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Century 21 Lauds Company for Commitment to Improving Minority Homeownership

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RISMEDIA, March 14, 2007-Century 21 Real Estate LLC announced that it honored CENTURY 21 Southwest, located in Houston, Texas, with the 2007 Century 21 Marsh Fisher Diversity Award during the CENTURY 21 International Convention held at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas. Established in 1999, the Century 21 Marsh Fisher Diversity Award is given annually to a Century 21 System franchise for its extraordinary commitment to cultural diversity and improving minority homeownership.

"It is an honor to recognize the extraordinary efforts of Kenneth Li and Century 21 Southwest for the outstanding commitment that they have made to their community in support of minority homeownership," said Tom Kunz, president and Chief Executive Officer, Century 21 Real Estate LLC.

"As an organization, Century 21 Southwest has remained focused on educating our customers and helping them make informed real estate decisions," said Kenneth Li, broker/owner of Century 21 Southwest, who credits part of his success to the global presence and reputation of the Century 21 brand.

To best service the real estate needs of Houston's culturally diverse population, the Century 21 Southwest sales team speaks multiple languages including Spanish, Chinese (Cantonese, Mandarin, Shanghainese and Taiwanese), German, Indonesian and Vietnamese. In fact, according to Li, most of the brokerage's sales professionals have immigrated to the United States from nations around the world.

Li is an Asian-American born in Taiwan and raised in Hong Kong. He began his real estate career in Houston in the early 1980s and later affiliated with the Century 21 System in 1998. As a minority business owner, Li has spent more than two decades promoting the positive benefits of homeownership, particularly among Houston's growing Asian-American population.

Li served as the founding president of the Greater Houston Chinese Real Estate Association and the Asian American Real Association and stands as the president liaison to Hong Kong for the National Association of Realtors®.

"Having so many successful, creative and motivated real estate entrepreneurs working under the same Century 21 banner brings out the best in you and Century 21 Southwest is proud to accept the 2007 Diversity Award as a symbol of our ongoing commitment to diversity in homeownership," said Li.

Century 21 Southwest is a full service brokerage firm specializing in residential and commercial property listings.

For more information about Century 21 Southwest, visit www.c21sw.com.

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