Meet Kathy Mehringer

Get to know our exceptional team members!

Kathy Mehringer

Kathy Mehringer

Compass Counsel, Broker of Record

  • License Number

  • Email

  • Address

    891 Beach St,
    San Francisco, CA 94109

Born and raised in Southern California, Kathy Mehringer is a Real Estate Broker and Mediator certified through the Strauss Institute for Dispute Resolution in association with the Pepperdine University School of Law.  She is a Court Qualified Expert Witness, an Arbitrator for the California Association of Realtors (C.A.R.) and holds the designations of Certified Real Estate Brokerage Manager (CRB), Shortsale  Foreclosure Resource (SFR) , Certified Distressed Property Expert (CDPE)and At Home With Diversity ( AHWD). 

Mehringer began her  management career in 1988 and has managed multiple branch offices for high profile companies including Fred Sands Realtors®, John Douglas Company and Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, Westlake Village and Beverly Hills.  As the former  Vice President and Regional Manager for Fred Sands Kathy developed and supervised the company's training program and was the legal liaison responsible for forms and policy development.

Kathy Mehringer joined Compass in December of 2015 where she  assumed the role of Broker of Record and Director of Risk Management for the Southern California, Northern California and San Diego regions.  Her focus is on expansion, compliance supervision, educational outreach, risk management, professionalism, claims/dispute resolution as well as contract and transactional education.

Kathy has been a member of  the California Association of Realtors® ("C.A.R.") since 1977 and currently serves as a State Director.  Over the years she has held multiple prominent committee positions,  most notably as chair and vice chair of the Standard Forms Advisory Committee.  The committee is charged with overseeing the extensive library of forms utilized by agents throughout the state. Kathy also served on the Residential Purchase Agreement Study Group which was instrumental in providing direction for the past five revisions of the RPA currently used statewide prior to December 2021.  In 2003  she was presented with the Realtor® of the Year award from Conejo Valley Association of Realtors® and in 2013 received one of C.A.R.’s highest honors  when she was elected “Director for Life”. Kathy’s service to the industry over the years is broad in scope and includes participation including but not limited to the following committees and leadership positions:

California Association of REALTORS® ("C.A.R.")

Defense Strategy Committee:        Chair                                     2022

Defense Strategy Committee:        Member                                 2012-2014

Fair Housing Policy:                      Regional Representative          2022

Transaction & Regulatory:             Member                                 2022

Legal Affairs Forum:                     Vice Chair / Chair                   2012 / 2013

Legal Action Fund:                       Member                                  2004-2008 / 2016-2021

Federal Issues:                             Vice Chair / Chair                    2009 / 2010

Liaison and Executive Committee:                                                2012 / 2015

Distressed Property Task Force:      Member                                 2011 / 2012

Buyer Representation Task Force:   Member                                 2022

National Association of REALTORS® ("NAR")

Director:                                                                                      2010 - 2014

Legal Action Committee:                     Member                            2022 - 2024

Risk Management Committee:              Member                           2019-2021

San Diego Association of REALTORS® ("SDAR")

Risk Management Committee:             Member                            2018-2022

Risk Management Committee:             Vice Chair/Chair.               2008/2009

Risk Management Committee:             Member                            2007

Multiple Listing Service (MLS):              Member                            2016-2018

Southland Regional Association of REALTORS® ("SRAR")

Risk Management Committee:                Chair                                2022

Risk Management Committee.                Founding Member             2008-2022

Ethics & Arbitration Committtee:             Member                            2022

Procuring Cause Task Force:                   Member                           2021

Professional Standards:                           Member                           2007, 2009, 2010

Ethics and Arbitration Policy Committee: Chair                                2007

Conejo Valley Association of REALTORS® ("CVAR")

President Conejo Valley Association of Realtors® 2000

Grievance Committee:                             Member                            1992-1997

Board of Directors:                                  Director                             1997-2001

Greivance Committee:                             Chair                                 2001-2005

Asset and Building Managment:               Member                             2004-2007

Throughout her career Kathy has been passionate in her quest to promote education and professionalism within the industry. As a former instructor for the Graduate Realtor® Institute (GRI) she taught Agency Law and Ethics.  During the financial meltdown in 2007 – 2012 Kathy provided Short Sale Risk Management seminars throughout the Western United States, specifically California, Arizona, Colorado, Utah and Hawaii. 

She established  working relationships with senior management from major lending institutions, government sponsored enterprises and law enforcement agencies and routinely moderated and participated in lender panels with the goal of building a greater understanding and partnership between  lending institutions, regulators and the real estate community. 

She is a respected advocate for the prevention of mortgage fraud and has conducted Fraud Prevention and other real estate related seminars for/with Lenders, Freddie Mac, the Department of Real Estate, the California State Bar Association, the Women’s Council of Realtors®,   Professional Standards Committees and law enforcement including the FBI, IRS and local enforcement agencies.     

In addition to her ongoing  industry  contributions  Kathy is an ardent supporter of America’s Veterans.   She demonstrates her gratitude for their sacrifice through charitable contributions to Wounded Warrior Project, Disabled American Veterans, Paralyzed Veterans of America, and the Tunnel 2 Towers Foundation.  In 2003 Kathy founded and maintained a Memorial Fund for the son of Southern California resident and Iraq war combat causality, Sergeant Michael Bitz, United States Marine Corps. 

The Key To Your Dreams ®

As your trusted real estate advisors, we are committed to delivering the highest level of service and marketing, sharing our experience and expertise to help you achieve exceptional results.

Follow Us