Karl Lee is Broker/Owner of Realty World Results Pros. Karl is a Director for the California Association of REALTORS (C.A.R.) since 2006 and the National Association of REALTORS since 2013. He served on the Executive Committee of the California Association of REALTORS (C.A.R.) in 2012. Past leadership positions at C.A.R. include 2015 Vice Chair of Investment Housing Committee, 2013 Vice Chair of Homeownership Housing, 2011 Vice Chair of Taxation Committee. Karl is also the Key Contact to Assemblywoman Nora Campos’ office for C.A.R. He chaired the C.A.R. Delegates from Region 19/Santa Clara County Association of REALTORS (SCCAOR), where he was the 2010 President. SCCAOR awarded Karl "REALTOR of the Year" in 2006. Past NAR Committees include Research (2015) and Land Use/Property Rights and Environmental (2012 to 2013). Karl is currently serving his third-term as Treasurer of MLS Listings, Inc. where he has been on the Board of Directors since 2011. He is a Past President of the Chinese-American Real Estate Association. Karl was involved in the Foreclosure Prevention Coalition organized by the City of San José and San José Envision San José 2040 Task Force. Karl has thirteen years Corporate Finance experience in the banking industry, most recently with Bank of America, prior to becoming a REALTOR in 1999. He graduated from Boston College in 1987 with a B.S. in Business Management with a concentration in Accounting.
Amanda Montez currently serves as the Senior Director for Housing and Community Development with the Silicon Valley Leadership Group, where she works with member companies and partners to impact regional policies related to housing and land use. She previously worked on the implementation of Santa Clara County’s Community Plan to End Homelessness with Destination: Home. Before joining Destination: Home, Amanda served as the Community Outreach Specialist for the Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District. She also previously served as a Policy Analyst with the City of San Jose. Amanda came to Santa Clara County after living and working in Washington, DC, where she served as Legislative Analyst for the National Council of La Raza, a PAC Manager with the American Hotel and Lodging Association, and as a Business Development Specialist with the Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA). Amanda is a member of the Board of Directors of California’s oldest nonprofit land trust, the Sempervirens Fund and a Board Member of the Housing Trust Silicon Valley. She also serves as a Board Member for Santa Clara County’s League of Conservation Voters.
Leah is responsible for leading SPUR’s San José office. A California native, she has seven years of experience in real estate development in the South Bay and parts of Northern California with Toeniskoetter Development, Inc. Prior to this role, Leah worked as: a financial analyst at Comerica Bank in Detroit and San Jose; a project associate with the Brazilian-American Chamber of Commerce in New York City; a translator of the Portuguese language in Sao Paolo, Brazil; and a micro-enterprise development volunteer with the United States Peace Corps in Bolivia, South America. She received her Bachelor of Science in science-business from the University of Notre Dame.
Michael Van Every is the President/CEO and Managing Partner of Republic Urban Properties, the Bay Area flagships of the Republic Family of Companies. Mr. Van Every works with Federal, State and Local governments on the creation and development of ‘smart growth’ projects. In his 20 years of working experience representing major institutional and private real estate developers in the greater Bay Area, Michael Van Every has earned the reputation as a man with the knowledge, skills, experience, and tenacity to see complicated land-use projects through from land acquisition to completion. Prior to joining the Republic Family of Companies, Van Every served as Director of Land Acquisition for Summer Hill Homes and Centex Homes, where he was responsible for overseeing the acquisition of residential and mixed-use projects in San Francisco, San José and San Mateo. A third generation San José native, Van Every holds a B.A. degree in Journalism from California State University at Fresno. He currently serves on the board of directors of Catholic Charities Santa Clara County, and is an active member of Downtown San José Rotary.