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Introducing NAREB’s All New Real Estate Industry E-ZINE. Welcome to the Premier Issue of “THE CORNERSTONE!”

NAREB® proudly presents its Premier Issue of E-Zine,“The Cornerstone of Housing in Black America” exclusively for real estate & mortgage industry professionals. “The Cornerstone” will showcase not only information relating to and/or impacting all disciplines in the Real Estate industry, but will highlight REALTIST® chapters’ activity, committee opportunities, initiatives, programs, special projects and their events. We invite you to get engaged and involved! The purpose of the E-Zine is to give readers a glimpse into the rewarding world and life of REALTIST® members. It will also provide valuable information, much needed resources and important insights into the arena of housing services. A special thank you to the NAREB Vice Presidents, Donnell Spivey, Ron Cooper and Jeffrey Hicks, Lawrence Batiste (Chairman of the Board), Andrea Cooksey (Vice Chair), the Executive Committee, Board of Directors, Staff, Editor and Contributors for your leadership, dedication, service and commitment to NAREB. This E-Zine is made possible in-part by the following sponsors, Wells Fargo, Bank of America and Chase. Please Read it, Forward it, Share it and Enjoy it! For Inquiries and ideas for submission, please contact us at Cornerstone@gmail.com. Welcome to NAREB’s E-Zine “The Cornerstone of Housing in Black America.” Respectfully,

Julius L. Cartwright

NAREB President, Julius L. Cartwright


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he National Association of Real Estate Brokers, Inc. (NAREB) recently held its fact-finding investigation “State of Housing in Black America” forum (SHIBA) in Atlanta Georgia on the prestigeous and historicalpredominantly Black campus of Morehouse College inside the Martin Luther King Jr. International Chapel.

that had forum attendees standing on their feet. His presentation focused on the history of home and land ownership in the Black community, and the sometimes ugly, painful price of that ownership we learned in the early 40’s and why homeownership continues to be so critical to the health, growth and sustainability of all minority communities throughout the United States.

This high-powered community motivated, socially active and spiritually grounded group of panelist discussed, various solu-

Morehouse College President, Dr. Robert M. Franklin welcomed attendees, panelists, and NAREB President Julius L. Cartwright as he set the stage for the most prevalent list of concerns plaguing every Black homeowner living in the United States today by opening the discussion. Reverend Dr. Otis Moss, Jr., Pastor Emeritus of Olivet Institutional Baptist Church in Cleveland, Ohio, and Trustee of Morehouse College delivered a stirring historical perspective

Research by Atlanta Regional Housing reveals that 80% of Georgia’s foreclosure filings are from Metro Atlanta. Metro Atlanta has the 16th highest foreclosure rate in the country based on the findings of RealtyTrac (2010). Compliance Tech, covered current and past mortgage lending trends affecting Blacks and highlighted statistical data that focused on the impacts foreclosures have had on our neighborhoods and communities.

tions to foreclosure, blight and disaster response and recovery nationwide throughout Black communities and other communities of color as relates to the crisis and its resulting environmental challenges.

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The SHIBA panel included Paul R. Taylor, Jr., Managing Member, SRP Development; Lindsay Jonker, Executive Director, EnviRenew, Salvation Army; Dr. Lezli Baskerville, President and CEO National Association N A R E B. CO M

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for Equal Opportunity in Higher Education (NAFEO); and Lawrence Batiste, Chairman of the Board, NAREB, Cicero Wilson, Vice President and Grants Administrator, SRP Development and Errol George, President, George & George Consultants, LLC., Christopher Norman, Executive Director, Atlanta/ Fulton County Land Bank Authority and Dr. Moss, offered final thoughts and comments to the topic of the devastating housing crisis that plagues the culture, heritage and the hard-fought right to home ownership.

