The Greater San Diego Association of REALTORS (SDAR) honored San Diego’s top real estate producers and members who exemplify excellence at their annual Circle of Excellence awards gala held on Saturday, January 12, 2019. The Awards of Excellence recognize those who have exemplified outstanding service to their clients, community, the association, and the real estate community as a whole. Several affiliates of Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty received honors at the event.

Brian Westre, 2018 Office Manager of the Year, Brian Arrington, Chairman, Pacific Sotheby’s Realty, Mark Marquez, 2018 Platinum Award Winner

Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty’s Brian Westre, Manager of the company’s Inland Corridor office was honored with the 2018 Manager of the Year Award of Excellence.

Amber Anderson took the stage to accept the honor of 2018 Team Realtor of the Year. “Amber and her team have been incredible representatives of our company and our brand since the very beginning,” says Brian Arrington, Chairman, Pacific Sotheby’s Realty. “Her knowledge of marketing and emerging technology are a tremendous asset to her clients and her willingness to share and teach others in our company is invaluable.” Anderson was also a Finalist for 2018 International Award.

Pacific Sotheby’s Realty’s Rick Hagen, Broker of Record and Finalist for Broker of the Year, Nyda Jones-Church, President & COO, Steve Games, CEO, Tim Kirk, The Tim Kirk Team and Finalist for Realtor of the Year

Other Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty honors of the evening included recognition of Rick Hagen, Broker of Record, who was a Finalist for Broker of the Year and Tim Kirk, who was a Finalist for Team REALTOR of the Year.

From Top Left Down: Ryan Dick, Kimberly Koll, Terrence Griffin, Karen Hickman, Lupe Soto, Kimberly Koll, The O’Byrne Team accepting the Platinum Award, Mark Marquez, Kimberly Koll, Nyda Jones-Church, Steve Games, Karen Hickman, Gerri-Lynn Fives, Brian Westre

New to the Awards Of Excellence this year was the 40 Under 40 and Real Estate Specialist Award categories. Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty has several representatives in each of these categories. For 40 Under 40, honors went to Ryan Dick, Terrence Griffin, Kimberly Koll, Gary Massa, and Seth O’Byrne. Gerri-Lynn Fives, Kimberly Koll and Brian Westre were honored with the Real Estate Specialist Award.

The SDAR Award Gala also recognized the top 1% of real estate professionals in San Diego County for production as an individual or team with a minimum of 15 units sold and $15 million in sales with the Recognition of Excellence award. Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty agents had a strong showing at the event and the company would like to recognize the following agents who were honored:

PLATINUM (Individuals selling over $50M or 40 units, Small teams selling $80M or 100 units|, Large teams selling $100M or 150 units)

Marie Jo Atkins, Scott Aurich, Dan Conway & Associates, Brett Dickinson, Francine Finn, Janna Hernholm, Ilana Huff, Eric Iantorno, Mark Marquez Team, Donna Medrea, Seth O’Byrne Team

GOLD (Individuals selling at least $25-49M or 25-39 units, Small teams selling $60-70M or 70-99 units, Large teams selling $80-99M or 100-149 units)

Anderson White and Associates, Marguerite Apostolas, Patti Gerke, Deborah Greenspan, Karen Hickman, Tim Kirk, Laura Lothian, Jim McInerney, The Malonado Team, Denny Oh, Clinton Selfridge, Jenniffer Taylor, Carolyn Yarbrough

SILVER (Individuals selling at least $15-24M or 15-24 units, Small teams selling $40-59M or 45-69 units, Large teams selling $60-79M or 70-99 units)

Jason Barbato, Taylor Barre, Jenn Blake, Bille Bourgeois, Julie, Boyadjian, Sandra Copeland, Bryan Devore, Carly Dorendorf, Julie Feld, Greg Flaherty, Cathy Gilchrist-Colmar, Cheryl Gleghorn, Jana Greene, Melissa Gutierrez, April Halvarson, Stephanie Jezek, Keke Jones, Kimberly Koll, Dawn Leahy, Kelly Luu, Chris Mannerino, Gary Massa, Mike McCurdy, Carlos Pastrana, Scott Peck, Trevor Pike, Liz Rincon, Sandra Sarro, Dane A. Scharetg, Randy Swisher, Scott Voak, Gina Vreeburg, Jeffrey Whittington

Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty is proud of our agents who received the 2018 Recognition of Excellence honors and we equally proud of each and every one of our agents, managers and staff work tirelessly to ensure their clients receive the best possible service, marketing exposure and results.

Colby Arrington, PSIR Marketing

Director, Communications & Public Relations Pacific Sotheby's International Realty |

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