Denver Realtor organization appoints new CEO

The Denver Metro Association of Realtors has a new CEO. 

DMAR’s Board of Directors has appointed Brendan Bailey as its newest chief executive officer. He starts Aug. 11, according to an email sent to DMAR members today. 

Prior to DMAR, Bailey was previously the CEO of the Realtor Association of Pioneer Valley in Springfield, Mass., a position he’s had since 2019. He also spent five years as chief operating officer of the Raleigh Regional Association of Realtors, an organization with 8,000 members in Cary, North Carolina. 

“As the CEO of DMAR, Brendan will play a pivotal role in advancing our mission to support and empower real estate professionals in the Denver Metro area,” DMAR President Jessica Reinhardt said in the email announcement. “He will work closely with myself, the Board of Directors and our staff to strengthen advocacy efforts, enhance member services and foster professional growth and development.”

Bailey is originally from Durham, North Carolina. He earned a bachelor’s degree in history from the University of Mary Washington in Virginia, according to his LinkedIn profile. 

“Brendan is a visionary, forward-thinking and member-centric leader. 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,” Reinhardt said in the email. 

Founded in 2011, DMAR has more than 8,000 Realtor members across the Denver metro area. The organization produces monthly reports on the state of the housing market in Denver, and is also involved in political advocacy, educational programs and other services that benefit the real estate industry. 

Before the appointment of Bailey, Amy Davies has been serving as DMAR’s interim CEO and COO, following the resignation of former CEO Nobu Hata from the organization in February of this year. Hata is now the director of Association and Industry Affairs at Zillow, according to his LinkedIn profile. 

Other housing and real estate companies have recent leadership shakeups; RedT Homes has tapped an executive from Atlas Real Estate as its new CEO, while the CEO of Denver Housing Authority announced his resignation last week.


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