Realtors® from the Coldwell Banker Alexandria Office are honored as the first-ever recipient of the NVAR Broker Spirit Award. (L-R: Sara Hanni, Lynn Walsh, Nora Partlow, NVAR 2019 President Christine Richardson, Coldwell Banker Alexandria Managing Broker Rachel Carter, Virginia Amos, Prince Raassi, Cathy D’Antuono, Kathy Kratovil and Jennifer Molden.)
2019 Broker Spirit Award – Coldwell Banker, Alexandria Office
The Coldwell Banker, Alexandria Office is the first recipient of the NVAR Broker Spirit Award. New this year, the Broker Spirit Award honors a brokerage that gives back to the community in a significant way. The award is based not on funds raised, but by the brokerage’s efforts in charitable outreach.
Rachel Carter, managing broker of the Coldwell Banker, Alexandria Office, co-chairs the company’s charitable foundation – CB Cares. The foundation is completely funded by agent and employee contributions and has donated over $1 million to local charities.
“NVAR created the Broker Spirit Award because we wanted to recognize offices that, through their exemplary leadership, encourage Realtors® to give back to their communities. The Coldwell Banker, Alexandria Office fully embodies what this award represents, and we couldn’t be prouder to recognize their give-back efforts,” NVAR CEO Ryan Conrad said.
The Coldwell Banker, Alexandria Office participates in an annual food drive with the company’s entire Mid-Atlantic region. Coldwell Banker has provided tens of thousands of pounds of food and donated well over $300,000 in the past five years to area food banks. With over 80% participation from office agents and some clients, the Alexandria office has collected nearly $10,000 in the past five years – all of which has gone to local organizations such as Carpenter’s Shelter and ALIVE! (ALexandrians InVolved Ecumenically).