Sarasota attorney Thomas Luzier has been voted chair of the Florida Real Estate Commission (FREC). In this role, Luzier will lead FREC’s work to administer and enforce Florida’s real estate license laws.
Luzier, a board-certified real estate lawyer and shareholder of Dunlap & Moran, P.A., has served on FREC since 2015. FREC’s seven members represent communities throughout Florida and are appointed by Gov. Rick Scott to serve four-year terms. Luzier, one of FREC’s two non-realtor (consumer) members, was voted into his new position by his fellow commission members after serving as FREC’s vice chair.
FREC is a consumer protection agency that is a part of the Division of Real Estate of the state of Florida’s Department of Business and Professional Regulation. Its broad powers to regulate include rule-making for the governance of the real estate profession, investigation and discipline of ethical violations, and the ability to inspect and audit brokerages. The commission is also charged with the duty to advance the education of licensees in law, ethics and brokerage practices.
Beyond a legal career spanning more than two decades, Luzier is involved civically as a member of the board of the John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art Foundation. A graduate of Leadership Florida, he recently concluded more than a decade of service on the board of trustees of the Marie Selby Botanical Gardens. Luzier previously served as chair of the city of Sarasota’s Historic Preservation Board, as well as a member of the Sarasota County Tourist Development Council, and the Super Bowl XLIII Host Committee Board of Directors.
Luzier will assume his new role during FREC’s next meeting Nov. 14-15 in Orlando.