Robert "Bob" Goldberg
CEO, National Association of Realtors
Overall Rank: 8
Category: Association / MLS Executives
Category Rank: 1
In 2017, Dale Stinton retired after 36 years at NAR, in-cluding 12 years as its CEO. After a nearly six-month-long search, Bob Goldberg, the longtime NAR executive, was named as the new CEO. He took the reins in August 2017. Bob Goldberg is a 25-year veteran of NAR, having served as the senior vice president of sales and marketing, business development and strategic initia-tives, professional development and conventions. As the lengthy title sug-gests, Goldberg has been an important part of many of NAR’s biggest initia-tives. He was also president and CEO of the Realtors Information Network (RIN), which gave him primary responsibility for the relationship with Move Inc. regarding realtor.com. Goldberg has promised a number of reforms, including “smashing the ivory tower facade” of NAR and “turning the pyramid upside down.” It is too early to tell whether initiatives announced recently, such as a strategic think tank, a technology conference and partnerships with third party companies, will bear fruit. What we do know is that despite being the new CEO of NAR, Goldberg is not new to NAR nor the real estate industry. He has been the second most powerful executive at NAR for years and has been ranked on the SP200 as one of the top 40 most powerful people in residential real estate for every year 2014 through 2017. Despite having to fill the enormous footprint that Stinton left behind, there is no doubt that Goldberg’s jump into the top 10 is well-deserved. Goldberg holds a BA from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill.
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