Area Realty and Joint Industry Associations

Columbus REALTORS® is fortunate to have many area realty and joint industry associations. These groups gather according to their location or area of interest to network, discuss current issues, tour homes, etc. Each group selects their own volunteer leadership and conducts their own meetings weekly, bi-weekly or monthly. Directory.

President: Regina Acosta Tobin

Joint Industry Associations

Columbus Comm. Industrial Investment REALTOR® 
President:  Randy Best, Best Corporate Real Estate
(614) 559-3350          
Meetings: first Thursday each month, dates &
locations can be verified at
Membership: 175
Columbus Realtist Association
President: Sheree O. Smoot-Johnson, ERA Real Solutions Realty
(614) 377-4931
Meetings: first Thursday of each month, 11:30a
Homeport, 3443 Agler Rd., Columbus, OH 43219
Membership: 40
Commercial Real Estate Women (CREW Columbus)
President:  Sara Lynn, Lynn Law Group
(614) 286-8755           

Monthly Luncheons, typically first Tuesday
of every month (everyone welcome),visit

Membership: 90+
Independent Brokers’ Association
[IBA FB page] 
President: Regina Acosta Tobin, Metro Village Realty
(614) 507-7785           
Meetings: second Mondays, 12-2p; Columbus REALTORS®, 2700 Airport Dr., Columbus 43219
Contact: Regina Acosta Tobin, Metro Village Realty, (614) 507-7785
Membership: 75
Institute of Real Estate Management (IREM)
President:  Connie Hale, IREM, IREM
(614) 871-1023
Meetings: second Thursday, 11:45a (except Jul, Aug & Sept, Nov & Dec.)
Tour Director: Kelly Marks, IREM Association Executive, (614) 871-1023
Membership: 130+
Women's Council of REALTORS® (WCR) Columbus
Sara Martie, Keller Williams Greater Columbus
(614) 743-9753          
Meetings: second Thursdays of the Month, 11a to 1p, Scioto Country Club
Membership:  54

Area Realty Associations

Bexley-Eastmoor-Berwick Realty Association
[BEB FB page]
President: Jenny Hoffman, Coldwell Banker King Thompson
(614) 314-1254
Meetings: Thursdays, 9a
Rusty Bucket Tavern, 2158 E. Main St., Bexley 43209
Tour Director: Pam Allen, Amerititle
(614) 224-7440
Membership: 80
Big Walnut Area Realty Association
President: Becky Payne, Howard Hanna RealCom Realty
(740) 398-4989
Meetings: every first and third Fridays, 8:45a
Vineyard Church of Delaware County, 1001 W. Cherry St., Sunbury
Tour Director: Dona Mitton, Cutler Real Estate, (614) 499-2004
Membership: 50
Delaware County Area Tour Association
President: Doug Price, Price Realty
(740) 363-9911
Meetings: Wednesdays, 9a
The Delaware County Board Office, 21 N Sandusky St.
Tour Director: Doug Price, (740) 363-9911
Membership: 150+
Gahanna Area Realty Association
President: Craig Lee, Art Lee Realty, Inc.
(614) 374-2692
Meetings: Fridays, 9a, except last Friday of the month (8:30a networking)
Max & Erma’s, 1317 N. Hamilton Rd., Gahanna 43230
Tour Director:

Karen Evans, Title First, (614) 404-8173 (tours can also be scheduled
by going to by noon on Wednesday week of tour)

Assistant Tour Director Heather Robison, Movement Mortgage, (614) 266-5337
Membership: 145
Greater Dublin Realty Association
President: Bill Briggs, Keller Williams Greater Columbus
(614) 602-7326
Meetings: every Friday, 8:30a social; meeting starts at 9a
The Country Club at Muirfield, 8715 Muirfield Dr., Dublin 43017
Tour Director: TBD (tours can be scheduled on the association website at
Membership: 302
Greater Worthington Area Real Estate Association
[GWAREA FB page]
President: Carla Palkuti, Keller Williams Capital Partners
(614) 746-4485 (mobile)
Meetings: Thursdays, 8:30a Networking & Breakfast; 9a meeting
Natalie's Coal Fire Pizza, 5601 N. High St., Worthington 43085
Tour Director:

Michelle Colwell (317) 469-8173

Membership: 115
Grove City Area Realty Association
President:               Brent Miller, CRT, REALTORS®
(614) 296-2439
Meetings: Thursdays, 9a (networking 8:30a)
O’Charley’s, 1657 Stringtown Rd., Grove City, 43123
Tour Director: Scott Lewis, Chicago Title,
(740) 403-0040
Membership: 85
Hilliard Area Realty Association
[HARA FB page] 
President: Cole Cannon, Rolls Realty
(614) 332-0893

