CUTLER BAY, FL—During the 2019 Real Estate Achievers & Leaders (R.E.A.L.) Awards ceremony, held on Wednesday, April 17, 2019 in Jungle Island, the Town of Cutler Bay was named the winner in the "Municipality, Community or Public Sector" category. The Town was one of three finalists in a competitive category which included the City of Coral Gables and the Miami Downtown Development Authority.
The R.E.A.L. Awards ceremony, organized by the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce and held yearly, puts a spotlight on Miami’s Real Estate Achievers, Leaders and Partners—entrepreneurs, professionals, and visionaries in the industry who have achieved success in their respective fields over the previous year while also being leaders in the South Florida community.
“This is a commendation to our staff who work so hard over the years since we were incorporated, and to the Councils going all the way back to 2005 until now,” stated Mayor Tim Meerbott. “Citizens, we have a great city. There’s a reason why we’re listed as #7 on Realtor.com as one of the hottest places to live.”
There were over 500 attendees present at the ceremony, many of whom are top influential executives within the real estate industry. Awards were also presented to candidates nominated in the following categories: Architect, Developer, Real Estate Law, Commercial Real Estate Broker, Residential Real Estate Broker, Real Estate Banking and Finance.
Candidates were judged based on achievements in their individual category as well as leadership, contributions and/or service to the community. Some of the highlights and accomplishments the Town was noted for during the nomination process were: the adoption of the Green Master Plan and Watershed Master Plan; the designation of Opportunity Zones in the Town Center District and a portion of the commercial district along US-1; Achieving a Community Rating System Class 5; and being one of only two municipalities in Florida to have an Age-Friendly Action Plan approved by AARP and the World Health Organization.
Find out more about the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce and the R.E.A.L. Awards by visiting their website at www.miamichamber.com. For more information, visit www.cutlerbay-fl.gov or call Town Hall at (305) 234-4262.