Join an AAR Specialized Real Estate Group and Make a Difference
Be a part of the AAR team and make new contacts, be involved in the decision making process and learn about current trends in the industry.
The Association wants your ideas and encourages you to get involved.
Listed below are the Specialized Real Estate Groups of the Arcadia Association of REALTORS®,
along with a brief description of their functions.
To become involved in one or more Groups and get the fullest benefits from your membership, complete the Group Registration Form.
For more information, please contact Laura at the Association office, 626-446-2115, ext. 304
Specialized Real Estate Groups
Proposes annual budget and periodic adjustments as required. Conducts reviews of monthly and quarterly financial statements. Analyzes financial impact of proposed Association programs and projects, making recommendations regarding them to the Board of Directors. (*Members of this committee are pre-selected based on the confidential nature of this committee.)
Chair/Treasurer: Renee Bannoura
Serves the membership in exchanging property and client information, developing and promoting programs and services relating to commercial and investment properties, enhancing members knowledge of such properties, practices and procedures, facilitating teaming when appropriate to accomplish specific transactions, and to encourage networking between members. We will seek to enhance member’s freedom and ability to conduct their individual business successfully with integrity, professionalism and competency, and through collective action, to better serve the public and promote the preservation of real property rights the role of REALTORS® in real property transactions. 1st Thursday of each month at 9:30AM.
Chair: Alfredo Mejia
Vice Chair: Mijo Groia
Vice Chair: Elia Fuentes
Board of Director Liaison: David Chen
Volunteers for fun, local community events. Determines community sponsorships. Recommends programs to carry out Association’s affirmative marketing agreement with HUD/NAR. Studies issues and makes recommendations for programs to assure equal housing opportunities exist in our area. Sponsors events to enlighten the Arcadia Association of REALTOR Membership, the governments, Chambers of Commerce and citizens of the communities in the San Gabriel valley as to the need for affordable housing and the opportunities for homeownership. 2nd Wednesday of each month at 9:15 a.m. (or as soon as possible following the end of the 8:30 a.m. MLS Marketing/Caravan Meeting).
Chair: Donna Baker
Vice Chair: Yvonne Rosas-Petty
Vice Chair: Emilie Broughton
Board of Director Liaison: Yvonne Rosas-Petty
Sponsors educational programs to increase the professional competence of members, and enables them to satisfy continuing education requirements with the DRE. Plans Association educational conferences, seminars, and similar events to increase and enhance the professional education of members. 2nd Thursday Bimonthly at 10:00AM… January, March, May, July, September & November.
Chair: Wen Li
Vice Chair: Stephanie Park
Vice Chair: Julie Bencosme
Board of Director Liaison: Julie Bencosme
The primary purpose and objective of Events 4 Charity, an Auxiliary of the Arcadia Association of REALTORS®, is to provide REALTORS® and Affiliates a means to serve the Arcadia Association and their community through social and charitable activities. Generates revenue for charity by conducting MLS 50/50 drawing, Bingo Night, Day at the Races and other fundraising activities. All profits to be distributed to local charities. 1st Wednesday of each month at 9:30AM.
Chair: Alex Velasco
Vice Chair: Kal Antoun (Aff.)
Vice Chair: Bobbie Moriel
Board of Director Liaison:
The goal is to develop real estate sales and investment opportunities in the international arena, facilitated by learning different cultures and their respective business practices, and utilizing existing modes of transacting business between international and domestic clients. Education is a strong component of this committee. 1st Tuesday Bimonthly at 11:00AM… January, March, May, July, September & November.
Chair: Michael Kwok
Vice Chair: Kelly Tran
Vice Chair: Henry Suarez
Board of Director Liaison: Kelly Tran
Reviews complaints by Association members and the public to determine whether a complaint warrants a formal hearing. (*Members of this committee must go through a training process to be eligible to review complaints.)
Chair: Margaret Garemore
Vice Chair: Sonia Santos
Vice Chair: Renee Bannoura
Board of Director Liaison: Margaret Garemore
Recommends and coordinates actions relating to statewide and nationwide legislation through C.A.R. and N.A.R. Promotes private ownership of real property by encouraging favorable legislation. Through civic participation at the local level, recommends and coordinates action affecting city and county legislation, zoning and regulations. Monitors city council, school board meetings and studies environment issues. 2nd Monday of each month at 11:00AM.
Chair: Patricia Dmytrow
Vice Chair: Kevin Wheeler
Vice Chair: Jim Maceo
Board of Director Liaison: Andy Bencosme
Plans and conduct New Member Orientation. Makes recommendations to the Board of Directors regarding membership rules and procedures. 3rd Wednesday of each month at 9:30AM.
Chair: Tim Cragoe
Vice Chair: James Pai
Vice Chair: Daniel Petty
Board of Director Liaison: Tim Cragoe
The purpose of the Tech Forum is to curate education, tools and infrastructure to help AAR members and the association itself to be more efficient and competitive with technology. 3rd Monday Bimonthly at 10:00AM… January, March, May, July, September & November
Chair: David Chen
Vice Chair: Michael Kwok
Vice Chair: Robby Moon
Board of Director Liaison: David Chen
To provide a catalyst in which members can establish relationships, and share ideas and experiences with fellow real estate professionals of all levels in a positive, supportive and casual environment. To instill in members the importance of participation in professional organized real estate and its standards. 2nd Tuesday of each month at 10:00AM.
Chair: Stephanie Park
Vice Chair: Dan Chapman (Aff.)
Vice Chair: Ryan Asao
Board of Director Liaison: Cecil Griffin