Board of Real Estate Brokers and Salespersons

The Michigan Board of Real Estate Brokers and Salespersons was created under Article 25 of Public Act 299 of 1980, as amended, to license and regulate the practice of real estate brokers and salespersons in Michigan. Article 25 defines a real estate broker as an individual or an entity, who with intent to collect or receive a fee, compensation, or valuable consideration, sells or offers for sale, buys or offers to buy, provides or offers to provide market analyses, lists or offers or attempts to list, or negotiates the purchase or sale or exchange or mortgage of real estate, or negotiates for the construction of a building on real estate; who leases or offers or rents or offers for rent real estate or the improvements on the real estate for others, as a whole or partial vocation; who engages in property management as a whole or partial vocation; who sells or offers for sale, buys or offers to buy, leases or offers to lease, or negotiates the purchase or sale or exchange of a business, business opportunity, or the goodwill of an existing business for others; or who, as owner or otherwise, engages in the sale of real estate as a principal vocation. The Board works with the Department to oversee the practice of real estate salespersons, associate real estate brokers, real estate brokers, and branch offices.
 
The Board consists of 9 members: 6 professional members, and 3 public members. Each member serves 4 year terms. The appointments to this board are subject to the advice and consent of the Senate.
 
 

Statute

 
 

Contact Information

 
LARA – Bureau of Professional Licensing
Phone:  (517) 373-8068
FAX:  (517) 241-2389
www.michigan.gov/bpl
BPL-BoardSupport@michigan.gov
 

Members

 
Benjamin Smith, Farmington Hills
Term expires 6/30/23
Represents Real Estate Broker and Salespersons 
 
Chase Cantrell, Detroit
Term expires 6/30/23
Represents the General Public
 
Natalie Rowe, Portage
Term expires 6/30/20
Represents Real Estate Broker and Salespersons 
 
Robert Craig, St. Johns
Term expires 6/30/20
Represents the General Public 
 
Ronald Zupko, Brighton
Term expires 6/30/21

Represents Real Estate Broker and Salespersons 
 
Patrick Dean, East Lansing
Term expires 6/30/21
Represents the general public
 
Sara Storch-Lipnitz, Birmingham
Term expires 6/30/21
Represents Real Estate Broker and Salespersons

Hassan Ahmad, Dearborn Heights
Term expires 6/30/22
Represents Real Estate Broker and Salespersons
 

Karen Greenwood, Troy
Term expires 6/30/22
Represents Real Estate Broker and Salespersons