Dale Stinton, CEO of the National Association of Realtors (NAR), will retire after 36 years of service, the organization recently announced.
Stinton will continue to serve as CEO until a successor is named, which is expected to occur before the end of this year, NAR says in a release.
Chicago-based executive search firm Heidrick & Struggles has been retained to find Stinton’s replacement.
Stinton took over as CEO in November 2005. Previously, he had served as chief financial officer and chief information officer since 1998 and was named acting CEO and executive vice president in 1996.
“It was an honor to lead the nation’s largest and most influential trade association in partnership with NAR’s elected leaders, and I’m incredibly proud of what we have helped the association and our members achieve over the past decade as CEO,” Stinton says in a statement. “My 36 years at NAR have been challenging but always rewarding; the time is now for a new leader to take the reins.”