March 17, 2015 // Franchising.com // MADISON, N.J. - ERA Real Estate, a leading global real estate franchisor, has named ERA American Real Estate of Shalimar, Fla., winner of the 2014 Circle of Light for Community Leadership Award in honor of the company's consistent commitment to both community service and business.
Gloria Frazier, broker/owner of ERA American Real Estate, accepted the award on behalf of the company during the ERA Real Estate International Business Conference held Feb. 15-18 in Washington, D.C.
The Circle of Light for Community Leadership Award recognizes ERA companies for extraordinary commitment to community. These affiliates give time, raise funds and provide resources to worthy causes, thereby creating a culture of civic service within their companies and establishing themselves as a philanthropic leader in the areas they serve.
"For almost 34 years, ERA American Real Estate has not only advanced the profession of real estate through their collaborative culture, they have also enhanced the lives of the people they serve through their community-focused philanthropic efforts," said Charlie Young, president and CEO of ERA Real Estate. "ERA American Real Estate truly embodies the commitment to community that is part of our brand's DNA and I am deeply proud of their accomplishments."
ERA American Real Estate has a legacy of contributing to its local community, as well as national charitable organizations, raising nearly $40,000 and donating more than 300 volunteer hours to more than 50 organizations in 2014. Click here to view a video of their efforts.
The bond they have cemented with their community over the years through their generous spirit was graciously reciprocated this year when several of their own were in need.
"Since our company was established, giving back has been an integral part of our culture," said Frazier. "This year, we challenged ourselves to rise higher and do even more. Imagine how we felt when the community rose up in support for two of our ERA family members, one whose three-year-old child is battling cancer and another who succumbed to ALS in late 2014. We are all humbled and honored to accept this award, which reflects the true spirit of community."
As a long-time supporter of the Muscular Dystrophy Association, ERA American Real Estate raised $17,000 last year to support research and support for people living with neuromuscular disease. Additionally, the company makes a difference in the community by dedicating time to a wide range of causes including the American Cancer Society, youth sports teams and health organizations, and its American Realty Charitable Foundation that supports many noteworthy efforts.
ERA Real Estate is an innovative franchising leader in the residential real estate industry with 40 years of experience in developing consumer-oriented products and services. The ERA network includes approximately 32,000 brokers and sales associates and approximately 2,300 offices throughout the United States and 34 countries and territories. Each office is independently owned and operated. ERA Real Estate is a subsidiary of Realogy Holdings Corp. (NYSE:RLGY), a global leader in real estate franchising and provider of real estate brokerage, relocation and settlement services.
SOURCE ERA Real Estate