Veteran to head Realtors association

The Santa Clara County Association of Realtors on Friday announced industry veteran Carl San Miguel is its 2013 president.

San Miguel is the broker and owner of Highland Properties in Campbell, a company he founded in 1972. ÊHe is involved in the sale of residential and commercial real estate, property management and loan services.

This is San Miguel’s second time serving as president of the Santa Clara County Association of Realtors he held the same position in 2000. He has served for years as an association director, California Association of Realtors director, and National Association of Realtors director.

San Miguel is also a leader in the local business community. He was president of the Campbell Chamber of Commerce from 2005 to 2008.

He said his goal is for the association to better serve the needs of the real estate industry and provide leadership on finding solutions to issues that impact consumers.

“Today the real estate profession is faced with challenges locally and nationally as policy-makers talk about possible changes that will negatively affect consumers, such as eliminating the mortgage interest deduction,” he said. “We choose to participate proactively and to become a force in shaping the issues that are crucial to the American dream of homeownership and the building of our communities.”

The other 2013 SCCAOR officers are President-Elect Myron Von Raesfeld, Vice President Trisha Motter and Treasurer Sateesh Lele.

Established in

1896, the Santa Clara County Association of Realtors is California’s oldest and Northern California’s largest real estate association. They represent 7,000 Realtors and affiliate members.