Congratulations to CORFAC’s 2016 Standards of Excellence Award Winners
CORFAC International is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2016 Standards of Excellence Awards, which were given at the recent Fall Summit held in Toronto, Canada. CORFAC 2016 President John R. Homsher, CCIM, presented four individual members with special recognition awards and 15 member firms were recognized for excellence in upholding the CORFAC brand, mission and values throughout the past year.
Charlie King MVP Award
David Boyd, CCIM, SIOR, of Boyd Commercial/CORFAC International in Houston Texas, received the Charlie King MVP Award for his his devoted and exceptional service to CORFAC International.
David has not only been one of the most valuable players on the team during the current year, but also has made substantial contributions to the overall development of CORFAC over the years, particularly in regard to CORFAC’s branding, communications and marketing.
This is David’s second time winning the Charlie King MVP Award for his dedication and contributions to the organization.
Olen Monsees Award
Sim Doughtie, CCIM, MCR, SIOR, of King Industrial/CORFAC International in Atlanta, Georgia, was honored with the Olen Monsees Award, which was created in memory of Olen, who was President of Karbank Real Estate Company in Kansas City, Missouri, and a CORFAC colleague since 1969.
Olen was an iconic figure in the Kansas City real estate brokerage community. He distinguished himself with his plain spoken wisdom, quiet dignity and low-key manner that engendered deep loyalty among his clients, friends and colleagues. His focus was always to get the job done properly. He worked with a natural sense of responsibility, without complaint and without excuses. Olen was the finest of gentlemen.
Sim was recognized with this award because of his willingness to go above and beyond the call of duty without being asked in all areas of service to CORFAC, making him the ‘Unsung Hero’ of the network.
Thomas B. Hayes, Jr. Award
The Thomas B. Hayes, Jr. Award was given to Kurt Walsh of ProTen Realty Group/CORFAC International in Chicago for his tireless efforts at creating more business development and deal-making opportunities among CORFAC members.
The award was established in 2003 to honor the late Tom Hayes, a Principal of Integrated Corporate Property Services/CORFAC International. Tom was consistently on the cutting edge of monitoring and assessing new technology and keeping his CORFAC colleagues updated on them. In 2012, the award was expanded to include all creativity and innovation within CORFAC. Members who have shared innovative and creative ideas relevant to commercial real estate brokerage are nominated for this award.
Walsh served as CORFAC’s Transactions Committee Chair for the past six years, implementing a range of innovative and new ideas to encourage referral business among member firms.
New Award: Steven H. Podolsky International Member of the Year Award
This newly created award is named in honor of Steven H. Podolsky, SIOR, of Podolsky|Circle CORFAC International, for his strategic implementation, commitment, dedication and outstanding service in growing the International affiliates of CORFAC. Steve chaired the International Committee during a crucial re-building stage and gave selflessly of his time. He was also a founding member of CORFAC International.
Alistair Subba Row of Farebrother/CORFAC International in London was selected as the first-ever recipient of the award for his outstanding contributions to CORFAC in the four years his firm has been part of the network. Alistair has demonstrated exemplary efforts to strengthen the international affiliate membership network while expanding the visibility, collaboration and reach of CORFAC globally.
Fourth Annual Standards of Excellence Awards
The Awards ceremony concluded with the Standards of Excellence Awards, which recognize the firms that perform to the highest CORFAC standards. Member firms completed an application to be considered for an award and were evaluated on the following criteria:
- Industry Awards
- CORFAC Branding
Winning firms were recognized in three categories: Platinum, Gold, and Silver. The 2016 winners include:
Platinum Award Winners
- Boyd Commercial
- Joel and Granot Real Estate
- Patterson Woods Commercial Properties
- Podolsky Circle
- ProTen Realty
- Providence Commercial
- Weber Wood Medinger
Gold Award Winners
- The Lewis Group
- Rector Phillips Morse
- Thomas L. Johnson
- TRI Commercial
Silver Award Winners
- Crump Commercial
- King Industrial – Florida
- Piedmont Properties of the Carolinas
- Porter Realty Company
Congratulations to all CORFAC members and firms who were honored for their achievements in 2016.