The NAR appoints Bob Goldberg as its next CEO

The National Association of Realtors has named its next CEO following the retirement of incumbent Dale Stinton, who is retiring after 12 years at the helm of the organization.

In a statement, the NAR said it’s promoting Bob Goldberg, who is current Senior Vice President of Sales & Marketing, Business Development & Strategic Investments, Professional Development and Conventions, to its top executive role.

The NAR said its leadership team had carried out an “extensive national search” for a successor to Stinton before finally settling on Goldberg. The new CEO has served with the NAR since 1995, and will become the 12th person to occupy the role since the association’s founding in 1908.

“Bob’s vision, business acumen and unique ability to successfully leverage NAR’s technology investments will ensure Realtors remain at the center of the real estate transaction,” said 2017 NAR President William E. Brown, a Realtor from Alamo, California. “With extensive knowledge of the association and real estate industry, Bob brings with him a strong track record for future-based thinking and enacting change, which is why the NAR leadership team is extremely confident in his ability to lead the association and membership to continued future success.”

Goldberg has been chiefly responsible for the NAR’s brand and strategic marketing and association non-dues revenue in his current role, and oversees the largest employee base at NAR, with 69 division personnel. The NAR said he’s led a wide range of initiatives, such as business development, strategic planning and partnerships, association product and marketing services and management, member professional development, competitive brand positioning, marketing, advertising and promotions, and group conventions.

Goldberg also oversees the day-to-day operations of the research center at REALTOR University, which includes tasks such as curriculum development, budget management and staff oversight. He also serves as the President and CEO of the Realtors Information Network, which is a subsidiary that’s responsible for overseeing’s operating agreement with Move Inc.

“I’m humbled and excited to be named NAR’s next CEO,” said Goldberg. “This is a dynamic time for the association and the industry, and I am looking forward to my new role and working with Realtor leaders and staff to advance the association and our members towards long-term success.”

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