Naples Area Board of REALTORS® recognized for Outstanding Committee Achievements

Accepting the NAR® Platinum Global Achievement Program Award (l-r): 2021 NABOR® President Corey McCloskey, 2009 NABOR® President Brett Brown, and 2022 NABOR® President Ryan Bleggi.NABOR® Young Professionals Network Committee Members with Award: (l-r) : Antonio Barroso, Director Liaison Nick Bobzien, Liam Barker, Erin Zappia, Morgan Hila, Matt Goodwin, Chair Mariana Birmingham, Stephanie Ross, Vice-Chair Henry Albarracin, Allisa Pipes, Juan Chaparro, and Faviola Vargas Cano.

NAPLES, FL  – Naples Area Board of REALTORS® (NABOR®) is proud to announce that two of its member committee teams obtained high awards from the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR®) throughout NAR®’s annual convention and expo held in San Diego on November 11, 2021. NABOR®’s Global Business Committee was awarded the 2021 Platinum Global Achievement Program Award and NABOR®’s Young Professionals Network (YPN) was named Large Network of the Year.

“Out of the hundreds of contenders that were nominated in both areas, our Global and YPN committees stood out on top this year,” mentioned NABOR® Past President Corey McCloskey. “As an active REALTOR® member, I have benefitted from their quality programs and networking events for many years. But when national recognition is given – especially during a year where residual pandemic challenges kept resurfacing – I am reminded of the value of NABOR® for providing not only a robust committee community, but also for the impact it has on so many homeowners and charities within the community.”



For the previous six years, NABOR®’s Global Business Committee has obtained Gold or Platinum Awards from NAR® for its excessive ranges of achievement in 5 classes: Business Plan, Marketing and Communication, Events/Education, Outreach, and Benchmarking. The Platinum Global Achievement Program Award locations NABOR®’s Global Business Committee within the high 8 % of Global Councils nationwide.

As demand for properties in Naples from home consumers skyrocketed in the course of the third quarter of 2020, the Global Business Committee rolled up its sleeves and developed a brand new plan that included extra numerous applications and progressive sources to additional put together NABOR® members for an anticipated surge in curiosity from an keen international actual property market. Examples of this committee’s 2021 achievements embody:

  • Developed a collection of testimonial movies for instance the committee’s worth and intent to offer members with common communications and occasions on worldwide market traits and techniques for working with international allies together with consumers and sellers in a world market.
  • Assisted within the growth of the “All About Naples” video collection that spotlight the cultural and way of life options of key vacation spot factors round Naples.
  • Translated NABOR®’s month-to-month Market Reports into Spanish and distributed them to members and Latin media.
  • Strengthened its relationships with Canadian, German, Central and South American actual property teams to incorporate co-hosting networking occasions and academic workshops.
  • Built and promoted a resource-heavy internet and social media presence with a devoted webpage that homes many helpful gadgets like hyperlinks to allied providers for international actual property professionals, forex calculators, and authorized paperwork in a number of languages.

“NABOR® Global Business Council has gone above the standard in their commitment to enhancing global business opportunities and engaging REALTORS® in their market,” mentioned Charles Dawson, NAR® Vice President, Engagement and Advocacy Outreach. “They have done an outstanding job and we are thrilled to present them with the Platinum Global Achievement Program Award.” 

Started in 2009, the NABOR® Global Business Committee works to attach members with sources that assist them serve purchasers from across the globe and construct member consciousness of the worldwide and multicultural enterprise alternatives within the native markets. NABOR®’s Global Business Council is an element of a consortium of 110 Global Councils that work instantly with NAR® to develop globally themed schooling, programming, and networking for members. This contains internet hosting CIPS programs and social occasions that construct partnerships with different globally minded companies, mortgage brokers, attorneys, and different related native entities.



As the 2021 Large Association Network of the Year, NABOR®’s Young Professionals Network embodies all of the tenets of an excellent community (as outlined by NAR) because it efficiently includes, recruits, and represents younger professionals in the actual property business and resides as much as the targets and mission of NAR®’s Young Professionals Network.

Similar to NABOR®’s Global Business Committee, the Young Professionals Network re-envisioned and re-focused its outreach engagement efforts in 2021. “In addition to changing our recruitment process to an interview approach to make membership more exclusive and volunteers more accountable, we added a new feature in our monthly meetings called ‘Knowledge is Power’ where a volunteer provides a 5- to 10-minute informational presentation,” mentioned YPN Chairperson Mariana Birmingham. “These sessions highlight the breadth of skills within our volunteer network and resulted in increased meeting participation.”

The community additionally enhanced its outreach in 2021 with intelligent promotional movies and has develop into a potent supply for expertise and volunteers inside NABOR®. But constructing skilled connections took middle stage in 2021 because the community hosted a range of occasions to enchantment to totally different member preferences. As a end result, YPN hosted extra occasions in 2021 than in any previous 12 months. New occasions included:

  • Wake Up YPN espresso meetups the place members met for early morning networking to energise one another
  • Beach volleyball video games that impressed pleasant competitors and play and ended with a peaceable shared sundown

Other standout occasions by YPN in 2021 included a waterways cleanup, a Mardi Gras Celebration and Oktoberfest Sunset Cruise, in collaboration with the Global Business Committee, and a Karaoke Charity Challenge that raised over $2,700 for Valerie’s House. The success of the karaoke occasion satisfied the community to make it a signature annual occasion.

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