CORFAC Awards: Rewarding Excellence

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

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

Charlie King MVP Award (Individual Award): This award is given to an individual nominated by CORFAC's current 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 CORFAC.

Olen Monsees Award (Individual Award): 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 (Individual 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 (Individual 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 jennifer@corfac.com for assistance with CORFAC Awards programs. 

Locally Owned. Globally Connected

CORFAC International is comprised of privately held entrepreneurial firms with expertise in office, industrial and retail brokerage, tenant and landlord representation, investment sales, multifamily, self-storage, acquisitions and dispositions, property management and corporate services. Founded in 1989, CORFAC has 49 offices in the U.S., 5 in Canada and 18 in international markets, including Australia, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, Netherlands, Romania, Russia, Singapore, South Korea, Switzerland, Thailand, United Arab Emirates and the United Kingdom. CORFAC offices annually complete more than 10,000 lease and sales transactions totaling over 620 million square feet of space valued in excess of $8.2 billion.