Burgan Named 2020 President of YCAR

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Patrick Burgan, co-owner of Burgan Real Estate, has been named president of the Youngstown Columbiana Association of Realtors for 2020. He will be sworn in Jan. 18. 

“I am looking forward to the opportunity of having a positive impact on increasing professionalism in our industry, protecting the property rights of homeowners in our area and ensuring that everyone in our area has an equal opportunity to achieve the greatest asset of living the American Dream,” Burgan said in a statement.

Among the duties of the association’s president is selecting a charitable organization that will benefit from YCAR fundraisers throughout the year. Burgan has chosen Northeast Ohio Adoption Services, where he also serves as a board member.

In addition to being the second-generation co-owner of Burgan Real Estate, Burgan is also following in his father’s footsteps with the Youngstown Columbiana Association of Realtors; John Burgan served as president of the group in 1981. 

“John Burgan, his father, has been very involved with the association over the years and has created a legacy that Patrick is joining as one of the Burgan men serving as President of YCAR,” said Julie Larson, CEO of the association. “We look forward to all he will accomplish this year, including the support and contributions we will be making to the Northeast Ohio Adoption Services this year.”

Since Patrick Burgan and Sue Filipovich – who served as YCAR president in 2016 – took ownership of the real estate agency in 2017, Burgan Real Estate has grown to more than $100 million in sales, up from $52 million their first year as co-owners. The company has launched its “Better with Burgan” commitment to “growing agents, fulfilling client needs … and supporting the community.” 

Burgan has been a member of Boardman Rotary, created a grant for entrepreneurial students at Youngstown State University in honor of his father and been a trustee of the Penguin Club, a booster organization for YSU athletics.

Published by The Business Journal, Youngstown, Ohio.