Procuring Cause Advisors (www.procuring-cause.com)
Observing, commenting on and consulting to the real estate industry, particularly trade associations and multiple listing services. You can put my 25 years of experience to work for you. I'm available for speaking engagements, consulting assignments, strategic planning exercises, executive recruiting and interim executive management opportunities. Details on each of those at www.bobbemis.com/services.
VP Partner Relations - Zillow (February 2012 to July 2013)
Building bridges to Zillow's partners in the industry, including MLSs, Associations of REALTORS, brokers and agents. Fostering a spirit of cooperation that has sometimes been missing in the dialog between licensed practitioners, their support organizations and the rest of the industry.
Named by Inman News as "100 Most Influential Leaders in Real Estate" for 2013
CEO - Arizona Regional MLS, Tempe, AZ (October 2007 to February 2012)
representative on the NAR’s MLS Issues and Policy Committee; served on Presidential Advisory Group studying IDX use in Social Media
director on the board of the Council of Multiple Listing Services, a national association of MLSs
interim president of the MLS Domains Association, an organization seeking to acquire the Dot.MLS top level domain for exclusive use by MLS systems
named by Inman News as "100 Most Influential Leaders in Real Estate" for 2011
Vice President of Customer Care for MRIS, in Washington DC/Baltimore (2001-2007)
Before joining MRIS, was Director of Marketing and Product Management at Interealty, a leading provider of information technologies and MLS systems to the real estate industry. (1997-2001)
Also was Director of Information Services for the Chicago Association of REALTORS® Multiple Listing Service (ne: North Side Real Estate Board)
For the 20 years prior to my real estate career, was a production executive in the
television industry and count among my accomplishments a regional Emmy