Dale Stinton, Chief Executive Officer Emeritus, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS
Stinton has been with the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS (NAR) for more than 35 years and has been recognized as an innovator and top CEO. Under his leadership, the Country’s largest trade association implemented a dues increase in part to fund an initiative to invest in companies—as their website states—in, “the world’s largest industries, including real estate, financial services, banking, home services and insurance.” During one of the most tumultuous times in his industries’—and recent American—history Stinton and his team at NAR created, supported and implemented a plan that called for increased investment in their future.
Today, the Second Century Initiative continues to invest in start-up businesses that now manage billions of dollars in revenue within the Real Estate Sector. Stinton will discuss that program and other NAR successes during the Economic Development Council’s Quarterly Breakfast.
About Dale Stinton
Dale A. Stinton is the Chief Executive Officer Emeritus of the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®. The NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® is America’s largest trade association, representing over 1.2 million members involved in all aspects of the residential and commercial real estate industries.
Stinton, a 36 year veteran of NAR, took over the reins November 1, 2005, serving as CEO until July 31, 2017. He previously served as acting CEO and executive vice president in 1996 and became CFO/CIO in 1998.
Stinton drove the association’s successful effort to permanently ban banks from entering the real estate industry, while also achieving a home buyer tax credit that noted national economists acknowledged was responsible for helping sustain the housing market during a very difficult time.
Stinton was awarded Stephan Swanepoel’s 2009 Trendsetter of the Year award, Inman’s 2010 Innovator of the Year award and was included in CEO Update’s inaugural list of top association CEOs. CEO Update wrote that Stinton “earned his place on the list by uniting a diverse organization and reacting well ahead of the slumping housing market with highly innovative programs, education, and online resources.”
In October, 2010, Smart Money featured Stinton as one of its “Power 30: Most Powerful and Influential Players”. Since December 2010, Dale has annually received repeat recognition from Inman News as one of the 100 Most Influential Real Estate Leaders of the year.
In 2014 Swanepoel identified Mr. Stinton as the 6th Most Powerful Person in the Real Estate Industry, and on the basis of a very busy 2015 where projects Upstream, AMP and ZipLogix were approved, Stinton was moved up a notch to #5. He remains at #6 in 2016, and was recently recognized with the very prestigious ‘On the Shoulders of Giants’ Award given by ReMax and RIS Media for Dale’s overall body of work.