NAR honors Florida Realtors with two global awards

Published Thursday, November 9, 2017

CHICAGO – Nov. 8, 2017 – The National Association of Realtors® (NAR) presented two international awards to Florida Realtors this past weekend at its annual convention in Chicago: The Platinum Global Achievement Program Award and the Global Outreach Effort Award, which recognizes the annual global issue of Florida Realtor magazine.

Platinum Global Achievement Program Award

The Platinum Global Achievement Program Award recognizes the most active associations in global business. There are 110 global business councils across the U.S., and each of the organizations that received an award has demonstrated "exceptional commitment to building members' awareness of the global and multicultural business opportunities in their local markets."

Participating councils are divided into four status classifications based on their level of activity. Councils are evaluated in five focus areas: Business Plan, Marketing & Communication, Events/Education, Outreach and Benchmarking.

"We are very proud to have NAR recognize Florida Realtors with the Platinum Global Achievement Award," said Diana Galavis, 2017 chair of Florida Realtors Global Business Committee.

"The goals of our Global Business Committee are to provide resources to our local global councils, promote Florida real estate to international buyers and to provide a platform for Florida Realtors to engage and connect with real estate professionals all over the world. We are excited about our expanding global program at Florida Realtors and this prestigious recognition from NAR."

NAR also recognized local Realtor organizations in Florida with Global Achievement Program Awards, including:


Realtors of the Palm Beaches and Greater Fort Lauderdale, honored with the Diamond Global Achievement Program Award after five consecutive years of being recognized by NAR with the Platinum Global Achievement Award. The Miami Association of Realtors received NAR's first Diamond Global Achievement Program Award in 2016 and continues to hold that status.


  • Orlando Regional Realtor Association
  • Pinellas Suncoast Association of Realtors
  • Naples Area Board of Realtors
  • Osceola County Association of Realtors


  • Greater Tampa Realtors
  • Realtor Association of Sarasota and Manatee
  • Northeast Florida Association of Realtors


  • Ocala/Marion County Association of Realtors
  • Royal Palm Coast Realtor Association

Global Outreach Effort Award

"It's an honor to receive this Global Outreach Effort Award, which shows Florida Realtor magazine provides our Realtor members the very best information regarding global issues and how to take advantage of international opportunities," said Bill Dryburgh, 2017 chairman of Florida Realtors Communications Committee. "For many years now, members look forward to the April issue of Florida Realtor magazine as a great resource for doing business globally. The partnership between our members, who are the experts offering how-to advice on developing a global market niche, and our outstanding Florida Realtors communications team makes Florida Realtor magazine so successful."

The global issue of Florida Realtor magazine is available online.

© 2017 Florida Realtors®

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