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, SRA, CRP
Mr. Lucco is the President of Frank J. Lucco & Associates, Inc., a real estate brokerage firm and Managing Director of Accurity Qualified Analytics, a real estate appraisal and consulting firm. He has been in the business for over 40 years specializing in residential appraising & consulting and has worked on over 700 consulting cases. He is an Arbitrator, and as such, serves on the panel of Texas Appraisal Review Board Determinations. He has been honored by the Appraisal Institute, nationally, regionally and locally. Mr. Lucco is an established author and has appeared on radio and television discussing appraising, the housing market, and the local economy. He is a frequent speaker at national appraisal conferences in both the US and Canada.
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).
National Community Lending Manager
HAUCDC Board Member
Viola Solomon joined BBVA Compass Bank team in 2014 as the National Community Lending Manager and is based in Houston, Texas.
A 34 year mortgage services veteran,she served as a Regional Diverse Segments Manager prior to her current role. She reports to Eduardo Castaneda, EVP; Executive Director Real Estate Lending for the BBVA seven state footprint.
She attended Wiley College in Marshall, Texas and Texas Southern University, where she majored in education. 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 her former employer. She is active with several community organizations and her church. Viola 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. Additionally, she serves as an affordable lending partner, for the City of Houston Housing program. Viola is affiliated with the Houston Black Association of Realtors an African American Real Estate organization; the National Association of Hispanic Real Estate Professionals and the Asian American Real Estate Association. She is most proud of her two sons and family.