ORRA director earns prestigious "30 Under 30" honor
Wednesday, April 9, 2014
A member of the ORRA 2014 Board of Directors, REALTOR® Juan “Carlos” German (pictured right), has been recognized as one of the nation’s rising stars in real estate by REALTOR® magazine.
The magazine's “30 Under 30” honors program selects young professionals from around the country who exemplify raising the bar in real estate today, explains ORRA Chairman Zola Szerencses, RE/MAX 200 Realty. “In addition to sales performance, the program considers qualities such as creativity, ambition, and leadership. We are lucky to have Carlos in a position of leadership at ORRA, where his positive influence can be felt by the association’s entire 9,500 members.”
In addition to his current position on the ORRA Board of Directors, German has served on a variety of ORRA committees that ranges from strategic planning to communications. He was the 2013 chairman of ORRA's Orlando Chapter of Young Professionals Network, a growing group of young, career-minded real estate professionals.
Carlos, the only “30 Under 30” honoree in Florida this year, is broker-owner of Carlos German & Team, Inc., and enjoyed a company-wide sales volume of $10.6 million in 2013. “My intent for the future is to grow the brokerage to the point where it becomes a respected and driving force in Central Florida’s real estate market,” says German. “The goal is for my company to be a vehicle to a better lifestyle for those we help achieve their dreams of homeownership, and to be a catalyst for economic growth for those communities we serve.”
"Being recognized as a "30 Under 30" honoree by REALTOR® Magazine is a dream come true. Ever since I learned about the program, I have envision this day becoming a reality.
"When I started out in my real estate career, nothing was given to me; I didn't have a path paved out; and I had no knowledge of the industry. In fact, when I arrived in the U.S. in my teens, I didn’t even know the language! My struggles were plenty and I made many mistakes. But that’s why this honor means so much. It acknowledges that I am heading in the right direction as a broker, as a person, and as a leader in my community and REALTOR® association.
"I am very grateful for those who have believed in me along the way, and I share this recognition with all of them: the clients who initially helped built my career; the wife who always pushes me and supports me in all my endeavors; the family who believes in me and never questions my decisions, and the friends with whom I share all my trials and tribulations.
"I am especially thankful for my team —who all take part in the company’s growth and deliver the vision — and all of those at ORRA who have opened doors so that I could grow as a leader and contribute to our industry. I’ve been blessed to be surrounded by people who believe in me and give me opportunities to grow.