REAL ESTATE BROKERAGE EXPERIENCE

  • Keller Williams Realty – Greater Cleveland West, Broker/Partner, 2005 – present
  • Real Trends and Wall Street Journal Top 400 Real Estate Professionals in 2009-2013
  • Licensed in real estate since 1972, Broker since 1982
  • KW Commercial Member since 2013
  • United States Postal Service (USPS) – BRETC contractor for appraisal, sale and lease of real estate in Ohio 1987, 1988

CERTIFIED GENERAL APPRAISAL EXPERIENCE

  • Real Estate Appraiser Board, State of Ohio, Division Of Real Estate Chairman 2018-2020
    • Board member 2018-2020-Governor’s appointee
  • REO Appraiser for several Appraisal and Asset Management Companies and for HUD Properties
  • The Appraisal Foundation Advisory Council (TAFAC) appointed as National Association of Realtors (NAR) representative 2014- 2016
  • Lynch & Company, Realtors & Appraisers- Broker/Owner, 1982 – present.
    • Offering complete commercial real estate service including: brokerage, site location work, consulting, management, and appraisal.
  • Lynch & Company – Appraiser and real estate consultant, 1986 – present
  • Foreclosure Appraiser for US District Court of Northern Ohio and Cuyahoga County Sheriff’s Dept.

GOVERNMENTAL EXPERIENCE

  • Real Estate Appraiser Board, State of Ohio, Division Of Real Estate, 2-2-2018 TO 6-30-2020
  • Member of the Ohio Housing Finance Agency – August 2007 to January 2013, Single Family Chairman
  • Chairman of Property Valuation Subcommittee for Cuyahoga County Transition Team
    • Responsible for reviewing the roles, functions & structure of the Auditor and appraisal department within the new county government beginning in 2011
  • Cleveland City Councilman 1974-1986: Ward 1, 1974-1982; Ward 17, 1982-1986.

CIVIC & LEGISLATIVE ADVOCACY

  • Real Estate Appraiser Board, State of Ohio, Division Of Real Estate Chairman 2018-2020
  • Board member 2018-2020-Governor’s appointee
  • Ohio Housing Finance Agency – Board Member 2007-2015- Governor’s appointee
  • National Association of Realtors (NAR) Federal Political Coordinator to: US Senator Sherrod Brown; Congressman Dennis J. Kucinich; Congresswoman Mary Rose Oakar
  • Testified on behalf of NAR before Congress for Reform of Brownfield legislation
  • Legislative advocate in Washington, Columbus and Cleveland on behalf of real estate industry
  • Greater Cleveland Real Estate Organization (GCREO) – one of charter members of this organization which represents some 17 real estate related organizations which included: The Cleveland Area Board of Realtors (CABOR); BOMA; SIOR; NAIOP; NOAA; ICSC; MBA and other real estate associations
  • Leadership Cleveland – active member of the original 1977/78 class of this leadership program sponsored by the Cleveland Plus
  • A.F.F.O.R.D. INC., (A Family’s First Opportunity to Realize its Dream), as a volunteer, represents this, not-for-profit developer of new affordable housing in Cleveland, on the Near West Side Rental Housing Collaborative
  • Built 10 energy efficient affordable homes and arranged affordable financing for lower income families
  • Affordable Housing Task Force member, Ohio Department of Development, 2003 representing the Ohio Association of Realtors (OAR)

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

  • National Association of Realtors (NAR) – Member, 1972 – present
    • NAR Regional Vice President – Region 6 (Michigan & Ohio), Executive Committee 2018
    • National Director – 1994-2008 and 2011-2018, Nominating Committee 2002,
    • Housing Opportunity PAG (Presidential Advisory Group) –2002, Business Issues Committee, Public Policy Coordinating Committee, Land Use, Property Rights & Environment Committee, Appraisal Committee, Conventional Finance and Lending Committee
    • Member of Valuation Section,1995 – present
    • Member of Commercial Committee 2014-2017
    • Attend various NAR committees & forums regarding housing, MLS, commercial & legislative topics
    • The Appraisal Foundation Advisory Council (TAFAC) appointed as NAR representative 2014 & 2015
  • Ohio Association of Realtors (OAR) – Member, 1972 – present -Trustee, 1988 – present
    • President, 1999 – President-Elect, 1998 – Treasurer, 1997;
    • Executive Committee, 1996-2001, 2003
    • Realtors Political Action Committee (R-PAC) Chair 2004, Vice Chair 2003, member 2009-2011
    • State Legislative Steering Committee:-1988-2011, 2014-2016, Chairman-1994, Vice Chairman-1993
    • State & Municipal Committees: Chairman – 1993, Vice Chairman – 1992
    • Commercial-Industrial Committee: 1988-present, Chair 2002, 2013, Vice Chair 2001 & 2012
    • Issues Mobilization Committee
    • Nominating Committee, Chair 2001, Vice Chair 2000
    • Chair of Housing Affordability Task Force 2002
    • Appraisal Committee member since its inception, Chairman 2007, Vice Chairman 2006, 2015
    • 2014 Phillip R. Barnes RPAC ACHIEVEMENT AWARD, in recognition of dedication, promotion and contributions to the REALTORS Political Action Committee of OAR
  • Akron Cleveland Association of Realtors (ACAR) formerly Cleveland Area Board of Realtors (CABOR) – Member, 1972 – present, Board of Directors – 1990 – 1994- 1994 Realtor of the Year; – President -1993;- Vice President – 1992;- Treasurer – 1991;
    • Past Legislative Chairman, RPAC Trustee and long-time RPAC Contributor
    • Member – Governance Committee for the merger of the Akron and Cleveland Area Boards of Realtors
    • ACAR – CIE, initiator of the ACAR CIE program which will expand with COCIE to form an Ohio CIE
  • YES-MLS, Interim Board member of new combined MLS (CRIS & NORMLS) – 2018, Chairman 2019
  • Northern Ohio Regional Multiple Listing Service-1982– present, Governor 2006-2015, Chairman 2010, 2015
    • Assisted in the creation of NEOHREX for shared MLS services between the CRIS and NORMLS systems and the expansion of the system for our members
    • A Founding member of the initial Xceligent venture in Cleveland and the subsequent venture in 2012-2013 to establish a CIE, (Commercial Information Exchange) for the Commercial, Industrial and Investment brokers, agents and appraisers in Northeast Ohio
  • National Association of Hispanic Real Estate Professionals (NAHREP), former
  • Asian Real Estate Association of America (AREAA), former
  • National Association of Real Estate Boards (NAREB), former
  • The Cleveland Realtists Association (Realtists)

EDUCATION

Xavier University, Cincinnati, OHIO

  • BS in Political Science, Minor Degree in Economics
  • Graduated Cum Laude, 1964 – 1967

Additional MBA, Urban Study and Law Courses at:

  • Cleveland State University – 1969/1971
  • Case Western Reserve University – 1968/1969
  • Notre Dame Law School – 1967
  • John Carroll University – 1966
  • St. Ignatius High School – 1960 – 1964