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Article By: James T. Penko
Contact Phone Number: (216) 447-4477

Howard Hanna Smythe Cramer Executive named to Ohio Real Estate Commission

     David C. Paul, President and Chief Operating Officer of Howard Hanna Smythe Cramer, has been appointed to a five-year term as a member of the Ohio Real Estate Commission. The appointment was made by Ohio Governor Robert Taft and approved by the Ohio Senate.

      The role of the five-member commission is to adopt canons of ethics, advise and set policies, and make and enforce rules and regulations in the performance of duties relating to real estate in the state of Ohio.

     The appointment is the latest plateau in his illustrious career. Mr. Paul, who is a licensed Broker, entered the real estate industry as a REALTOR® in 1971 and joined Hanna Smythe Cramer in 1980 as Regional Manager. He was named President and Chief Operating Officer in 1999.

     He is active within the industry, having served as Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Northern Ohio Multiple Listing Service, President of the Medina County Board of REALTORS®, and as a Director with the Cleveland Area Board of REALTORS®. He also has been a real estate instructor, and has been honored as Educator of the Year by the Cleveland Board of REALTORS®. The real estate executive also has been active with the Ohio Association of REALTORS®.

     His community activities have included Jaycees, Kiwanis and Chamber of Commerce.

     Mr. Paul resides in Strongsville with his wife Kathy. They are the parents of two adult children.

     Howard Hanna Smythe Cramer is the nation’s 6th largest full service real estate company and the 4th largest privately held real estate firm in the United States. The company specializes in residential and commercial brokerage services, mortgages, closing and title insurance, home building and land development, appraisal services, insurance services and corporate relocation. Collectively, 3,000 REALTORS® and staff personnel meet the needs of clients in 107 offices serving Ohio, Pennsylvania, New York and West Virginia.


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