Georgia Real Estate leader to speak to GABB on Sept. 29

William L. Rogers, Jr., Executive Officer for the Georgia Real Estate Commission and the Georgia Real Estate Appraisers Board.

William L. Rogers, Jr., Executive Officer for the Georgia Real Estate Commission and the Georgia Real Estate Appraisers Board.

The head of Georgia’s Real Estate Commission will speak to the GABB member’s meeting on September 29 before the group’s a strategic planning meeting to discuss and plan the future of the organization, to fortify GABB and the profession of business brokering.

The GABB meeting will  be held at 10:30 a.m. at the South Terraces Conference Center, preceded by coffee and a light breakfast/networking session with fellow members before the meeting. The South Terraces Conference Center is at 115 Perimeter Center Place, Atlanta.  Because of the nature of our discussions, this meeting is for members only and will not be open to the public. But you can join the GABB today and we will extend your membership through 2016.

Georgia Real Estate Commissioner William L. Rogers, Jr. serves as the Executive Officer for the Georgia Real Estate Commission and the Georgia Real Estate Appraisers Board.  He oversees the day-to-day operations of the state agency responsible for implementing the license law regulating Georgia’s more than 82,000 real estate brokers and salespersons and the law regulating Georgia’s 4,700 real estate appraisers. All Georgia business brokers must have a real estate license to do business in the state.

A native of Gainesville, Rogers earned a Bachelor’s degree in History at Emory University and a J.D. degree from the University of Georgia School of Law.  After a brief stint as a 2nd Lieutenant in the U.S. Army Signal Corps, Rogers was admitted to the State Bar of Georgia in 1971.  Prior to joining the Real Estate Commission, he was a partner at Whelchel, Dunlap, Jarrard & Walker, LLP in Gainesville practicing real estate and banking law.

Rogers is a past President of the United Way of Hall County, past President of the Gainesville Northeast Georgia Bar Association as well as past President of the Kiwanis Club of Gainesville. He serves on the Board of Directors at Chattahoochee Bank of Georgia.  He and and his wife, Mary, have been married more than 43 years and have three adult children and six grandchildren.  He is a lifelong member of the First United Methodist Church of Gainesville.

GABB Member Meeting Agenda

Following the commissioner’s talk, GABB Board members will solicit input to help guide GABB’s primary objectives and adopt courses of actions to achieve these objectives. Committees or areas to move forward include:

  • Co-brokerage
  • Professional Rules / Accountability
  • Education
  • Membership
  • Media

We need everyone to pull together to work on this. Please attend the Sept. 29 meeting to express your opinion, or email your opinion to the board at board@gabb.org.