BEVERLY HILLS, CA (December 16, 2013) — The Beverly Hills/Greater Los Angeles Association of REALTORS® (BHGLAAR) will honor Scott L. Gibson, president and founder of Gibson International, as the 2013 Realtor of the Year. The award is given by BHGLAAR to recognize exemplary leaders for their contributions to the real estate business, service to the organization, and outstanding professionalism.
Gibson, a native Southern Californian and 35-year veteran of the real estate industry, has a long history of industry leadership. He is currently a director of BHGLAAR; is currently serving as a State Director, California Association of Realtors; is a member of the National Association of Realtors; is former President, Venice/Marina Del Rey Board of Realtors; and has served as a Board Member of multiple Chambers of Commerce. In addition, Gibson has served on many committees and is active in good works within the real estate community.
“Recognition by your peers is a tremendous honor and I am very grateful,” says Gibson. “It is a privilege to be acknowledged by such an outstanding organization, and I salute the BHGLAAR membership for their dedication to high professional standards that benefit our industry and the community at large. I feel this is as much about how great the agents at Gibson are as it is about my contributions to our industry.
“Our sales professionals have looked to BHGLAAR for many years for direction and leadership in local real estate. My service is one way to express my gratitude and help enhance the level of professionalism in our trade.”
Gibson’s remarkable career has included top leadership positions with premier real estate brands. He was executive vice president at Realogy/NRT, the world’s largest real estate brokerage operation; president of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage/NRT for Greater Los Angeles; senior vice president, Prudential Jon Douglas Company and sales manager, Fred Sands Realtors.
In 2008 he founded Gibson International, a high-quality brokerage dedicated to the principles of ingenuity, discipline, integrity, and uncompromising service. Based in Brentwood, the firm grew from $142 million in sales during its first year of operation to more than $296 million in its second year. In 2012 the firm had $420 million in sales and is expected to exceed $600 million in 2013. In spring 2013 Gibson opened an office in Marina del Rey and opened its third office, in Pacific Palisades, this past November. The Gibson International Foundation funds local charitable initiatives and directs resources to programs that improve the well-being of individuals and families throughout greater Los Angeles.
“We are extremely proud of Scott for achieving this award and for the great work he does every day in leading our brokerage,” said Pat Heller, general manager and partner. “His contributions to maintain the professionalism of the real estate industry are valued and we are fortunate to have him represent us,” Heller added.
The BHGLAAR is one of the largest REALTOR groups in the nation, with 7,200 members in the cities of Beverly Hills, Culver City, Los Angeles, parts of Los Angeles County, Santa Monica and West Hollywood. The organization provides a wide array of benefits and services designed to assist members in pursuing the real estate profession with fairness, integrity and competence. In addition, the BHGLAAR provides legislative advocacy to ensure a favorable climate for the real estate industry.
Gibson International is a high-quality real estate brokerage based in Brentwood, California. The fast-growing firm, headed by leading real estate veteran Scott L. Gibson, presents a unique, full-service business model, which incorporates the latest in technological advances with enhancements to help its agents achieve success and “work-life balance.” Gibson International can be reached by telephone at 310-820-0195. More information about Gibson International is available online at www.gibsonintl.com.