Spotlight: Cindy S. Chandler, Commissioner

Cindy S. Chandler of Charlotte has served on the North Carolina Real Estate Commission since July 2011, and was its Chair in 2015-2016.

Chandler, owner of the Chandler Group, a commercial real estate consulting and training firm, has been in real estate for more than 40 years in the areas of investment real estate, syndication, strategic planning, property management, marketing and education.

Chandler has served as the 2007 Chair of the commercial division (REALTORS® Commercial Alliance – RCA) of the National Association of REALTORS® and the 2008 Liaison for Business Specialties. She was the 2006 President of the North Carolina Association of Realtors®, was an NCAR Director and an NAR Director. She was Chair of RCA-NCAR for 2003 (Realtors® Commercial Alliance – NC Association of Realtors® ), 2004 Chair for NCAR’s Professional Standards Committee, a member of Leadership NCAR 2003, 2004 Chair of CRRA’s (Charlotte Regional Realtor® Association) Grievance Committee and still serves on CRCBR’s (Charlotte Region Commercial Board of Realtors®) Professional Standards Committee in many capacities. She was also the 2005 Chair of NAR’s RCA Leadership Forum, served on the RCA Committee and Convention Advisory Committee and chaired NAR’s RCA Committee in 2007.

Chandler was a past regional Vice President and Secretary of the Real Estate Educators Association. She was also Chair of the Mecklenburg County Zoning and Planning Committee and Charlotte Chapter President of Commercial Real Estate Women (CREW).

Chandler is a past President of the North Carolina Real Estate Educators Association and a past Vice Chair of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Planning Commission.

She is a 2011 recipient of the Billie J. Mercer Excellence in Education Award of the Real Estate Commission and is the author of The Insider’s Guide to Commercial Real Estate, published by Dearborn/Kaplan Publishing.

In 2015, CCIM endowed a scholarship in Chandler’s name due to her outstanding achievements in commercial real estate. Also during 2015, she was named Realtor® of the Year for CRRA, CRCBR, and NCAR.

She currently serves on NAR’s Executive Committee and has done so for several years.

Chandler is very committed to education and has earned several designations including: Counselor Real Estate (CRE®), Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM), and Distinguished Real Estate Instructor (DREI). In addition, she was also awarded the 1996 Educator of the Year Award and Outstanding Program of the Year Award in 1998 by the North Carolina Real Estate Educators Association. The Real Estate Educators Association presented her with the Educator of the Year Award in 2001, and Education Program of the Year Award in 2005.