Lutz Realtor® Wins Commercial Realtor Achievement Award

Lutz Realtor®  Wins Commercial Realtor Achievement Award

ORLANDO, Fla., Aug. 29, 2013 — Florida Realtors® has honored Carlos Fuentes, a member of the Greater Tampa Association of Realtors® (GTAR), with its 2013 Commercial Realtor Achievement Award. The award was presented at the state association’s recent 97th annual Convention & Trade Expo at Rosen Shingle Creek in Orlando, Fla.

Fuentes specializes in commercial, resort properties and international real estate with Namaste Realty LLC in St. Petersburg, Fla. He has earned the Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM) and Certified International Property Specialist (CIPS) designations.

The Commercial Realtor Achievement Award honors a Realtor’s lifetime of contributions to commercial activities at the local, state, national and community levels.

Active with his local association, Fuentes has served on numerous committees and task forces. In 2008, he won the “Deal of the Year” Award in the commercial transaction category, while in 2009 he was named local Realtor of the Year for the Tampa association. Fuentes also is always available to offer advice or guidance to any of his residential Realtor colleagues who may be interested in transitioning to commercial real estate.

At the state level, he was District 6 vice president for Florida Realtors in 2011 and served as a member of the board of directors from 2004 through 2011. Fuentes also has been active in many committees for the state association, ranging from the Industry Data and Analysis Advisory Board to chairing the MLS Practices Forum and the Global Business Committee. At the national level, he is a member of NAR’s Diversity Presidential Advisory Group (PAG) and has served on its public policy and MLS policy groups. He also has served as the NAR President’s Liaison to Guatemala, Panama and El Salvador.

Fuentes shows how much he cares for his community through his volunteer efforts. He is a certified Federal Court Interpreter for English to Spanish. He also has served on the board for the Hillsborough County’s Habitat For Humanity and as a board member for the Realtors Care Foundation.

Florida Realtors®, formerly known as the Florida Association of Realtors®, serves as the voice for real estate in Florida. It provides programs, services, continuing education, research and legislative representation to its 118,000 members in 63 boards/associations.

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