The National Association of Real Estate Brokers has named C. Renee Wilson as its executive director.
Wilson, of Cleveland, has been serving the association as interim executive director for the past seven months and has been a part of NAREB since 2005.
During her time with the association, Wilson has served as special assistant to the president and special projects manager, executive and management consultant, and national relationship manager.
“NAREB is fortunate to have someone with Renee’s qualifications as our Executive Director,” said NAREB President Lydia M. Pope, noting Wilson’s service as a “REALTIST,” the designation for NAREB members. “Her long-standing relationship with NAREB and wealth of on-the-job experience makes her uniquely qualified to fill this vitally important position.”
Wilson thanked the NAREB Board of Directors. “Although I have been part of the NAREB family for more than 16 years, I am grateful to the board for entrusting me with this incredible responsibility, particularly at this time in our nation’s history where social justice, wealth creation, and racial equity are high priority issues.”
Prior to joining NAREB, Wilson was principal owner of United International Mortgage Bank. Wilson, who attended Woodbury University in Burbank, Calif., also founded two firms: CTS Consultants, a corporate concierge services firm providing both social and business solutions, and CTS Real Estate Services Brokerage.
NAREB was formed in 1947 to secure the right to equal housing opportunities regardless of race, creed, or color. NAREB has advocated for legislation and supported or instigated legal challenges that ensure fair housing, sustainable homeownership, and access to credit for Black Americans. Simultaneously, NAREB advocates for and promotes access to business opportunities for Black real estate professionals in each of the real estate disciplines.
Annually, NAREB releases the “State of Housing in Black America,” a study documenting root causes of disparities in minority homeownership. Wilson plays a critical role in compiling the report.