Long & Foster Real Estate, the nation’s No. 1 privately owned residential real estate brokerage, has promoted Zulma Chavez to the position of business development manager for Hispanic markets for its Corporate Real Estate Services (CRES) division. Chavez is a seasoned business development coordinator with nearly 15 years of experience who has served as the national and international referral coordinator for CRES since 2010.
“I am honored to be named business development manager for Hispanic markets for Long & Foster’s Corporate Real Estate Services and to contribute with our team’s efforts to grow our business and better support our diverse clientele,” Chavez said. “I’m positive that by combining my experience and the support of our fantastic corporate real estate team, we’ll be able to expand on the outstanding customer service and industry knowledge that Long & Foster brings to the table. I feel privileged to be a part of an organization as amazing as Long & Foster and it allows me to continue living my American dream by working in and serving diverse communities.”
In her new position as business development manager for Hispanic markets, Chavez is responsible for the company’s relocation services and SMARTMOVE partnership development for the Latino and Hispanic international markets. She earned her real estate license in 2005 and since then has worked in a variety of residential real estate positions. She moved to the corporate side of the real estate industry in 2010, focusing on relocation and global broker-to-broker relationships. Chavez is fluent in both English and Spanish, and she also speaks some Italian and Portuguese.
Additionally, Chavez has been active with Leading Real Estate Companies of the World (LeadingRE) for many years and has placed several multi-million dollar referrals to other LeadingRE members. Her previous work with Long & Foster has helped the company to earn LeadingRE honors such as the TOP 5 – Outgoing Closings Award, the Global Alliance Club and the Million Dollar Club.
“In today’s continually changing real estate market, it is critical that our business is supported by experienced and talented leaders like Zulma,” said Pandra Richie, president of Long & Foster’s CRES division. “I’m confident that with Zulma’s relocation expertise and strong background in real estate, our company will continue to see future growth and success. These are the kind of additions that have allowed Long & Foster to grow and support buyers and sellers in all their homeownership needs for more than 47 years.”
Chavez currently resides in Fairfax, Virginia, and is married with a 6-year-old son.