The National Association of Real Estate Brokers, (NAREB®) the nation’s oldest minority professional real estate trade association, carried on a tradition of electing and installing new officers at its 63rd Annual Convention held in Fort Worth, Tx.

Two Baltimore-area residents, Donnell Spivey and Yvette Chapman, were chosen for leadership positions in the group. Spivey and Chapman were elected first vice president and treasurer, respectively.

The National Association of Real Estate Brokers (NAREB) was formed in 1947 out of a need to secure the right to equal housing opportunities regardless of race, creed, or color. According to its Website, NAREB has 88 chapters located nationwide.

Vincent Winbush, NAREB’s president and CEO, touted the group’s new leaders in a statement.

“The new NAREB leadership team stands ready to guide the organization into the next action phase of our history,” said Winbush. “We’re poised to bring the message to the think tanks, the halls of Congress, and to the White House that African American homeowners and other communities of color are in crisis.”