Equal opportunity awards presented by Realtors board

Real estate digest

October 29, 1995

Catherine Dorsey, Thomas W. Davis and Lou Occhionero received equal opportunity awards recently from the equal opportunities committee of the Greater Baltimore Board of Realtors.

In addition, Gregory Allen, a Realtor with S. Lee Martin & Company, was presented with a "minority broker scholarship" during the board's annual meeting at the Baltimore convention center.

A salesperson with Roland O. Campbell & Associates Realty, Ms. Dorsey won a second EOA for "continued dedication to equal housing opportunities in Baltimore City." Last year, she renovated two houses and paid the closing costs so that two low-income families could purchase the properties.

Ms. Dorsey also has donated a parcel of land to be used as a community park. She is active with the Boy Scouts and teaches classes on real estate careers at city high schools.

Mr. Davis was cited for his work as a volunteer with Baltimore Neighborhoods Inc. where he served as a tester for 10 years and was a member of the board of directors for many years. He served on many committees "lending his keen intelligence, broad commitment to the principles of fair housing and unique knowledge and understanding of housing problems in the Baltimore metropolitan area."

Mr. Occhionero is manager of the Charles Street office of Coldwell Banker Grempler. He was selected for "his commitment to increasing the professional development of minorities in real estate." His recruiting and training efforts have resulted in a 700 percent increase in the number of minority men and women choosing to work in his office.

The "minority broker scholarship" is a partial scholarship awarded to minority applicants who have at least three years experience as a full-time licensed real estate agent or five years working part time.

Women's Council of Realtors announces 1995-1996 officers

The 1995-1996 Women's Council of Realtors Executive Board was recently installed during the Greater Baltimore Board of Realtors' annual meeting. The WCR executive board includes President Judy Morris, O'Conor, Piper & Flynn; President-elect Terry Stafford, Residential Title & Escrow Co.; Corresponding Secretary Margaret Rome, O'Conor, Piper & Flynn; Recording Secretary Pat Orsino, Columbia National; and Treasurer Vonzetta Stokes, of Coldwell Banker/Grempler Realty.

Prudential offices sell Entertainment books

Prudential Preferred Properties offices in the greater Baltimore area are selling the Entertainment '96 Book to raise funds for the Sunshine Kids, a national foundation that sponsors activities for children hospitalized with cancer.

Each year, the Sunshine Kids takes young cancer patients free of charge to events in California, Colorado and Texas.

Prudential offices in Annapolis, Arnold, Baltimore, Crofton, Linthicum, Odenton, Pasadena, Severna Park, Towson and Harford County are selling the book of discount coupons for $35. The average person can save almost $600 using the "half-off coupons," according to sponsors.

For more information, call (410) 1700.

News in Brief

Transformation Builders Inc. of Laurel said it has been accepted for membership in the Residential Warranty Corporation program, which provides extended insured 10-year written warranty protection on new homes nationwide. To qualify for RWC membership, a builder must have a successful track record in customer service and quality construction.

On the Move

Bovis Inc. has named Luther P. Cochrane president of the New York-based firm, effective January 1. Currently chairman of McDevitt Street Bovis in Charlotte, Mr. Cochrane succeeds Peter M. Lehrer, who is retiring. Locally, McDevitt Treet Bovis' recent projects include the Clinical Center Complex Essential Maintenance and Safety Program at the National Institutes of Health; the 914,000-square-foot headquarters building for the Healthcare Financing Administration in Baltimore; Loudoun Hospital Center in Leesburg, Va.; and renovations to the Darnall Hall residences at Georgetown University.

Gilbert D. Marsiglia & Co. Inc. said Michael J. Bagliani has joined the Lutherville firm as a salesperson. A graduate of Loyola College, Mr. Bagliani is a member of the Greater Baltimore Board of Realtors, the Maryland Association of Realtors and the National Association of Realtors.

The Prudential Preferred Properties, headquartered in Severna Park, named Donald Kyle vice president of technology, training and career development. Mr. Kyle was most recently director of the Anne Arundel County Multiple Listing Service, where he developed and supervised the implementation of the software program currently in use there.

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