ORLANDO, Fla., Sept. 7, 2016 — Florida Realtors® has honored William “Bill” Poteet, a member of the Naples Area Board of Realtors (NABOR), with its 2016 Commercial Realtor Achievement Award. The award was presented at the state association’s recent 100th annual Convention & Trade Expo at Rosen Shingle Creek in Orlando, Fla. Poteet is president of Poteet Properties Inc. in Naples, Fla.
Poteet has served on numerous committees and in every leadership position for the Naples association, including as its 2012 president. Currently, he is the 2016 chair of the local RPAC Committee (Realtors Political Action Committee). On the local level, Poteet has earned NABOR’s Commercial Realtor Achievement Award, Realtor of the Year, Citizen of the Year, Humanitarian of the Year, Committee Member Spotlight Award and the Ad Miller Award, one of the top honors given for a lifetime of work towards insuring private property rights.
Currently, he serves as Florida Realtors District 5 RPAC trustee, chairman of the Realtor Party Forum and as vice chair of the state association’s Commercial Alliance Committee.
Since 2007, Poteet has been a key contact for state Rep. Matt Hudson; he also is a Sterling R investor in RPAC. On the national level, he is a member of the Land Use, Property Rights and the Environment Committee and the Commercial Legislative and Regulatory Subcommittee for the National Association of Realtors.
In the community, Poteet chairs the Conservation Collier Land Acquisition Committee (2003-2016), which has acquired more than $104 million in environmentally sensitive properties for public use and protection. He is a member of the Collier County Value Adjustment Board, serves on the board of directors for the Golden Gate Area Civic Association and for the Junior Deputy League of Collier County, a youth program serving mostly elementary school age students. Among other activities, Poteet also serves on the Southwest Florida Council of the Boy Scouts of America’s Executive Board and the Greater Naples Better Government Committee.