The LGBTQ+ Actual Property Alliance has introduced that Jonathan Lovitz has change into the 13th member of its board of administrators. The Alliance has additionally named Tiffany Wu as vice chairman of justice, fairness, variety & inclusion (JEDI) and Alex Cruz as director of schooling and member providers.
Lovitz spent practically seven years because the senior vice chairman for the Nationwide LGBT Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC) previous to just lately stepping right down to run for a seat in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives (District 182). The College of Florida graduate is likely one of the most well-known and revered voices within the nation’s LGBTQ+ enterprise neighborhood. Together with a variety of selling, communications, occasion and fundraising experiences, Lovitz has been energetic in LGBTQ+ advocacy work together with voting rights, non-discriminatory coverage and the promotion of the Equality Act.
“It’s a main step ahead for The Alliance to have somebody of Jonathan’s stature be a part of our Board,” mentioned LGBTQ+ Actual Property Alliance President Dave Gervase. “He brings a wealth of expertise, an unimaginable community, and in addition views our advocacy work and efforts to extend LGBTQ+ homeownership ranges as essential to the LGBTQ+ neighborhood and actual property business. Jonathan’s expertise with the NGLCC may even be vital as we work to boost enterprise improvement alternatives for our members and join them to potential dwelling consumers and sellers.”
Gervase identified that UCLA’s Williams Institute studies LGBTQ+ homeownership charges to be 49.8% in comparison with the newest U.S. Census nationwide common of 65.4%.
Wu just lately left Texas REALTORS® the place she spent 4 years as director of world, business, and variety providers. She is going to work carefully with LGBTQ+ Actual Property Alliance CEO Ryan Weyandt and SVP of business relations, Mary Mancera, in creating and strengthening partnerships with REALTOR® organizations across the nation. She may even spearhead deployment of the Alliance’s JEDI initiatives on a enterprise stage, together with helping within the improvement and administration of a scholarship for minority LGBTQ+ people seeking to enter the true property business. The College of Florida graduate earned her regulation diploma from the College of Miami Regulation College.
Cruz, who spent 2021 because the nationwide vice chairman of the Alliance after serving on its inaugural government committee, will now function the group’s director of schooling and member providers. He has been instrumental in crafting the Alliance’s Ally Certification course, the Alliance Licensed Ally program, and creating and cultivating the Nationwide Chapter Program. He has been a REALTOR® since 2006 and is at the moment affiliated with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices in Cleveland, Ohio. He’s energetic in Ohio REALTORS® and serves on its variety, fairness and inclusion presidential advisory group, in addition to Cleveland’s NGLCC affiliate, Plexus.
The present board of administrators for the LGBTQ+ Actual Property Alliance consists of:
- Dave Gervase (president and chairman – Keller Williams)
- John Thorpe (rapid previous president – The Company)
- Tim Garvey (parliamentarian; non-voting member – Berkshire Hathaway Homeservices)
- Ryan Weyandt (non-voting member – CEO, LGBTQ+ Actual Property Alliance)
- Kenya Burrell-VanWormer (Pacaso)
- Sean Frank (Mainframe Actual Property)
- Jackie Garber (Cummings & Co. Realtors)
- Jonathan Lovitz (PA Dist. 182 Candidate)
- Val Scinto (Keller Williams)
- Monty Smith (John L. Scott)
- Octavius Smiley-Humphries (Flex Realty)
- Feroza Syed (Sotheby’s Worldwide Realty)
- Austin Rowe (ROWE Realtors)
The LGBTQ+ Actual Property Alliance at the moment has greater than 2,000 members all through the U.S, Canada and Puerto Rico and a strong chapter program.
For extra info, go to realestatealliance.org.