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Real Estate Board Members
You may contact any board member by sending an e-mail to orea.board@state.or.us.

Byron Hendricks (2015 Chairperson)
Byron Hendricks, Real Estate Board Member

Principal Broker, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Real Estate Professionals, Salem
Current term:  10/15/2011-10/14/2015
Byron was first licensed as a real estate salesperson in 1985.  He obtained his associate broker license in 1989, and his designated broker license in 1992.  He is currently president and principal broker of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Real Estate Professionals, which has offices along the I-5 corridor. He holds the CRB (Certified Real Estate Brokerage Manager) designation. 

Byron has served in leadership positions in the Oregon Association of Realtors®, as well as with Oregon Real Estate Forms, Inc. His community involvement includes several civic and charitable organizations.

Robert LeFeber (2015 Vice Chairperson)
Bob LeFeber, Real Estate Board Member 
Principal Broker, Commercial Realty Advisors NW, LLC., Lake Oswego
Current term:  10/15/2011-10/14/2015 
Bob has been licensed in Oregon since 1996. He is co-founder and principal broker of Commercial Realty Advisors Northwest, LLC (CRA) in Oregon. CRA represents retailers and shopping centers throughout Oregon and SW Washington. Prior to forming CRA, Bob worked with Maybourne Real Estate, Pacific Rim Development, and Pan Pacific Development.

Bob is a past President of the Commercial Association of Brokers of Oregon and southwest Washington, a member of the Real Estate Team for the Presbytery of the Cascades, a member of the Urban Land Institute, and former State Director for the International Council of Shopping Centers, among other positions.

He is a graduate of Washington University School of Law and has an M.S. in Real Estate from the University of Wisconsin School of Business. Bob resides with his wife Sally and two kids in Lake Oswego and in his free time enjoys tennis, skiing, and hiking at Mt. Hood.
Marcia Edwards
Marcia Edwards, Real Estate Board Member
Principal Broker, Windermere Real Estate/Lane County, Eugene
Current term:  4/1/2014-3/31/2018 
Marcia is a residential sales broker with Windermere Real Estate/Lane County in Eugene. She completed her Master of Business Administration program at the University of Oregon in 2012.  
Marcia currently serves on the board of directors for both the University of Oregon Alumni Association and the Eugene Area Chamber of Commerce. She was appointed by Eugene Mayor Kitty Piercy for the Mayoral Committee on Homelessness which seeks financial support and strategies for ending homelessness.
Marcia most often spends her free time with her husband, Mike, and her two daughters. They can be found in basketball gyms, on the water, or in the snow.

James E. "Jef" Farley
Jef Farley, Oregon Real Estate Board Member

Broker, Coldwell Banker Whitney and Associates, Pendleton
Current term:  12/01/2011-11/30/2015
Jef is co-owner of Coldwell Banker Whitney and Associates in Pendleton. He specializes in residential and commercial real estate sales in Eastern Oregon. He has been a full-time real estate professional since 1991 starting with The Lutz Snyder Co. in the Portland metro area. He moved back to his home town of Pendleton in 1994 for the lifestyle rural Oregon offers.
Jef has a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance with a real estate emphasis from the University of Montana. He was president of the Umatilla County Board of Realtors® in 1996, 2002 and 2006. He was Realtor® of the Year in 1999.

In his free time he enjoys the great outdoors, having fun with family and friends, and playing music with his band.

Joann Hansen
Joann Hansen, Real Estate Board Member

Principal Broker, Coos Bay
Current term:  3/9/2014-3/8/2018 
Joann is a principal real estate broker in Coos Bay. She served as State Director for the Coos County Board of Realtors® for 20 years and is past President of the Oregon Association of Realtors®. Joann is a member of the Government Affairs Committee of the Oregon
Association of Realtors®, a commissioner for the Coos County Planning Commission and a certified mediator for the National Association of Realtors®.

She is proud to be the mother of two, the grandmother of thirteen, and a native Oregonian.

