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2020 RESO Board of Directors Nominations

 

Real Estate Standards Organization (RESO) is now accepting nominations for five open seats on the 2020 RESO Board of Directors. The RESO Board of Directors is responsible for the governance of RESO and development of the organization’s Strategic Plan.

The seats that are available in this election are:

One (1) Class B (Technology partner) revenue over $25 million annually.

Two (2) Class B (Technology partner) revenue under $25 million annually.

One (1) Class C (MLS) with fewer than 50,000 subscribers.

One (1) Class F (Other Associations or Groups) over 50,000.

 

If you would be interested in joining the RESO Board of Directors and lending your expertise and amazing talents to our organization’s goals of development, adoption, and implementation of standards, please complete the nomination form below. If you know of someone that you think would be a willing, strong addition to the Board, please nominate them as well. All nominations will be published to the bottom of this page as the entries are received.

All nominations along with a headshot and a bio must be sent to suzanne@reso.org utilizing the form below no later than November 8, 2019.

Candidates for the Board must be a representative of a RESO member organization.

 

Election Timeline:

November 8th, 2019 – Deadline for Nominations

November 18th, 2019 – Elections open

December 6th, 2019 – Elections close

 

RESO Statement of Candidacy Form

 

2020 Board of Directors Nominees

  • All
  • BOD - Class B over $25M
  • BOD - Class B under $25M
  • BOD - Class C under 50,000
  • Morgan Carey
    Morgan Carey
    Class B - Under $25M
  • Glenn Christoph
    Glenn Christoph
    Class C - Under 50,000
  • Mark Lesswing
    Mark Lesswing
    Class B - Under $25M
  • Andrew Sheh
    Andrew Sheh
    Class B - Under $25M
  • Scott Woodard
    Scott Woodard
    Class B - Over $25M
  • Andy Woolley
    Andy Woolley
    Class B - Over $25M
DLU October 17th, 2019
Morgan Carey
Class B - Under $25M

CEO, Real Estate Webmasters

1. What are the three most important priorities or initiatives that RESO should pursue during the next two years?

• Universal Property ID: Advance the UPI concept to deliver on consistent listings data that is accessible within the U.S. and globally. This should be a priority because implementing it will A) enable a common property identifier that indicates the property location and unique attributes B) ability to match property data to relevant public data C) raise opportunities to introduce unique listings identifier internationally.
• Data Quality: Develop opportunities for brokerages, technology partners, agents, brokers to report / request data inconsistency changes. A way to crowdsource property listing errors can increase data quality standards faster.
• RESO Adoption by Brokerages, Agents, Brokers: Share case studies of how increased data standards will result in high quality and ease of implementations for their technology partners, which in turn will help raise their brands and businesses. There has been great progress on tech partners and MLS membership, more targeted efforts toward brokerages, agents, and brokers could increase RESO standards adoption in every class of membership.

2. How do you see your contributions as a board member being utilized for realizing these priorities?

• I am the CEO of Real Estate Webmasters (REW), a technology organization that has been providing real estate platforms with property listings data integration for over 15 years. As a board member, I will actively contribute by sharing my extensive industry experience, advocate for RESO and data standards across a strong and wide network, and share leading data integration best practices with other technologists.
REW is a RESO member and is 100% aligned with the objectives of evolving real estate data standards. REW is already on the journey to bring standardized data into its technology infrastructure. REW is currently partnered with technology & data leaders, and the Canadian government. The partnerships leverage RESO and lead the transformation of making property listings data consistent and reliable in the U.S., Canada, and Europe.

3. The Board meets regularly, via conference calls and some in-person. Board members also are called to serve on or chair committees and special taskforces. Are you willing and able to meet the time requirements to serve as a director for a 2-year term?

• Yes, the time commitment to participate on the board and committees is a small ask for the return of benefits to all of us in the real estate industry.

DLU October 14th, 2019
Glenn Christoph
Class C - Under 50,000

CEO, Intermountain MLS

1. What are the three most important priorities or initiatives that RESO should pursue during the next two years?

• I feel it is important to reach those MLSs (and NAR) that are not RESO certified and work with them to become certified.
• RESO should continue to work on the Property Unique Identifier. PUID needs to introduced to others outside of buying and selling of real property. We should talk to Homebuilders, hardware stores – and more. Cars have VIN numbers and the industry has created a “car fax” so why not have a “house fax” to help the buyer in the decision of a home purchase.
• I feel RESO need to continue to keep an eye on transport methods and technology is changing.

2. How do you see your contributions as a board member being utilized for realizing these priorities?

• I see my experience and evolvement in other national groups as a benefit to RESO. I’m Member & Director of CMLS, Upstream Advisory group, and NMUG So many issues overlap.
• I’m currently on the Data Dictionary & Internet Tracking Workgroups.
• My depth and breadth of experience is a powerful value add for the RESO Director position.

3. The Board meets regularly, via conference calls and some in-person. Board members also are called to serve on or chair committees and special taskforces. Are you willing and able to meet the time requirements to serve as a director for a 2-year term?

• Yes — I have a well-established track record of significant, consistent commitment to RESO. Intermountain MLS and I are founding members of RESO. My commitment is and will be a major professional priority. I will not hesitate to make the Director position a commitment and fulfill it.

DLU October 11th, 2019
Mark Lesswing
Class B - Under $25M

Owner, Lesswing LLC

1. What are the three most important priorities or initiatives that RESO should pursue during the next two years?

• Continue to push for certification for Data Dictionary and RESO Web API across the industry.
• Encourage use of services such as OUID and UPID.
• Continue to document and publish success stories.

