Thomas R. Lawing, Jr., Elected Chairman; Cindy Chandler, Vice Chair

Thomas R. Lawing, Jr., of Charlotte, has been elected Chairman and Cindy S. Chandler of Charlotte, Vice Chairman, of the North Carolina Real Estate Commission effective August 1, 2014, it was announced by Miriam J. Baer, Executive Director.

Lawing is a second-generation Certified Property Manager and President of T. R. Lawing Realty, a family-owned residential property management company serving the Charlotte region since 1957.

He is a past president and REALTOR® of the Year of both the North Carolina Association of REALTORS® (NCAR) and the Charlotte Regional REALTORS® Association (CRRA) and a past director of the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR).

Active in civic affairs, Lawing is a past chair of the Church Council at Hawthorne Lane United Methodist Church, a past president of the Charlotte West Rotary Club, a Co-Captain with the Wells Fargo Championship & Chiquita Classic and an Eagle Scout.

Chandler, owner of The Chandler Group, a commercial real estate consulting and training firm, has been in real estate for more than 30 years in the areas of investment real estate, syndication, strategic planning, management, marketing and education.

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.

A past regional vice president of the National Association of REALTORS®, Chandler was also Chair of the Mecklenburg County Zoning Board of Adjustment and Charlotte Chapter President of Commercial Real Estate Women (CREW).

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

This article came from the October 2014-Vol45-2 edition of the bulletin.