Otto Catrina CAR - Town Hall Guest Speaker

Town Hall Guest Speaker SEPT 9 – Otto Catrina – CAR President-Elect

Please join us on September 09, at 8:30 a.m. at GAOR’s Town Hall Meeting to welcome Otto Catrina, C.A.R. 2021 President-elect .

Otto Catrina is the broker/owner of Catrina Real Estate in Castro Valley, California.  In addition to serving his clients, Catrina also is active with his local, state, and national associations of REALTORS®.

At the local level, Catrina was 2011 president of the Bay East Association of REALTORS®, where he served on various committees, including Strategic Planning, Board of Directors, Marketing, Professional Standards, and Local Government Relations.

Distinguished in the real estate industry, Catrina has been recognized by the Bay East Association of REALTORS® with numerous honors. He received the Association’s prestigious “REALTOR® of The Year” in 2007, the John A. Deadrich Distinguished Service Awards in 2009 and the Outstanding Leadership Award in 2019.

Catrina also serves as a State Director for the CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®, where he has served as C.A.R.’s Federal Chairman and Chairman for C.A.R.’s Legislative Committee. He has served as Public Policy Liaison to C.A.R. Leadership, overseeing federal and state legislation.

Catrina also has served in various leadership positions at the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® (NAR) including NAR Director, member of the Issues Mobilization Committee, and REALTOR® Party Member Involvement Committee. He currently serves as chair of the Leading Edge Committee and was recently inducted into NAR’s Hall of Fame. Catrina is a graduate of NAR’s Leadership Academy and past chairman of the Leadership Academy. He also is the Federal Political Coordinator for Congressman Eric Swalwell, (CA, 15th District) and is a key contact for Assemblymember Bill Quirk (CA, 20th Assembly District).

As a full-time real estate broker/REALTOR® since 2002, Catrina has earned numerous industry designations including GREEN, Certified Residential Specialist (CRS), Graduate REALTORS® Institute (GRI), Short Sales and Foreclosure Resource (SFR), Home Affordable Foreclosure Alternatives (HAFA) Specialist, Certified Negotiation Expert (CNE), Seniors Real Estate Specialist (SRES), & e-PRO.

Catrina is a graduate of the University of San Francisco with a bachelor’s degree in government. He has been married to his wife, Gigi, for 26 years and has three children and four grandchildren.