Art Carter Named Peter Shuttleworth MLS Executive Award Of Excellence Recipient
Friday, November 3, 2017
CHICAGO — The Council of Multiple Listing Services (CMLS) named Art Carter, CEO of California Regional Multiple Listing Service, Inc. (CRMLS), the third recipient of the Peter Shuttleworth MLS Executive Award of Excellence at an MLS Executives Session on Friday, Nov. 3, 2017. The award was introduced by nominating chair Chris Carrillo, CEO of Metro MLS, and the announcement was made by last year’s honoree John Mosey, president of NorthstarMLS.
The Peter Shuttleworth MLS Executive Award of Excellence is an annual award that recognizes leaders who, through a rigorous nomination and review process, are determined to have observed the highest qualities of leadership within their organizations and demonstrated a dedication to excellence by making substantial contributions to the MLS industry.
“The number of executive leaders who show their passion, courage, and vision in expressing the value of MLS every day is tremendous. There are also those who go above and beyond by adding value to the MLS, elevating the real estate industry and contributing to a vibrant, efficient marketplace that benefits brokers, agents, and homeowners,” said Denee Evans, CEO of CMLS. “Art Carter has both championed initiatives at CRMLS that have become adopted as best practices by the MLS industry and he has vigorously advocated for the advancement of MLS through his direct action on committees, boards, and organizations. CMLS is thrilled to recognize the profound impact he has made on the marketplace.”
After serving as CFO of Pacific West Association of REALTORS®, Carter quickly became a dynamic presence in the MLS industry. Under his leadership as CEO since 2005, CRMLS has grown to become one of the largest MLSs in the United States with more than 85,000 agent members from 34 associations and three boards of REALTORS®. Together, they connect California real estate professionals to millions of property listings statewide.
Carter has been a driving force in uniting MLSs across California to form a single, shared listing database for the benefit of all real estate professionals. His CRMLS-sponsored “It’s My Business” campaign has become a phenomenal effort and especially effective in working to eliminate political and historical hurdles that prevent MLSs from sharing data. He has presided over three successful MLS mergers since 2008 and pioneered many significant MLS initiatives, including broker control over listing data, flexible product choices for associations, and an MLS marketplace whereby CRMLS negotiates the best product and service value for brokers and members.
He has also proven himself to be a passionate, dedicated advocate for the MLS industry, willing to bring different people and groups together under a shared vision. He has served on the board and currently serves as the chair of the Real Estate Standards Organization (RESO); as a strategic manager of Midwest Real Estate Data’s (MRED) Board of Managers; as a member of the NAR MLS Technology and Emerging Issues Advisory Board; as founding chair of the California Real Estate Technology Services (CARETS) Steering Committee; and as a founding member of other industry initiatives such as the MLS RoundTable and COVE, an industry think tank comprised of large MLS organizations.
He is also a past president of CMLS, where he advanced the need for a professional staff, the CMLX certification program, and the development of the first CMLS Best Practices document. In 2012, he was inducted into the Dr. Almon R. “Bud” Smith, RCE, AE Leadership Society in recognition of dedicated service and commitment to advancing the REALTOR® organization and the association management profession.
Carter was selected to be the third recipient of the Peter Shuttleworth MLS Executive Award of Excellence because he exemplifies the inspired leadership, willingness to take action, and collaborative spirit of the best MLS executives. He has leveraged a unique perspective as an association and multiple listing services executive to provide lasting contributions to the industry.
The award itself is named after Peter Shuttleworth, former executive vice president of Metro MLS and the first CMLS Hall of Fame inductee. Shuttleworth built one of the first truly effective regional MLSs in the United States by bringing brokers, REALTORS®, and REALTOR® associations together around the idea that data can be shared without borders. Under his leadership, he partnered with Wisconsin MLS providers to create a statewide data share that continues to promote cooperation among real estate practitioners today.
The Council of Multiple Listing Services (CMLS) is the professional trade organization that serves to advance the MLS industry in North America through unified leadership, collaboration, and education across the real estate industry. It was formed as a premier forum, advocate and resource in 1957 and has since evolved into a volunteer-led organization that is responsible for the advancement of MLS through education, innovation, and the implementation of best practices, industry standards, and next generation solutions in support of MLS providers with over one million subscribers.