Pittsfield Realtor Named 2017 Massachusetts Realtor of the Year

Print Story | Email Story

PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Barb Davis-Hassan, president of Barb Hassan Realty in Pittsfield, has been named the Massachusetts Realtor of the Year for 2017. Davis-Hassan was presented the award at Massachusetts Association of Realtor's Professional Awards Reception, which was held Sept. 14 at the DoubleTree Hilton in Milford.

The state’s Realtor of the Year is selected annually from among the nominees of the 13 local associations of Realtors and more than 24,000 Realtors in Massachusetts. Judging for the award is based on service to the local community, business accomplishments, and service to the Realtors organization on the local, state and national levels.

"Barb Davis-Hassan has been a vocal advocate for the commercial real estate industry, as well as Realtors and the communities they serve across the state," said Massachusetts Association of Realtors 2017 President Paul Yorkis, president of Patriot Real Estate in Medway. "She is well known in her area and among her fellow Realtors for her dedication to the organization and giving spirit."

Davis-Hassan is the immediate past president of the Realtors Commercial Alliance of Massachusetts. She has been a member of the local association's Professional Standards Committee and served on its Core Standards Team.


On the state level, Davis-Hassan is a member of the Member Benefits Committee. In the past, she has served on the Government Affairs and Forms Content Advisory Committees, as well as the Diversity Task Force and Private Property Protection Fund Subcommittee. Davis-Hassan has also served on the MAR Board of Directors for several years.

On the national level, Davis-Hassan serves on the Federal Financing and Housing Policy Committees.

A Realtor since 1989, this is the second straight year Davis-Hassan has been nominated as a Realtor of the Year by the Realtors Commercial Alliance of Massachusetts. In 2008, she was named the Berkshire REALTORS Realtor of the Year.
 

 


Tags: Real Estate,   

0 Comments
iBerkshires.com welcomes critical, respectful dialogue; please keep comments focused on the issues and not on personalities. Profanity, obscenity, racist language and harassment are not allowed. iBerkshires reserves the right to ban commenters or remove commenting on any article at any time. Concerns may be sent to info@iberkshires.com.

Environment Secretary Visits Pittsfield


Kathleen Theoharides, secretary of energy and environmental affairs, visits the site of culvert project in Pittsfield being funded through the state's climate readiness program.
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Energy and Environmental Affairs Secretary Kathleen Theoharides was in Pittsfield on Friday to review a state-funded culvert site and meet with local officials to discuss the state's climate readiness program. 
 
She joined Mayor Linda Tyer at the Churchill Street culvert, a site which recently received grant funding through the state's Municipal Vulnerability Preparedness (MVP) Program. The city was awarded an $814,524 state grant in June for the Churchill Brook and West Street Culvert Replacement Project.
 
Through the MVP program, which begun in 2017, municipalities identify key climate-related hazards, vulnerabilities and strengths, develop adaptation actions, and prioritize next steps. The initiative which initially started as a $500,000 capital grant program has now increased to $12 million. Pittsfield is among the 71 percent of communities across the commonwealth now enrolled in the MVP program.
 
"The governor and the lieutenant governor have made resilient infrastructure a priority all across the state and I think it's really important to know that we have a really vested interest in Western Massachusetts communities as well as all across the state, not forgetting the Berkshires or Pioneer Valley," said Theoharides in a statement. "Our MVP program is really focused on these types of partnership investments and looking to design infrastructure for the challenges we're seeing today and moving forward as climate change increases."
View Full Story

More Pittsfield Stories