Tampa Bay Realtor® Receives Education Achievement Award

Tampa Bay Realtor® Receives Education Achievement Award

ORLANDO, Fla., Sept. 7, 2016— Florida Realtors® has named Phillip Riek as the winner of its Education Individual Achievement Award for 2016. Riek is a member of the Greater Tampa Realtors®.

The awards were presented during the state association’s recent 100th annual Convention & Trade Expo at Rosen Shingle Creek in Orlando, Fla.

Last year, the Tampa association honored Riek with its “Pedagogy Award,” in recognition of his “valuable knowledge, instructional skills and ability to bring forth higher professional standards, member satisfaction and organizational value” through his instruction. He also received a special commendation from the Tampa association for his work honoring veterans.

Helping colleagues learn more about working with international clients is a key goal for Riek, who often plans and presents programs with global themes. He has led a Global Symposium, as well as planned marketing sessions about the United Kingdom, Costa Rica, Ecuador, India, Uruguay and Albania. During Florida Realtors 2015 convention, he presented an outbound trade mission to members of the Global Networking Committee. Riek also teaches CIPs (Certified International Property Specialist) courses.

A member of the state association’s Professional Development Committee, he has participated on numerous instructor audition panels and helped review CE (Continuing Education) Express courses for Florida Realtors. At present, Riek is working with the National Association of Realtors to update the “Military Relocation Professional” curriculum.

Florida Realtors® serves as the voice for real estate in Florida. It provides programs, services, continuing education, research and legislative representation to its more than 155,000 members in 55 boards/associations. Florida Realtors® Media Center website is available at http://media.floridarealtors.org.

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