COLLEGE STATION, Tex. – February 13, 2015 – (RealEstateRama) — (Real Estate Center) – San Antonio attorney C. Clark Welder was elected chair of the Real Estate Center’s advisory committee last Friday in Austin. Port Lavaca Realtor Russell Cain will succeed Welder as vice chair.
A native of Beeville, Welder handles lease and contract negotiations, dispute resolutions, title review and litigation oversight for Welder Exploration & Production Inc. He earned his undergraduate’s degree from Texas A&M University before attending law school at St. Mary’s University.
Welder replaces former chair Kimberly A. Shambley of Dallas, whose term on the committee expired at the end of January.
Cain is president of Russell Cain LLC, which has offices in Port Lavaca, Port O’Connor, Seadrift and Edna. He is a member of the Calhoun County Board of Realtors, Victoria Board of Realtors, Rockport Board of Realtors, National Association of Realtors and the Texas Association of Realtors.
The advisory committee has three public members and one each representing residential, commercial and industrial properties. Others represent real estate brokerage, construction and finance. Each is appointed by the governor for a six-year term. The Texas Real Estate Commission is represented by an ex-officio member.
The committee approves the Center’s research plans and reviews findings prior to distribution. Members also approve the Center’s proposed budget before it is submitted to the university.
Created in 1971, the Center is the nation’s largest publicly funded real estate research organization. It is funded almost exclusively by a portion of the state fee paid by Texas real estate licensees.
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By Bryan Pope, Associate Editor, Real Estate Center at Texas A&M University