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November 7, 2017

C.A.R. installs 2018 Leadership team

LOS ANGELES (Nov. 7) – The CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® (C.A.R.) today installed its 2018 Leadership Team.  Leading the team is C.A.R. President Steve White, a 31-year real estate veteran and broker in Southern California.  Serving with White are President-elect Jared Martin, Treasurer Dave Walsh, and Chief Executive Officer Joel Singer. The 2018 officers begin their official term this week at the close of the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® (NAR) Conference and Expo in Chicago.

Active in organized real estate since 1986, White is co-owner of Keller Williams VIP Properties and co-president and owner of Pathway Escrow, Inc, both in Valencia, Calif.  He is also owner and operating principal of Keller Williams Realty Northridge and owner of Closing Solutions Escrow, both in Northridge, Calif. 

He most recently served as C.A.R. president-elect and has served in other leadership positions for his local, state, and national associations of REALTORS®. White began serving organized real estate in 1992 as a member, then chair of the MLS Committee at the former Santa Clarita Valley Association of REALTORS® (SCVAOR). He led the effort to merge SCVAOR into the Southland Regional Association of REALTORS® (SRAR) and was named its REALTOR®-Associate of the Year in 2002, president in 2006, and REALTOR® of the Year in 2008. He has been a C.A.R. and NAR Director continuously since 1994 and 2004, respectively.

White comes from a family of REALTORS®, with his mother, brother, and sister all active in the real estate business.

Serving as president-elect is Jared Martin, a Central Valley real estate broker and one of the owners of a real estate franchise – Keller Williams Westland Realty – in Fresno, Calif. Martin previously served two terms as C.A.R. treasurer. As a third-generation REALTOR®, he has worked with his family’s real estate business for the past 15 years.

In addition to serving his clients, Martin also is active with his local, state, and national associations of REALTORS®. He was president of the Fresno Association of REALTORS® in 2009, served on its Executive Committee in 2008-2009 and 2014-2015, and was its treasurer in 2014 and 2015. At the state level, he has served on numerous committees, including Taxation and Government Finance (2014), Distressed Property Task Force (2012), Strategic Planning and Finance (Vice-chair in 2013), and Federal (Vice-chair in 2014) committees. Also active with NAR, Martin served on NAR’s Commercial Leadership Forum, Commercial, Research, and Commercial Economic Issues and Trends committees. Martin has been an NAR Golden “R” member since 2004.

Dave Walsh serves as C.A.R. treasurer. Walsh is the vice president and manager of Alain Pinel REALTORS®’ Almaden Valley office in San Jose.

As a former member of the board of directors for both the Silicon Valley Association of REALTORS® (SILVAR) and the Santa Clara County Association of REALTORS® (SCCAOR), Walsh has vast experience in leadership positions. In 2008, he was elected and served as president of SCCAOR, where association membership includes approximately 6,000 REALTORS®. Responsible for supervising 70 real estate sales professionals at the Almaden Valley office of Alain Pinel REALTORS®, Walsh reviews all transactions for professional, regulatory and disclosure compliance.

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®, where he was influential in the transaction between the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® (NAR) and zipLogixTM to provide zipForm Plus® and zipTMSTM as a free member benefit to all NAR members.

In 2015 and 2016, Singer was named to Swanepoel’s Power 200 list, which identifies the 200 leaders that have the most power and influence to impact the residential real estate brokerage industry. He was named to the 2015 Inman 101 list of real estate industry doers “whose ingenuity, outspokenness, strength, conviction, power, and persistence are driving change.”

Leading the way... ® in California real estate for more than 110 years, the CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® (www.car.org) is one of the largest state trade organizations in the United States, with more than 190,000 members dedicated to the advancement of professionalism in real estate. C.A.R. is headquartered in Los Angeles.

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