The popular business magazine SmartMoney named NAR CEO Dale Stinton to its annual Power 30 feature of the “World’s Most Influential Players.” The magazine recognized Stinton for keeping the country’s largest professional trade association “on the offensive” while real estate was struggling to recover from the mortgage crisis.
Under Stinton’s leadership, NAR launched Realtors Property ResourceTM, a national property database that went live in September. Other significant milestones during Stinton’s five-year tenure as CEO include the creation of NAR’s “Game Changer” program, which provides grant funding to innovative REALTOR® association initiatives, and the formation of NAR’s technology incubator and venture capital fund, Second Century Ventures, which last year purchased a stake in electronic signature services provider DocuSign. On the political front, under Stinton, NAR successfully lobbied lawmakers to keep banks from offering real estate brokerage services, and to provide tax credits for homebuyers. Also named to the Power 30 this year are Steve Jobs of Apple, Warren Buffett of Berkshire Hathaway, and Ben Bernanke of the Federal Reserve.