BY RICHARD MIZE, Real Estate EditorThe leadership of the Oklahoma City Metro Association of Realtors is being accused of trying to ramrod a “demotion” of the association’s small but active Realtors Commercial Alliance.
The internal rift led to a formal complaint lodged Friday with the National Association of Realtors.
A six-page letter signed by alliance Chairman Jack Werner and its six other board members alleged that association executive Helen Bozman pushed through a proposed bylaws change — to be voted on by association members on Wednesday — that would reduce the alliance board to committee status.
The alliance has about 80 members who deal in commercial property, a tiny but active percentage of the association membership, which numbers about 2,900 and is geared almost wholly toward single-family home sales.
The Realtors Commercial Alliance, originally called the Commercial Industrial Division, was founded in 1994 and is separately accredited with the National Association of Realtors, hence it has its own board.
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