Zeke Morris has begun his presidency of the Chicago Association of Realtors (CAR) a couple months early, replacing former president Bob Floss with the support of the association’s board of directors.
Morris, the operating principal and managing broker for Keller Williams Realty, CCG in Hyde Park, had been in line to replace Floss in September at CAR’s 129th Annual Inaugural Gala, but according to Barbara Matthopoulos, the senior director of communications and media relations for CAR, the board opted for a “change in direction” and put Morris in charge early.
“The board just decided to take a different direction,” Matthopoulos said, adding that it is within the board’s power to make such decisions and they approved Morris’ presidency by a majority vote.
Morris, who has been a broker since 1991 and specializes in property management, residential new construction and rehab development, will serve out the rest of Floss’ term and will begin his own term in September.
Floss, who is the broker/owner of Bob Floss & Son Realty in Countryside and was recently featured in Chicago Agent‘s “Who’s Who in Chicagoland Real Estate 2012,” said in an interview with Chicago Agent that he did not resign from his presidency, and he has communicated with both Moe Veissi, the president of the National Association of Realtors, and Laurie Janik, the general counsel for NAR, on resolving what happened with CAR through the Realtor system.
“I’m really optimistic this can be worked out within the Realtor family,” Floss said. “I bet this will be resolved by the end of this week.”