MIAMI Realtors to Honor South Florida Real Estate Industry Leaders

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The MIAMI Association of REALTORS® (MIAMI) will honor South Florida real estate’s industry leaders with its 2017 MIAMI Awards at its 2018 Inaugural & Awards Celebration, which will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. today at the Trump National Doral.

Teresa King Kinney, MIAMI CEO

“From educator of the year to humanitarian of the year to public policy advocates, the MIAMI Awards honors individuals and groups that made the real estate industry and all of South Florida a better place,” MIAMI CEO Teresa King Kinney said.

The MIAMI Association of REALTORS® (MIAMI) will honor South Florida real estate’s industry leaders with its 2017 MIAMI Awards at its 2018 Inaugural & Awards Celebration today.

“From educator of the year to humanitarian of the year to public policy advocates, the MIAMI Awards honors individuals and groups that made the real estate industry and all of South Florida a better place,” MIAMI CEO Teresa King Kinney said.

The 2017 MIAMI Award winners are:

MIAMI Corporate Board Award Winners

  • Realtor of the Year: 2017 MIAMI Residential President Christina Pappas of The Keyes Company
  • Distinguished Service Award: 2017 MIAMI Chairman of the Board Christopher Zoller of EWM Realty International
  • International Leadership Award: 2018 MIAMI Residential President Jorge L. Guerra, Jr. of Real Estate Sales Force
  • REALTORS® Changing Communities Leadership Award: 2018 MIAMI Chairman of the Board George C. Jalil of Real Living First Service Realty Inc.
  • Industry Leader of the Year Award: Mike Pappas, CEO & President of The Keyes Company
  • Humanitarian of the Year Award: Jonathan Keith of Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate
  • FIABCI Americas International Partner of the Year: Antonio Hánna Grayeb, 2017-18 FIABCI Americas president
  • International Outreach Award: Floralba Nuñez of Related ISG International Realty
  • Media Partner of the Year: The Real Deal
  • Product of the Year Award: eProperty Watch
  • REALTOR® Emeritus: Marta Luis

MIAMI Residential Board Award Winners

  • Residential REALTORS® Give Back Community Award: Ines Hegedus-Garcia of Related ISG International Realty
  • MIAMI Residential Advocate of the Year: Anita Cachaldora of WWM Realty International
  • Excellence in Education Award: Steven David of Florida Professional Family of Companies
  • MIAMI Educator of the Year: Aroosa Rauf of RE/MAX Residential
  • MIAMI Broker Partner of the Year: Manny Bouza of Miami New Realty
  • MIAMI Residential Affiliate of the Year: PRMG

MIAMI Commercial Board Award Winners

  • Commercial Leader of the Year: Michael Silver, SIOR of CBRE
  • Commercial REALTORS® Give Back Community Award: 2018 MIAMI Commercial President Brian Sharpe of Sharpe Properties
  • Commercial Champion of the Year: Josh Kohn of Kohn Commercial Real Estate, Inc.
  • Commercial Rising Star Award: Yulia Vargas of AG Real Estate Advisors, LLC
  • Commercial Service Partner of the Year: Vizzda
  • Commercial Product of the Year: RealConnex

MIAMI Broward Board Award Winners

  • Broward Champion of the Year: Nathan Klutznick of The K Company Realty, LLC
  • Broward Above & Beyond: Donna Reid of Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate
  • Broward Broker Partner of the Year: Ernesto Vega of Realty World South Florida
  • Broward Rising Star Award: Jeff Corriolan of The Keyes Company
  • Broward Affiliate of the Year: Grimaldi Law Firm

MIAMI Political Award Winners

  • Lifetime REALTORS® Advocate Award: U.S. Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, R-Fla
  • Public Policy Advocate of the Year: Evan Fancher, senior advisor to Miami-Dade County Commissioner Xavier Suarez
  • MIAMI REALTORS® PAC Champion: 2012 National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) President Moe Veissi of Veissi & Associates, Inc.
  • Political Action Leadership Award: Steve Moreira of Magic Companies
  • Outstanding Leadership Award: 2017 Florida Realtors® President Maria Wells of Lifestyle Realty Group

Jupiter-Tequesta-Hobe Sound-MIAMI Award Winners*

  • JTHS-MIAMI Outstanding Global: Anton Seiss of Seiss Real Estate
  • JTHS-MIAMI President’s Award: Bill Mate of Paradise Real Estate International
  • JTHS-MIAMI Humanitarian of the Year: Brad Westover of Keller Williams Realty Jupiter
  • JTHS-MIAMI Educator of the Year: Danny Poulos of Elite Leading Team at Inlet Mortgage
  • JTHS-MIAMI Excellence in Service Posthumous: Guy Hartman of Your Inspector Guy Home Inspection Services
  • JTHS-MIAMI Rising Star: Jennifer Daversa of PB Real Estate
  • JTHS-MIAMI Business Partner of the Year: Kathy Phelan of Re-Design Time
  • JTHS-MIAMI REALTOR® of the Year: Lynne Rifkin of Keller Williams Palm Beaches
  • JTHS-MIAMI Outstanding Professional Development: Martha Gillespie-Beeman of Sheehan Realty Corporation
  • JTHS-MIAMI Industry Advocate: Patti Fitzgerald of Illustrated Properties
  • JTHS-MIAMI REALTOR® Emeritus: Walter Foran

MIAMI Professional Standards Award Winners

  • Professional Standards & Ombudsman of the Year: Carol Housen of Magic City Realtors LLC
  • Professional Standards Chairman of the Year: Martin Rodriguez of Homeside Realty Corp.
  • Mediator of the Year: David Dweck of Southeast Regional Realty Corp.

MIAMI Young Professional Network Award Winners

  • YPN of the Year: Alberto Carrillo of Related ISG International Realty
  • Broward YPN of the Year: Cassandra Gallego of Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate
  • YPN REALTORS® Give Back Community Award: Paola Garcia-Carrillo of Residence Realty Inc.
  • YPN Advocate of the Year: Neal Oates of World Renowned Real Estate
  • YPN Affiliate of the Year: Peninsula Title

*JTHS-MIAMI honors were awarded at the JTHS-MIAMI Celebration & Awards Event on December 8, 2017 in West Palm Beach.

About the MIAMI Association of REALTORS®
The MIAMI Association of REALTORS® was chartered by the National Association of Realtors in 1920 and is celebrating 98 years of service to Realtors, the buying and selling public, and the communities in South Florida. Comprised of six organizations, the Residential Association, the Realtors Commercial Alliance, the Broward Council, the Jupiter Tequesta Hobe Sound (JTHS-MIAMI) Council, the Young Professionals Network (YPN) Council and the award-winning International Council, it represents more than 46,000 real estate professionals in all aspects of real estate sales, marketing, and brokerage. It is the largest local Realtor association in the U.S., and has official partnerships with 167 international organizations worldwide. MIAMI’s official website is http://www.MiamiRealtors.com

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