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Broker Public Portal Names New Board Officers

BPP announced its new officers for the next year

The Broker Public Portal, which is owned and operated by real estate brokerages and MLSs and in a technology partnership with Homesnap, is delivering consumer connection benefits to more than 875,000 real estate professionals in America today through more than 140 MLS agreements.

Broker Public PortalServing for the next year will be John Mosey, CEO of NorthstarMLS, a Regional MLS serving Minnesota and Western Wisconsin, as Chairman of the Board; Alon Chaver, Chief Information Officer at HomeServices of America, a Berkshire Hathaway affiliate, as Vice Chairman; Craig McClelland, Chief Operating Officer at Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Metro Brokers serving the Greater Atlanta area, as Secretary; Paul Wells, broker/owner of RE/MAX NOW in Lake Barrington, IL and RE/MAX of Barrington in Barrington, IL, as Treasury; and Tim Dain President of MARIS, a regional MLS serving Missouri and Illinois, as At Large Board member.

“These new officers are among the real estate industry’s most trusted and forward-thinking leaders,” said Merle Whitehead, immediate past Chairman of the BPP and Chairman, New York State of Howard Hanna Real Estate Services. “Together with our entire board, we have in place a team that will continue to push the Broker Public Portal mission aggressively forward. BPP with Homesnap will continue to grow and connect millions of consumers with agents across the country,” Whitehead added. Each officer services a one-year term through the Board meeting in June 2019.

The Broker Public Portal Board of Managers includes, as it notes in its Charter, a “fair and balanced group of executives who represent the interests of large brokers (5), medium brokers (3), small brokers (2), independent managers (2) and multiple listing service organizations (MLSs – 4).” The agent count of participating firms establishes the size of brokerages eligible.

2018-2019 New Board of Managers:

  • John Mosey, NorthstarMLS (Chairman)
  • Alon Chaver, HomeServices of America (Vice Chairman)
  • Craig McClelland, BHGRE Metro Brokers (Secretary)
  • Paul Wells, RE/MAX Barrington (Treasury)
  • Tim Dain, MARIS (At Large)
  • Mary Frances Burleson, Ebby Halliday Realtors
  • Craig Cheatham, The Realty Alliance
  • Joan Docktor, Fox and Roach Realtors
  • Chelsea Goyer, Redfin
  • Merle Whitehead, Howard Hanna Real Estate Services
  • Rebecca Jensen, Midwest Real Estate Data
  • Kathleen Manchin, Keller Williams
  • Bill Miller, Metrolist
  • Christina Pappas, The Keyes Company
  • Pat Shea, Lyon Real Estate
  • Gurtej Sodhi, Crye-Leike
  • Andy Starck, Starck Real Estate

About the Officers:

John Mosey – Chairman. Mosey is CEO of NorthstarMLS, a Regional MLS serving Minnesota and Western Wisconsin. He is an industry veteran whose diverse experience includes leadership roles with Moore Data Management Systems as President of the Canadian division and later as VP, Sales & Marketing for North America and VP, General Manager of Cyberhomes, one of the earliest online real estate portals. Before joining NorthstarMLS, he led a technology start-up that developed automated Showing technologies.

Broker Public PortalAlon Chaver – Vice Chairman. Chaver is Chief Information Officer of HomeServices of America, a Berkshire Hathaway affiliate. Previously he served as Trulia’s VP of Industry Services and was the co-founder and CEO of iHomefinder, an online real estate pioneer providing software solutions and data services to agents, brokerages, and MLSs. Chaver operated landscape and general construction companies, managed real estate investment partnerships, and served as an officer in the Israeli Defense Forces. He also serves as a Director on the Board of the Real Estate Standards Organization (RESO).

Broker Public PortalCraig McClelland – Secretary. McClelland is Chief Operating Officer of Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Metro Brokers with 26 locations and more than 2,000 real estate agents serving the Greater Atlanta area. He joined the company in 2008 as Director of Strategic Growth and was named COO in 2013. After his first year in the business, McClelland became a top Realtor, then started a small independent firm in Atlanta. He grew it to over 20 offices with 1,100 agents, before selling the company in late 2007. Today he also serves as an investor and advisor to the technology company Brytecore.

Broker Public PortalPaul Wells – Treasurer. Wells is the broker/owner of RE/MAX of Barrington in Barrington, IL and RE/MAX NOW in Lake Barrington, IL with 43 affiliated brokers. He began his career as an agent with RE/MAX in Barrington in 1987, a year after he earned his real estate license. He quickly became a top producer and in 2002 purchased RE/MAX of Barrington. Wells acquired a Lake Barrington independent real estate office in 2012 and created RE/MAX NOW. He is the past Treasurer of MRED and currently serves as it’s Vice-Chair. Wells was named Multi-Office Broker/Owner of the Year by RE/MAX of Northern Illinois in 2016 and Humanitarian of the Year by his local board, NSBAR, in 2017.

Broker Public Portal

 Tim Dain – At Large. Dain is President of MARIS, an MLS that provides business solutions for Missouri and Illinois REALTORS® with 13 associations, 58 counties, and over 13,000 members. Previously, he was the MLS Director of Austin Board of REALTORS® and the Executive Director of SIR/MLS, Inc. As an industry influencer, Dain serves on a variety of executive boards, including CMLS, MLS Grid and RESO. He was recently recognized on the SP2018 Emerging Leaders List. Dain has placed his fingerprints on many national initiatives impacting the professional real estate community. Greg Robertson affectionately labeled him the “Mad Scientist of the MLS world.”

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