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Real estate high-tech maven has professorial goals

Real Estate Connect Speaker Profile

Josh Sharfman has worked with the California Association of Realtors for the past 19 years, and is currently CEO of its Business Technologies subsidiary. He first began his work with CAR as a consultant and later worked as an outside board member of the association's Real Estate Business Services subsidiary. In his current position, he is charged with delivering CAR's transaction management system. Before joining CAR full-time, Sharfman held positions that included leading product development for Legal Research Network, a group that delivered legal compliance and education training to Fortune 500 companies. Since 1980, Sharfman has been an adjunct professor of engineering at the University of Southern California. He has a bachelor's degree in computer engineering from the University of California, Los Angeles, a master's degree in engineering management from USC and a Ph.D. in business from Capella University, and tells us he hopes eventually to end up as a professor. Sharfman will s...