Brendan Bailey is one of the leaders of real estate associations that is leading real estate associations into a new realm of relevance and impact. I am proud that WAV Group was chosen to assist DMAR in the important job of finding its next leader. Brendan offers an ideal blend of intelligence, passion, strategic vision, proven execution skills, and great people management skills I believe Colorado Realtors(r) are going to benefit greatly from his contributions!
Congrats to Jessica Reinhardt, president of DMAR, and the rest of the search committee on a job well done!
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Denver Metro Association of Realtors® Appoints Brendan Bailey as New CEO
DENVER – July 17, 2023 – The Board of Directors at Denver Metro Association of Realtors® (DMAR) – an organization comprised of over 8,000 real estate professionals and The Voice of Real Estate® in the Denver Metro area, proudly announced today that it has named Brendan Bailey as the association’s incoming chief executive officer.
With an impressive background in real estate leadership and a commitment to advocacy and community engagement, Bailey will join Colorado’s largest local Realtor® association beginning in August 2023. He spent the past four and a half years serving as the CEO of the Realtor® Association of Pioneer Valley (RAPV) in Springfield, Massachusetts, where he garnered national recognition through his exceptional leadership in association advocacy and community involvement. Bailey also played a pivotal role as an integral campaign team member for Kevin Sears, a RAPV member who became the National Association of Realtor®’s (NAR) First Vice President in 2023.
As the CEO of DMAR, Bailey will play a pivotal role in advancing the association’s mission to support and empower real estate professionals in the Denver Metro area. He will work closely with DMAR’s Board of Directors and staff to strengthen advocacy efforts, enhance member services and foster professional growth and development.
“Brendan is a visionary, forward-thinking and member-centric leader,” said Jessica Reinhardt Vitcenda, President of the DMAR Board of Directors. “He has an intrinsic and progressive understanding of our Realtor® culture and business, as well as the expertise to continue to elevate the association in a valuable and meaningful way. This will benefit our members and the organization as a whole—which ultimately continues to positively contribute to the home buying and selling experience in the Denver Metro market.”
Commenting on Brendan’s appointment, Amy Davies, DMAR COO and interim CEO, expressed her excitement about the future of the association under his leadership. “We are thrilled to welcome Brendan Bailey as the new CEO of DMAR,” said Davies. “His proven leadership abilities, industry knowledge and commitment to building strong relationships will undoubtedly propel DMAR to new heights. We look forward to working together to serve our members and drive positive change in the Denver real estate community.”
Originally hailing from Durham, North Carolina, Bailey has a passion for fostering positive change within the real estate industry. Prior to his tenure in Massachusetts, Bailey served as the chief operating officer at the Raleigh Regional Association of Realtors® (RRAR) in Cary, North Carolina. With a membership exceeding 8,000, Bailey played a crucial role in leading RRAR for five years, positioning the association as a national standard bearer for global programming and advocacy achievements.
Over the years, he has regularly received accolades for his outstanding contributions. He is recognized as an RPAC Golden R President’s Circle investor and will be inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2024. Furthermore, Bailey’s dedication and leadership earned him the prestigious 2019 NAR Association Executive (AE) Leaders of Tomorrow Young Professional Award.
For more information about Brendan Bailey or the Denver Metro Association of Realtors®, please visit dmarealtors.com. Follow the latest updates from the Denver Metro Association of Realtors® on Twitter and Facebook.
About Denver Metro Association of Realtors®
Denver Metro Association of Realtors® (DMAR), The Voice of Real Estate® in the Denver metro area, is a membership-based organization comprised of over 8,000 real estate professionals in the Denver metropolitan area. The association offers continuing education, advocacy for the real estate community and is a resource for industry news and market statistics. DMAR produces a monthly market trends report that provides trends, analysis and insights into data sourced by REcolorado for the Denver-area housing market. For more information, visit www.dmarealtors.com or call (303) 756-0553.
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