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Teresa King Kinney Receives Visionary Leader of the Year Award from Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce

Teresa King Kinney
Teresa King Kinney

Miami, FL – Teresa King Kinney, chief executive officer of the Miami Association of Realtors® (MIAMI), was today recognized by the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce with the Visionary Leader Award at the Salute to Miami’s Leaders luncheon at Jungle Island. The Chamber’s Visionary Leader of the Year Award recognizes a community leader who has the vision and motivation to advance the community’s future.

Kinney, who is currently celebrating her 20th anniversary as CEO of MIAMI, the largest local Realtor association in the nation, has been instrumental in making Miami a top real estate market for both domestic and international buying and investment.  Following the market downturn, she played a key role in helping the local market recover stronger and faster than experts predicted and than any other market in the U.S.

Kinney has negotiated and completed more than 100 Reciprocal Agreements with foreign real estate associations around the world on behalf of MIAMI.  These landmark international partnerships link Miami to major markets worldwide and connect thousands of real estate professionals in more than 50 countries to generate business opportunities.  MIAMI is the only local real estate association in the world to achieve this accomplishment.

She and MIAMI have hosted more than 60 inbound trade missions from real estate delegations worldwide, including seminars, briefings, real estate office tours, property tours, receptions and opportunities to do business.

“It has been an amazing opportunity to promote Miami as a global world class destination and to market Miami real estate nationally and internationally while developing powerful partnerships worldwide,” said Kinney.  “To be recognized for doing something you love by an organization as impressive as the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce is a real honor. The real stars here are our 30,000 Realtors who know how to work with international buyers and investors better than anyone in the world”

Kinney has led MIAMI to promote the Miami market, destination and opportunities at over 100 national and international conferences and expos, resulting in increased market visibility, media exposure, internet traffic and business opportunities.

She has presented numerous leadership and professional development seminars at state, national and international association meetings and public venues across the U. S., Latin America, Europe, and Asia and has written a number of articles on association management and leadership.

About Teresa King Kinney
As CEO of the MIAMI Association of Realtors, Kinney oversees the 30,000-member organization, which includes more than 29,000 members in their Residential Association and 1,500 members in their Realtors® Commercial Alliance.  She has over 30 years of experience in Realtor® association management and holds seven designations or certifications:  CAE, RCE, CIPS, TRC, RSPS, GRI, ePro.

Kinney served as the 2012 Global Business & Alliances Chairman for the National Association of Realtors® (NAR) and has served two terms as NAR Liaison for the President to International and Resort Divisions and Committees. Moreover, she also served on the NAR Enlarged Leadership Team and the Executive Committee (2003 and 2006).  Kinney was Chairman of the Association Executives nationally, Chairman of the Board for the Florida Society of Association Executives and has served as chairman and member of numerous committees at the national, state and local levels.

About the MIAMI Association of REALTORS

The MIAMI Association of REALTORS was chartered by the National Association of Realtors in 1920 and is celebrating 93 years of service to Realtors, the buying and selling public, and the communities in South Florida.  Comprised of four organizations, the Residential Association, the Realtors Commercial Alliance, the Broward County Board of Governors, and the International Council, it represents more than 30,000 real estate professionals in all aspects of real estate sales, marketing, and brokerage.  It is the largest local Realtor association in the U.S., and has partnerships with more than 100 international organizations worldwide.  MIAMI’s official website is

About The Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce’s Salute to Miami Leaders Awards The Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce Salute to Miami’s Leaders awards program, now in its the eighth year, recognizes the accomplishments of distinguished community leaders and Leadership Miami alumni who have excelled as leaders in their respective business fields, served the Chamber with distinction and been integrally involved in the community. Honorees have made significant contributions to community, the Chamber and their chosen profession, making Greater Miami a stronger, more vibrant community.

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