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Arizona Real Estate Advisory Board

The Arizona Real Estate Advisory Board was established by the Legislature to provide the Real Estate Commissioner "with such recommendations as it deems necessary and beneficial to the best interests of the public. The board shall also provide recommendations on specific questions or proposals as requested by the Commissioner."

The board is comprised of ten members appointed by the Governor. The term of office of each member is six years.

The membership of the board consists of:

  • Two members, each of whom is a real estate broker with at least five years of brokerage experience in this state. Not more than one member shall be appointed from any one county.
  • Three members, two of whom have been engaged in residential real estate brokerage for the five years immediately preceding appointment, and one of whom has been engaged in multifamily residential rental property management with a real estate broker license for the five years immediately preceding appointment.
  • Two members who are primarily engaged in subdividing real property.
  • Three public members who are not related within the third degree of consanguinity or affinity to any person holding a broker's or salesperson's license from this state.

The Advisory Board is required by Statute to convene at least once every three months. A notice of each meeting date and the meeting agenda is posted at the Department's Phoenix office at least one week before each meeting. Members receive no compensation.

At this time, all meetings are scheduled to be held in the Department's Phoenix office located at 100 North 15th Avenue Suite 201, Phoenix, AZ 85007. An official notice of each meeting will be posted on the homepage of the ADRE website no less than 24 hours before each meeting and on the public notices board in front of the building.

Advisory Board Members are available to act as communication facilitators, to help open the lines of communication with the public. For more information on what issues facilitators may help you with, please click here.

Click here to view the Advisory Board Meeting Notice Calendars, Agendas, Minutes, and Annual Reports to the Governor.

Karen Bohler, Lake Havasu City

Residential Real Estate - Yavapai County
Term Expires 1/31/2021

(928) 208-1442

Karen Bohler was appointed to the Real Estate Advisory Board by Governor Douglas Ducey in July of 2015. Karen’s real estate sales career began in 1992 in Utah where she was a top-producing real estate salesperson. In 1996, Karen moved her family to Lake Havasu City; and in 2001, she started The Bohler Institute for Continuing Education. Karen became an active Arizona real estate broker in May of 2005, and (at the time of this writing) the Bohler Institute has just celebrated its 14th anniversary of being an ADRE-certified Real Estate School.

In 2012, Karen earned her Law Degree from The Bernard E. Witkin School of Law in Santa Ana California; and has used her education to write and publish real estate educational material that is used in real estate schools throughout Arizona, California, West Virginia, and Nevada. Karen is a mentor and advisor to new agents in Lake Havasu City, as well as a well-respected trainer and sought-after public speaker. In addition, Karen participates in the Lake Havasu City Association of REALTORS®; and will chair the 2016 Professional Development and Education Committee.

Karen brings a wealth of intellect and practical knowledge to the Real Estate Advisory Board. As a school owner, real estate instructor, active real estate broker, legal expert, and dynamic speaker and communicator, Karen is uniquely qualified to serve.

Carla Bowen, Pinetop

Real Estate Broker - Navajo County
Term Expires 1/31/2025

Realty Executives White Mountains
1413 E. White Mountain Blvd.
Pinetop, AZ  85935
(928) 367-6400

Carla Bowen was appointed to the Board by Governor Janice Brewer in January 2010.

Ms. Bowen has been actively licensed as a full time Realtor since 1980 and is Designated Broker / Owner of Realty Executives White Mountains with offices in Pinetop and Show Low.

She has served as President of White Mountain Association of Realtors twice, was Realtor of the Year 2001, and currently serves as Region 3 Vice President for AAR and on the Executive Committee for AAR.  She also serves as Vice Chair of the Navajo County Board of Adjustments.

She is honored to serve on the Advisory Board and appreciates the appointment.

Charles Bowles, Tucson

Subdivider - Pima County
Term Expires 1/31/2021

(520) 742-1335

Charles Bowles was appointed to the Board by Governor Janice Brewer in August 2009.

Mr. Bowles has been actively involved in the real estate industry since 1978.  He was with Diamond Ventures in Tucson from 1999 to 2012 and was the Vice-President of Marketing and Sales, Broker.

He has been the recipient of many awards including the following: NHBA National MAIM Award Winner- 1995; SAHBA Winner of 1996 Sales Manager of The Year; 4 separate Grammy Awards for Sales and Marketing Excellence; Chairman of Sales and Marketing Committee Multiple Years; Chairman of Multi-Housing Council for Southern Arizona; Member of the Year 2008 and Tucson Father’s Day Council–Father of the Year 2008.

