NAR CEO Retires Just Two Days After Losing Burnett v. NAR

Bob Goldberg was a long-serving member of the National Association of Realtors. He joined the organization back in 1995 and was recruited to develop Since then, he has served as the Senior Vice President, and the CEO of the organization.

Goldberg was originally set to retire on December 31, 2024 so his decision to step down now was a surprise to many. Reports from HousingWire, RISMedia, and The Real Deal confirm he will no longer be the CEO after November 20, 2023.

He will continue to serve as a consultant to help with the transition.

Nykia Wright will be the interim CEO. Wright is the former CEO of Chicago Sun-Times and has a good track record on both the start-up and media industries. She is set to begin her role on November 20, 2023.

Goldberg’s Long Career at NAR

Goldberg has worked at NAR for more than 30 years and has been a vital aspect of the trade organization. He was appointed as the CEO in 2017 and during this tenure, he:

Helped NAR become a leading force in the property tech world.
Led NAR’s Stategic Business Innovation and Technology (SBIT) group.
Initiated the REALTOR Safety Network, a national alert that helps members if they face any physical or cyber threat.
Greenlit NAR’s Commitment to Excellence (C2EX) program, which is designed to improve professional standards among REALTORs.

His tenure hasn’t been all smooth sailing. He received considerable criticism when former NAR President Kenny Parcell faced sexual assault allegations in a New York Times expose. That, along with three class action lawsuits against NAR, have made this year very difficult for him and his organization.

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