Tom Kotzian is an experienced manager with a wide background in real estate. He has been a manager for the past 40 years in REALTOR® associations and residential brokerage. Tom's educational background includes an undergraduate degree in education from Central Michigan University and a Juris Doctorate degree in real property law from Michigan State University School of Law. He is also an experienced real estate educator specializing in license law, professional standards, association management and real estate curriculum design. He currently provides leadership training for the Orange County Association of REALTORS® Leadership Academy and the Orlando Regional REALTOR® Association.
Furthermore, he has served on numerous MR and NAR committees and is a certified instructor and administrator in professional standards for the National Association of REALTORS®. He was selected as Michigan's REALTOR® of the Year for 2017.
Tom is currently a GRI I and II author and instructor for the Michigan REALTORS® and was the contractual researcher for the State of Michigan's mandatory continuing education course from 1989-1992. He has personally trained over 120,000 Realtors in Michigan and throughout the United States. He was also the Director of the Michigan REALTORS® for 8 years and was their Parliamentarian for 25 years. His other career accomplishments include:
- Past-president of the Metropolitan Consolidated Association of REALTORS®
- Past Chairman of the State of Michigan Board of Real Estate Brokers & Salespersons
- Birmingham-Bloomfield WCR Member-of-the-Year and the WCR Lake Pointe Chapter 2010 Entrepreneur of the Year
- Recipient of the 2012 Fair Housing Leadership Award from the Fair Housing Center of Metropolitan Detroit
- Only NAR certified strategic planning facilitator in Michigan and personally qualified 17 local Michigan associations for their Core Standards Strategic Plans in 2014-15
- 2017 President for the North Oakland County Board of REALTORS®
- Current Director for the National Association of REALTORS® and holds REALTOR® Emeritus status with NAR.
- Managing associate broker for Keller Williams Realty Great Lakes Market Centers in St. Clair Shores and Grosse Pointe Woods, Michigan
Tom resides in Shelby Township, Michigan with his wife Lynda.