2020 Industry Awards Finalists

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Every year, the Austin Board of REALTORS® celebrates our members’ outstanding accomplishments through the ABoR Industry Awards. As we all know, 2020 was a year unlike any other in our history. Despite a global pandemic that deeply impacted the lives and businesses of our REALTORS®, the Central Texas real estate industry flourished and thrived. This year, we're recognizing members who have excelled in their business achievements and reacted to the pandemic with ingenuity and innovation.

Congratulations 2020 ABoR Industry Awards Winners!

 

Cultural Transformation Award Finalists

Recognizes a Team Lead who went above and beyond in 2020 to bring cultural awareness and inclusion to their team and their community. These individuals found unique ways to interact with their Team members and boost Team morale throughout the year.

Ricky Cain

Ricky Cain
Cain Realty Group - Keller Williams Realty

Finalist

Zane Collins

Zane Collins
KW - Austin Portfolio Real Estate

Winner

Dillar Schwartz

Dillar Schwartz
The Dillar Group, Keller Williams Realty

Finalist

Accelerate Award Finalists

Recognizes a member who successfully adapted and changed their processes to push their business forward during the pandemic. They implemented new technologies into their business and unlocked new and innovative ways to connect with their clients. Their efforts yielded at least a 25% increase over 2019, in either sales volume or number of transactions.

Keith Milkiewicz

Keith Milkiewicz
Keller Williams Realty

Finalist

Kathy Sokolic

Kathy Sokolic
Realty Austin

Finalist

Ross Speed

Ross Speed
Compass RE

Winner

Evolve Award Finalists

Recognizes a real estate broker who has exemplified extraordinary and innovative change in their overall business model and processes. In addition to their business achievements, these brokers offered support to their community and encouraged their agents to become more involved in both the industry and the community.

Chad Goldwasser

Chad Goldwasser
Pure Gold Realty

Finalist

Laura Gottesman

Laura Gottesman
Gottesman Residential Real Estate

Winner

Matt Menard

Matt Menard
Austin Real Estate Experts

Finalist

Advocate Award Finalists

Recognizes a member who advocated for the real estate industry on behalf of their clients and the community in 2020. These individuals made strides to improve the lack of affordable housing in Austin, advocated for property rights, and fought to ensure that real estate was deemed an essential business during the pandemic.

Albert Allen

Albert Allen
Realty Austin

Winner

Holly Mace Massingill

Holly Mace Massingill
Keller Williams Realty

Finalist

Aaron Mullens

Aaron Mullens
The Groove Realty

Finalist

Affiliate of the Year Finalists

Recognizes an ABoR affiliate member who successfully adapted and changed their business processes to push their business forward during the pandemic. Their involvement at ABoR and in their community played an integral role in their success.

Josh Bohls

Josh Bohls
Commission Express Lone Star

Finalist

Tyka Booker

Tyka Booker
US Health Advisors

Finalist

Patricia Perez

Patricia Perez
UFCU Mortgage Services

Winner

REALTOR® of the Year Finalists

Recognizes the outstanding personal production achievements of a seasoned REALTOR®. The REALTOR® of the year award is based on an evaluation of a member’s contribution to the real estate industry on a local, state, and national level. ABoR and community involvement are also taken into consideration for this honor.

Jen Berbas

Jen Berbas
Realty Austin

Finalist

Elizabeth Riley

Ashley Jackson
Realty Austin

Winner

Elizabeth Riley

Elizabeth Riley
eXp Realty

Finalist

Rookie of the Year Finalists

Recognizes a member who has been a REALTOR® for 24 months or less. In addition to outstanding personal production in their first two years as a REALTOR®, the Rookie of the Year award is based on an evaluation of a member’s contribution to the real estate industry on a local, state, and national level.

Shannon Ayres

Shannon Ayres
Brigham Real Estate

Finalist

Keith Milkiewicz

Keith Milkiewicz
Keller Williams Realty

Winner

Phillip Rogers

Phillip Rogers
Womack Real Estate

Finalist

Iconic Changemaker Finalists

Recognizes an individual who has been a member of the Austin Board of REALTORS® for 20 years or more, is well-known in their industry and community, and has achieved distinct levels of success during their career.

Kathy Chappell

Kathy Chappell
Pacesetter Properties

Finalist

Socar Chatmon Thomas

Socar Chatmon-Thomas
Elegant Estates Realty and Auctions

Finalist

Jennifer Korba

Jennifer Korba
Realty Austin

Winner

All applications are carefully vetted and thoroughly reviewed by the peer-driven, Industry Awards committee comprised of fellow members. Finalists are selected anonymously and winners are selected with the application video submissions taken into consideration

2020 Industry Awards Winners Package

This year, all 2020 winners will receive an Industry Awards Winner package that includes:

  • $2,500 in targeted advertising in a Central Texas Community Impact Newspaper 
  • Feature in a half-page ad in the Austin Business Journal
  • Member Profile video and blog post featured on ABoR.com and across our social media channels
  • Awards winner graphics to use in marketing initiatives

In addition, all 2020 Industry Awards finalists will be invited to participate in a photoshoot and receive a professional headshot.

For more information regarding ABoR’s Industry Awards program, please contact Lauren Johnson at events@abor.com.