About Us

Our Story

Established in June of 2015, SouthWest Real Estate Association (or SWREA, a non-profit corporation) is a leading commercial real estate professional association in central Oklahoma.  SWREA provides professional continuing education and acts as a holding company for affiliated professional organizations, providing backoffice and financial support. Flexible yet comprehensive in our approach, we are known for being open, ethical, timely, and thorough in our dealings with membership.  Our two primary operating units are CRE Summit and COCAR.  

Our corporate structure is flexible enough to allow future divisions significant autonomy.  Today we operate as an organization to benefit all Commercial Practitioners.  A Short history  is avaialble.

Our bylaws and draft Politics and Procedures are available for your review:


Why: CRE Summit™

(Central Oklahoma Commercial Real Estate Summit) is an annual event with a vision that has  three primary components: 

1) Bring the many disciplines in the real estate industry together at one time  and in one place for learning and networking
2) Provide a venue to Recognize visionaries who have made Pivotal contributions to the real estate industry (Pivot Award™)
3) Promote the education of the profession - A portion of the proceeds are donated to the UCO Foundation - Real Estate Program account


2017 Directors & Committee Chairs

  • Advocacy / Government Affairs: Bart Binning, Ed.D.
  • Bus Tour: Willis Washington
  • Education /Meeting & Events:   Joe Ramsey*
  • Contracts & Forms: Bart Binning, Ed.D.
  • Outreach & Research - David Chapman, Ph.D.
  • Membership 
         * REALTOR® -
    Darin Dalbom, MAI
         * Associate - Jack Werner, Ph.D.
        * Institute Affiliate  - 

    Through Oklahoma Association of REALTORS®

  • Grievance  & Pr ofessional Standards - Joseph Ramsey
  • Government Affairs - Bart Binning & Andrea Frymire

    National Association of REALTORS Committees

  • Federal Taxation - Andrea Frymire
  • Commercial - Bart Binning, Ed. D. 
Organizational Trustees* and Officers


(Central Oklahoma Commercial Association of REALTORS®)

From urban cores to suburban corridors, we are well suited to represent commercial real estate professionals.  Through an affiliation with the National Association of REALTORS® as well as the Oklahoma Association of REALTORS®, we are a Local Commercial Overlay Board and benifit from an extensive aray of professional services and infrastructure that focus on the real estate profession.   

COCAR focuses on four major areas:

  • Commercial Professional Real Estate Education
  • Deal Making￿
  • Community Outreach
  • Political Advocacy 
  • Historian - Vacant
  • Finance and Audit Committees: Andrea Frymire* 
  • Higher Education Liaison
    David Chapman, PhD  - davidc@realty1ok.com 
Our Members
Our Story
SouthWest Real Estate Association (SWREA™):
an Oklahoma based Non-Profit Corporation    
  • Chairman, CEO:  
    Bart Binning, EdD* Bart@BartBinning.com
  • Vice Chair: Jack Werner, PhD  atozinspections@yahoo.com
  • Secretary: Joe Ramsey* joeramseysold@att.net
  • Treasurer: Andrea Frymire* afrymire@hotmail.com

Executive Committee:

  • President, COO - Allan Meadors
  • VP, Pres Elect - Chris Griswold, Esq.
  • Budget Dir (Treasurer) - Bart Binning, Ed.D.
  • Past President - David Chapman, Ph.D. 

2017 Organizing Board of Directors & Executive Committee

President, COO - David Chapman
VP, Pres Elect - Darin Dalbom, MAI

Secretary - Joe Ramsey
Treasurer - Bart Binning

Past President - Andrea Frymire 

dba: CRE Summit™: Producing the annual convention: Commercial Real Estate Summit ™ (www.cresummit.org)

For Information e-mail: info@cresummit.org

Board of Directors:

     Bart Binning, Ed.D.

     David Chapman, Ph.D.

     Darin Dalbom, MAI

     Chris Griswold, Esq.

     Allan Meadors

     Brad Waken, CCIM

     Jack Werner, Ph.D.

dba: COCAR™ (Central Oklahoma Commercial Association of REALTORS®)     (NAR ID # 6931)

SWREA operates a school that provides Continuing Education Credit offered through professional organizations affiliated with the real etate industry:

  • Oklahoma Real Estate Commission: School #173132
  • Oklahoma Department of Insrance: School #10015290
  • Oklahoma Real Estate Appraisal Board: School #APP189
Institute Affiliate and Associate  members are eligible to serve on Education/ Meeting & Events, Government Affairs, Communication/ Social Media/Technology, Urban Affairs, and Contract & Forms committees

e-mail Contact:

  • info@cocar.org - General Information
  • membership@cocar.org - Membership Information

For questions about membership Contact:

Association Executive: Peggy Missell


For all other questions, send an email to:


  • Bankers & Lenders
  • Investors
  • Title Insurance
  • Property Insurance
  • Accountants
  • Attorneys
  • Local & Regional Commercial General Contractors
  • Property Managers
  • Local & Regional Developers
  • Property Investors
  • Planning Associations
  • Municipal Planners
  • Preservation Societies
  • Environmental & Inspection 
  • Architects & Engineers
  • Property Insurance
  • Commercial Institute Affiliates of the National Association of REALTORS® (CCIM, SIOR, IREM, etc.)
  • Real Estate Licensees
  • Appraiser Licensees

General Council: Chris Griswold, JD

Education Director: Bart Binning, Ed.D.