2025 Board Election Candidate Introductions - june 5

Candidate Introductions for 2025 Annual Election of Officers

Join us at our weekly caravan meeting to meet our 2025 Board candidates running for office.


The Glendale Association of REALTORS® will hold its annual election for the 2025 Officers and Directors in a few weeks. The schedule below shows that the election will occur online over several days in June.

GAOR President Sevak Sohrabian will announce the winners of the annual election at the GAOR General Membership Meeting, which will be held online on Wednesday, June 26, 2024.

Positions Open for Election for the 2025 GAOR Officers and Directors

  • President-Elect
  • Vice President
  • Treasurer
  • Board of Directors (six seats open)

The six Director positions are for two-year terms, while the Officer positions of President-Elect, Vice President, and Treasurer are for one year each. For detailed information on each position’s roles and eligibility requirements, download the document Duties and Responsibilities of Elected Officers and Directors.

GAOR Election Timeline

May 3, 2024: Start accepting applications (open for 2 weeks)
May 17, 5:00 p.m.: Deadline to receive candidate applications
May 20-23: Nominating Committee to meet and review applications
May 24: Nominating Committee presents slate (4 weeks before election)
May 24: Campaigning starts. GAOR will publish candidate statements
May 31: Deadline for Nominating by Petition (3 weeks before election)
June 3: Announcement of any nominations by petition
June 5: Candidates’ introductions at weekly Caravan meetings
June 6: Voting begins. Ballots emailed to members (minimum 14 days open)
June 21, 5:00 p.m.: Election ends (at least 1 day before general meeting). Ballots received after this time will not be counted
June 24: Election Committee certifies the ballots
June 26: General Membership Meeting – Announce new Officers and Board


Candidates

In this upcoming election, GAOR has opened six Director and Officer seats of Treasurer, Vice President, and President-Elect. Per our bylaws, the Nominating Committee offers the candidates below for consideration. For detailed information on each position’s roles and eligibility requirements, download the document “Duties and Responsibilities of Elected Officers and Directors.” Candidates who have provided statements are linked.

Board of Directors (three seats open):

Treasurer (vote for one):  Andre Pashai

Vice President: Patrick McCarthy

President-Elect: Dro Gharapetian

You can view all our candidate statements here.

Thank you for being an active member and taking the time to vote for your leaders! 


FOR MEMBERS ONLY – Not Open to Visitors

Free Continental Breakfast Provided. Free Valet Service


Voting

Voting will take place online. You will receive an email with instructions and a link to cast your online ballot. You may vote only once for each open position; multiple votes cast may disqualify your ballot. Online votes received after 5:00 p.m. on June 21 will not
be counted. If you prefer to vote with an absentee or paper ballot, please request one from GAOR staff no later than June 17. Paper ballots received after the deadline, even if postmarked earlier, will not be counted. Proxy voting is not permitted

Please ensure that your email address is current and accurate according to GAOR’s records. Contact the GAOR Membership Department at gaor@gaor.org for more details.


Information for Candidates

If you are interested in running for one of the open positions, please complete this Nominating Form and submit it with your signature to GAOR by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, May 17.

Thank you for supporting your Association by voting in the upcoming election! To all candidates, thank you for your interest in joining GAOR’s leadership team. If you have any questions, please contact me at david@gaor.org.

If you prefer to mail your Nominating Form to GAOR…

it must be postmarked by May 15 and received at GAOR by May 17 or it will not be considered. GAOR cannot control mail delivery dates and we cannot guarantee when we will receive mailed forms. For this reason, you are urged to submit online instead.


Candidate Statements

To the members of the Glendale Association: 
 
My name is Alain Babaian, and I’m running for a board position in 2025. 
 
I embarked on my career as a Realtor® in 2011, dedicating myself full-time to the real estate industry. In 2013, I obtained my property management certification and began actively engaging in property management, alongside sales and leasing. By 2016, I had earned my broker’s license to further enhance my knowledge and expertise in the industry. This combination of roles has equipped me with a distinctive and well-rounded understanding of the real estate sector. 
 
I’m now seeking my first term as a Board Member, following a rewarding tenure on the LGLR Committee. This experience has deepened my appreciation for our Association and its mission, which serves both our industry and the local community. 
 
I firmly believe in the principle that “you get back what you put in.” Thus, it is imperative that we continue to invest in our members’ growth and success. 
 
As a member of the Board, my mission will be to address the critical issues facing our industry today, and contribute to making informed decisions that positively impact my colleagues and future GAOR members.
 
Sincerely, 

Alain Babaian 
Broker Associate, Realtor®, PMC
Americana Real Estate Services 

May 23, 2023

I am honored to be considered for nomination to the Glendale Board of Directors. As a member of the association for the past 14 years, I have demonstrated my commitment and dedication through active participation and consistent support.

My current roles on the MLS Board and the Public Relations Committee have allowed me to gain valuable insights into the inner workings of our association, enabling me to contribute effectively to our goals and initiatives.

I have consistently participated in association events, always ready to lend a helping hand and ensure their success. My deep-rooted involvement and
unwavering dedication position me as a strong candidate to further our collective mission on the Board of Directors.

Pam Adame

My name is Armen Abrahamians, Broker | Owner of The Global Brokerage, Inc. I have been deeply passionate about the real estate industry for almost twenty years. Over the past 18 years, I have developed extensive experience and a comprehensive understanding of the market. Throughout my career, I have prioritized excellence and client satisfaction. I am now aspiring to join the Board of Directors of the Glendale Association of Realtors because I am a firm believer in the power of teamwork and innovation to advance our field. I am excited to bring my knowledge and experience to the table, supporting our realtor community, advocating for our collective interests, and driving positive changes that will benefit both our members and the clients we serve. Together, we can raise the bar for our profession and ensure a prosperous future for everyone involved.
 
Sincerely

Armen Abrahamians
Broker | Owner
The Global Brokerage, Inc. 
DRE Lic. # 01848834
310-854-9314

As a resident of Glendale for over 30
Years, our jewel city is a very special place to me. I went to Pepperdine University where I received both my bachelors degree and Masters in Business Administration. I’ve been in real estate for over 10 years where I specialize in the sale of residential and commercial properties in the Tri city area. I’m passionate to serve an association that has served our community for over a century. I believe as agents, it’s important to give back to an organization that makes such a positive impact. There are many important issues that affect our industry and our community. Being part of a collective voice and collaborating with our members is exciting and something I look forward to.

Arin Gharibian, MBA | Remax Tri-City Realty

As the Association & our Realtor world goes through its current evolution & adaptation process, I hope to help our membership through my absolute commitment, my 35 years of knowledge & a little wisdom to help members survive & prosper, through difficult & uncertain times ahead.

Armen Avedian

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