As general counsel and senior vice president for the California Association of Realtors, the state’s largest trade association, June Babiracki Barlow is a legal counselor who has a deep understanding of the business of real estate.
For over two decades, she has led a team of highly trained attorneys who help real estate professionals to succeed in their businesses and manage their risks. Simply put, Barlow’s work improves people’s lives. After the devastating 2018 California wildfires, her legal department moved quickly to complete the groundwork for the C.A.R. Disaster Relief Fund, a charity which accepts donations and offers housing assistance grants to those who lost their homes in the tragic fires. In the same year, she worked to create a new legal foundation, Californians for Homeownership, that represents the interests of Californians in need of affordable housing and fights Not in My Backyard policies. Due to the housing affordability crisis in California, middle and lower-income families in the state must often devote half of their income to paying rent, which leaves little money for other necessities such as food, healthcare and transportation. Younger Californians cannot become homeowners and attain the security and wealth-building benefits that their parents experienced.