Edition 2 | Volume 1 | October 2019
Message from the President
Dear Realtists,
 
We have a job to do and our voices need to be heard. Since its inception in 1977, the Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) has provided opportunities to low to moderate income communities (LMI) by encouraging robust partnerships between these communities and their local banking institutions with the intent of spurring economic development. Communities of color have been and continue to be impacted by the direction of the CRA implementation as it ensures that they are fairly being invested in by the institutions that serve their neighborhoods. However, there is a new movement from the current administration that would like to reform the CRA, deviating from the original intent of the bill, which puts at risk a lot of the progress that has happened previously but also creates a potential roadblock for any future plans for fair investment in our communities. I encourage everyone to engage with their current representative in Congress and let them know that these changes will jeopardize communities of color all over the country. To find your member of Congress, please  click here  and make sure your voice is heard.

Sincerely,

Donnell Williams
NAREB COMMITTEE CHAIRS
NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REAL ESTATE BROKERS, INC
2019-2020 COMMITTEES
Realtists, President Williams has selected chairs for each of the NAREB committees, but each committee needs members to fulfill their individual mission. Please take a moment to indicate your interest in serving on a committee and contact the chair. Some committees may require more participants than others, have other organizational requirements or qualifications like the Membership Committee, or may fill up faster than others. NAREB needs your energy and involvement. Get active and strengthen NAREB’s ability to thrive, grow and make positive change.
Affinity (Sub-committee of Marketing
Marie Sturgill
nareb@nareb.com
661-645-2017

Audit
Richard Flateau
nareb@nareb.com
718-496-2763

Benevolence & Resolutions (National Office)
Dianne Little & Rubye Wright
nareb@nareb.com
301-552-9340

Budget & Finance
Kenneth Morrison
nareb@nareb.com
917-578-4989

Constitution/Bi-Laws
H. Bernie Jackson
nareb@nareb.com
410-542-8118

Civic Engagement (Faithbased)
Lora Washington
nareb@nareb.com
214-546-1277

Conferences/Conventions
Sharon Henry & Sonjia Gardner
Sharon.henry@nareb.com
404-934-5566

Credentials
H. Bernie Jackson
nareb@nareb.com
410-542-8118

Education
Shante Patton
nareb@nareb.com
702-302-2760

House Then the Car
Latisha Grant
latisha.grant@nareb.com
713-898-8439

International
Charles Dzantah & Gloria Sandiford
nareb@nareb.com
201-755-3167
Insurance
Charaka Cook
nareb@nareb.com
803-518-9525

Investment
Maurice Grey
nareb@nareb.com
917-842-3045

Membership
Mayarani Smith & Sherita McCray
membership@nareb.com
201-927-1008

Mortgage
Derrick Luckett & Antrone Dailey
mortgagecommittee@nareb.com
619-454-3339

Personnel
Andrea Cooksey
personnel@nareb.com
832-215-9084

Public Affairs (PAC)
Derrick Jackson
pac@nareb.com

Public Relations (Social Media, REALTISTNATION, PR)
William Collins
wiiams.collins@nareb.com
908-531-4979

REALTISTNATION (Newsletter )
Dianne M Simmons
narebnews@nareb.com

REALTIST Week
Miranda Morrow
nareb@nareb.com
313-215-5686

ROSI (REALTIST Opportunities for Seasoned Individuals)
Bessie Edwards
917-744-9391
LaToshia Hall
904-742-2011
rosi-committee@nareb.com

Technology
Amy McCoy
technology@nareb.com
404-933-8842
Marcus Brown
President Birmingham (AL) Realtist Association
When you visit Marcus Brown’s business profile on his company’s website, you’ll see a description of his business persona and why customers should consider selecting him. 
“When you work with me, you will receive a knowledgeable and professional real estate agent, a committed ally to negotiate on your behalf, the systems in place to streamline buying your home and the backing of a trusted company, Keller Williams Realty…”
 
Marcus has brought that same spirit, professionalism and enthusiasm to NAREB where he serves as president of the Birmingham Realtist Association, and on the national level, is a member of the Nominating and Personnel committees. When we asked what drew him to the real estate 20 years ago, Marcus responded, “because I wanted to know the process that would allow me to own and invest in real estate.”    
 
Being a Realtist, according to Marcus, “exposes him to the legislative process as well as all of the work that goes on behind the scenes allowing us to do what we do as real estate professionals.” He went on to say that he joined NAREB because he had “a passion for our community and wanted to improve current conditions.” What advice would Marcus give to other real estate professionals?  “If halting the rate of Black homeownership and closing the wealth gap are of interest to you…consider joining NAREB. This is a great task, but we can certainly move the needle with a collaborative effort,” Marcus added.
 
We’re proud to claim Marcus as a member of the NAREB family. When you see him next, strike up a conversation about music and let him surprise you with his very varied and eclectic play list!
Local Chapter News
Buying your first home is one of the most important and major purchases of your life. Please join our certified team professionals, as they give you step by step guidance to get you through the process of buying your first home. They will be sharing their knowledge and expertise in every area of homebuying! You will receive a Certificate of Completion that you may be able to use for down payment assistance, and closing costs credit. Hope to see you there!!!
 
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Contest from October 1, 2019 - December 31, 2019

  1. Must be a paid member in good standing to participate.
  2. Upload your close transaction w/HUD via this FORM
  3. Eligible members will be placed in a raffle.
  4. One winner will be chosen from each Region.
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NAREB IN WASHINGTON, D.C.
NAREB leadership advocating for Black homeownership on Capitol Hill. Meetings were held with Mark Calabria (C), Director of the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA); and (L-R) Maurice Jourdain-Earl, Managing Director of Compliance Tech; President Donnell Williams; Michelle Calloway;: Antoine Thompson; Bill Collins.
Ron Busby, president of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce (L) and Angela Stribling, former BET host, jazz singer and radio personality meet with president Donnell Williams at the National Black-Owned Broadcasters (NABOB) conference held in Washington, DC.  
Donnell Williams, NAREB National President; Kim Saunders, National Bankers Association, National President; Ken Kelly, National Bankers Association, National Board Chairman and Antoine M. Thompson, NAREB National Executive Director at the National Bankers Association Annual Conference.
Antoine Thompson (C), NAREB Executive Director, received a letter of recognition from the Mayor on behalf of the National Association of Real Estate Brokers in Rochester, NY. Flanking Thompson (L-R) Clifford Turner, former National President of NAREB; Dana Miller, Carol Wheeler, Rochester City Government Department of Housing; and Matthew Harrell, President of the United Developers Council of NAREB. More than 50 persons received training over 3 days about the fundamentals of real estate development.
NAREB IN THE NEWS
INDUSTRY NEWS
CONTACT US
Send comments and articles for submission to the Editor by the 5th of each month.

Dianne M. Simmons, Editor
narebnews@nareb.com
Antoine Thompson
 Executive Director

Dianne S. Little
Executive Assistant
dianne.little@nareb.com

Joanne Williams
   Communications Consultant
 jlwilliams@barrington-associates.com

Rubye Wright
Executive Assistant  Executive Administration
rubye.wright@nareb.com