Our Board of Directors
Throughout Shad Bogany’s real estate career he has become a man with many faces including, real estate instructor, talk show host, columnist, board member, facilitator, advisor, and chairman. Even though his titles have changed, he remains the same spit fired industry professional – ready to fight for the citizen’s right to own a home.
Bogany is a native Houstonian who has more than 22 years of experience as a full-time real estate professional. Founded in 1980 by Shad’s father, Bogany Properties realized that a company’s involvement begins early in the transaction. This revelation lead to the creation of the marketing plan that has helped Shad Bogany sell hundreds of homes.
He is often asked – “Why not sell million-dollar homes?” His answer - “I can sell anything to anybody; however, I choose to concentrate my efforts on making housing affordable for everyone, not just the business executive, but also the single parent with one income.” That led him to his interest and leadership of the Houston Area Urban Community Development Corporation (HAUCDC).
In 1990, Mr. Bogany decided that an avenue for communication between homebuyers and the real estate community was needed to keep citizens informed of affordable home buying opportunities and the latest industry news, thus The Real Estate Corner was born. Every Tuesday from 6 pm to 7 pm on KWWJ 1360 am, Shad opens the floor for locals to call and pick his brain about everything from grant monies to the best foundation repair company. He features guest from all industries and gives each show a theme. The Real Estate Corner has become a staple in the community and has a dedicated following.
HAUCDC Vice President
Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Gary Greene
The year of 1996 was a year of change and development for Mr. Bogany as he decided to join the successful ERA franchise. In 2012 Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Gary Greene was proud to welcome Shad Bogany and his ERA team.
On January 11, 2002, Shad was appointed Chairman of the Houston Association of Realtors and proceeded to change the perception of this realtor-friendly organization to a real estate industry friendly organization through his theme of “Building Bridges”. He also worked diligently to bring home builders, politicians, and Realtors closer together.
Shad’s accomplishments are not only lengthy but also meaningful; he has won numerous awards from various organizations including: ERA Franchise, Houston Real Estate Association, Chinese Real Estate Association, and Women’s Council of Realtors. He is an active member of the Houston, Texas, & National Association of Realtors as well as board member for the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs.
Bogany currently reside in Missouri City, Texas. When he’s not hard at work he enjoys, spending time with his daughters, traveling, boating, wine tasting, and collecting Afro American art, sculptures, war figurines, and sport collectibles.
Frank Lucco is the Managing Director of Accuity Qualified Analytics, main office in Houston, Texas, and is the President of Frank J. Lucco & Associates, a real estate brokerage firm also in the Houston area. Mr. Lucco specializes in residential valuation consulting and has served as an expert in over 950 cases. He has spoken at national appraisal conferences in both the US and Canada, and has been an approved instructor for several Appraisal Institute courses and seminars. Mr. Lucco has taught locally, nationally, and internationally.
Mr. Lucco has been honored by the Appraisal Institute nationally with the “President’s Award” and the “Bert L Thornton President’s Award.” He has also been awarded with other prestigious citations by the Houston Chapter of the Appraisal Institute. He has authored numerous articles published in the trade journals. He is routinely quoted in the news and has appeared on radio and television programs discussing appraising, the housing market, and the local economy.
Frank Lucco, SRA, CRP
Harris Housing Advisors, LLC
Steven Harris, a veteran housing advisor and program manager, formed Harris Housing Advisors, LLC to assist state and local housing agencies with financial advisory services, program management and new program development. Formed in 2008, the firm operates from Houston, registered with the Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board as a municipal advisor.
Harris Housing Advisors serves as program manager for Mortgage Credit Certificate Programs with responsibility for clients in Texas, Louisiana and Colorado. In addition, the firm provides financial advisory service and arbitrage rebate compliance calculations. Harris has underwritten and arranged direct placement of more than $2.5 billion of Mortgage Revenue Bonds. The firm has assisted in liquidation or restructuring of scores of bond issues to the benefit of borrowers and bond issuers.
