Ray Carlisle Sr.

President and Co-Founder

Ray Carlisle is President and Co-Founder, 1985 to present, National Association of Real Estate Brokers, Investment Division (NID Housing), a HUD approved national intermediary housing counseling and community development organization. Mr. Carlisle is the second Honorary President of the National Association of Real Estate Brokers (NAREB), founded in 1947. He is a nationally recognized expert on urban resident and commercial valuations, finance, redevelopment strategies, and equitable minority inclusion policy development and monitoring.

From 1974 to 2009 Carlisle served in several leadership positions at the local, state, regional and national levels for NAREB; a former member of the Fannie Mae Advisory Council, Appraisal Foundation Advisory Council and CA Department of Real Estate Advisory Commission; an advisor to four HUD transition teams and White House administrations, Chase Bank, Citi Bank and GE Capital on urban and minority social and economic development issues.

Mr. Carlisle is Vice Chair of the Bridge Housing Corporation, the largest non-profit real estate developer in California; past Chair of the BHC Projects Committee; Chair Oakland African American Chamber of Commerce, Chair of the Oakland Workforce Investment Board, Oakland City Council Blue Ribbon Commission on Condo Conversions and Affordable Housing, Oakland Army Base Reuse Developer Selection Commission and advisor to three Oakland Mayors: Lionel Wilson, Elihu Harris, and Ronald Dellums, as well as 49 other urban cities on urban and regional economic development. Carlisle has been an expert witness for California State and U. S. Federal Courts and Legislative Hearings and Committees on a wide range of real estate and urban social and economic development matters.

For over 40 years, Carlisle has been a contributor to several charitable organizations and causes focused on youth and young adult education and scholarship programs. Some of these programs include: Sacramento Charter High School Financial Literacy Program and Oakland School of the Arts Charter School; African American male substance abuse recovery and job training programs; and local, state, and national political advocacy efforts.

Ray has been married to his wife Frankie for 52 years and has four children, seven grandchildren, and one great grandchild, a member of St Paschal Catholic Church and former basketball coach and athletic director for the church school.

Mr. Carlisle is an Oakland native, attended Merritt College and UC Berkeley, majoring in Electrical Engineering, 1963-67, entering the family real estate business in 1966. Mr. Carlisle founded Oakland CA based Carlisle Companies in 1972. Carlisle Companies is a small consortium of entities providing real estate services to public and private sector clients and a developer/investor in residential and commercial real estate projects in California.