At its recent annual company holiday gathering, Ian Black Real Estate presented two employees with top honors: Sales Associate Melissa Harris received the Broker of the Year Award, and Sales Associate Stacy Rosenberg received the Rising Star Award.
The Broker of the Year Award is given to the broker (excluding partners) with the highest commercial real estate sale and lease production volume over the course of the year.
“Melissa has had an excellent year,” said the firm’s partner and founder, Ian Black. “She’s worked hard and her efforts have paid off.”
Harris is extremely active in all aspects of the industry, working with some of the largest landlords in the region, as well as representing local and national tenants and buyers. She focuses on sales and leasing of retail, office and flex properties across Sarasota and Manatee Counties. Harris joined Ian Black Real Estate in 2011 as a commercial property manager and in January 2012 transitioned into leasing and sales.
The Rising Star Award was given for the first time this year. It recognizes an associate who has made tremendous progress in his or her career over the course of the year.
“A career in commercial real estate is not for the faint of heart,” said Black. “Many people don’t make it through the initial ramp-up period. A person’s ability to survive that period speaks volumes toward their future career in the industry. We felt it’s important to recognize those who can stick with it.”
Rosenberg joined Ian Black Real Estate in August 2015 as a commercial sales associate. Working closely with firm partner Michele Fuller, Rosenberg’s primary focus is office and retail leasing in the Lakewood Ranch Bradenton area.
“Stacy’s hard work and success in targeting the office sector in Bradenton and Lakewood Ranch has really raised her confidence as an associate,” said Fuller. “She’s made substantial progress in dealing with tenants and leases, and is continuing to make great strides in sharpening her professional acumen.”
About Ian Black Real Estate
Ian Black Real Estate (IBRE) is a boutique commercial real estate brokerage firm located in Sarasota, Fla. The firm is one of the largest commercial brokerage firms in Southwest Florida and boasts a deep knowledge of the commercial real estate market in Sarasota and Manatee counties and the surrounding area. For more information, visit ian-black.com.