The National Association of Real Estate Brokers (NAREB) is convening our 68th Annual Convention – August 17-20, 2015 in Houston, Texas at the Omni Hotel Galleria, 4 Riverway, Houston, TX 77056. NAREB, the nation’s oldest, minority professional real estate trade association was founded in Tampa in 1947. Our mission “Democracy in Housing” has been our motto for sixty-eight years.
Our Convention theme, “Homeownership…Priority #1” aptly conveys our mission to maintain constant vigilance and active advocacy as public policy is shaped and laws promulgated at local, county, state and federal levels. REALTISTS, financial services executives, government officials, and homeownership advocates from across the country will gather together at the Convention to work to keep the American dream of homeownership on the nation’s front burner.
While we are focusing on business and professional development for our members, known as REALTISTS, the Convention also brings attention to NAREB’s mission to keep homeownership as a desirable, affordable and obtainable option for all Americans. As NAREB’s President, I see and understand the hardships my fellow REALTISTS are experiencing since the real estate market is not as robust as in the previous years. I understand their misgivings about their choice to become real estate professionals or remain in the profession. At the same time, I also believe that as the dark clouds pass, we must be professionally and spiritually prepared with the belief that all things are possible with God.
I pray that your schedule permits and you will be part of our conference. I look forward to seeing you in Houston.
August 17-20, 2015