Miami Realtor® Receives 2023 Commercial Realtor Achievement Award
ORLANDO, Fla. – Florida Realtors® named Fernando Arencibia Jr., a member of the Miami Association of Realtors®, as the winner of its 2023 Commercial Realtor Achievement Award. The award was presented at the state association’s recent annual Convention & Trade Expo at Rosen Shingle Creek in Orlando, Fla.
The Commercial Realtor Achievement Award honors a Realtor’s lifetime of contributions to commercial activities at the local, state, national and community levels.
Arencibia has long supported and advocated for commercial real estate and commercial Realtors during a 20-plus career of specializing in commercial and high-end investment real estate. In 2020, he served as the Miami association’s commercial president and was named its 2020 Commercial Realtor of the Year; he was also honored in 2018 as its Commercial Leader of the Year.
Miami Commercial is the commercial division of the Miami Association of Realtors. One of the largest commercial boards in the country, it currently has 3,200 commercial members.
Arencibia was lauded by his local board for his “forward-thinking ideas and contributions that have helped revolutionize Miami Commercial into one of the most innovative boards in the nation. Miami Commercial recently achieved the National Association of Realtors’ (NAR) highest commercial distinction – a 2022-2023 Diamond Level Commercial Services Accreditation – and Fernando laid the groundwork for such a prestigious accreditation.”
For example, in 2019, he was part of the Miami Commercial leadership team that launched what is South Florida’s only commercial multiple listing service (MLS) and commercial public portal, SouthFloridaCommericalPropertySearch.com.
At the state level, he has been an active member of numerous Florida Realtors’ committees, currently chairs Florida Realtors Commercial Committee and serves as vice chair of the Public Policy Committee.
Last year, Arencibia was instrumental in the creation of a dedicated webpage for commercial real estate on floridarealtors.org, Florida Realtors’ member website. Among other accomplishments, in 2023, he led the initiative for Florida Realtors to partner with NAR’s Realtor Property Resource (RPR) to create a co-branded, stand-alone webpage of all Florida commercial listings that is now live on floridarealtors.org.
Nationally, he has served as an NAR director since 2019 and was a member of the NAR Commercial Committee from 2019-2022. He is a current member of NAR’s Commercial Real Estate Research Advisory Board. Since 2021 when NAR launched the C5 Summit, its annual commercial real estate conference, Arencibia has been a trusted advisor for the event. In 2019, he was honored with NAR’s Commercial Award and was again recognized with the national (NAR) Commercial Award in 2021.
Florida Realtors® serves as the voice for real estate in Florida. It provides programs, services, continuing education, research and legislative representation to its 238,000 members in 51 boards/associations. Florida Realtors® Newsroom website is available at http://floridarealtors.org/newsroom.