C.A.R. installs 2016 Leadership team


LOS ANGELES – November 17, 2015 – (RealEstateRama) — The CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® (C.A.R.) today installed its 2016 Leadership Team. Leading the team is C.A.R. President Pat “Ziggy” Zicarelli, a second-generation REALTOR® and broker in Southern California. Serving with Zicarelli are President-elect Geoff McIntosh, Treasurer Jared Martin, and Chief Executive Officer Joel Singer. The 2016 officers begin their official term this week at the close of the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® (NAR) Conference and Expo in San Diego.

Active in organized real estate since 1976, Zicarelli previously served as C.A.R. president-elect and has served in other leadership positions for his local, state, and national associations of REALTORS®.

At the state level, Zicarelli has served on numerous committees, including C.A.R.’s Strategic Planning and Finance Committee in 2014 and 2015 and 2003-2005 and Executive Committee from 2013-2015 and 1999. Among the numerous committees he has chaired include C.A.R.’s Association Presidents Committee in 2012, Legislative Committee in 2010, and Housing Affordability in 2008. He also was C.A.R. Liaison to Committees in 2006.

At the national level, Zicarelli serves on the NAR’s 2016 Executive Committee. He also chairs NAR’s RPAC Participation Council (2015), and has chaired numerous committees, including Forum Programs (2012), Meetings & Conference (2011), and Communications (2008). Zicarelli was inducted into NAR’s REALTOR® Political Action Committee Hall of Fame in 2014, and has been a member of Presidents’ Circle since 2011, and an NAR Golden “R” member since 2000.

Geoff McIntosh is broker and co-owner of Main Street REALTORS® in Long Beach, Calif. He previously served as the Association’s treasurer in 2014 and 2015. 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 NAR, C.A.R., 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).

Jared Martin is a Central Valley real estate broker and one of the owners of a real estate franchise, Keller Williams Westland Realty, in Fresno, Calif. As a third-generation REALTOR®, he has worked with his family’s business for the past 14 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.

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 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 175,000 members dedicated to the advancement of professionalism in real estate. C.A.R. is headquartered in Los Angeles.

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