Each Friday, the executives of Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty write about luxury, trends, business and more in the advertising pages of the Mansion section of The Wall Street Journal. Below is president Russ Anderson's letter of February 17, 2023.
FROM THE PRESIDENT'S POINT OF VIEW
As the saying so accurately goes: The best never rest.
That certainly applies to the agents and staff of Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty. In 2022, with challenges such as too-few homes available and a stock market that rode like a roller coaster, they propelled the brokerage through its ninth consecutive year of multibillion-dollar sales — all while treating their clients and each other with kindness and respect.
They are the brightest lights in the business.
Now that 2022’s numbers are crunched — it takes some time in our business — we celebrated some extra success last night at our Awards of Excellence gala. Here is who took home some top prizes:
Our top residential team, companywide, is once again the Faisal Halum Group, based in our Turtle Creek office, made up of Faisal Halum, Bill Churchill, Noora Bass and Kathleen Hutchinson. Our top ranch-and-land team, companywide, is the Burgher-Ray Ranch Group, with David Burgher, Harlan Ray, Clay Bebee, Connor Hunt, Barbara Kurilecz and Davis Walker. Our top individual, companywide, is the one-named Pogir, also in our Turtle Creek office.
In our Fort Worth office: Top team: The Spann Group (Jeremy Spann, Laura Spann, Michelle Stum, James Pederson, Lyn Robinson, Carol Van Hook and ReyAnne Moorehead). Top individual: Ashley Mooring.
For our Lakewood office: Top team: Sayre Hettrick Group (Kevin Sayre, Karen Hettrick, George Hettrick). Top individual: Becky Oliver.
At our North office, in Plano: Top team: Winchester Steitle Group (Patti Winchester, Maureen Steitle, Amy Miller, Cami Rodriguez). Top individual: Laura Crowl.
For our Southlake office: Top team: Hacker Property Group (Eric Hacker, Quin Masters). Top individual: Kim Bedwell.
There are many more awards — including for mentorship and philanthropy — and I want you to come see them all at briggsfreeman.com/top. Behind those awards, too, are hard-working assistants, staffers and brokerage leaders — not to mention the finest clients in the world.
Thank you, everyone. You are bright lights for all of us.
Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty
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