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Miami Realtors Honored with Innovative Practices Award

Teresa King Kinney - Magel Award Winner
Teresa King Kinney - Magel Award Winner

The MIAMI Association of REALTORS® (MIAMI) was recently recognized with its fourth International Business Leadership Award from the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce. MIAMI won the 2016 Innovative Practices Award, which recognizes the outstanding company making substantial and impactful changes in thinking, products or processes impacting international operations.

MIAMI has signed more than 136 international partnerships with real estate organizations. MIAMI’s extensive International Referral Network links South Florida properties to more than 100,000 real estate professionals around the world. MIAMI’s International Referral Network provides MIAMI members with a competitive advantage, which benefits buyers, sellers and the communities they serve.

“We are honored to accept this award from the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce,” said Teresa King Kinney, the chief executive officer of MIAMI. “Engaging in global business and international partnerships is a top focus for our association. We have been signing partnerships with Realtor associations around the globe since 1996. The partnerships help create greater exposure for the South Florida market, increase business opportunities and fuel a stronger local economy. These partnerships are important and beneficial to all organizations involved.”

The Greater Chamber of Commerce honored MIAMI during its recent event at the Rusty Pelican in Key Biscayne. MIAMI also won International Business Leadership Awards in 2009 (Innovation and Innovative Practices), 2012 (Innovation and Innovative Practices) and 2013 (Business Expansion).

In addition to its 136-plus global partnerships, MIAMI hosts an annual International Real Estate Congress. Last year, MIAMI co-presented the 21st annual International Real Estate Congress, which was shared for the first time with the Greater San Diego Association of REALTORS®.

The Miami event, held Nov. 8-10 at the Biltmore Hotel in Coral Gables, featured foreign delegates from Spain, France, Ecuador, Brazil, El Salvador, Peru, Costa Rica and Argentina. The San Diego event, held Nov. 10-11 at the Hard Rock Hotel, had international delegates from Russia, United Kingdom, Brazil, Japan, Mexico, Costa Rica and Bulgaria. Real estate professionals networked, learned, and collaborated with each other in the globally-acclaimed, award-winning event.

The 2016 MIAMI International Real Estate Congress will be held Oct. 31- Nov. 1, 2016 at the Biltmore Hotel in Coral Gables. Congress activities begin Oct. 26, 2016 and end Nov. 2, 2016. Registration includes chartered transportation from Miami to the 2016 NAR Conference & Expo in Orlando as well as property tours and programming in Broward, Palm Beach and Martin counties. Visit:

About the MIAMI Association of REALTORS®
The MIAMI Association of REALTORS® was chartered by the National Association of Realtors in 1920 and is celebrating 96 years of service to Realtors, the buying and selling public, and the communities in South Florida. Comprised of six organizations, the Residential Association, the Realtors Commercial Alliance, the Broward Council, the Jupiter Tequesta Hobe Sound (JTHS) Council, the Young Professionals Network (YPN) Council and the award-winning International Council, it represents more than 42,000 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 official partnerships with 136 international organizations worldwide. MIAMI’s official website is


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