April 24, 2020
Jack Gross: Get to Know Your 2020 President
Jack Gross, the president of Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Cassidon Realty, Cassidon Property Management, and Petra Holdings and Development, was sworn in as the new president of the Greater Lehigh Valley REALTORS® (GLVR) at an induction ceremony held in the Musikfest Café at SteelStacks on January 23, 2020.
Jack was just 19 years old when he started his real estate career in 1987 with Agentis Real Estate. He became an associate broker three years later.
In 1995 he affiliated with Coldwell Banker Heritage. During his 10 years with the company, Jack was awarded numerous sales and production awards, both locally and nationally. He opened Cassidon Realty in 2005 and affiliated the company with Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate in 2015.
During his 30-year career, Jack has been a consistent contributor to his local Association. He served as Chair of the Grievance Committee for the former Bethlehem Association of Realtors® and obtained his certification from the Pennsylvania Association of Realtors® as a Code of Ethics instructor.
Jack participated and assisted with the merger of the three local boards that would become the Lehigh Valley Association of REALTORS®. He has since served on numerous committees and task forces for the Greater Lehigh Valley REALTORS®, including Grievance, Government Affairs and MLS.
Jack currently serves on the Government Affairs Committee and conducts free quarterly HUD training at the Association office. He has worked closely with past and present Government Affairs Directors. He has assisted the local Realtor® community by meeting with elected officials, both privately and publicly, in an effort to promote Realtor® concerns and interests.
The Deeper Conversation
While this is all great information to know about your president, what else is there to know about the man who will lead the Association for an entire year? Below is an interview in which Jack takes us a little deeper into his career, the lessons he’s learned over time, and his love for a good prank.