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Managing Broker of the Year

2018 Managing Broker of the Year

The Portland Metropolitan Association of Realtors® (PMAR) Masters Circle named Chris Balmes, Chris Balmes Properties LLC, their 2018 Managing Broker of the Year at their May 11th membership event.

The Managing Broker of the Year award selection criteria includes the number of years in the real estate industry, national association recognized designations, community service, number of years as a managing broker and the percentage of brokers in their office that are members of the Masters Circle.

Balmes’ commitment to bettering her community is demonstrated by her support of various nonprofits, which include:

  • Oregon Humane Society
  • The Gentle Barn
  • Boys & Girls Clubs of Portland Metropolitan Area
  • Police Activities League
  • Race for the Cure
  • Salvation Army Giving Tree

In addition to her commitment to her community, Balmes has also proven her commitment to excellence in real estate. After forming Chris Balmes Properties LLC in 2007, the company was named the #17 top real estate firm that same year by the Portland Business Journal, as well as #18 in 2008, and #12 in 2009. Chris herself was nominated as a Woman of Influence by the Portland Business Journal in 2013 and has 45 years of experience in the real estate business.

Chris Balmes is a Diamond-Platinum member of the Masters Circle and has earned GRI and e-PRO designations from the National Association of Realtors®.

Past Recipients:
2017 Managing Broker of the Year
Cheryle Clunes, Summa Real Estate Executives

2016 Managing Broker of the Year
Lynae Forbes, The Hasson Company, Realtors®

2015 Managing Broker of the Year
Judy Adler, Windermere Realty Group

2014 Managing Broker of the Year
Colleen Gordon, Keller Williams Realty Professionals

2013 Managing Broker of the Year
Steve Rosling, Park Place Real Estate

2012 Managing Broker of the Year
David Sly,Coldwell Banker Seal

2011 Managing Broker of the Year
Larry Sievers, RE/MAX Equity Group

2010 Managing Broker of the Year
Gary Whiting, John L. Scott, Inc.

2009 Managing Broker of the Year
Gail Fisher, Windermere/C&C Realty Group

2008 Managing Broker of the Year
Yvonne Davis, RE/MAX Equity Group, Inc.

2007 Managing Broker of the Year
Sue Ann Bearden Realty Trust Group, Inc., and Eva Sanders Meadows Group, Inc., Realtors®

2006 Managing Broker of the Year
Gary Taylor, Summa Professionals RE Group

2005 Managing Broker of the Year
Joe Menashe, Realty Trust Group, Inc.

2004 Managing Broker of the Year
Dorann Riemer, Retired

2003 Managing Broker of the Year
Brian Pienovi, Realty Trust Group, Inc.

2002 Managing Broker of the Year
Michael Hasson, The Hasson Company, Realtors®

2001 Managing Broker of the Year
Dan Scott, Windermere/C&C Realty Group

2000 Managing Broker of the Year
Carolyn Green, RE/MAX Equity Group, Inc.

1999 Managing Broker of the Year
Alan Mehrwein, RE/MAX Equity Group, Inc.

1998 Managing Broker of the Year
Wilma Caplan, Realty Trust Group, Inc.

1997 Managing Broker of the Year
Kurt Dalbey, RE/MAX Equity Group, Inc. (formerly)

1996 Managing Broker of the Year
Dave Koch, RE/MAX Equity Group, Inc.

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