WALTHAM, Mass. – October 14, 2016 – (RealEstateRama) — The Massachusetts Association of Realtors® (MAR) announced today that Edward Levine, of Fine Properties, Inc. in Shrewsbury, has been named recipient of the MAR Milton H. Shaw Distinguished Service Award for 2016. The award was presented at MAR’s Professional Awards Reception, which was held in conjunction with the Association’s 2016 Conference and Tradeshow at Foxwoods Resort and Casino in Mashantucket, CT.
First awarded in 1984, the Milton H. Shaw Distinguished Service Award is presented annually to one Realtor® member or staff executive who has demonstrated outstanding leadership abilities and volunteered countless hours of personal time to serve on state association committees and participate in MAR activities.
“Ed has been an integral part of ensuring that MAR continues to be the fiscally-sound Association that our members deserve and expect,” said 2016 MAR President Annie Blatz, branch executive at Kinlin Grover Real Estate on Cape Cod. “I speak for the membership when I say it is an honor to have witnessed and be beneficiaries of Ed’s commitment and hard work over the years.”
A Realtor® since 1999, Edward Levine has been involved with the MAR Investment Committee for many years, where he has served as Chair several times. As part of the committee, he has played an integral role in helping guide MAR to its current strong financial position. He has also served as a member of the MAR Audit and Finance Committees. Levine is an eight-time member of the MAR Board of Directors, and consistently attends meetings to give investment reports. Levine was a 2006 MAR Region Vice President.
On the local level, Levine served as President of the Worcester Regional Association of Realtors® in 2005, and was the local Association’s Realtor® of the Year the following year. In 2006, Levine also received the Natalie Quinlan Distinguished Service Award from the Worcester Board.
At the national level, Levine chaired the Medium Board Forum discussion group at the national meetings in 2005.
About the Massachusetts Association of Realtors®:
Organized in 1924, the Massachusetts Association of Realtors® is a professional trade organization with more than 22,000 members. The term Realtor® is registered as the exclusive designation of members of the National Association of Realtors® who subscribe to a strict code of ethics and enjoy continuing education programs.