Candidates for the 2019 Board of Directors

There are contested races for CCIAOR and CCIMLS Lower Cape Director and NAR Director for 2019 and uncontested races for CCIAOR and CCIMLS President-Elect and At-Large Director. There were no petitions submitted for Secretary/Treasurer or Nantucket Director; those positions will be filled by board nomination. The officer and director candidates will be joined by the directors in the middle of their terms and the automatic ascension of Joseph Arnao to President of CCIAOR and CCIMLS to make up the Boards of Directors of the organizations next year.

Electronic Voting opens on November 5th!

Opportunities to Meet the Candidates

Stop in at any of the tours below to meet and hear from the candidates:

Yarmouth MLS Tour on Tuesday, October 16th at 8:30 AM
Hearth ‘n Kettle, 1196 MA-28 South Yarmouth

Wellfleet MLS Tour on Wednesday, October 17th at 9:00 AM
Seaman’s Bank 2746 US-6, Wellfleet

Harwich MLS Tour on Tuesday, October 23rd at 9:00 AM
Community Center, 100 Oak Street Harwich

Falmouth MLS Tour on  Wednesday, October 24th at 8:30 AM
The Coonamessett, 311 Gifford Street Falmouth

Meet the Candidates

Gregory Kiely
Gregory KielyCandidate for President-Elect

Why are you running for the CCIAOR/CCIMLS Board of Directors?

From my first days on the Cape, I’ve jumped into REALTOR volunteerism with both feet. It has been wonderful learning the inner workings of our Association on the Finance Committee and in our Leadership Academy. Last year, I had the honor of working with a select group of REALTORS to help build the current strategic plan that guides CCIAOR and CCIMLS operationally. This year I was elected to represent the Cape and Islands at the Massachusetts Association of Realtors as our Regional Representative to the MAR Executive Committee. I have also had the pleasure of serving as the Treasurer of the Cape Cod & Islands Association and MLS, which has provided me with invaluable insight into the core of how our organizations operate on a day-to-day basis.

As the Managing Broker of a company, my role is first and foremost to work behind the scenes to help make our agents jobs easier while making strategic adjustments to improve the customer experience. In my real estate career, I have worked as an agent doing both sales and rentals, an office administrator, a regional manager and now a managing broker. I look forward to combining these two areas of my professional life to continue in service to the REALTOR members of our Cape and Islands region. Our strategic plan presents us with clear direction and opportunity to protect the importance and value of REALTOR membership. I am excited to continue the positive leadership path we have charted over the past few years.

Professional Biography:

Greg has been a member of the REALTOR® community since 2005 when he began his career at a small office in Brookline, MA. As an agent Greg was on a team that sold over $25m per year. He then joined a major regional brokerage, serving as an operations manager responsible for assisting agents with solving their day-to-day business and marketing challenges. During this time, Greg assisted with the opening of two new branch offices that now sell over $500m per year. He then moved into brokerage management, opening an office for a national franchise that started with 10 agents and has since grown to over 75 agents. Greg joined the Sotheby’s Cape Cod team as the Vice President and Brokerage Manager in 2015. Today Greg is responsible for overseeing close to 500 transactions per year.

Greg has served on many REALTOR® and MLS committees since 2007. Greg’s primary committee focus has been Professional Standards, serving on the Greater Boston, Cape Cod & Islands and MAR Professional Standards committees since 2010. Greg has also served on Member Benefits, Government Affairs, Technology, Programming, Strategic Planning, Mediation and Finance committees at the state and local level. At CCIAOR, Greg chaired the Finance Committee as Treasurer in 2018 and the MLS Team Policy task force, sat on the Professional Standards committee, and the Strategic Planning task force. Greg is a 2011 graduate of the MAR Leadership Academy and a 2016 graduate of the CCIAOR Leadership Academy. Greg has been a RPAC Major Investor since 2012. Greg is a MAR Director since 2011, and is the 2018-2021 MAR Regional Representative representing Cape Cod and the Islands on the MAR Executive Committee.

Greg lives in Centerville with his wife Sarah, 1-yr old daughter Amelia and their golden retriever Tessie. Greg and Sarah are expecting their second daughter any day. Greg is a champion sailor and an internationally certified official for world championship and Olympic level sailing competitions.

Aleta Azarian
Aleta AzarianCandidate for NAR Director

Why are you running for the CCIAOR/CCIMLS Board of Directors?

I have been a Realtor for over 40 years, a Past President of the Cape Cod & Islands Association of Realtors and Realtor of the Year in 2007.  During that time, I have been privileged to represent our association on the Local, State and National level. I have served as a MAR Director and on the MAR Executive Committee.  I have attended Mid-Year Legislative meetings in DC and Realtor Day in Boston and attended NAR conferences for many of those years and was appointed to serve on NAR Committees. I have attended NAR Board of Directors meetings at the annual conferences to better understand the process and issues affecting our industry.  I am ready, willing and able to represent our association and membership as your NAR Director, and ask for your vote of confidence to do so.

