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C.A.R. CEO Joel Singer announces his retirement

Joel Singer, CEO of the California Association of Realtors (C.A.R.), announces his retirement after 43 years with C.A.R.

The announcement came via an email to members from Dave Walsh, C.A.R. president and vice president of Compass San Jose.

The letter about Joel Singer reads as follows:

It is with bittersweet emotions that I must inform you that C.A.R. CEO Joel Singer has announced he will be retiring at the end of this year, following 43 years of service with the Association. And while I’m happy for him, and with a retirement that is greatly deserved, I know I speak for so many of you when I say that he will be missed immensely. Joel is among the most well-respected REALTOR® Association chief executive officers in the country. 

He’s had a distinguished four-decade-plus career at C.A.R., with more than 30 of those years as CEO, overseeing the Association’s objectives, business development, strategic planning, legislative policies and product creation so real estate professionals can succeed in today’s changing real estate market. On behalf of C.A.R.’s leadership, staff, and more than 200,000 members, I thank Joel for his dedication and hard work, which has had an unparalleled, lasting and meaningful impact on the real estate industry.

It’s truly been a personal privilege to have known and worked with one of the most highly esteemed and well-regarded industry influencers. Please join me in congratulating Joel on his well-deserved retirement.

For more information.


Dave Walsh
C.A.R. President

Joel Singer was a good friend to RealTrends and will be missed. We wish him well.

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