NAR CEO Bob Goldberg to retire at end of 2024

by Emily Marek

CEO Bob Goldberg (via NAR)

The National Association of REALTORS® Chief Executive Officer Bob Goldberg will retire at the end of his current contract on Dec. 31, 2024. Goldberg’s retirement comes after 30 years of service with NAR and four decades of real estate experience.

“My time at NAR has been extremely gratifying and, I hope, extremely successful, too,” Goldberg said in a news release. “I’ve had the chance to lead a wonderful staff, and we’ve taken great pride in making sure this organization is as valuable and responsive to our members as possible. I’m tremendously thankful for the opportunity NAR has given me and for all the people I’ve been fortunate to work with over these past three decades.”

Goldberg was originally hired at NAR in 1995 to lead the launch of realtor.com. Shortly after becoming CEO, he spearheaded the Strategic Business, Innovation and Technology team as well as the “Day in the Life of a Realtor®” program. He also currently serves as president and CEO of the REALTORS® Information Network.

“Bob’s selfless commitment to our association has been inspiring to me and to everyone who’s served on NAR’s leadership team these past six years,” said NAR President Kenny Parcell. “He’s done so much in a relatively short time that will help Realtors and consumers thrive both today and decades into the future. I’m incredibly thankful for that, and I know each of our members has Bob to thank for the innovations and advances he’s championed in real estate markets across the world.”

Goldberg helped to establish real estate as an essential service during the Covid-19 pandemic and led efforts to ensure the efficient allocation of NAR member dues. He also penned an opinion piece calling racial gaps in homeownership “the most consequential civil rights issue of our day,” advocating for fair housing and fair lending enforcement in Washington, D.C.

“Bob has made a lasting impact on our industry and all three levels of this association—local, state and national,” Parcell continued. “I am tremendously grateful for him, and I know I speak on behalf of our entire membership when I say Bob Goldberg has been amazing. We cannot thank him enough for his service.”

NAR is expected to announce information regarding their search and application process for Goldberg’s successor early next week.

“Although there is still much to accomplish in the next year and a half, I am glad this timeline will give our leadership ample opportunity to conduct a thorough, national search,” Goldberg said. “I look forward to supporting that team however possible as their work to find NAR’s next CEO begins in the coming days.”

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