Tuesdays, 9a (networking begins at 8:30a); Heritage Golf Club, 3525 Heritage Club Dr., Hilliard 43026

Tour Director:

Marie Smith (614) 403-0013 (to put a home on tour, go to

Membership: 276
Lewis Center Realty Association
President:                   Brooke Georgiton, Keller Williams EXCEL
(614) 582-5386 
Meetings: Tuesdays beginning Jan. 9, 8:30-9:30a
Average Joe's, 8453 Sancus Blvd, Columbus, OH 43240
Tour Director: Anthony Leahy, First Commonwealth Bank
(614) 563-9525
Membership: 125
Licking North Central Realty Association
[LNCRA FB page] 
President: Bob Rowe, RE/MAX Capital Center
(614) 209-9201
Meetings: first & third Thursdays, 9a
Johnstown Govt Center, 599 S. Main St., Johnstown
Tour Director: Linda Chambers, Key Properties, REALTORS®
(740) 404-4316
Membership: 35
Madison County Area Realty Association

Kate Crager-Tobin, Berkshire Hathaway HS Crager Real Estate, Ltd., (614) 588-3851

Meetings: first Thursday each month, 8:30a, The Madison House, 351 Kenny Blvd., London 43140-8524
Tour Director:  Jenna Webster, Berkshire Hathaway HS Crager Real Estate, Ltd., (614) 886-4567
Membership: 48
Marysville Area Realty Association
[MARA FB page]
President: Katie Crocco, RE/MAX Winners
Telephone: (614) 203-1984
Meetings: contact Katie for location and meeting times
Membership: Bill Channell, Union Home Mortgage (614) 347-3082
Membership: 90
Midtown Area Real Estate Association
President: Cody Butler, Coldwell Banker King Thompson
(614) 603-0777
Meetings: Fridays, 8:30a (networking),9a (meeting)
The Olde Oak, 62 Parsons Ave., Columbus, 43215
Tour Director: Amy Long, World Class Title (614) 893-0816
Membership: 125
New Albany Realty Association
[New Albany FB page]
President: Joe Evans, RE/MAX Town Center
(614) 428-7444
Meetings: Wednesday 9a (first 3 Wednesdays of
the month); Rusty Bucket in New Albany
Tour Director: Trish Morrow, (614) 882-8022
(You can also request tours on the web page.)
Membership: 95
Areas 41/47 Tour
President: Richard Woerner, RE/MAX Capital Centre
(614) 447-1000
Meetings: first Monday of the month, 9a; RE/MAX Capital Center, 2805 N. High St.
Tour Director: Addie Davis (614) 447-1000
 Membership: 18
North Area Real Estate Association
President: Paula Friedrich-Larsen, Faulkner Realty Group
(614) 886-0069
Meetings: Wednesdays, 8:30a
Clintonville Woman’s Club, 3951 N. High St.
Tour Director: Susan Wilson (614) 268-5080; (submit
homes for tour to
Membership: 200
Northwest Area Realty Association
President: Susan Mullenix, HER, Realtors®
(614) 451-7400           
Meetings: Wednesday, 8:30a (social), 9a (meeting)
MCL Cafeteria, Kingsdale Shopping Center
Tour Director: Bonnie Lustnauer, Talon Title Agency
(614) 446-8696; submit homes for tour at
Membership: 200
Powell Area Realty Association

Helen Conway, The Conway Group w/KW Consultants Realty
(614) 205-0429

Meetings: Monday, doors open at 8:15a and meeting starts at 9:00 am
The Bogey, 6013 Glick Rd, Dublin, 43017
Tour Director: Anthony Leahy, First Commonwealth Bank, (614) 563-9525
Membership: 250+
Southeast Area Realty Association
President: Alissa White, RE/MAX One
(614) 832-3011          

first & third Thursday each month, 8:30a (Networking), 9a (Meeting)
Kingy’s Pizza Pub, 7470 Hill Rd., Canal Winchester, 43110

Tour Director: Alissa White, RE/MAX One, (614) 832-3011
Membership: 45
Tri-County Area Realty Association
[TARA FB page] 
President: Janis Francis, Re/Max Connection. REALTORS®
(614) 561-3199
Meetings: Wednesdays, 9a
Zapatas Mexican Kitchen
1282 Hill Road N., Pickerington, OH 43147
Tour Director: Chuck Kile, e-Merge Real Estate, (614) 506-8239
Membership: 75
Westerville Area Realty Association
[WARA FB page] 
President: Gary Anderson, Coldwell Banker King Thompson
(614) 402-3842
Meetings: Thursdays, (Networking) 8:15a, (Meeting) 8:45a,
Wendell’s Pub, 925 N State St, Westerville 43082
Tour Director: Rebecca Chesnick, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Platinum Realty Group
(740) 310-4451
Membership: 285