Larry Lowenthal's CV / Resume 

  • Retained as an expert witness for dozens of lawsuits involving real estate brokers, with nearly equal numbers of plaintiffs and defendants.

  • Earned a degree in Economics from the University of Chicago.

  • Obtained a Florida real estate broker's license in 1978.

  • Realtor at C21- Rose Realty West in Cooper City.

  • Hundreds of closed transactions, close to two thousand customers served.

  • Guest Author of articles relating to Realtor Ethics on About.com,
    Go to: 
    http://realestate.about.com/b/a/000154.htm

  • Hundreds of hours of continuing education covering Florida law, ethics, commercial real estate, relocation issues, commercial leasing, fair
    housing, and financing.
     

Realtor-related activities

  • Member, Professional Standards Committee, sitting on ethics and arbitration
    hearing panels, which act as judge and jury.  All Board arbitrations decide procuring cause:  who earned a commission. (7 years)

  • Past Member, Chair, Grievance Committee, examining and analyzing over 250 ethics
    complaints and arbitration requests (like a grand juror).  (Member at least 12 years.) 

  • Past Member, Professional Standards Forum, Florida Association of Realtors, in 2007
    and appointed again for 2015 calendar year.

  • Persuaded National Association of Realtors that false advertising about properties
    in MLS should be considered unethical, resulting in added Interpretation
    “Case #2-19: Deceptive MLS Information”.

  • Former Member, Government Affairs Committee

  • Past Chair, MLS Committee (Multiple Listing Service).

  • Past co-vice-chair, Communications Committee.

  • Former member, Standard Forms Committee, creating forms and contracts for
    use in transactions

  • Nominated for 2007 "Realtor of the Year" award

  • Conducted a "How to become a better writer" class for Realtors.

Additional background

  • Vision Broward, member of the Creative Industries Task Force, 2003-2004 and co-sub chair of the “Image” subcommittee. This was a project sponsored by the Broward County Commission

  • Judge for 2004 Silver Knight Awards (music performance category)

  • Past president, vice-president, director of the Rock Creek Homeowners’ Association,  
    Over 1,800 families in Cooper City, 1990-2000. 

  • Former Member of Supervisory & Marketing Committees,  Realtors’ Professional Credit Union.

  • Guest columnist on homeowner association issues,  Miami Herald (compensated).

  • Former Adjunct Professor at Broward College teaching Business Writing to non-native English speakers (five years).

  • Member of the Alumni Schools Committee, evaluating local students who apply to
    the University of Chicago and request a local interview.

  • Former president, director, trustee of the Greater Fort Lauderdale Advertising Federation.

Prior Community experience & recognition includes:

   -Chairman of the Cooper City Appearance Board.
   -Member, Board of Directors, Better Business Bureau.
   -Member, Superintendent's Committee On Public Education
  --Guest lecturer, Broward College.
   -Community Professor at Nova University, teaching Economics
   -Nominated by Judge Mort Abrams (dec.) for Silver Medal, Broward Bar Assoc. 
   -Winner of Silver Medal, American Advertising Federation (Broward Chapter)  

Personal

Married to Jan, who retired as a school psychologist. We live with our cat in our house on the lake in Cooper City, Florida.  Our son and his growing family live in Chicago.

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 Call Larry at (954) 437-2133.

Email:  Larry @ RealWitness.com  (this is not a link, but a way to reduce spam)

 

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