He has extensive volunteer experience and currently serves as President of Tu Nidito Board of Directors.

Kimberly S. Clifton, Tucson

Real Estate Broker - Pima County
Term Expires 1/31/2023

Tierra Antigua Realty, LLC
(520) 954-8000


Kimberly Clifton was appointed to the Real Estate Advisory Board by Governor Janice Brewer in September of 2011.

Ms. Clifton is the owner and designated broker of Tierra Antigua Realty.

After proving her mettle as a top producing sales agent, she and her husband Matt established their own brokerage in 2001.  Together, they have orchestrated a rise to excellence that has seen their brokerage currently employ over 800 agents, capture the second largest market share in Southern Arizona, and open three Tucson offices and one Sierra Vista office.

Her tremendous leadership talents were recognized by the Arizona Daily Star in 2005 when she was listed as one of Arizona’s “Top 40 Under 40”.  In 2010, she was named one of the Top 10 Female Executives in Southern Arizona.  With Kim at the helm as designated broker, her company has achieved acclaim as a top 60 regional employer, a consistent community service award winner, and as one of the “Best of the Northwest” companies, chosen by the People’s Choice Awards of The Explorer News.

Kim’s passion for service to her fellow professionals is evident.  She has been elected to serve on the 2012 Tucson Association of REALTORS® Board of Directors.  She is a two-term past-president of TAR/MLS and has also served the Multiple Listing Service as vice president, immediate past-treasurer, and board member.  Furthermore, she has provided service as a TAR Risk Committee member and by serving her colleagues on the AAR Board of Directors.

Kim’s magnetic personality, razor sharp business acumen, and proven success across the real estate industry all contribute to her qualifications.  Her leadership style is to personally engage those she serves with an attitude of warmth, caring, and a willingness to listen.

Bill Gray, Phoenix

Public Member - Maricopa County
Term Expires 1/31/2025

(480) 946-5388

  • President of Arizona School of Real Estate and Business 1980 - 2007
  • Appointed by Governor Brewer to the Real Estate Advisory Board
  • 2007 “Citizen of the Year” awarded by the Scottsdale Area Association of REALTORS®
  • Served on the Arizona State Land Department’s Board of Appeals for 10 years
  • Professional moderator of business programs, political programs and television specials                                                                                 
  • Nationally-recognized lecturer for major corporations and private groups
  • Active in real estate and business education in Arizona for over 35 years
  • Past President, Real Estate Education Association of Arizona
  • Publisher:
    • Arizona Journal of Real Estate and Business
    • Real Estate Exam Guide
    • Fundamentals of Arizona Real Estate
    • Real Estate Word Power

Nedra M. Halley, Phoenix

Multifamily Residential Rental Property Management
Real Estate Broker - Maricopa County
Term Expires 1/31/2022

(602) 717-0900

Nedra M. Halley, CPM is the Associate Broker for Dunlap & Magee Property Management, Inc., specializing in the management of market rate and affordable housing apartment properties. She has been with the company since its inception in 1976 when Charlie Dunlap and Gary Magee formed the apartment development company. In 1985, she became a partner with them in a fee management company, and sole owner in 1990. The Broker for the Company since 1985, she became Associate Broker in 2017 when retiring from the day-do-day business operations.
She is:

  • Past Chairman, Arizona Multihousing Association
  • Honored as the 1991 Phoenix Chamber of Commerce Business Woman of the Year – Athena Award.
  • Past President, Institute of Real Estate Management, Greater Phoenix Chapter
  • In addition to her responsibilities at Dunlap & Magee, she serves on the Maricopa County Board of Health, and the Government Affairs Committee for the Arizona Multihousing Association.

    Bruce A. Jacobs, Tucson

    Public Member - Pima County
    Term Expires 1/31/2020

    (480) 290-1870

    Bruce Jacobs was appointed to the Real Estate Advisory Board by Governor Douglas A. Ducey in November of 2015.

    Mr. Jacobs is currently the Chief Operating Office and Executive Vice President of Title Security Agency, LLC operating in both Pima and Pinal Counties. He began his career with First American Title in 1991 managing the Tucson operation and expanded to managing other county operations throughout the State of Arizona. In June 2014, First American and Title Security merged their Tucson operations forming a Joint Venture into the new LLC.

