Florida Realtors® Mission Statement
“The mission of Florida Realtors is to advance Florida’s real estate industry by shaping public policy on real property issues; encouraging, promoting and teaching consistent standards for ethical practice and professionalism; and building on the efforts of local Boards/Associations to provide the information and tools members need to succeed.”
Florida Realtors is the largest trade association in the state with more than 140,000 members.
As a member, you’ll enjoy business contacts, networking opportunities, educational offerings, research and legislative representation, programs, services, and tremendous camaraderie. The Association headquarters is located in Orlando, and the legislative Office of Public Policy is located in the heart of Tallahassee.
The Florida Realtors elected leadership and business management teams share a common goal. Individually, each brings to the table years of expertise in the real estate industry and proven business management skills. As partners, they seek solutions to advance specific public policy issues and meet the needs of the state's Realtor community.
Meet Florida Realtors CEO Bill Martin
Bill Martin is Florida Realtors’ chief executive officer. As CEO, he is the state association’s chief management officer and is responsible for administration of Florida Realtors’ programs, services and policies, as well as its financial condition.
Andrew Barbar, broker, Keller Williams Realty Services in east Boca Raton,
Martin was CEO at Michigan Realtors® prior to his move to Florida. His extensive resume includes serving in the U.S. Army with the famed 101st Airborne Division, then as a trooper with the Michigan State Police. In 1987, Martin was elected to the Michigan House of Representatives serving Calhoun County; a position he held for four terms. In 1995, then-Michigan Gov. John Engler appointed him commissioner of the Michigan State Lottery; and in 1999 appointed him director and CEO of the state’s largest department, the Michigan Department of Corrections. In that position, Martin managed 19,000 employees and oversaw a $1.7-billion budget.
Meet 2015 Florida Realtors President Andrew Barbar
is the 2015 president of Florida Realtors, the state’s largest professional association with 140,000 members.
As president, Barbar is focusing on enhancing Florida Realtors’ support, services and advocacy programs for real estate professionals. “My priorities focus on building our profession and helping our members become more productive while delivering exceptional service to their customers,” he says. “In the four years I’ve been involved in Florida Realtors leadership, I’ve learned that if we build a strong member, we build a strong association. Together, we will share our vision that ethics and integrity are not only good business – they are good for business.”
Meet all the Florida Realtors officers
2015 Leadership Team Officers
2014 District Vice Presidents
Florida Realtors management team executives
Carrie O'Rourke: Vice President of Public Policy. Contact Carrie at Carrieo@floridarealtors.org.
Margy Grant: Acting Chief Executive Officer and Vice President/General Counsel of Law and Policy. Contact Margy Margyg@floridarealtors.org.
Jeff Zipper: Vice President of Communications. Contact Jeff at Jeffz@floridarealtors.org.
Dave Garrison: Vice President of Finance, Professional Development and Internal Operations. Contact Dave at Daveg@floridarealtors.org.
Dr. John Tuccillo: Chief Economist of Industry Data & Analysis. Contact John at Johnt@floridarealtors.org.
Eric Forsman: Vice President of Technology Services. Contact Eric at Ericf@floridarealtors.org.