Professional Biography:

Aleta is a former Broker Manager of Kinlin Grover Real Estate. She is the former Broker/Owner of Compass Real Estate. Aleta’s experience includes all aspects of working in the Real Estate industry, including being a sales agent, manager, and broker owner. Her real estate education includes obtaining the CRB, SRS, ABRM, AHWD, CBR, SRES, SFR, and ASP designations/ certifications. Her involvement in the Realtor Association serving on State, Local and National committees some of which include; Professional Standards, Mediation, Government Affairs, Charitable Foundation, Building, Communications, Member Benefits, Grievance, and Executive; along with my experience and education help me to be more prepared to serve as your NAR Director. 

Aleta served on the Massachusetts Association of REALTORS® Board of Directors in 2008,2001, 2009-2017, served as CCIAOR Board President in 2015, served on the CCIAOR Professional Standards Committee in 2004, 2005, 2016, 2017, served as Member Benefits Chair in 2014, Served as a Committee Chair in 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, Local Board President Elect 2014, Alternate Director 2012, served on the Strategic Planning Task Force 2012, CCIAOR Mediation Chair in 2011, Charitable Foundation 2005, 2006, 2008, 2009, 2010. She also served on NAR Realtor Party Trustee for State & National 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, and was the national RSPS – (Resort & Second Home Property Specialist) Award Recipient in 2013. 

In the community, Aleta has served on the Board of Directors of Cape Cod Chorale as one of two Fundraising Directors. She has also offered support and oversight of community charitable efforts by my offices and agents, contributed to the Thanksgiving baskets for needy families and needy family Christmas fund in our local community. She participated and fundraised 2016, 2017 and 2018 for the Hope Health Walk for Alzheimer’s and worked with Habitat for Humanity in New Orleans in 2008. Aleta has attended Realtor Day on the Hill in Boston annually, as well as Realtor Day on the Hill in Washington DC for 16 years.

Gregory Murphy
Gregory MurphyCandidate for NAR Director

Why are you running for the CCIAOR/CCIMLS Board of Directors?

I truly believe that the position of NAR Director is critical to our association. It provides an opportunity to be a conduit to communicate important information about what is happening at the national level and to have an impact on issues that affect our association. It is also important to understand the financial issues that will be presented to the directors and to take full advantage of travel to both the NAR Annual meetings and Mid year meetings to learn about Association issues, industry issues, and industry trends.

I think that involvement in the association and the industry are very important to both the association and for an individual’s personal development. We have such an outstanding staff at CCIAOR and a membership that is strong, professional, and committed to building a strong association.

Professional Biography:

Boston College BS Accounting, Babson College MBA United States Navy Lieutenant, Supply Corp USS Wasp, IBM Sales Training, Business Owner 26 Years Mfg Representative Company and Two Manufacturing Companies, Real Estate 2013- Present.

Association Involvement: Current Immediate Past President CCIAOR & MLS, President 2017 CCIAOR & MLS, President-Elect 2016 CCIAOR & MLS, Treasurer-Secretary 2015 CCIAOR & MLS, Executive Committee 2015-2018 CCIAOR & MLS, Finance Committee 2012-2015, CEO Review Committee 2018, CEO Contract Negotiation Committee 2017, Strategic Planning Task Force 2017, MLS Vendor Search Chairman 2016, Policy Manual Task Force Vice Chair 2013-2014, MAR State Director 2016-2018, William Raveis Damon Runyon Cancer Foundation, Awarded Title of Senior Sales Associate and Senior Sales Manager with William Raveis Real Estate

Denise Holbrook
Denise HolbrookCandidate for At-Large Director

Why are you running for the CCIAOR/CCIMLS Board of Directors?

I am running to continue to learn and contribute to this incredibly smart, proactive and caring Association, of which I have been a member for 16 years.

Professional Biography:

I love Cape Cod and have made this beautiful place my home for 38 years now. In my early years, I worked for an Electrical firm doing various office duties, estimating projects and contract writing. From 1990 to 2002 a Residential & Commercial Contracting firm employed me. This firm began acquiring distressed properties in 1990 as a way to invest. After renovation, the homes were rented; some homes were custom fit during renovation for agencies supporting disabled clientele.

Looking for a change in 2002, I got licensed and became a full-time agent at Shoreland Real Estate, with Margo & Charlie Pisacano. Since then, I obtained my Brokers license in 2004 and changed agencies a handful of times. In May of 2018, I became Broker Owner of Cape Cod Real Estate PRO’s. I hold the ABR designation.

