Utilizing his decades of experience, Morris will inform REALTORS® and brokers about local legislation impacting the northern Colorado real estate market
LOVELAND, Colo., July 12, 2022 — Information and Real Estate Services (IRES), a Loveland-based regional multiple listing service (MLS) that serves Boulder, Weld, Larimer, Broomfield, Logan and Morgan counties, today announced 30-year industry veteran Scott A. Morris, a certified association executive (CAE), as the company’s new government affairs director, effective July 6.
“Assuming this role enables me to use my experience and expertise in state and local government affairs to educate IRES subscribers on critical issues affecting REALTORS and their businesses, as well as advocate for the real estate industry in northern Colorado,” said Morris. “I am thrilled to continue this valuable and unique customer service IRES provides to its subscribers in a strong homebuying and selling market.”
While the government affairs director position is more commonly used by boards and associations of REALTORS®, IRES has uniquely leveraged this role for more than 20 years to support its customers. Laws and ordinances at the city and county levels change regularly, which makes it difficult for every broker to stay up to date. IRES’s government affairs director researches proposed policies that could impact real estate in northern Colorado, educates IRES subscribers about the proposed policies and legislation, and then advocates for a particular course of action.
Morris has been in the real estate association world for several years, serving as a government affairs professional at the state and local levels. Throughout his career, he has held the following titles:
- Lobbyist and legislative analyst for the Connecticut Conference of Municipalities.
- Senior policy analyst for economic development and transportation infrastructure at the National League of Cities.
- Manager of state municipal league programs at the National League of Cities.
- Director of state and local government affairs at the Building Owners and Managers Association International.
- Chair of the Government Relations Section Council of the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE).
He received his bachelor’s degree from Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut, and his master’s degree in public administration from the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University. In addition, Morris was awarded the CAE credential from ASAE in January 2015.
“Scott is the perfect addition to the IRES family as the government affairs director,” Jeff Bosch, IRES’ CEO said. “The role is vital to both understand the policy discussions and trends that are happening in the region and to champion critical conversations to promote affordable, common-sense housing and homeownership initiatives within the municipalities where our subscribers live and work.”
Morris is replacing Barbara Koelzer, who retired after 20 years in this position. Morris is just the second government affairs director in IRES’s company history. For more information about IRES, please visit ires-net.com.
Information and Real Estate Services, LLC (IRES) was formed in 1996 as the regional multiple listing service (MLS) for northern Colorado by five boards and associations of REALTORS® in Boulder, Fort Collins, Greeley, Longmont and Loveland/Berthoud. In addition to these five boards and associations, IRES is the MLS provider for the Estes Park Board of REALTORS® and Logan County Board of REALTORS®. ColoProperty.com® for consumers is owned and operated by IRES. Its office is centrally located in Loveland, Colo.