CORFAC Awards: Rewarding Excellence

CORFAC International recognizes our family members twice a year with the following recognition programs:

COR$TAR Awards (Spring)

Awards are given to top referring brokers and billing brokers for closed member-to-member referral transactions in the previous year in the following categories: Largest Dollar Value and Largest Square Footage in the Office, Industrial, Retail, Investment/Other and Cross-Border sectors. The individual broker with the most number of outbound CORFAC referrals and the firm with most number of outbound referrals in the previous year are also honored. 

CORFAC Member Excellence Awards (Fall)

Individuals in the network are recognized with four special Member Excellence Awards for their dedication, leadership and service. The awards include:

Charlie King MVP Award: This award is given to an individual nominated by CORFAC's President who exemplifies devoted and exceptional service to CORFAC International. The President's selection recognizes the Most Valuable Player for his/her term as president or a person who over time has made substantial contributions to the development of our network.

Olen Monsees Award: The late Olen Monsees (1940-2012), was President of Karbank Real Estate Company/CORFAC International in Kansas City, MO, and a CORFAC colleague since 1989. 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. His focus was always to get the job done properly, without complaint. The Olen Monsees Award recognizes an individual member who goes above and beyond the call of duty without being asked and is considered an unsung hero of the network.

Thomas B. Hayes Jr. Award: Historically awarded in recognition of technology innovation and sharing of best practices, the Thomas B. Hayes Jr. Award was expanded in 2012 to include all creativity and innovation within CORFAC. Nominees have shared innovative and creative ideas relevant to commercial real estate brokerage with the entire network. The award was established in 2003 to honor the late Tom Hayes, who as a Principal of Integrated Corporate Property Services/CORFAC International, was consistently on the cutting edge of technology and routinely shared his knowledge with CORFAC colleagues.

Steven H. Podolsky International Member of the Year Award: The Steven H. Podolsky International Member of the Year Award recognizes an outstanding international member (outside of the U.S.) who goes above and beyond the call of duty without being asked while expanding the visibility, collaboration and reach of CORFAC globally. This award is named in honor of Steven H. Podolsky, SIOR, 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 is also a founding member of CORFAC International.

Contact CORFAC Director of Communications and Marketing Jennifer Norbut at (224) 257-4301 or for assistance with CORFAC Awards programs.