Christopher Hermanski
Christopher Hermanski, Real Estate Board Member 
Principal Broker, Mainlander Property Management, Tualatin
Current term:  8/1/2012-7/31/2016 
Chris Hermanski, President and Owner of Mainlander Property Management, CRMC, has been managing residential properties in and around Portland since 1981. Chris was born and raised in Southern California and has a degree in Business Management from Brigham Young University. His company’s portfolio consists of a majority of single family homes, lofts, condominiums, plexes, and some commercial.
As both an owner/investor and fee manager, Chris has held the Master Property Manager designation since 1997. He also holds an Oregon Principal Brokers License, and is a founding member of the local chapter of the National Association of Residential Property Managers (NARPM) and served as its president in 1997 and again from 2005 to 2008. In addition to his local leadership, Chris was National President of NARPM in 2003 and served on the national board from 1998 to 2004. Chris is also a nationally qualified and recognized speaker for the association and teaches various property management topics. Currently Chris serves on the Oregon Real Estate Agency Board, an appointment by the Governor of Oregon. Additionally, he serves as an advisor to the Oregon State Real Estate Agency regarding property management rules and legislation.
Chris has served on the Multifamily NW (Portland Apartment Association) Board for several years; he is currently serving as Treasurer and served as its President in 2011.
Chris and his wife Kathi have two sons, two daughters, and Tucker, a yellow lab. They live on five acres of land in Tualatin. Chris enjoys managing his youngest daughter’s horse show jumping career along the west coast.
Lawnae Hunter

Principal Broker, Windermere/Central Oregon Real Estate, Bend
Current term:  7/1/2015-10/14/2015
Lawnae Hunter is principal broker and co-owner of Windermere/Central Oregon Real Estate in Bend and Redmond. She is also principal broker and owner of PLUS Property Management, serving Central Oregon and California’s Central Coast.
Her real estate career started in California in 1968 at the age of 19. Lawnae has over 35 years of experience in general real estate brokerage, including land development, commercial and industrial land sales, new construction, property management and general resale. Lawnae earned the Certified Real Estate Brokerage Manager (CRB), Certified Residential Specialist (CRS), and Graduate, Realtor® Institute (GRI) designations.
Lawnae founded Prudential Hunter Realty, which was the largest regional real estate company on the California Central Coast. She sold the company in 2003 and relocated to Oregon. She still holds her California broker license. 
Because of her interest in economics and finance, Lawnae founded the Central Oregon Economic Forecast in 2008, which joins with the Center for Economic Forecasting at California Lutheran University in presenting a yearly economic forecast for the region. She currently serves as a board member for Co-Serve International, and is an active member of the Greater Bend Rotary. Lawnae holds an honorary doctorate degree from Kazakh-American Free University.
Patricia Ihnat
Pat Ihnat 
Public Member, Portland 
Current term:  4/9/2015-1/1/2016 
Pat Ihnat is an attorney and serves as Oregon counsel for Fidelity National Title, a national title insurer and escrow settlement provider. Pat has been with Fidelity for 22 years in various positions as a litigator, claims manager, and underwriter. Before her 2004 move to Portland, Pat had served as Fidelity's Arizona state counsel. 
Before joining the title industry in 1990, Pat was in private practice as a litigator and appellate attorney focused on real estate and commercial matters.
She is a past president of the Oregon Land Title Association and currently serves on OLTA's legislative and education committees. She is a member of the Real Estate and Land Use Section of the Oregon State Bar and currently serves on RELU's Executive Committee and its legislative subcommittees.
She received her J.D. from the University of Arizona and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Mathematics from Franklin College. She is a member of the State Bar Associations in Oregon, California and Arizona. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with family and friends, hiking, and agility training with her border collie. 
Coni Rathbone
Coni Rathbone, Oregon Real Estate Board Member
Public Member, Lake Oswego
Current Term: 1/10/2012-1/9/2016
Coni Rathbone is an attorney and shareholder of Zupancic Rathbone Law Group in Lake Oswego. She has practiced exclusively in real estate and corporate law for over 23 years, 20 years of that at Davis Wright Tremaine. Coni's practice focuses on real estate, corporate, LLC and securities law, mergers and acquisitions, and general business transactions.
She is a member and 2011 President of the Oregon Chapter of the Counselors of Real Estate (CRE), member of the Portland Chapter of Commercial Real Estate Women (CREW). She serves on the board of the Oregon chapter of the Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM) Institute.
Coni is a native Oregonian and is married to Dr. Gail F. Ott. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her husband, children and grandchildren, and relaxing at their lake house.