An email receipt of your Membership transaction will be provided to you for your records.

F. Membership Cancellation and Termination
(i) You have the right to cancel your Membership by written notice to CREFC. CREFC will not reimburse the unused portion of annual Membership dues if the Membership is cancelled or terminated for any reason before the end of the then-current Membership year, and the unused portion of annual Membership dues cannot be transferred or shared with/to parent companies, subsidiaries, affiliates, or unaffiliated entities of Member. Upon Membership termination or cancellation for any reason, all Membership benefits shall cease.

(ii) Unpaid Membership dues will result in the immediate suspension of all CREFC Membership benefits and privileges until payment is received. The Membership of any such delinquent Member shall be terminated thirty (30) days after the date of delivery of notification of such delinquency to such Member unless all delinquent dues assessments are paid within such period.

(iii) CREFC Membership is contingent upon compliance with these Membership Terms and Conditions. CREFC reserves the right to terminate Membership if CREFC determines in its sole discretion that a company’s conduct is in violation of these Membership Terms and Conditions.

G. Use of CREFC Name and Logo
Members may publicly identify themselves as CREFC Members or refer to their CREFC Membership or participation in a CREFC activity in the context of professional or commercial activities and communications, provided however that Members shall not use the CREFC name in any manner that implies CREFC approval, endorsement, or recommendation, including without limitation with respect to any content, company, product, or service.

H. Member Information and Privacy
When you apply for CREFC Membership you will be asked to provide certain personal information to us, including your name, title, corporate affiliation, contact information, biography information and photograph (the “Member Data”). You agree that all Member Data you provide to us is true, accurate, and complete and hereby grant to CREFC the right to use and publish such Member Data in connection with the CREFC Membership Directory or other business purposes of CREFC.

I. Use of Intellectual Property Ownership/CREFC Membership Directory/Likeness Rights
From time to time, Members may contribute to online content, newsletters, education materials, or other works that are copyrightable. You hereby assign all right title and interest in any copyright arising from your contribution to any such works to CREFC, unless explicitly agreed otherwise in a signed writing, and to the extent that any such assignment may be held to be invalid, you agree to give CREFC an irrevocable, perpetual, fully-paid, worldwide, non-exclusive license to copy, distribute, display publicly, make derivative works of, and otherwise incorporate into any form of media now existing or hereafter invented, such works or your contribution thereto with no limitation. You further agree that if your likeness, name, voice, or other aspect of your identity becomes incorporated into any content in any form in connection with your membership (e.g., you are photographed at an event), CREFC is hereby released to use such likeness for all purposes. The rights and obligations created in this Section shall survive termination or expiration of your Membership. 

CREFC Members receive access to “members only” areas of CREFC’s website, including the CREFC Membership Directory. Usernames and initial passwords are provided to each Member upon receipt of the initial Membership dues. Members may not share or disclose their CREFC passwords to third parties and may not allow third parties to access the CREFC Membership Directory or other “members only” areas of the CREFC website. The CREFC Membership Directory is proprietary to CREFC and made available to Members as a networking resource. You are prohibited from copying, reproducing, selling, or distributing the CREFC Membership Directory in whole or part. CREFC assumes no responsibility for the accuracy of the information contained in the CREFC Membership Directory. CREFC assumes no responsibility for Members’ communications or other content provided by or among Members or other third parties.

J. CREFC Code of Conduct
Each Member shall conduct him/herself in a professional and appropriate manner and shall comply with all applicable laws, as well as all applicable policies and rules of CREFC, including without limitation CREFC’s Terms, Conditions, and Rules For Event Registrants; all of which are
available here and are hereby incorporated by reference into this Agreement.  Member shall support the work and mission of CREFC and shall not act in a manner detrimental to the interests of CREFC.

K. CREFC Membership Contact
10 East 53rd Street, 37th Floor
New York, NY 10022
Attention: Membership
Telephone: (646) 884-7560

L. Disclaimers; Limitations of Liability
Use of your Membership and any of its associated benefits is at your sole risk. The Membership Benefits and Services are provided on an “as is” and “as available” basis.

Membership providers shall not be liable for any indirect, incidental, special, consequential, punitive, or exemplary damages, including but not limited to damages for loss of profits, goodwill, use, data, or other intangible losses (even if membership providers have been advised of the possibility of such damages), resulting from: (i) the use of or the inability to use the CREFC Membership or any benefits thereof; (ii) the cost of procurement of substitute goods and services resulting from any goods, data, information, or services purchased or obtained or messages received or transactions entered via the use of the CREFC Membership; (iii) unauthorized access to or alteration of your CREFC Membership; or (iv) any other matter relating to your CREFC Membership.

O. Changes to This Agreement
We may modify these Terms and Conditions at any time without notice or liability by posting a revised document on the CREFC website located at Any change shall take effect immediately, unless otherwise provided.