Relativity Press CEO Alex Charfen Wins Austin Under 40 Award for Real Estate Leadership

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Alex Charfen, CEO of Relativity Press and author of the CDPE and CIAS Designations, was awarded the Au40 Award for Austin leadership and community service in the Real Estate Category.

Since moving to Austin in 2009, [Relativity Press] has added more than 65 new jobs and experienced 1,900 percent revenue growth. ... I feel that Austin – its business environment and people – has had a huge impact on our success.

Alex Charfen, CEO of Relativity Press (http://www.relativitypress.com), received the 2010 Austin Under 40 Award (Au40) in the Real Estate Category.

The award, which is presented each year to Austin, Texas, leaders under the age of 40, was given to the Charfen for his leadership within the national real estate industry and his dedication to the greater Austin community.

“It’s an honor to receive this award, and to be included among such prominent professionals in one of the most vibrant cities in America,” Charfen said. “Since moving to Austin in 2009, our company has added more than 65 new jobs and experienced 1,900 percent revenue growth. You just can’t argue with these results, and I feel that Austin – its business environment and people – has had a huge impact on our success.”

The award was presented to Charfen at the Au40 Awards Gala on February 26, 2011. Founded in 1997 by the Young Men’s Business League and the Young Women’s Alliance, the Austin Under 40 Awards event recognizes young men and women in Austin who excel in their professional fields and make considerable contributions to their communities.

“Two years ago, my wife Cadey and I relocated our company headquarters to Austin for its vibrant entrepreneurial spirit and strong community environment,” Charfen said. “There’s no place in the country that I’d rather be right now, and to be recognized by our community in this way simply inspires us to achieve more and give back in greater ways.”

Charfen’s award adds to the many industry recognitions Relativity Press has won since its inception. These awards include: Austin Business Journal’s “2010 Best Places to Work in Central Texas”; and video production awards including four Telly Awards (Online Video: Information, Real Estate, Use of Animation, and Graphics), four Omni Awards (Education, Graphics, Government, and Internet Delivery), and a 2010 Aegis Award (Training/Education).

About Relativity Press
Relativity Press is the leading training and events company in the real estate industry, hosting more than 300 events nationwide each year. The Institute confers two major designations: the Certified Distressed Property Expert® (CDPE) Designation, and the Certified Investor Agent Specialist™ (CIAS) Designation. The CDPE Designation provides agents with the tools and knowledge to handle distressed properties, specifically short sales, and has become the fastest-growing independent designation in real estate industry history. The CIAS Designation offers agents a strong understanding of real estate investment and how to properly address the needs of the investors, helping build long-term, stable wealth through real estate. Relativity Press also owns STAR POWER, recognized for more than 20 years as the #1 brand in real estate education.

For more information about Relativity Press, visit http://www.relativitypress.com.

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