Kemper has nearly 20 years of experience in real estate marketing and brokerage, which includes a portfolio of residential and commercial properties throughout the Shenandoah Valley. As Chief Operating Officer and Supervising Broker of Funkhouser Real Estate Group, Kemper oversees all the company’s daily operational functions.
Kemper was recognized by his peers as the local REALTOR® of the Year in 2009, having served as President of the Harrisonburg-Rockingham Association of REALTORS® (HRAR). He has served his local association over the years as Vice President, Director, and as Chair of the Legislative & Political Affairs Committee.
A member of the Virginia REALTORS® Board of Directors since 2011, and most recently as the 2019 President-Elect and 2018 Vice President, Kemper has also served as the Chair on numerous state committees throughout the years, including the Risk Management Committee in 2010, and the Strategy Committee of the BOD in 2016. He was a key member of the Bylaws Review Committee in 2018, and recently served as Chair of the Policy and Procedures Manual Review Workgroup. In addition, Kemper is a graduate of the 2006 Virginia REALTORS® Leadership Academy and was the recipient of the Virginia REALTORS® Code of Ethics Leadership Award in 2014.
Since 2004, Kemper has served at the National level (NAR) on a variety of committees, sub-committees and advisory boards. A current member of the 2020 NAR Board of Directors, he is a Past Chair of NAR’s Professional Standards Committee and has been a member of the Strategic Planning Committee, Real Property Valuation Committee, Business Issues Committee, and the Professional Standards Interpretations and Procedures Advisory Board. He is also a graduate of the 2008 National Association of REALTORS® Leadership Academy.
Kemper has a Master of Business Administration degree from James Madison University and Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance from James Madison University. He is also a certified instructor of REALTOR® Ethics and an adjunct professor of real estate at James Madison University.
Kemper lives in Harrisonburg with his wife Ashleigh, son Peyton, and daughter Alexandra. In his spare time, he enjoys playing golf and traveling with his family.