As the chief executive officer of the non-profit Real Estate Standards Organization (RESO), Crawford sits at the helm of one of the real estate industry’s most future-focused organizations responsible for the creation, promotion and adoption of standards that are fueling innovation and helping to streamline the real estate transaction.
The organization’s growth this year represents a 500 percent increase in RESO membership since just 2015. RESO surpassed 825 member organizations in 2018, representing nearly 1 million brokers and agents worldwide that are committed and involved in the future of real estate data standards, which will impact the industry in a positive manner…and now with a global footprint.
“RESO Standards have gone global in 2018, not only making a positive impact in the U.S. and Canadian markets, but expanding into Brazil, Spain, Germany, Australia and beyond, with the broker’s needs at the forefront of all strategic and tactical efforts at RESO for the good of the entire real estate industry,” says Crawford.
Crawford has more than 20 years of information technology experience in real estate, financial services, legal, insurance and education sectors, and also sits on the advisory board for xDTM, the Digital Transaction Management Standards Organization. Previously, Crawford was the COO for MLSListings Inc. and won the San Diego Information Technology Executive of the year award in 2010 while he was CIO for Sandicor, Inc.