RISMEDIA, March 28, 2007-Leading Real Estate Companies of the WorldTM (LeadingRE) paid tribute to distinguished affiliates at its annual conference Mar. 14-16 in Palm Desert, California, presenting awards to network leaders and top performers. Nearly 800 real estate brokers, managers, relocation professionals, sponsors and guests from across the U.S. and 12 countries around the world attended the annual event.
The highest honor was presented to Baird & Warner of Chicago, Ill. The company won the prestigious Diamond Award, which recognizes the one firm that has demonstrated the greatest level of participation in all of LeadingRE's business offerings.
"Baird & Warner is an outstanding company that actively engages in every facet of our network – including referrals, marketing, Luxury Portfolio Advisory Board participation and information technology leadership. We were delighted to recognize their commitment to our organization with this award," said Pam O'Connor, president/CEO of LeadingRE.
Winners of the next-highest honor, the Crown of Excellence, included Allen Tate Company (N.C.); Fonville Morisey Realty (N.C.); Allen Tate Company – Triad (N.C.); Cottingham-Chalk & Associates (N.C.); Martha Turner Properties Inc. (Texas); Townsend Real Estate (N.C.); and Cam Taylor Co., LTD., Realtors, Inc. (Ohio). These companies achieved the highest overall referral performance within their respective company size categories.
The premier individual honor went to Sheila Barr from Patterson-Schwartz Real Estate (Del.), who was the first-ever recipient of the Hall of Fame Award.
"The Hall of Fame was established to recognize our members who have made the most significant contributions to our network year after year, sharing their expertise, knowledge and time for the betterment of other affiliates and the network as a whole. I am delighted to recognize Sheila with this award for her extensive involvement with our Internet initiatives, corporate relocation programs, Relocation Advisory Council and so much more," said O'Connor.
Also earning top individual honors were Chairman's Award recipients Karen McRae of Jenny Pruitt and Associates, Inc. (Ga.); Camille Mims of Fonville Morisey Realty (N.C.); and Elizabeth Nunan of Houlihan Lawrence Real Estate (N.Y.).
The 2008 awards will be presented at LeadingRE's national conference, April 10-12, 2008, in Boca Raton, Florida.
For more information, visit www.LeadingRE.com.
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