LOS ANGELES (Nov. 13) – The CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® (C.A.R.) announced today that its 2014 Leadership Team is now in place. Leading the team is C.A.R. President Kevin Brown, a second-generation REALTOR® and broker in the San Francisco Bay Area. Serving with Brown are President-elect Chris Kutzkey, Treasurer Geoff McIntosh, and Chief Executive Officer Joel Singer. The 2014 officers begin their official term this week at the close of the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® (NAR) Conference and Expo in San Francisco.
C.A.R. President Kevin Brown has been a REALTOR® for more than 30 years and has served in myriad leadership positions for C.A.R. and local associations of REALTORS®. His first position was membership committee chair for the Oakland Association of REALTORS® in 1986. Since that time, he has also served as a Federal Political Coordinator to the 9th Congressional District for the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®, chair of C.A.R.’s Legislative Committee, chair to the Bay East Association’s Local Government Relations Committee, and president of the Oakland Association of REALTORS®. Brown also was the recipient of the REALTOR® of the Year award in 1996 for the Oakland Association of REALTORS®.
Brown’s goals as president are to ensure that C.A.R. is providing the best legislative advocacy, tools, education, and market intelligence to its members. He also plans to increase and improve ethics and professionalism in real estate.
Chris Kutzkey is a native Californian and second-generation REALTOR® practicing in Northern California. She has served in leadership positions at all levels for more than 20 years. In addition to serving as C.A.R. treasurer and chair of the Strategic Planning and Finance Committee in 2013, Kutzkey also has served on NAR’s Strategic Planning and Finance Committee, been the recipient of C.A.R.’s Outstanding Committee Chair Award and was honored several times as her local association’s REALTOR® of the Year. Additionally, Kutzkey served two terms as president of her local association of REALTORS®, two terms as the treasurer for her local association, and as a director for California Regional Multiple Listing Services, Inc., (CRMLS). She holds numerous professional designations including GRI and CRB and has won various industry awards, including C.A.R. Director for Life. She is an ongoing major donor to the REALTOR® Party.
Treasurer Geoff McIntosh is broker and co-owner of Main Street REALTORS® in Long Beach, Calif. He oversees the activities of his 230-plus REALTORS® and also serves the real estate needs of his own clients. Active in organized real estate, McIntosh previously served as president of the Pacific West Association of REALTORS®, the Greater Long Beach Association of REALTORS®, and the Apartment Association, California Southern Cities.
McIntosh is currently a member of the boards of directors of the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®, CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®, and the Pacific West Association of REALTORS®. He previously served as an officer and member of the board of directors of the California Regional Multiple Listing Services, Inc. (CRMLS).
C.A.R. CEO Joel Singer has held the Association's top staff position since November 1989 after serving as C.A.R.'s chief economist and heading the Association's public affairs department. He was instrumental in developing Real Estate Business Services Inc. (REBS), C.A.R.'s for-profit subsidiary, and serves as its president. He also is president and chief executive officer of zipLogix. Singer joined C.A.R. in 1978.
Leading the way... ® in California real estate for more than 100 years, the CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® (www.car.org) is one of the largest state trade organizations in the United States, with more than 155,000 members dedicated to the advancement of professionalism in real estate. C.A.R. is headquartered in Los Angeles.