MIAMI, Feb. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- As Keyes Company honors its top-producing associates for 2005, the residential and commercial real estate company has additional reason to celebrate. Last year marked the first time the company reached sales of over $4 billion, and hit a sales force level of 2,000 associates. This success comes on the heels of Keyes' 80th anniversary this year. Since the company was originally founded in 1926 in downtown Miami, it has grown to 32 offices throughout southern and central Florida. The company's annual sales awards program is a long-standing tradition that recognizes the professionalism and dedication of its Realtors. The sales awards are offered in several categories representing various top volume levels. Associates who attain Vanguard status have reached $10 million or more in volume during the year; sales professionals honored in the Chairman's Circle category have reached between $5 million and $10 million in sales; the President's Circle represents those who have reached $3 million to $5 million in volume; the company's Inner Circle category includes associates who have sold over $2 million in volume. For Keyes' ultimate achievers, the company has created the Keyes Hall of Fame for the top 10 residential specialists; top 5 residential specialist teams and top 10 commercial individuals and teams. Circle of Excellence is another highly sought-after award that honors Keyes Company's top 20 earners. "Keyes' 14 Dade County offices had a substantial impact on the company's record-breaking year," says Keyes Company Regional Vice President Fritz Hawkins. "It's exciting to be able to recognize this elite group of achievers." The following real estate associates based in Dade County were honored with the top Vanguard Award: Aventura Natasha A. Gonell Keyes Commercial Office Alejandro J. Aguirre, P.A. Andrea J. Ivory Claudia P. Gutierrez, also named Branch Rookie of the Year Donald G. Philips, also named in Hall of Fame and Circle of Excellence Julio A. Ulloa, also named in Hall of Fame and Circle of Excellence Magaly Romero Marcelo Llorente, also named in Hall of Fame Marlyn Bloomquist, P.A. Michael D. Llopis, P.A., also named in Hall of Fame and Circle of Excellence Robert B. Yeakle Scott M. Bennett Coral Gables Enilda L. Rubin, P.A. Piper Rothan, P.A. Doral Chris J. Forry, P.A. Florida Keyes/South Dade Louis R. Melara Nancy J. O'Brien Susan Newman, also named in Top 10 Listing Agents Todd J. Akers, also named Branch Rookie of the Year Key Biscayne Angela P. Ocampo, P.A. and Gilberto Ocampo Team, also named in Hall of Fame and Circle of Excellence Miami Beach Danell L. Van Orden, also named in Hall of Fame Luiza M. Polyanskaya Lydia Grace Thomas, also named in Hall of Fame Marco Attinelli, P.A. Richard Leroy, also named Branch Rookie of the Year Sabeto Garazi, also named in Hall of Fame and Circle of Excellence Sam G. Thompson Suzanne Sonner Violette Fields North Miami George Alan Sauvigne Palmetto Bay The Miami Dream Team (Andrew Tripodi and Raul Leyva) Sunset/Kendall Carlos Garcia, LLC, also named in Hall of Fame and Circle of Excellence Heriberto Alonso, P.A. Isabel M. Navarro and Mohamed Morsy Team Jane L. Carver, P.A Mari Carmen Roca, P.A., also named in Hall of Fame Marlene Bernasconi Marlene Gonzalez, P.A., also named in Hall of Fame and Circle of Excellence Carlos Pena and Frank Rosenberg Team In addition to the top volume and top earner associate honors, The Keyes Office Awards were also presented to recognize sales, volume, units and profitability achievements of the branch offices. The Chairman's Award for Top Residential Unit Volume to the Sunset/Kendall office, Victor Ulloa manager; The President's Award for Volume Improvement to the Miami Beach office, Frank Jewett manager; The Triumph Award for Overall Top Volume and Profit to the Commercial office, Floyd Cerf manager; The Shooting Star Award for Overall Growth to the Doral office, Eli Santurio manager; The Excellence Award for Net Hires, to the Brickell/Coconut Grove office, Enrique Suarez manager The following individuals were recognized for their recruiting and training performance. Lillian Closius of the Sunset/Kendall office received the Top Recruiting Award, and Monica Hanna of the Kendall/Pinecrest office received the Most Listings With Trainee Award. "There are more real estate professionals competing for sales in our community than ever before, so it is a true testament to our associates' commitment to excellence when they are able to record more than $2 million in sales volume during a single year," said Keyes President Mike Pappas. "Whether an associate is a top earner in the Keyes Circle of Excellence or a multi-million-dollar producer, they deserve our recognition for going above and beyond to achieve exemplary success in a dynamic market." About The Keyes Company / Real Estate, Mortgage, and Title Through its successful history as an independently-owned family business, Keyes ( http://www.keyes.com ) has become a legend in South Florida real estate and one of the largest firms in the country. Keyes has over 30 offices with the sales power of 2,000 professional associates. Keyes continues to grow, and reported record sales in excess of $4 billion in 2005. Keyes is celebrating 80 years of superior service, blending the traditional values of personal attention and customer service with the skills and utilization of "global approach" marketing systems.
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