Prudential Gary Greene, NAR Leaders Meet To Discuss Real Estate Market

July 20, 2010

Leaders of Prudential Gary Greene, Realtors recently met with key representatives of the National Association of Realtors to discuss opportunities in the Houston area real estate market.

REALTOR MEETING – Leaders of Prudential Gary Greene, Realtors recently met with key representatives of the National Association of Realtors at the Prudential Gary Greene corporate offices to discuss the Houston real estate market. Shown at the gathering are, front row from left, Dana Dicker, sales manager, Gibraltar Mortgage Services; Nikki Owen and Tracy Bogiel, branch managers; Marilyn Eiland, partner and Toni Nelson, director strategic initiatives, with Prudential Gary Greene; back row, George Cooley, president, Gibraltar Insurance Services; Tom Abbate, consultant; Mark Woodroof, partner, Prudential Gary Greene; Ken Trepeta, director of real estate services for NAR; Brad Viator, NAR political representative; John Stoever, CFO, Prudential Gary Greene and Jamie Gregory, deputy chief lobbyist for NAR.

The meeting took place last Tuesday at Prudential Gary Greene’s corporate offices in Houston.

Mark Woodroof, partner with Prudential Gary Greene and a National Association of Realtors director, set up the meeting to provide an opportunity for key company representatives to collaborate with the NAR and update one another on local and national industry issues.

The Gulf oil spill and the future of NASA were among the key issues identified as impacting the real estate industry in the region.

“We were particularly honored to have Steve Brown, the NAR large firm liaison, present for our meeting,” Woodroof said. “Steve shared a comprehensive report on NAR’s current initiatives and focus on large broker issues. It appears Steve will be nominated as first vice president later this year and will be NAR president in 2014.”

After a brief overview and history of Prudential Gary Greene, members of the firm’s core services group gave a summary of their operations and offered their perspective on current issues.

Additionally, Jamie Gregory, deputy chief lobbyist with NAR, and Ken Trepeta, director of real estate services for NAR, presented a legislative and regulatory update. Trepeta also presented an update on various NAR programs as well as a market update. Brad Viator, political representative for NAR, covered NAR field operations and upcoming political races that may impact the protection of private property rights, the free and easy trade of real estate and undue regulation and taxation on real estate.

There were also discussions of how legislative or regulatory issues could impact the local firm, the local market and the real estate industry as a whole.

“At Prudential Gary Greene, Realtors, we want to maintain and improve the standards of our company as well as the industry and believe we share that responsibility with our national association,” Woodroof said.

InstantNewsWestu Staff

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