President of the National Association of REALTORS® - 2012
Maurice “Moe” Veissi, a REALTOR® from Miami, Fla., was the 2012 President of the National Association of REALTORS®. NAR, The Voice for Real Estate®, is America’s largest trade association, representing 1 million members involved in all aspects of the residential and commercial real estate industries.
Veissi, a REALTOR® for more than 40 years, is broker-owner of Veissi & Associates Inc., in Miami, and specializes in land acquisition.
Veissi served as the 2008 Political Fundraising Chair for the REALTORS® Political Action Committee. He also served on the Strategic Investment Reserve Advisory Board for NAR as well as a regional vice president for Region V in 2005. Veissi has served on NAR’s Board of Directors since 1999 as well as on numerous NAR committees.
The Florida Association of REALTORS® (F.A.R) elected Veissi president in 2002. Over the years, he has had the opportunity to chair most of the association’s committees. F.A.R. named Veissi “REALTOR® of the Year” in 2003.
On the local level, Veissi served as president of the REALTOR® Association of Greater Miami and The Beaches in 1981.
Active in his community, Veissi founded the Silent Angels Charitable Foundation. He has coached several youth sports teams as well as volunteered with Habitat for Humanity, Camillus House for the Homeless, and the Athletic Committee of Columbus High School. The City of Coral Gables twice appointed him as Economic Development Chairman.
Veissi and his wife, Matey, also a REALTOR®, have two sons.