President's Update: 2022 Industry Awards + New Economist

2022 Industry Awards Celebration

Last month, I had the pleasure of attending ABoR’s 2022 Industry Awards 24k Gold Gala, and I was awestruck at the level of detail that went into such an incredible, fun, and worthwhile celebration of our finalists and winners. There were aerialists dancing from the ceiling, a live band, gold-painted people, a 360º photo booth, and so much more!

This annual event presented by ABoR recognizes and celebrates the outstanding achievements of ABoR members who make an impact in the Central Texas real estate industry and community. This year, the awards ceremony was held on March 31, 2023 at the Fairmont Austin Hotel and honored winners in nine categories.

I’m still feeling inspired by the hard work and dedication of the 2022 ABoR Industry Awards finalists and winners.


Congratulations to all the winners of the 2022 ABoR Industry Awards: 

Patricia Perez, UFCU Mortgage Services | Affiliate of the Year

Christie Hall, Homes with Hall Realty | Broker of the Year (1-100 Agents)

Daniel Price, Team Price Real Estate | Broker of the Year (101+ Agents)

Albert Allen, Realty Austin | Community Service Award

Elizabeth Riley, eXp Realty | Ethics Award

Amber Brown, White Label Realty | Educator of the Year

Gracie Matthews, Seeker Commercial | Rookie of the Year

Matt Holm, Compass | Salesperson of the Year

Emily Bibby, ATX Home Hunt with Spyglass Realty | REALTOR® of the Year

Charlotte Lipscomb, Compass | Iconic Changemaker Award


Welcome Housing Economist Dr. Clare Losey to ABoR!

I am thrilled to announce that Dr. Clare Losey has joined the Austin Board of REALTORS® as their new staff housing economist. With her extensive background in housing and economic research, Dr. Losey brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to ABoR. In her new role at the Austin Board of REALTORS®, Dr. Losey will provide critical insights and analysis on the local real estate market, helping our members stay ahead of the curve and help buyers and sellers make informed decisions.

Dr. Losey earned her Ph.D. in Urban and Regional Sciences from Texas A&M University and has worked in various research roles in the public and private sectors. Most recently, she served as an economist at the Real Estate Research Center at Texas A&M University, where she conducted research on a range of economic topics, including Texas housing market trends and special case studies on housing affordability.

We are excited to have her on board and look forward to the valuable contributions she will make to our organization. She’ll be joining us at the Central Texas Housing Summit this summer, so keep an eye out for a date announcement!

  • This article previously ran in RealtyLine Austin's April edition here