DIVERSITY, EQUITY & INCLUSION Here are the Diversity Committee's 5 key areas of impact for 2021: - COMMUNITY: Build community with colleagues that more deeply understand and care about diversity, equity, and inclusion within SFAR. - SURVEY: Understand the existing diversity of SFAR’s membership and leadership. - RECRUITMENT: Increase diversity of new and in-coming SFAR members and leaders. - STEWARDSHIP: Nurture the success of existing SFAR members and leaders who come from diverse backgrounds. - EDUCATION & CONVERSATION: Create space for education and conversations with the wider SFAR community on issues that impact diversity, equity, and inclusion -- systemically and in our individual lives.
Chair Scott Okamoto Scott Takeo Okamoto, Broker
Vice Chair Tasnim Eboo Indigo Real
EDUCATION AND EVENTS The mission of the Education and Events Committee is to create inspired content that adds value beyond that which individual brokerages can offer, design thoughtful events that bring members together in the spirit of comradery and highlight the best SFAR has to offer in collaboration with other committees. We learn from and support anti-racist practices brought to light by the Diversity Committee, we celebrate and lead with YPN, we promote the Government Affairs agenda and help get out the vote (!) and we bring awareness to the Forms and MLS platforms. Our goal in 2022 is to leave the Association better off when we start 2023.
Chair Patrick Gardner Bank of the West
Vice Chair Yolanda Obregon eXp Realty
EXECUTIVE The Executive Committee serves as an advisory committee to the Board of Directors. It reviews and makes recommendations on items appearing on the agendas for the Board of Directors meetings, including recommendations of the Association’s committees. The committee also may conduct such activities as may from time to time be assigned to it by the Board of Directors. In addition, the Executive Committee has authority to act for the Board of Directors in carrying out the policies and activities of the Association between meetings of the Board of Directors. The Association president acts as chair of the Executive Committee. The committee is comprised of the officers of the corporation. Further, the president may appoint two additional members from the Board of Directors who has a record of involvement in Association committees, subject to the approval of the Board of Directors.
Chair Damon Knox Coldwell Banker Realty
GLOBAL BUSINESS COUNCIL The Global Business Council is dedicated to globally themed education, programming, and networking for our members. The council, comprised of volunteers and staff liaisons, takes the lead in planning global programs, hosting CIPS courses, and collaborating with neighboring boards to build awareness among members of the global business opportunities that surround them. The council acts as a REALTOR®-driven community organization, helping REALTORS® build partnerships with globally-minded businesses, mortgage brokers, attorneys, and other relevant local entities.
Chair Rob Edwards Compass
Vice Chair Susan Getz Compass
GOVERNMENT RELATIONS This committee reviews legislative proposals and recommends positions on them to the Board of Directors, coordinates member involvement in both issue and candidate-related campaigns, interviews candidates for public office (state and local) and recommends endorsements to the board of directors. It meets when business requires. The committee also supplements the efforts of the Association staff to support/oppose various legislative issues and ballot measures on which the Association has stated positions, and support candidates for public office endorsed by the Association.
Chair Kimberly Wong Compass
Vice Chair John Lee Compass
GRIEVANCE This committee reviews alleged violations of the Code of Ethics by members and refers cases warranting hearing to the Professional Standards Panel. It meets when business requires.
Chair Jodi Halldorson North Park Real Estate
MANAGERS COUNCIL Managers Council facilitates the sharing of information among managing brokers; discusses problems, trends and market conditions; and fosters a cooperative and collaborative working environment among managing brokers. Meets quarterly except July and August. Assigns as liaison to select committees to both provide input from the Managers Council and provide information to the Managers Council on subjects being discussed by these committees. Holds quarterly meetings that address issues in real estate brokerage. Through strategic planning, provides the Board of Directors with the Managers Council's perspective on how the Association can remain relevant and vital in the future. Reports to the Board of Directors quarterly on the work of the Council and presents recommendations for the Board of Directors to consider.
Chair Daniel Hershkowitz Compass
Vice Chair Tony Alejandre Coldwell Banker Realty
MLS & TECHNOLOGY The MLS and Technology Committee is responsible for making sure the MLS meets the needs of San Francisco REALTORS®, and is recognized as a strong partner in the entire San Francisco Bay Area. This committee is comprised of 20 volunteers and 2 staff liaisons and make recommendations for rules changes, product implementations and new projects.
Chair Steven Huang Ascend Real Estate
Vice Chair Andrea Swetland Vanguard Properties
PAST PRESIDENTS COUNCIL TASK FORCE
Chair Kevin Birmingham Park North Real Estate
Chair Eugene Pak Compass
Chair Samuel Cadelinia Intero Real Estate Service
Vice Chair Lena Emmery Lena Emmery Real Estate
STANDARD FORMS To empower agents by giving them the tools and education to represent their clients that recognize the legal and practical realities of selling and buying real estate in San Francisco.
Chair Mike Yrazabal Compass
Vice Chair Daniel Hershkowitz Compass
YOUNG PROFESSIONALS NETWORK Dedicated to member education, awareness, and networking. Our goals are that REALTORS® have a platform to share ideas, collaborate together, and connect with their city. We achieve our goals through member engagement and exciting educational & networking events. Despite our committee name, we welcome all realtors - new or seasoned - in growing together as future leaders within our community. Follow SFAR's YPN on and for the latest news and events!