Our Mission

The Alabama Center for Real Estate is committed to industry engagement and dedicated to shaping the future of real estate through excellence in teaching, research, and service.

Shared Values

  1. Transformative
    We believe in the transformative power of real estate to improve individuals and society. 
  2. Innovative
    We know that our resilience as a center depends on original, creative thinking and introducing new ideas. 
  3. Dynamic
    We embrace change and continuous improvement in all we do. 
  4. Excellent
    We strive to be excellent in all our endeavors while maintaining a commitment to social responsibility. 
  5. Together
    We are an inclusive community that respects, collaborates, and thrives together.

Meet Our Staff

Caleb Beasley

Administrative Coordinator
Phone: (205) 348-4117
Email: cgbeasley1@ua.edu 

James Benedetto

Communications Specialist
Phone: (205) 348-4117
Email: jdbenedetto@ua.edu

Grayson Glaze

Executive Director
Phone: (205) 348-7714
Email: gglaze@ua.edu 

Stuart Norton

Associate Director
Phone: (205) 348-5416
Email: tsnorton@ua.edu 

Wes Herring

Director of Workforce Development & Education
Phone: (205) 348-3324
Email: herri027@ua.edu

Bennie Waller

Research Associate
Phone: (205) 348-4539
Email: bdwaller@ua.edu

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Founding Partners

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Alabama Association of Realtors

The Alabama Association of REALTORS® (AAR) is the largest statewide organization of real estate professionals. United by adherence to a Code of Ethics, its members work as real estate professionals in the sale, lease, appraisal, and development of residential, rural and resort properties throughout Alabama. The Association serves as the voice of the real estate industry in Alabama and as the official advocate of Alabama’s multifaceted real estate industry before state, local, and federal government. The Association also administers the Alabama REALTORS® Political Action Committee (ARPAC), the official political action committee representing the interests of the Alabama real estate industry.
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Culverhouse College of Business

The Culverhouse College of Business is an inclusive community engaged in innovative research, service, and rigorous learning – with a personal touch – that develops highly respected business leaders who solve challenges of the global society. Culverhouse College of Business students have access to an uncommon variety of resources within an institution that is renowned for its top faculty, staff that take a hands-on approach toward student support, and a cutting-edge curriculum. The College was ranked by U.S. News & World Report #44 in the nation overall and 28th among public business schools for 2020-2021.
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Alabama Real Estate Commission

The Alabama Real Estate Commission has a long-standing tradition dating back to January 1st of 1928 of serving the public through the licensing and regulating of its licensees. With over thirty-three employees working in areas of accounting, investigation, public relations, information technology, licensing, and education, they ensure excellence in the real estate profession by exhibiting stewardship, service, innovation and integrity in everything they do. The governing leadership of nine commissioners helps build a broad statewide perspective on everything they do. The Commission: Empowering, Connecting and Educating the great people of Alabama in all things Real Estate.