Jim Yockel is the Chief Executive Officer for the Greater Rochester Association of REALTORS®, representing 3,200+ REALTORS® covering 13 counties in the Rochester, Finger Lakes and Southern Tier regions of New York. Jim has been in the real estate industry for 25 years, serving as GRAR’s CEO the last twelve. He has been active with NAR serving on numerous committees and work groups. As spokesperson for the Association of REALTORS®, Jim works closely with local non-profit organizations, economic development groups, local governments and businesses in the region to increase affordability and equitable access to housing.
Jim holds a BS degree in Economics and Business Management from Cornell University. Jim also holds the REALTORS® Certified Executive designation from NAR and the CMLX3 designation from the Council of MLS.