* Century 21 Forty West Inc. in Ellicott City has become a...

INDUSTRY WATCH

August 14, 1994

* Century 21 Forty West Inc. in Ellicott City has become a member of International Relocation Consultants, the broker-to-broker referral network of Century 21 Real Estate Corp.

* The Maryland Builders Association has elected L. Earl Armiger, founder president of Orchard Development Corp. of Ellicott City, president for 1994-1995. He took office June 27. A former custom home builder and city planner, Mr. Armiger was named 1991 Builder of the Year by the Home Builders Association of Maryland.

* Maryland National Mortgage Corp. named David W. Pannell senior vice president for marketing. Born in Rochester, N.Y., and raised in the Buffalo area, Mr. Pannell comes to MNMC from Midland Mortgage Corp., where he was vice president and manager of the secondary mortgage department.

* NAHB Research Center established a residential steel clearinghouse to educate homebuilders on the use of steel in home construction. Sponsored by the American Iron and Steel Institute, the clearinghouse now is an option on a steel information hot line operated by AISI. A steel specialist at the research center will answer calls and provide technical assistance. Information: (800) 79-STEEL.

* The National Association of Home Builders presented 1994 Gold National Sales and Marketing Awards to: Silver Lakes, Pembroke Pines, Fla., Masterplanned Community of the Year; Santa Lucia, Newport Coast, Calif., Community of the Year, Detached Homes; Coronado Point Condominiums, Coronado, Calif., Community of the Year, Attached Homes; and Governor's Land at Two Rivers, Williamsburg, Va., Best Black and White Ad Under Half-Page.

* O'Conor, Piper & Flynn, Realtors said Carole Byers, coordinator of its Hanover, Pa., office, won a free vacation to the destination of her choice through the firm's "Professional Team Player Recognition Program." Ms. Byers was cited for her "perfect attendance, highest number of homebuyer referrals and numerous complimentary letters from clients and customers."

* O'Conor, Piper & Flynn, Realtors announced James P. O'Conor, its board chairman and chief executive officer, has been named Maryland's 1994 Master Entrepreneur of the Year, making him a finalist in the national competition, which will culminate in November at the eighth annual International Conference of the Entrepreneur of the Year Institute in Palm Springs, Calf.

* PCS Homes said Shawn Fortney received a 1993 Sales Volume Achievement Award from the Home Builders Association of Maryland for selling more than $7 million worth of new townhomes at Harford Town in Abingdon, Harford County. Mr. Fortney was the association's Rookie Salesperson of the Year for 1992.

* Prudential Preferred Properties announced that Libby S. Berman earned the Certified Residential Specialist designation from the Residential Sales Council of the Realtors National Marketing Institute, an affiliate of the National Association of Realtors.

* RE/MAX Greater Metro is the new name for M. L. Kaestner Associates. The firm moved to the recently renovated Executive Building at 22 West Road in Towson. Mary Lou Kaestner continues as owner.

* Rosse & Associates Inc., an advertising, marketing and communications firm in Sparks, said it is performing pro bono public relations work for the Maryland Chapter of the National Association of Industrial and Office Parks and the Club for Real Estate Marketing Executives.

* Ryan Homes, including employees Joe Roche and Dave Evans, participated in the Howard County "Christmas in April" program by renovating a home in Lisbon, where they replaced the front porch, put on a new roof, painted the exterior, installed a floor and shelves in the basement, built a new slate walkway, seeded the lawn and planted flowers. B&M Roofing of Pasadena, R&J Construction of Taneytown and Lawson Construction of Frederick, all Ryan subcontractors, and high school volunteers helped with the project.

ON THE MOVE

* Bozzuto & Associates has named John Schlichenmaier senior vice president of the Greenbelt firm. He will run the new single-family housing division, which is developing Ashford Oaks, 120-lot community in Charles County, where Bozzuto will offer Colonial and traditional homes priced from $180,000.

* Century 21 Forty West Inc. said Sherry Reich and Sandy D'Anna have joined the firm as salespeople.

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