ORLANDO, Fla., Sept. 10, 2019 — Florida Realtors® has honored Benjamin Crosby, a member of the East Polk County Association of Realtors, with its 2019 Commercial Realtor Achievement Award. The award was presented at the state association’s recent annual Convention & Trade Expo at Rosen Shingle Creek in Orlando, Fla.
The Commercial Realtor Achievement Award honors a Realtor’s lifetime of contributions to commercial activities at the local, state, national and community levels.
He also is a member of the Central Florida Commercial Association of Realtors and the Florida Gulf Coast Commercial Association of Realtors, as well as the Greater Lake and Sumter Counties, Osceola County and Tallahassee associations. Crosby has earned the Accredited Land Consultant (ALC) and Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM) designations from the National Association of Realtors (NAR).
With 37 years in the real estate industry, Crosby has served his local association in numerous ways, from teaching courses to chairing its Commercial, RPAC and Professional Standards committees, and serving as a former president of the organization.
On the state level, he teaches for the Land Institute and developed several courses for continuing education (CE) credit used by various local associations. In 2010, he received the Realtors Land Institute’s Florida Land Realtor of the Year Award as well as its Excellence in Instruction Award. He served as president of the Florida CCIM Chapter in 2012, and has been a trustee for Florida Realtors Political Action Committee.
A long-time and passionate supporter of RPAC (the Realtors Political Action Committee) on the local, state and national levels, Crosby’s name appears on NAR’s “RPAC Hall of Fame” in Washington, D.C.