Harris began his career as a CPA in the Denver office of KPMG Peat Marwick, and worked as chief financial officer for a leading Colorado thrift organization. He began his investment banking career at Boettcher and Company where he was a General Partner and Senior Vice President. Harris was a founding principal with Capital Markets Corporation and served over nine years as Senior Vice President with George K. Baum and Company, a leading investment banking firm.
Harris serves as Treasurer for Houston Area Urban Community Development Corporation and previously served as a Board Member of the Texas Association of Local Housing Finance Agencies (TALHFA) and has been active in the National Association of Local Housing Finance Agencies (NALHFA) since its organization in 1982. Harris Housing Advisors is a member of the Houston Black Real Estate Association (HBREA) and the National Association of Hispanic Real Estate Professionals (NAHREP).
Texas Community Lending Manager
HAUCDC Board Member
Viola Solomon joined US Bank in August 2021 as the Texas Community Lending Manager. She is based in Houston, Texas.
Viola a 39 year mortgage services veteran served as SVP - Director of Community Leading, prior to her current role. She reports to Mark Stockton, Regional Manager for Greater Southwest footprint.
She attended Wiley College in Marshall, Texas and Texas Southern University. She was chosen to attend the African American Leaders Program hosted by University of California’s, John E. Anderson Graduate School of Management in partnership with a former employer. She is active with several community organizations and the recipient of several awards. She serves on the boards of Avenue CDC; Houston Area Urban League CDC; Women of Virtue Experiencing Newness, God’s Abundant Love Ministries. Viola also teaches financial literacy programs for Houston-based community development corporations. Viola is affiliated with the Houston Black Real Estate Association, the National Association of Hispanic Real Estate Professionals, NAACP and the Asian American Real Estate Association. She is most proud of her grandson, sons, and entire industry family.
Sharone Mayberry is a Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Mayberry Homes,
Incorporated. Mayberry began his career as a homebuilder twenty-nine years ago
in the Third Ward community, and has expanded his community development efforts
to the North & Southeast sectors within the Houston area. As a native Houstonian,
he attended school and lived in Third Ward as a young man and continues to reside
in this historical community as an involved stakeholder both as a resident with his wife and
as a business professional.
Mayberry Homes, Inc. has contributed to the Greater Houston Area by working to
improve the development, infrastructure and beautification of Houston’s inner-most
communities and surrounding areas. A most notable effort is reflected through
Mayberry Homes’ awards of over $10 million in government contracts with the City
of Houston’s Housing and Community Development Department, under
Mayor Bill White, Mayor Annise Parker and Mayor Sylvester Turner's administration,
to serve as the Prime Contractor for the Affordable Housing Initiatives in the
Greater Houston Area.
His partnerships are deeply rooted within the community through the Midtown
Redevelopment Authority, MacGregor Area CDC, Fifth Ward CRC, A Caring Safe Place,
Dr. Esther Compton CDC along with a host of other community development
corporations. Mayberry gives back through his service as a Board Member for the Houston Area Urban League, the Houston Southeast Management District, the Houston Housing Finance Corporation, as well as through his advisory role on Mayor Sylvester Turner’s Transition Team and Subcommittee. Mayberry also serves on the Amegy Development Board, which seeks to explore new business ventures within the Greater Houston area for small businesses.
Mayberry is the proud recipient of Houston Community College’s Unstoppable Leader Award. He has received U.S.
Congressional recognitions from both Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee and Congressman Al Green, acknowledgements from the State of Texas via former State Senator Rodney Ellis and current Mayor Sylvester Turner, proclamations from both former Mayors Bill White and Annise Parker, commendations from a host of local banking institutions as a minority builder.
Mayberry strives to uphold the standards of being an enterprising individual, by aggressively working to improve the
face of Houston and its surrounding communities. He has built over 600 homes since the inception of Mayberry Homes,
Inc., and will continue building quality homes ranging in price from $185,000.00 to over $2 million.
Through building one home at a time, Mayberry Homes, along with the assistance of the community and its leaders,
will remove the stigma associated with inner-city living. It is through his connection of service to others that Mayberry
hopes to continue being a pillar in the community, both today and in the days to come.