About Us

Kevin Platz:2013 profile
Meet Our Association Executive

In January 2007 Kevin joined the Cedar Rapids Area Association of REALTORS® as Association Executive. He reports directly to the Board of Directors and is responsible for managing the staff, financial and asset management, strategic planning, oversight of government affairs and community involvement, continuing education and public relations and event planning.

Prior to joining CRAAR, Kevin was Manager, Economic Development with Priority One, the economic development arm of the Cedar Rapids Area Chamber of Commerce. Kevin was directly responsible for the recruitment of new companies and existing business projects. In his two years with Priority One, Kevin was instrumental in creation of hundreds of jobs and millions of dollars in capital investment in the Corridor.

Kevin’s work experience includes four years as the Director of Membership Development for the Cedar Rapids Area Chamber of Commerce. In this role he oversaw the retention of the 1800 member organization, with a membership budget over $1,000,000 as well as recruitment of new members. During his time as Director of Membership Development, The Area Chamber won numerous awards through the National Association for Membership Development.

Kevin is a 2004 graduate of the Leadership for 5 Seasons program, a 2007 40 under 40 recipient, a member of Cedar Rapids Downtown Rotary, Treasurer of the Uptown District and has been involved with Junior Achievement, the Marion Jaycees and the Marion Metro Kiwanis.

The staff of the CRAAR is a highly professional team ready to serve your needs.
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The Cedar Rapids Area Association of REALTORS® (CRAAR) serves as the “Voice for Real Estate” in the Cedar Rapids metro area. Founded in 1916, the Association currently has over 850 members. All members belong to Iowa Association of REALTORS® and the National Association of REALTORS®. The term REALTOR® is a registered collective membership mark that identifies a real estate professional who is a member of the National Association of REALTORS® and subscribes to its strict Code of Ethics. The Cedar Rapids Area Association of REALTORS® is in full support and advocacy of the practice of equal opportunity in fair housing.

The mission of the CRAAR: We are committed to progressive services, professionalism and integrity in serving the public.

Benefits of Becoming a Member Cedar Rapids Area Association of REALTORS®

Continuing Education classes
Access to the Multiple Listing Service of the Cedar Rapids metro area
Dispute resolution through arbitration and ethical review
Special events (Golf Outing, Baseball & Hockey Games, Family Picnic)
Public relations
Networking opportunities
A voice in local, state and federal government
Diverse representation of the Board of Directors
Strong staff support
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