Long Realty Company is pleased to announce that they have been honored by the Tucson Association of REALTORS® (TAR) with an annual top achiever award for 2014. TAR honored Long Realty Company and its CEO, Rosey Koberlein, with the prestigious Corporate Community Achievement Award.
This honor recognizes a company that demonstrated exceptional commitment to making our community better. It is one of the more competitive categories because so many companies do many good things during the year. Long Realty was honored for overall involvement and civic contributions that focus on being good corporate partners and strong community builders. The keystone of Long Realty’s philanthropy is the Long Realty Cares Foundation. Established in 2002, it has given over $2 million to more than 170 local charities. The Foundation’s contributions come primarily from Long’s agents and employees.
Two notable outstanding projects this year were: After 9-11, the Federal Communications Commission required all public safety agencies to upgrade their emergency communications systems. The goal was to move all local agencies onto a common radio band. When the Mt. Lemmon Fire Department converted, it came up short for new radios for their volunteers. Long Cares made up the shortfall of $2,000.
In the City of Tucson, Long Realty supported Tucson Mayor Jonathan Rothschild with a major investment in his Ten Thousand Trees campaign. In honor of the company’s founding in1926, Long Realty donated 1,926 trees, and promoted it to homeowners, realtors and at public events. Long Realty’s contribution made up nearly 25 percent of the program’s goal.
“We appreciate this award, especially as it comes from our peers in the business,” says Koberlein. “Long Realty works hard to take an active role in supporting the community. We dedicate the award to our many great sales associates and employees who generously support a wide range of hard working groups that provide aid to families and individuals, who participate in TAR service activities and community organizations and the members of the Long Realty Cares Foundation, who are helping numerous local charitable organizations.”
TAR, established in 1921, is the largest trade association in Southern Arizona and represents the interests of more than 5,000 real estate industry professionals. They have awarded several individuals and organizations over the years for their outstanding achievements, association participation and community leadership. All honorees are nominated and selected by their peers from within their TAR membership.