RPR Names New Leader
April 13, 2018
The Realtors Property Resource®, a subsidiary of the National Association of REALTORS®, announced that CEO Dale Ross will be retiring May 1. RPR said in a release that Jeff Young, chief operating officer and general manager, will assume responsibility for all RPR activities, reporting directly to NAR CEO Bob Goldberg.
Jeff Young will be RPR's new chief operating officer and general manager
In 2009, Ross led the formation of RPR, a real estate data and analytics platform. RPR is an exclusive benefit to NAR’s 1.3 million members. The national database was officially launched to members in 2010. The database has grown to include more than 95 percent of active listing data in the U.S. In March, RPR reached a record number of users.
Young has also served in roles with RPR since the beginning. He was promoted to COO in 2015 and oversaw all non-development components of RPR’s national delivery, including RPR’s broker, commercial, association, and MLS programs; training; customer support; marketing; budget; and administrative systems.
In his new role, Young will focus on creating a “more dynamic culture and increased synergies across RPR, as well as more closely aligning RPR’s mission with NAR’s strategic plans for 2018 and beyond, while creating further cost efficiencies throughout the organization,” according to a statement.
“This is a very positive direction for RPR and represents my expectation that RPR focus on optimizing its structure, allowing it to see increased efficiencies, while meeting its budgetary targets, as part of NAR’s overall organization realignment,” says Bob Goldberg, NAR’s CEO. Goldberg also expressed his appreciation for Ross’ achievements as CEO leading RPR to become one of the “premier real estate databases in the industry.”
Note: An earlier version of this article had a headline that misstated Young's position. We regret the error.
Updated: July 19, 2018