LGBTQ + The property Alliance announced that Dave Gervais, realtor® For more than 20 years, he was elected President-elect by the Council of Delegates of the branch of the organization and replaced inaugural President John Thorpe on January 1, 2022. The alliance also announced that Monty D. Smith, a leading industry leader, has been elected as 10th member of the Board of Directors of the organization.
Gervase, who left his position on the Alliance Board because of this opportunity, also founded Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, head and CEO of the Reside Oceanside Team at Keller Williams Realty Professionals in Ft. Lauderdale. He joined Keller Williams in 2006 and received the Keller Williams Regional Award for the South Florida Spirit of Culture in 2010.
Gervais was active at Keller Williams serving on the KW Rainbow Network Leadership Council, the Industry Leadership Group, the South Florida and South Florida Region Associate Leadership Council. Social Task Force on Diversity and Equity. Through his involvement with his local community, he is recognized for his work with Pet Rescue, leading shelf supply efforts at Poverello, a local HIV / AIDS food pantry, and leading Florida’s Keller Williams AIDS Walk team. In addition, he serves on the board of directors of the LBGT housing initiative. Gervaise previously worked with the Jarvis Foundation and HELP Inc., local HIV / AIDS charities.
“The Alliance has been so well received in the real estate and LGBTQ + community since we launched it in October. We have an incredible list of involved and active partners, as well as about 1,500 members, ”said Zhervase. “June, a month of pride, is an important time for the community as we celebrate and reflect on how far we’ve come in laying the foundation for the future. Ultimately, we want to live in a world where we will be treated with the respect and dignity that everyone deserves. This includes housing, where too many in our community still face discrimination and barriers to home ownership that others do not have. ”
Smith spent the last year as Company Development Officer at John L. Scott Real Estate in Bellevue, Washington, where he oversees regional sales offices, franchise sales, relocation and e-services.business… He has also held senior management positions at NRT and Burnet Relocation.
“Monty is an incredible addition to the Board of Directors, and with years of leadership in the corporation, he will provide a unique perspective,” Thorpe said. “He is rightfully admired by many in the industry and at The Alliance. He has 30 years of experience in the real estate business and can be relied on when you need advice, advice or support. Bringing in someone with Monty’s skills is a testament to the growth of the Alliance and the important work we are doing to protect our community wherever it comes to housing. ” The Alliance is a 501 (c) 6 non-profit corporation dedicated to promoting and improving the professional lives of its members. recently launched a consumer-oriented website to help LGBTQ + sellers. He will hold his inaugural conference, Experience the Alliance, beginning on September 22 in Las Vegas.