Laura Lafayette, Chair

Richmond Association of REALTORS®

Laura Lafayette is the Chief Executive Officer of the Richmond Association of REALTORS® and the Central Virginia Regional Multiple Listing Service—two organizations that serve the over 5000 REALTORS® in the Central Virginia area. In addition, she serves as the Executive Director of the Partnership for Housing Affordability, a non-profit dedicated to ensuring that an adequate and diverse supply of affordable housing is a public policy priority in central Virginia.

Within the broader community, Laura serves as a gubernatorial appointee to the Virginia Housing Commission; is the Vice Chair of the statewide non-profit Housing Virginia; is the Vice Chair of the Board of Homeward; is the founding Chair of the Board of the Maggie L. Walker Community Land Trust; serves as the Immediate Past Chair of the Board of the Better Housing Coalition; and serves on the Board of Directors of SwimRVA.

Laura received her BA in Religion from the College of William and Mary; and pursued post-graduate work at both Yale Divinity School and the University of Virginia. She resides in Henrico County, Virginia, with her husband and three children.