SOURCE: CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS(R)

CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS(R)

November 12, 2010 11:02 ET

Southern California REALTOR® Beth L. Peerce to Head CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® 2011 Leadership Team

LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwire - November 12, 2010) - The CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® (C.A.R.) Leadership Team for 2011 is now in place. REALTOR® Beth L. Peerce is the Association's 2011 president; REALTOR® LeFrancis Arnold is president-elect; REALTOR® Don Faught is treasurer; and Joel Singer is state secretary. The officers for 2011 began their official term earlier this week at the close of the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® (NAR) Conference and Expo in New Orleans, La.

REALTOR® Beth L. Peerce is the broker-owner of Prime Time Properties in Studio City, Calif. A REALTOR® since 1976, Peerce has been an active C.A.R. Director since 1982 and has served as chair or vice chair of numerous C.A.R. committees. Most recently, she served as Treasurer in 2008 and 2009 and President-Elect in 2010. She was elected Honorary Director for Life in 2006 in recognition of her commitment to the industry. She was selected REALTOR® of the Year by the Southland Regional Association of REALTORS® in 2005. Peerce also has played an active role on the NAR board of directors since 2001, and has been a member of the Executive Committee since 2009.

New to C.A.R.'s leadership team is LeFrancis Arnold. He has been a licensed real estate broker for 34 years and has been involved with organized real estate for 35 years. Arnold was president of the Los Angeles County Board of REALTORS® (LACBOR) in 2008, and was the first appointed large Board NAR representative for Rancho Southeast Association of REALTORS® in 2006. He was first appointed C.A.R director in 1994 and was named REALTOR® of the Year by his local association in 1979 and 2008. Arnold has served on numerous C.A.R. committees at the leadership level including the Executive Committee, Strategic Planning and Finance, Housing Opportunity, Housing Affordability Fund, Real Estate Finance, Equal Opportunity and Cultural Diversity, and CREPAC. Active in his community, Arnold has served as chairman of the Lynwood Economic Development Committee and currently is Executive Director of Southeast Los Angeles County Community Development Corp. (SELAC).

REALTOR® Don Faught has been a licensed broker for 20 years. He is vice president and managing broker of Alain Pinel REALTORS® in Pleasanton and Livermore, Calif. He has served on numerous committees at all levels, including chair of C.A.R.'s Federal Issues Committee and chair of C.A.R.'s Strategic Planning and Finance Committee. Faught also has served as an NAR Director since 2002 and is a member of the Strategic Planning Committee and vice-chair of the Economic Issues and Commercial Real Estate Trends Forum. As a member of the Women's Council of REALTORS® since 1992, a REALTOR® Action fund Contributor since 1990, an RPAC Major Donor and a C.A.R. Housing Affordability Fund's Founders Circle member, Faught is committed to serving the real estate industry at all levels.

C.A.R. Executive Vice President Joel Singer has held the Association's top staff position since November 1989 after serving as C.A.R.'s chief economist and heading the Association's public affairs department. He was instrumental in developing Real Estate Business Services Inc. (REBS), C.A.R.'s for-profit subsidiary, and serves as its president. He also is president and chief executive officer of zipLogix. Singer joined C.A.R. in 1978.

Leading the way...® in California real estate for more than 100 years, the CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® (www.car.org) is one of the largest state trade organizations in the United States, with more than 160,000 members dedicated to the advancement of professionalism in real estate. C.A.R. is headquartered in Los Angeles.

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