RISMEDIA, August 3, 2011—EXIT Realty Corp. International’s Senior Vice President – Operations, Erika Gileo, has won a Stevie Award in the category of Executive of the Year – Real Estate in the 2011 International Business Awards. The International Business Awards are the only global, all-encompassing business awards program honoring great performances in business.
EXIT Realty, which has offices across the U.S. And Canada, was further recognized with Distinguished Honoree Medals in the categories of Company of the Year – Real Estate and Chairman of the Year (Steve Morris, Founder & CEO).
Nicknamed the Stevie® for the Greek word “crowned,” the awards will be presented to honorees at a gala event on Tuesday, 11 October in the Emirates Palace Hotel in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.
Recipients of International Stevie Award trophies and Distinguished Honoree medals were selected from more than 3,000 entries received from organizations and individuals in more than 40 nations.
“Erika understands that in building a company you can replace yourself with either people or systems. At EXIT Realty she has done an amazing job of meshing the two,” says Tami Bonnell, President of EXIT’s U.S. Organization.
“We have approximately 50 people at our head office and the systems she has put into place will allow us to build to 200,000+ agents without having to significantly increase our head office support network. She has given the staff opportunities for growth and advancement so there is, and will continue to be, very little turnover. We have been through the worst recession since the depression – to grow a real estate company and keep your eye on the core business is a difficult task that she handles with ease. She is a consummate professional.”
Honorees were determined through two rounds of judging by close to 200 professionals worldwide.
“Entries to the International Business Awards grew by more than 80% this year, and that illustrates the increasing importance of the IBAs worldwide,”
says Michael Gallagher, president of the Stevie Awards, presenter of the IBAs. “We congratulate all of the honorees, and we look forward to recognizing them for their achievements at our gala event in Abu Dhabi on 11 October.”
“From her first day as Senior Vice President of Operations, Erika has done an exemplary job of originating and executing the superstructure of EXIT Realty Corp. International,” says Steve Morris, Founder & CEO. “She commands the absolute respect and esteem of the entire North American operation for EXIT Realty and is the cornerstone of this great company.”