National Association of Realtors® Launches Formal Search for its Next CEO

CHICAGO (June 26, 2023) – With CEO Bob Goldberg announcing his retirement effective at the end of 2024, the National Association of Realtors® today formally launched a nationwide search for its next chief executive officer. NAR, the country’s largest trade association, has outlined its intention to identify candidates with diverse backgrounds and experiences, both inside and outside of the real estate industry.

Reporting to the President and the Board of Directors (BOD), NAR’s CEO will lead its staff of roughly 350 employees while overseeing annual revenues of over $350 million. The individual will be responsible for goal setting and budget management in concert with the association’s overall strategic plan while executing the priorities and strategic agenda directed by NAR’s BOD.

The position is jointly based in Chicago and Washington, D.C., with an expectation for the individual to reside in one of these locations and be regularly present in both NAR office buildings.

NAR’s search committee has stated that qualified candidates will likely have strong experience leading a significant trade association, professional society, or other large and multipart business, with at least 10 years of experience in executive positions. A demonstrated ability to proactively address the trends, challenges and opportunities facing real estate globally will also be emphasized.

National talent firm Career Management Partners (CMP) is assisting NAR in its search. CMP President Joe Frodsham, who has extensive experience across multiple industries leading human resource functions and building cutting-edge talent management systems, will lead his organization’s efforts.

NAR and CMP will engage in initial sourcing for the search through the end of July. More information and an official job posting for the position can be found at

NAR is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages candidates of all backgrounds and experiences, both within and outside of the real estate industry, to apply. NAR’s membership is composed of residential and commercial Realtors® who are brokers, salespeople, property managers, appraisers, counselors, and others engaged in the real estate industry. Members belong to one or more of approximately 1,054 local associations/boards and 54 state and territory associations of Realtors®.

The National Association of Realtors® is America’s largest trade association, representing more than 1.5 million members involved in all aspects of the residential and commercial real estate industries. The term Realtor® is a registered collective membership mark that identifies a real estate professional who is a member of the National Association of Realtors® and subscribes to its strict Code of Ethics.

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