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November 24, 2017

Bob Goldberg Takes Reins as NAR’s 12th CEO

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Bob Goldberg Takes Reins as NAR’s 12th CEO

The National Association of REALTORS® officially has a new chief executive. On Tuesday, Bob Goldberg took the helm, launching “a fresh chapter in our association’s 109-year history,” said NAR President William E. Brown in a video message.

“A revolution is brewing on almost every level of organized real estate, driven by legislative, MLS, technology, and market forces,” said Brown, a REALTOR® from Alamo, Calif. He said he expects Goldberg’s tenure to be marked by discovery, innovation, and progress “to shape our industry and keep REALTORS® at the front of the transaction.”

Goldberg has worked in the real estate industry for 30 years, including more than two decades with NAR. Before becoming CEO, he was an NAR senior vice president, guiding a broad range of association initiatives including business development, strategic planning and partnerships, member professional development, marketing, and conventions. Goldberg remains president and CEO of the REALTORS® Information Network, a for-profit, wholly owned subsidiary of NAR, which oversees the realtor.com® operating agreement with Move Inc. Read his complete bio at nar.realtor.

In his own recorded message to NAR members (which follows Brown’s message in the embedded video above), Goldberg said he’s “humbled and excited” to serve as the association’s chief executive during a time of rapid evolution. Disrupters are “promoting and advancing aggressive change,” he said. “But I believe change and opportunity walk hand in hand. Now is the time to embrace change to make it work for our members.”

Goldberg vowed to put new emphasis on communication with members. “I’m going to make a concentrated effort to stay in touch regularly,” he said, inviting members to connect via the REALTORS® CEO Facebook page and his LinkedIn profile.

Retiring CEO Dale Stinton will remain as CEO emeritus of NAR throughout 2017.

—Stacey Moncrieff, REALTOR® Magazine