Flushing REALTOR® David Legaz inaugurated as NYSAR secretary/treasurer

David Legaz, ABR, AHWD, CIPS, CRS, GRI, RSPS, SRES, e-Pro, of Flushing, NY took the oath of office on Monday, February 11, as the 2019 secretary/treasurer of the New York State Association of REALTORS® (NYSAR). The association’s inauguration ceremony was held in conjunction with its business meetings at The Desmond Hotel and Conference Center in Albany, NY. 

A licensed REALTOR® for nearly 25 years, Legaz is an investor of two New York City Keller Williams Realty franchises located in Jackson Heights and Flushing. He is also a broker in the Flushing office.

Legaz was the 2017 President of the Long Island Board of REALTORS® (LIBOR) and the association’s REALTOR® of the Year in 2014.  He has served and chaired numerous national, state and local committees.  In addition, Legaz currently serves on the Board of Directors for the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR), the New York State Association of REALTORS® (NYSAR), and LIBOR.

Legaz retired as a sergeant with the New York City Police Department in 2002 after responding to the 9/11 World Trade Center tragedy and losing his partner.  He used his law enforcement knowledge and became a New York State real estate instructor teaching Real Estate Safety classes in the Empire State and across the nation.  Additionally, he serves on the Board of Directors for the Beverly Carter Foundation, whose mission is to ensure REALTOR® safety.

Globally, Legaz was recognized by the Asian Real Estate Association of America (AREAA) as one of the founders of the AREAA New York East Chapter.  He served as the association’s president in 2015-2016.