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Personally, it made me proud to be a “Realtist” and a proud member of the oldest minority real estate trade association in the nation. Since 1947, the National Association of Real Estate Brokers and its members (Realtists) continue to fight for fare housing practices in every neighborhood across the United States and to proN A R E B. CO M

vide an equal playing field for homeowners of every race, creed and color. “There are countless unforseen tragedies that directly and indirectly impact Black communities as it relates to the Black household, its structure and our links to our culture and our way of life.” says NAREB President, Julius L. Cartwright. “That’s why we are anxious to share our research data, and engage the public in meaniningful and productive dialogue that will add color and purpose to mortgage fall-out in communities of color across the nation. Our ultimate goal is to offer solutions that will empower people to make informed decisions that will preserve and protect the legacy of our neighborhoods and community.” Atlanta is the second of five cities that will host the State of Housing in Black America (SHIBA). Other participating cities include: New Orleans, Washington D.C., Cleveland. A final

report of findings will be presented in Houston at the SHIBA forum to be held there in November 2012. For more information, schedule

and locations vist www.narebshiba.com.

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Industry Professionals from Across the U. S. Converge on Cleveland Editorial Excerpts by Gap Communications

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leveland, Ohio – The Ohio Realists’ Association (ORA) hosted local, regional and national real estate and mortgage industry professionals in Cleveland recently at a reception honoring local Clevelander Julius L. Cartwright at the Cleveland Indians’ Progressive Field prestigious Terrace Club. “At the 64th Annual National Convention of the National Association of Real Estate Brokers (NAREB) in New Orleans, Louisiana, Cartwright, who is one of our own, was installed as the organization’s 27th National President. So it made perfect sense for us to bring people together to celebrate this historic event,” said Martin Rutland, president of the Ohio Realtists. Rutland is based in Cincinnati, Ohio. Several prominent mortgage lending and real estate industry executives spoke during the program touting Cartwright and his vision to lead the NAREB Organization to the forefront of the nation’s mortgage crisis that has disproportionately impacted AfricanAmericans families and other minorities communities across America. Oakland, California based real estate practitioner, L J Jennings served as master of ceremonies. Joining Mr. Jennings on the program were: Lawrence Batiste, Chairman of the Board, NAREB (Atlanta, GA); Donnell Spivey, 1st Vice President, NAREB (Ellicott City, MD); Darrell Isabel, Regional Vice President, Region VIII, NAREB (Cincinnati, OH); Wade Hampton, President, Cleveland Realtists Association (Cleveland, OH); Fred

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Underwood, Director, Diversity and Community Outreach Programs , National Association of Realtors (Washington, D.C.); Don Maxwell, 24 Asset Management Corp. (Atlanta, GA); LaDonna Reed, Business Development Manager-Multicultural and Affordable Lending, Chase (Chicago, IL), Cerita Battles, National Diverse Segments Sales Manager, Wells Fargo (Jacksonville, FL); C. Renee Wilson, Business Development Consultant, NAREB (Houston, TX); Rosetta Hayes, former Ohio Real Estate Commissioner (Columbus, OH); and other key senior executives from the industries’ leading real estate and mortgage lending companies. Other VIPs attending were: Emerick Peace, Regional Vice President, Region IV,

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-Continued NAREB (Upper Marlboro, MD); former National Presidents of NAREB’s Women’s Council, Lydia Kirkland-Pope and Deborah Kerr (Cleveland, OH); and NAREB Board Member Gerald Dixon (Southfield, MI). During the program, President Cartwright unveiled the major components of his Four Point Strategic Plan: 1.) Organizational, business and personal development, 2.) Marketing and outreach, 3.) Community-focused programs and initiatives and, 4.) Enhancing and growing collaborative partnerships. “With the dedicated and committed Realtist membership, Affiliate educational support, supportive leadership and administrative team that have been put in place for the next twenty months, our goals are all within reach,” stated Cartwright. Developing initiatives and programs for every discipline within the Real Estate trade will create opportunities for all Realtist members across the country. A strong membership will grow and strengthen a Strong NAREB,” President Cartwright added.”

