ORLANDO, Fla., Sept. 11, 2020 — Anand Patel, a member of Greater Tampa Realtors, was named the winner of Florida Realtors® 2020 Realtor Achievement Award. The award was announced in a special recognition video that launched the state association’s first Virtual Convention held Aug. 24-27, 2020.
The Realtor Achievement Award honors one Realtor serving in the capacity of manager, broker of record or officer of their company. This award covers the previous three years’ contributions to the community, local, state and national Realtor associations.
Patel has served on numerous committees at his local association, including as chair of the Realtor Attorney Committee and the Young Professionals Network, of which he was also a founding member. He currently is vice chair of his local Global Committee. A major investor in RPAC, Patel believes in the need to protect private property rights and ensuring the Realtor voice is heard at the local, state and national levels.
He has also been active in Florida Realtors, serving on many committees for the state association, including as the 2018 chairman of the Strategic Thinking Committee; he has chaired the Business Trends and Technology Forum, as well as been a member of Florida Realtors Young Professionals Network and helped to launch the state association’s first YPN Summit. An alumnus of Florida Realtors Leadership Academy, he also was a member of the Board of Directors for many years.
On the national level, Patel has spoken about technology-related topics at various real estate industry events, including the National Association of Realtors’ (NAR) Tech Edge and CRS (Certified Residential Specialist) Sell-a-bration Convention. For NAR, he has been a member of its Data Strategies Committee and the Federal Technology Policy Advisory Board. He serves as a mentor for technology companies in NAR’s accelerator program, called Reach. And, Patel also was a blogger for NAR’s YPN Lounge website and a guest editor for Realtor Magazine.
He has long supported the Tampa Bay community, serving on the board of the local YMCA for many years and most recently on the board of TiE Tampa, an organization that fosters entrepreneurship by mentoring and funding startups. A past president of his local Toastmasters Club and alumni of Leadership Tampa Bay, Patel and his family organize an annual event at a local elementary school for migrant families, providing Thanksgiving meal vouchers, blankets and other supplies. In 2017, he was honored with the prestigious Indo-U.S. Chamber of Commerce Young Entrepreneur of the Year award.