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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.

Members receive no compensation. Although the Board is required by Statute to convene at least once every three months, meetings are held every other month. 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.

Advisory Board 2015 Meeting Calendar

Advisory Board Meeting Agendas

October 14, 2015 - Agenda
August 12, 2015 - Agenda
June 10, 2015 - Agenda
April 08, 2015 - Agenda
February 11, 2015 - Agenda
December 10, 2014 - Agenda
October 22, 2014 - Agenda
August 13, 2014 - Agenda
July 21, 2014 - Agenda
June 11, 2014 - Agenda
April 23, 2014 - Agenda
February 19, 2014 - Agenda
December 11, 2013 - Agenda
October 29, 2013 - Agenda
October 9, 2013 - Agenda
August 21, 2013 - Agenda
August 14, 2013 - Agenda
June 27, 2013 - Agenda
April 24, 2013 - Agenda
February 13, 2013 - Agenda

Advisory Board Meeting Minutes

October 14, 2015 - (Draft) Minutes
August 12, 2015 -Minutes
June 10, 2015 - Minutes
April 08, 2015 - Minutes
December 10, 2014 - Minutes
October 22, 2014 (Draft)- Minutes
August 13, 2014 - Minutes
July 21, 2014 - Minutes
June 11, 2014 - Minutes
April 23, 2014 - Minutes
February 19, 2014 - Minutes
December 11, 2013 - Minutes
October 29, 2013 - Minutes
October 9, 2013 - Minutes
August 21, 2013 - Minutes
August 14, 2013 - Minutes
June 27, 2013 - Minutes
April 24, 2013 - Minutes
February 13, 2013 - Minutes
December 4, 2012 - Minutes

Advisory Board Yearly Reports

ADRE Governor's 2013 Annual Report

ADRE Governor's 2012 Annual Report

ADRE Governor's 2011 Annual Report

ADRE Governor's 2010 Annual Report

ADRE Governor's 2009 Annual Report

At this time, all meetings are scheduled to be held in the Department's Phoenix office at 2910 N. 44th Street.  An official notice of each meeting will be posted on our News & Alerts page no less than 24 hours before each meeting.

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.

Karen Bohler, Lake Havasu City

Residential Real Estate
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.

Kimberly S. Clifton, Tucson

Real Estate Broker
Term Expires 1/31/2017

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.

Charles Bowles, Tucson

Designated Broker
Term Expires 1/31/2015

(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.

Carla Bowen, Pinetop

Designated Broker
Term Expires 1/31/2019

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, and reappointed in 2013.

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.

Frank Dickens, Scottsdale

Residential Licensee Member
Term Expires 1/31/2017

Realty One Group
(480) 290-1870

Frank Dickens was appointed to the Board by Governor Janet Napolitano in 2005, and reappointed by Governor Janice Brewer in 2012.

Mr. Dickens has been a licensee since 1979 and has served the Arizona Association of Realtors® as President and as a National Director in Land Use and Environment.  He has also served as a Parks and Recreation Commissioner in the City of Flagstaff.

A life long resident of Arizona, he is a firm believer that growth, commerce and the environment can be balanced in Arizona to assure a healthy lifestyle for all of it's residents.

Jo Ann F. Sabbagh, Tucson

Public Member
Term Expires 1/31/2015


Jo Ann F. Sabbagh was appointed to the Board by Governor Janice Brewer on July 30, 2010.

Ms. Sabbagh has worked in public accounting for over 15 years.  She founded Sabbagh Tax & Accounting, LLC in 2004.  Her practice focuses on the needs of small business owners and individuals in both Tucson and Sierra Vista.  When not attending to the needs of her clients, Ms. Sabbagh is also an author and speaker for Gear Up Seminars, a division of Thomson Reuters.

She is an active member of the National Society of Accountants (NSA) and is a Past President of the Arizona Society of Practicing Accountants (ASPA).  She is also a member of the Tucson Botanical Gardens and Tucson Zoological Society.

Ms. Sabbagh is originally from Toledo, Ohio, but considers Tucson her “home” since moving there in 1997.

Bill Gray, Phoenix

Public Member
Term Expires 1/31/2019

(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

Scott J. Peterson, Phoenix

Subdivider – Maricopa County
Term Expires 1/31/2017

(480) 813-1324

Mr. Peterson has been actively engaged in the real estate industry since 1986 with experience in land acquisition, master plan development, and home building.  He has founded two real estate development and homebuilding companies in the Phoenix metropolitan region and held various executive positions with national home builders throughout the country.

He is an Arizona native and Honorary Life Director of the Home Builders Association of Central Arizona.  He and his wife are actively involved in several community and church organizations and enjoy spending time with their family.

Dustin Jones, Phoenix

Public Member
Term Expires 1/31/2020


Dustin C. Jones is “Of Counsel” with the law firm of Ridenour, Hienton & Lewis, PLC, and chairs the firm’s land use and zoning practice. He is also a member of the faculty of the Department of City and Regional Planning at Cornell University where he is a Senior Lecturer and the Associate Director of the Baker Program in Real Estate, a 2-year interdisciplinary graduate degree program in real estate. Mr. Jones works between the Ithaca and New York City campuses, and serves as Cornell’s liaison with the real estate development community and Wall Street investment firms. In February of 2014, Mr. Jones was appointed to serve on the Advisory Board of the Arizona Department of Real Estate by Arizona Governor Jan Brewer.

Mr. Jones has practiced law at Arizona’s top law firms. He was a Partner at Phoenix's largest law firm Snell & Wilmer after gaining experience as an Associate at Lewis and Roca. He was also a Shareholder at the distinguished real estate powerhouse of Tiffany & Bosco, where he was Chairman of its Real Estate, Land Use & Government Relations practice.

Mr. Jones was voted for and presented the 2013 "Most Admired Leaders" award from The Phoenix Business Journal for his government relations, corporate and real estate law practice, as well as his community service. In 2006, he was inducted into the publication's elite “Forty Under 40” club and in 2005 was named one of the “Valley's 24 Movers and Shakers” by the Arizona Republic newspaper.

Mr. Jones served two terms on Arizona Governor Janet Napolitano's African-American Advisory Council. He has served as local municipal Planning & Zoning Commissioner and as a Member of the Maricopa County Board of Adjustments, one of the nation’s largest and fastest growing counties. He also served multiple terms on the Boards of the West Valley Arts Council and the West Valley Hospital.

Mr. Jones's involvement with Arizona State University includes serving on the Community Advisory Board of Channel EIGHT at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and lecturing on New Urbanism and Form Based Codes. He serves regularly as a guest speaker with the Form Based Code Institute (FBCI), the Arizona Planning Association, Urban Land Institute and other development forums. Dustin has been a member of the Urban Land Institute, Valley Forward, and Valley Partnership.

Nedra M. Halley, Phoenix

Multifamily Residential Rental Property Management
Real Estate Broker
Term Expires 1/31/2016

(602) 244-1006 ext. 34

Nedra M. Halley, CPM® is the Owner/Broker of Dunlap & Magee Property Management Inc. 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. Dunlap & Magee has been an Accredited Management Organization (AMO®) since 1983, and currently manages over 7,000 apartment units at approximately 60 sites. Nedra has been an Arizona Real Estate Broker since 1985.
She is:

  • Past Chairman, Arizona Multihousing Association
  • Honored as the 1991 Phoenix Chamber of Commerce Business Woman of the Year – Athena Award.
  • Certified Commercial Investment Manager (CCIM®)
  • 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.