MRIS Opens Nominations for Adam D. Cockey, Jr. Community Leadership Award

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MRIS Cares Announces Annual Award Honoring Real Estate Professionals Dedicated to Serving the Community

MRIS Cares Announces Annual Award Honoring Real Estate Professionals Dedicated to Serving the Community

This award was established as a tribute to Adam’s dedicated service and philanthropy and we’re honored for it to continue his legacy.

MRIS, the Mid-Atlantic Multiple Listing Service (MLS) that facilitates nearly $103 million a day in real estate transactions, today announced its call for nominations for the second annual Adam D. Cockey, Jr. Community Leadership Award. The award, named after former MRIS Chairman of the Board Adam D. Cockey, Jr., recognizes real estate professionals who have demonstrated unsurpassed advocacy towards community service.

The Adam D. Cockey, Jr. Community Leadership Award was launched in honor of Adam Cockey’s dedication to the real estate industry and for his philanthropic efforts. Before his passing in 2012, Cockey dedicated over 40 years to the real estate industry and served as a positive role model for real estate professionals throughout MRIS’s community and beyond.

Throughout his lifetime, Adam D. Cockey, Jr. was the recipient of numerous industry honors and held multiple executive positions including the Maryland Association of REALTORS® Lifetime Achievement Award, 1996 Maryland State REALTOR® of the Year and the 2010 chair of the Real Estate Trends Forum for the National Association of REALTORS®. Cockey also served as the MRIS Chairman from 2001-2011. Posthumously, Cockey was awarded the Greater Baltimore Board of REALTORS® Life Achievement Award.

Along with his professional achievements, Cockey demonstrated the virtues his namesake award values with active involvement in numerous community and charitable organizations including the Baltimore Symphony Foundation, the League for the Disabled, the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation and the Greater Baltimore Medical Center.

“Adam was an instrumental part of MRIS’s growth, a close friend and a trusted advisor. MRIS and the real estate community benefitted from his leadership, integrity and compassion,” said David C. Charron, CEO of MRIS. “This award was established as a tribute to Adam’s dedicated service and philanthropy and we’re honored for it to continue his legacy.”

The recipient of the Adam D. Cockey, Jr. Community Leadership Award portrays leadership, humanitarianism, courage, enthusiasm and dedication to the community. Last year, Tara Winfree of Long & Foster Real Estate, the first recipient of the Adam D. Cockey, Jr. Community Leadership Award, was chosen for her involvement with helping to feed underprivileged children in her community.

Nominations for the award are open from June 12th to August 12th. The winner, who will be announced in September, will receive a $3,000 donation to the charity of his or her choice and a $2,000 award.

For more information or to nominate an outstanding real estate professional, please visit MRIS.com/MRISCares.

ABOUT MRIS

Metropolitan Regional Information Systems, Inc. (MRIS) celebrates 20 years of Real Estate in Real Time™. We’re a leading provider of real estate information technology and services, and are frequently ranked among the most productive Multiple Listing Services (MLS) in the nation, facilitating over $38 billion in system wide sales in 2012. In its core market, MRIS supports over 43,000 real estate professionals spanning the Mid-Atlantic region, including Maryland, Northern Virginia, Washington, D.C. and parts of Pennsylvania, Delaware and West Virginia. MRIS provides a portfolio of technology solutions and proprietary databases for real estate professionals, as well as broker and agent software products and an industry-leading consumer portal, MRIShomes.com (formerly HomesDatabase). In addition, the CURE Solutions Group, a subsidiary of MRIS, provides proprietary back-end technology to other MLS systems, which serves nearly 150,000 customers each day. Visit MRIS at MRIS.com and our web based TV station, mrisTV.com. “Like” us on Facebook/MRISonFB, follow us on Twitter, @MRIS_REal_News and be sure to visit MRISblog.com for real-time news and company updates.

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