Bruce Elliott installed as 2017 president of the Orlando Regional REALTOR® Association


Washington, D.C. – (RealEstateRama) — The Orlando Regional REALTOR® Association inducted member Bruce Elliott, Regal R.E. Professionals LLC, as 2017 president at its Annual Awards and Inaugural gala.

“It is an honor and a duty to lead an organization whose members rely upon it so heavily for their success,” says Elliott. “My intent for 2017 is to further assist the association’s members by extending ORRA’s outreach via technology-driven distance learning and by developing additional community service projects for member participation.”


Elliott has been a REALTOR® since 2008 and has served in leadership roles for both ORRA and Florida REALTORS®. His service to ORRA includes stints on committees ranging from professional development (as chairman) to budget and finance and governmental affairs. He is also a member of the board of trustees of ORRA’s charitable arm, the Orlando Regional REALTOR® Foundation, and a REALTOR® Political Action Committee major investor.

Also installed on the ORRA 2017 Board of Directors were:

President –elect – Lou Nimkoff, Brio Real Estate Services LLC;
Treasurer – Jeff Fagan, Watson Realty Corp; and
Secretary – Dennis Burgess, Real Estate Firm of Orlando.

2016 ORRA President John Lazenby, Colony Realty Group, Inc., will remain on the board as immediate past president.

New directors to be installed on the ORRA 2017 Board of Directors include:

Dallas Ackley, ERA Grizzard Real Estate;
Christian Bohyn, Christian Bohyn, REALTOR;
Cat Brower, Mortgagee Title Services, Inc; (affiliate director)
Mike McGraw, RE/MAX Town & Country Realty; and
Reese Stewart, RE/MAX Properties SW Inc.

Directors whose terms continue through 2017 include:

Natalie Arrowsmith, Arrowsmith Realty, Inc.;
Jim Batenchuk, Charles Rutenberg Rlty Orlando;
Jill Boles, Don Asher & Associates, Inc.;
Joe Doher, BHHS Results Realty;
Beatrix Masotti, Coldwell Banker Residential RE;
Cathy Marino, Cathy S. Marino Realty, Inc.; and
Tansy Soderstrom, Real Estate Firm of Orlando.

This year’s ORRA Annual Awards and Inaugural gala was held at the Four Seasons Resort Orlando at Walt Disney World® Resort on Saturday, January 21, 2017.

The Orlando Regional REALTOR® Association, recognized as one of the most innovative local real estate associations in the country, represents more than 12,500 real estate professionals throughout Central Florida.

Orlando Regional REALTOR® Association

The Orlando Regional REALTOR® Association is one of the largest local trade associations in the state of Florida, with more than 11,500 members in Orange, Seminole, and the surrounding counties.

ORRA is composed of REALTORS® who are involved in residential and commercial real estate as brokers, salespeople, property managers, appraisers, counselors, and others who are engaged in all aspects of the real estate industry.


Phone: 407.253.3580

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