Most recently, I became a caregiver via Cape Abilities where my husband and I support an individual who resides in our home.

Animals and Animal welfare are my passion; this includes our 3 dogs and 1 cat. I enjoy maintaining a warm and inviting home, cooking, going to music events, and traveling with my husband Dan.

I look forward to continuing my service with the CCIAOR.

Stephen Seaver
Stephen SeaverCandidate for Lower Cape Director

Why are you running for the CCIAOR/CCIMLS Board of Directors?

I decided to pursue a leadership role with the Board of Directors as a means to apply the management, sales, leadership, and marketing skills that I have acquired in various industries over the past 35+ years to the challenges facing CCIAOR/CCIMLS and each of our members today.

As a REALTOR®, I enjoy the opportunity to make a real difference in the lives of people on the Cape and also appreciate the opportunity to become involved with our Association as another way to make a difference in our community.

Professional Biography:

I have been a REALTOR® on the Cape since 2015. I participated in the Cape & Islands Leadership Academy in 2017 and served as a member of the Elections Committee in 2017. I currently serve as an office ambassador to ownership for Kinlin Grover, have served as a mentor in the Kinlin Grover mentoring program, and was an office ambassador for the implementation of Kinlin Grover’s new Marketing program in 2017.

I have been a member of The Brewster Housing Partnership since 2015 and served as Chairman for the 2017-2018 year.

Earlier in my career, I held various management positions at The A.T. Cross Company in Lincoln, RI. Cross is a global manufacturer of writing instruments and personal accessory items. I served as National Sales Manager from 2005-2013. Previously I served as Senior Marketing Manager for the US, Canada, and Latin America, Marketing Manager for North America, and International Marketing Manager.

Prior to A.T. Cross, I was General Manager of Seaver’s Express, Inc. a Massachusetts based trucking company operating throughout New England.
I also served as Mortgage Loan Officer with BayBank Mortgage in Boston, MA and Automated Systems Coordinator and Internal Auditor with Eastland Bank in Woonsocket, RI.

I am a graduate of Providence College with a degree in Accounting and also pursued a Masters Degree in Business Administration from Bryant University. I am the father of 4 adult sons. They live in Seattle, Chicago, and Boston, and I love the opportunity to visit with them and their friends in the great cities that they now call home.

Peggy Nye
Peggy NyeCandidate for Lower Cape Director

Why are you running for the CCIAOR/CCIMLS Board of Directors?

I’ve always felt that if you have an opinion about something, you ought to also have a solution, so becoming involved in our local board seems like the right thing to do. There are many challenges facing our industry today and our local leadership is committed to keeping us well informed of what’s going on, whether locally, statewide or nationally. Their adaption of NAR’s strategic plan is important to all of us, and I’d like to be a part of that process.

Our industry reputation has always bothered me so I was eager to participate in the Professional task force and the Leadership Academy. I have 22 years experience as a licensed Realtor, served as secretary on the Northern Fairfield County Association of Realtors (NFCAR), as well as on the Grievance Committee, Professional Standards and as a CAR representative. I think I can offer an informed opinion as well as make a positive contribution to our CCIAOR going forward.

Professional Biography:

“The Sales Agent is My Customer” is the Mission statement shared by all William Raveis Managers. As a sales agent for nine years, then managing the Danbury CT office for 11 years, and now managing the Harwich Port Office for over two years, I feel duly qualified to carry out that mission. I work directly with our newly licensed and seasoned agents to promote their business to reach their goals. Maintaining a fun and friendly work environment while achieving the sales needed to make us all successful is the focus of my daily plan. Our agents market, sell and rent homes in the quintessential Cape Cod village of Harwich Port.

As an agent, I was a consistent Top Producer and Customer Service Award Winner, and as a manager, I have received the President’s Club and Chairman’s Club Office Awards. I have been a licensed real estate agent since 1996 and served as the William Raveis Danbury Regional Office Associate Manager in 2004, and Danbury Regional Sales Manager from 2005-2016. I was a member of the NFCAR Grievance Committee 2007-2011, PSCS Committee 2007 – 2011, NFCAR Board of Directors, Secretary 2011-2012 before moving to Cape Cod. Since moving here, I have been VP Agent Business Development, Manager Harwich Port Office, Alternate CCIAOR Grievance Committee 2018, CCIAOR Professional Task Force 2018 and a graduate of the CCIAOR Leadership Academy 2018.

I have obtained the professional designations and certifications: GRI; Graduate Real Estate Institute, Professional Certified Standards Specialist, CHP – Certified Homeowner Professional, Sweathogs Graduate, (National Sales Course), I-Net Certified in Computer Technology.  I am a graduate of the University of New Hampshire, B.S. Whittemore School of Business.

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