    Bruce is a graduate of the University of Arizona and The University of Phoenix earning his MBA. Bruce was involved as an active Broker prior to joining the title industry. He remains engaged in the various real estate trade organizations of TAR, CCIM, and SAHBA.

    He has served previously as President of the Land Title Association of Arizona (LTAA), Chairmen of the Pima County Real Estate Research Council (PCRERC), and as a Board Member of The Centurions.

    Nicole LaSlavic, Phoenix

    Public Member - Maricopa County
    Term Expires 1/31/2021


    Nicole LaSlavic is the founder and president of Cambridge Public Affairs LLC. She is an experienced lobbyist with a demonstrated history in the legislative and government relations industry. Ms. LaSlavic started her career at the Arizona State Capitol working for the House Commerce Committee under former chairwoman Michele Reagan. 

    Following her time at the Capitol, Nicole honed her expertise in public policy, policy analysis, strategy development, and government advocacy in the private sector. Most recently Ms. LaSlavic headed the Arizona Association of REALTORS® government affairs department for over nine years. During her time at the association, Ms. LaSlavic represented and led policy efforts to advance their legislative and regulatory needs as well as advocated for the protection of private property rights for Arizona citizens. Notably, Ms. LaSlavic spearheaded a successful statewide ballot proposition to change the Arizona Constitution with the passage of Proposition 126 in the 2018 General Election.

    Prior to joining the Arizona REALTORS®, Ms. LaSlavic worked as a lobbyist for a law firm and a local government relations firm, Williams & Associates. In both capacities, she worked to develop, advocate and implement policy and programs on a broad range of issues including health care, retirement, public safety and economic development. Throughout her career, she has developed and maintained relationships with legislators, staff and members of the various state agencies. In addition, Ms. LaSlavic has solid expertise in fundraising and event planning for both political candidates and organizations.

    Driven by a passion to improve our communities, Ms. LaSlavic is honored to serve on many organizations and boards, including the Arizona Real Estate Advisory Board as the 2020 Chairwoman, the Arizona Chapter of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation Board of Directors and the Advocacy Chair of the Foundation, and as Vice President Operations Alumnae Advisory Council to Pi Beta Phi fraternal organization for women.

    Nicole is a graduate of Northern Arizona University where she earned a B.S. in Criminal Justice as well as a graduate of the Federal Bureau of Investigations Citizens Academy. She has one son and lives in Central Phoenix.

    Justin W. Rollins, Scottsdale

    Residential Real Estate - Maricopa County
    Term Expires 1/31/2023

    Justin Rollins began his real estate career in 2006. He runs a successful Real Estate team serving buyers and sellers. Justin is also the founder of Hartford House Design. Here he is involved in buying, renovating, and selling homes across the valley. He was honored by the Phoenix Business Journal as one of the top 50 Real Estate Professionals. He has also been recognized as a WestUSA Kierland Office Top Producer on multiple occasions, as well as the WestUSA Top 1%.

    In 2013, Justin began working with several hedge funds throughout the US. He led Real Estate teams in TX, AZ, CO, & NC to become one of the largest aggregators of assets in the country. Together, they purchased more than 55,000 homes.

    Justin is also a noted philanthropist. He sits on the board of Helping Hands for Freedom, a charity which was founded by two-time purple heart recipient Patrick Shannon. He is also involved with Malik's Gifts, founded by Jacksonville Jaguars Malik Jackson. In 2017, Governor Douglas Ducey appointed Justin to the Real Estate Advisory Board.

    D. Christopher Ward, Phoenix

    Subdivider – Maricopa County
    Term Expires 1/31/2023

    D. Christopher Ward was appointed by Governor Douglas A. Ducey in February 2017.

    Mr. Ward is currently Area General Counsel for PulteGroup, Inc., a national homebuilder with operations in 25 states. In addition to being responsible for the Home Purchase Agreement used nationwide, Chris has primary responsibility for operations in Arizona and New Mexico.

    Prior to joining Pulte, Mr. Ward worked as Senior Real Estate Counsel for PetSmart responsible for obtaining land use approvals necessary for store operations and lease compliance. Prior to PetSmart, Chris worked at Acacia Capital Corporation, a privately owned residential land banking enterprise.

    Mr. Ward is a graduate of Arizona State University with both a B.S. in accounting and a law degree. Chris started his career as a tax attorney with Coopers & Lybrand eventually working in the firm’s national tax practice and on the National Real Estate Committee.