Tray Bates joined the Texas REALTORS® staff in December, adding to his long list of experience as a REALTOR® advocate.
Bates brings to the association more than 25 years of firsthand industry knowledge and skills gained as a third-generation commercial real estate broker.

During his career, a passion for real estate advocacy took him up the leadership ranks at the local, state, and national levels within the REALTOR® organization. His volunteer positions have included terms as Texas REALTORS® chairman, Texas REALTORS® Political Involvement Committee chairman, and REALTOR® Party Fundraising liaison.

Bates says he’s especially proud of his membership in the RPAC Hall of Fame, demonstrating the importance of investing to protect the real estate industry, and will ensure the REALTOR® perspective remains front and center for the association’s advocacy efforts.

“Our members exemplify grassroots engagement at its finest,” he says. “I’m honored to join this incredible team of volunteers and staff in a new capacity as we move into the association’s 100th anniversary in 2020 and beyond.”