ORLANDO – Crossman & Company CEO John Crossman, CCIM, CRX has been honored as ‘Humanitarian of the Year’ at the prestigious 2018 Eagle Awards by the African American Chamber of Commerce of Central Florida (AACCCF).
“This is a deeply meaningful award.” Crossman said. “Accepting the Humanitarian of the Year Award is both gratifying and tremendously humbling. To be recognized by such a fine organization and to join the list of those who have received this award is a great honor.”
For over a decade Crossman has been president and now CEO of Crossman & Company, one of the Southeast’s largest retail leasing, management and investment sales firms, with over 28 million square feet of properties in Florida, Georgia, Alabama, South Carolina, North Carolina Tennessee, Virginia and Mississippi.
‘Humanitarian of the Year’ recognizes an organization or individual that has made life-long contributions and extraordinary service towards the improvement of the African American Community in the Central Florida region.
“This honor is not given lightly,” noted AACCCF President John Davis. “Recipients have demonstrated a strong commitment to diversity, equality and civil rights on the community and professional level and made significant contributions toward improvement.”
Long known as a community activist, Crossman has appeared before the Congressional Black Caucus about historically black colleges and universities (HBCU). Bethune-Cookman University named him Philanthropist of the Year for his work in promoting diversity and he was honored by the Urban League of Central Florida with their Empowerment Award.
Crossman has demonstrated leadership on diversity and an unselfish commitment to the African American Community receiving the Champion of Education Award from the United Negro College Fund.
From offering scholarships at Florida A&M and Bethune-Cookman to mentoring minority students and young professionals, Crossman is a sought-after lecturer and panelist on student advancement and professional and personal success.
One of John’s popular on campus presentations, “Top 5 Career Killers, Career Builders” is the basis for a latest book.
The 2018 Humanitarian of the Year Award winner was announced at the Eagle Awards Gala at Walt Disney World’s Contemporary Resort in Lake Buena Vista.
Serving Brevard, Lake, Orange, Osceola, Seminole and Volusia counties, the African American Chamber of Commerce Central Florida serves as the principal leader and preeminent organization advocating for the advancement of black and minority-owned businesses in Central Florida. The businesses represented by the AACCCF reflect the diversity, skill, and devotion of our membership and community. Through generous support, the AACCCF can continue in its commitment to educate, enlighten, and empower our community and local businesses, a commitment that has driven the African American Chamber of Commerce of Central Florida for more than 70 years.
About Crossman & Company
Founded in 1990, Crossman & Company is one of the largest retail leasing, management and investment sales firms focused on serving landlords throughout the Southeast. With offices in Atlanta, Boca Raton, Orlando, Tampa, and Miami, Crossman & Company represents more than 370 shopping centers in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Mississippi, and Tennessee with over 28 million square feet under leasing and/or management. Visit www.crossmanco.com.