2. How do you see your contributions as a board member being utilized for realizing these priorities?

• I maintain a large and diverse set of contacts in the industry. I plan to continue the advocacy efforts for standards with developers, practitioners, business owners, operators, and vendors that I have demonstrated for many years. I create a conversational model that addresses the utility to the professional in the field.
• I continue to be a hands-on developer on a daily basis. I will create sample code and coach the technical community on best practices with respect to use of services like OUID and UPID. I enjoy interacting with the technical community and I continue to have a lot to share.
• My contact network will help identify voices for success stories.

3. The Board meets regularly, via conference calls and some in-person. Board members also are called to serve on or chair committees and special taskforces. Are you willing and able to meet the time requirements to serve as a director for a 2-year term?

• Yes, I am willing to take on the addition time requirements required of directors for a 2-year term. I serve as a Co-Chair today which is a position I took on before I left the BOD in 2018.

DLU October 11th, 2019
Andrew Sheh
Class B - Under $25M

CEO, Remine

1. What are the three most important priorities or initiatives that RESO should pursue during the next two years?

• Help push the evolving standards and the education/adoption of the standards to each of the levels of the organizations working with real estate data
• Define objective milestones that organizations can hit to obtain certification, learn about technology partners that can assist
• Continuously add more public facing communications about standards changes, expose workgroup progress beyond the Atlassian email subscriptions, provide video feeds/quarterly status on what has been met goal wise

2. How do you see your contributions as a board member being utilized for realizing these priorities?

• As one of the vendors going through the certification process, my role as CTO at Remine and potential role as a board member is to continue to advocate to partnering organizations, and find ways to connect people into RESO to participate more actively
• As a board member, participate more at RESO events, and help with external messaging and awareness of ease of RESO standard, ways people can support and contribute, and help push progress forward objectively faster
• Find ways from a technical perspective to provide working demos or APIs on the website so folks can interact with the standard more so than just read about the standards. Similar to providing a Swagger interactive interface for folks to “try”.

3. The Board meets regularly, via conference calls and some in-person. Board members also are called to serve on or chair committees and special taskforces. Are you willing and able to meet the time requirements to serve as a director for a 2-year term?

• Yes

DLU October 10th, 2019
Scott Woodard
Class B - Over $25M

CEO, ShowingTime

1. What are the three most important priorities or initiatives that RESO should pursue during the next two years?

• MLS data is the primary asset that we need to provide assistance in organizing and distributing in a manner that provides maximum value to the industry while protecting the contribution of the MLSs in generating this data. We further that by completion of implementation of standards for Web API, Object Universal IDs, listing update, and transaction management.
• The RESO staff has done a great job expanding RESO membership and significance in the industry. As a result, we’ve got widespread participation by MLSs and vendors over the past few years. At this point the main need is to bring more brokers into RESO to make sure we are addressing their needs as well.
• Continue to increase awareness and utilization of the RESO standards.

2. How do you see your contributions as a board member being utilized for realizing these priorities?

• I’ve been involved with RESO for 20 years and attended almost all of the conferences, serving on the board the past 2 years. In the predecessor of RESO, I was on the early steering committee. I’ve also been involved in numerous RESO committees. Our company through the efforts of Bill Kellogg, our CIO, has been instrumental in the development of the Organizational Unique Identifier (OUID). These efforts have been motivated by the strong interest that ShowingTime has in the success of real estate data standards. We now process RETS feeds from over 350 MLSs and have our product integrated in over 225 MLS systems. We are very interested in the continuing success and growth of RESO. I have board experience as a founding board member of the Illinois Technology Association as well as ShowingTime. I appreciate your consideration of my interest to serve you on your board.

3. The Board meets regularly, via conference calls and some in-person. Board members also are called to serve on or chair committees and special taskforces. Are you willing and able to meet the time requirements to serve as a director for a 2-year term?

• I will definitely continue to do so as I have the past 2 years on the board.

DLU October 14th, 2019
Andy Woolley
Class B - Over $25M

Vice President Industry Development, Homes.com

1. What are the three most important priorities or initiatives that RESO should pursue during the next two years?

• Addressing the barriers obstructing adoption of Web API. As an example, we are finding in our conversions at Homes.com, many MLSs have fewer fields mapped and available in their Web API feeds than exist in their RETS feeds. That is one barrier to widespread adoption that needs to be addressed.
• Continue spreading the message and value of Web API throughout the industry, redirecting emphasis towards organizations who are consuming data feeds.
• Continue introducing new value, building on the foundation established with DD and Web API. As an example, the Universal Property Identifier will provide tremendous value as it becomes more broadly available. We need to keep finding opportunities like UPI to iterate on the value standards have created.

2. How do you see your contributions as a board member being utilized for realizing these priorities?

• Widespread adoption throughout the property technology community must occur for the value of RESO to continue expanding. In my role at Homes.com, I have a great perspective on the effort involved in converting data aggregation infrastructure from legacy RETS to Web API. I’m eager to share that perspective as a RESO board member and help develop strategies to encourage widespread adoption.

3. The Board meets regularly, via conference calls and some in-person. Board members also are called to serve on or chair committees and special taskforces. Are you willing and able to meet the time requirements to serve as a director for a 2-year term?

• Yes, I welcome the opportunity to contribute.

DLU October 11th, 2019