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an one man or woman change the mind of some one who doesn’t embrace change? Can one man or woman change an organization? Can one man or woman change the practices of an entire industry? Well honestly, the answer is NO! One man or woman cannot stand alone against the multitudes of complacency, indifferences, and doubt and hope to succeed alone. Now is not the time for independent thought... but for singular purpose, individual commitment and group achievement. Over the span of the last few months NAREB has gone through a metamorphosis of purpose. We have embarked on a mission of comprehensive and aggressive marketing

campaigns and strategic PR offensives in order to bring NAREB to the forefront of the real estate industry. We have been touring the country, spreading the word of organizational unity, membership and cohesiveness through the Home Assurance program (HAP), State of Housing in Black America (SHIBA) Issues Forum, and the Vision Tour. We’ve also enhanced our corporate visibility and market share through the use of online social media, Facebook, Twitter, interactive websites, Youtube News Briefs and various print ads. “The key is to trust others to do what they do best and achieve in ways they couldn’t before. In the past, the 12 founding members fought for racial equity. Today it’s critical we intensify our outreach and

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awareness efforts, restore and rebuild our communities. I’ve been asked if I alone am responsible for NAREB’s new synergy and renewed energy that’s currently sweeping the nation and the answer is NO. The truth is that one man or woman can choose to make a difference. One man or woman can choose to operate as a whole. And we can choose to change the way we do business as an organization. I’m proud to say that we... you and I, Realtists, NAREB is the realization of your hard work and dedication. Today I stand along side all of you and say that we are the cornerstone of housing in Black America! We are Realtist®! We are NAREB®! MONDAY 04:38:15A

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1st Vice President y Conventions/Meetings y Budget & Finance y Credentials y Membership y Personnel y Special Project

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2nd Vice President y Constitution/By-Laws y Mortgage y Realtist Week y Technology y Special Project y QM & QRM (Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform)

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3rd Vice President y Education & Training y Faith-Based y Grievance & Arbitration y PAC – Public Affairs y REO – Taskforce y Special Project

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he Realtist® Committee Factor is one of the most important components in the successful evolution of NAREB®. Mobilizing the membership through a strong committee structure is the key to the success of our organization. The Realtist® Factor begins with each of you. Each of you give life and meaning to what “Realtist®” really means. When choosing a committee it’s important to make the best decision that aligns you with your strengths and expertise. Find a committee that best fits your own personal gifts. Doing this will give you

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the best chance for success. This is a “Call to Action” for every Realtist®. Committing yourself to a particular committee making a personal investment of time, ideas and in some cases financial resources. Expect mentorship, guidance and personal growth. The goal of the Realtist® Committee Factor is to increase positive team participation and interaction amongst the membership by expanding and creating committees and in certain instances sub-committees with a specific and clear focus. Committees such as Membership, Technology, and the REO Task Force have core groups, but will ex-

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pand to accommodate members through the subcommittees. We’ve also added new specialized committees to assist in the development of initiatives such as the Energy, NAREB® Investment Club, Realtist® Consumer Network, Realtist® 65th Theme, Internet Radio, Rainmaker, Newsletter, Health Initiative, and Sports, Building Fund, Hip-Hop Summit Action Network, Realtist® Affiliates Empowerment, and Realtist® Urban Renewal, Research & Development. We welcome your participation and are looking for new members to place on our team.

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“We Are the Cornerstone of Housing In Black America.”

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THE FRAMEWORK

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his initiative is being spearheaded by Monica Butler from Columbus, Ohio. The goal of this initiative is to increase disease & health awareness within the Realist® organization by providing relevant information, health screenings and the promotion of positive mental and physical fitness. The top four silent killers of health among African-Americans are: (1) Heart Disease, (2) Diabetes, (3) Hypertension and (4) Cancer. In today’s fast-paced lifestyles, we often neglect our bodies and minds and do not take time for proper exercise and diet management. NAREB® is taking steps to add three workouts to our daily routines which will be broken down into three levels: High Impact Cardio; (including Kick Boxing; Zumba and/

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or a combination of Cardiovascular and Agility training), and Moderate Strengthening and Flexibility (including Yoga, Pilates and/ or a combination of Weights and Bands), and Low Impact and/or Power Walking (thru the NAREB® “Get Moving 2012” Walking Club). In addition, suggested diet and meal plans will be provided to participants who express an interest. Dr. Ian Smith has been suggested to lecture on his “no-diet, diet” and promote his book “Eat: The Effortless Weight Loss Solution.” The best part of this is that most, if not all of these activities will be led by Realtist® members. So if you have the skills as a trainer, or talent in the areas of diet, holistic health, and weight loss management, contact Monica Butler at monicahealthNAREB@gmail.com.

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