Commission Spotlight: Janet B. Thoren

Janet Thoren, Legal Counsel, has been employed by the North Carolina Real Estate Commission since 1997 and has been the Director of  Regulatory Affairs since 2012. She is a native of Fayetteville, NC, and received her undergraduate degree from Pembroke State University, and her Juris Doctorate degree from the University of North Carolina School of Law.

After receiving her Juris Doctorate degree, Janet joined a Hillsborough law firm where she specialized in residential and commercial transactions.

As Legal Counsel and Director of Regulatory Affairs, she oversees the Commissions legal, investigative, rulemaking and legislative functions, prosecutes complaints before the Commission, conducts settlement negotiations of contested cases, and responds to inquiries relating to License Law and Commission rules.

In 2005, Janet was appointed as Special Assistant United States Attorney in the Western District of North Carolina, where she has assisted the FBI and US Attorney’s Office with mortgage fraud cases. Janet has a daughter who serves in the United States Air Force and a son in high school who plays travel hockey.