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N.C. Real Estate Commission announces new member

The North Carolina Real Estate Commission says it has a new member who lives in New Bern but has a Charlotte connection, having worked in the Queen City’s retail industry.

On Friday, the commission said outgoing Gov. Beverly Perdue — Gov.-elect Pat McCrory takes the oath of office next year — has appointed Walter Crayton to the commission.

According to Bob Forshaw, spokesman for the commission, the nine-member group is composed of seven gubernatorial appointees. As for the other two members, the Senate gets to pick one, and the House selects the other, he said.

Forshaw said commissioners typically serve three-year terms.

Crayton replaces Alice Mosteller, of Waynesville, whose term has expired, Forshaw said.

According to the commission, Crayton is owner and president of Crayton Commercial, a shopping center-development, -leasing and -management company. Before launching that company, he worked in retail leasing and shopping center development in Charlotte, the commission said.

The commission is responsible for regulating the state’s real estate companies and agents.

Forshaw said the current commission has two members from Charlotte, Thomas Lawing and Cindy Chandler.

Forshaw, who was asked by a reporter how much commission members make in per-diem payments, say that he did not know offhand. But, he said, at one time it was about $100.

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