One Tucson institution dating to the 1920s honored another as Long Realty wins two awards for community service—one an individual tribute and one for corporate efforts—in the 2016 round of recognitions by the Tucson Association of REALTORS®.
Taking home the Roy P. Drachman Community Achievement Award was Rosey Koberlein, president and CEO of Long Companies. Long Realty also won a Corporate Community Achievement Award.
Named after visionary Tucson real estate executive and philanthropist Roy P. Drachman, Koberlein’s award honors an individual REALTOR® for outstanding community service that enhances the real estate profession. The corporate award recognizes a company for exemplary service and leadership across a broad range of community involvement.
“It’s a great honor to be acknowledged for what we do every day,” Koberlein said. “Since its founding in 1926, Long Realty has always been committed to being a positive influence in the community. These awards actually recognize two aspects of the same thing, because we live what we believe, as both a corporation and as individuals.”
Evidence of that commitment is plentiful. The Long Realty Cares Foundation, largely funded by the agents and employees of the Long family of companies, has supported many deserving community groups with grants totaling more than $2.5 million since its start in 2002. Long Companies also sponsors the Tucson Pops Orchestra and other local organizations, hosts charity fundraisers, and serves the community in myriad ways at the individual, branch office, and corporate level.
At a personal level, Koberlein’s résumé includes a lengthy and still-growing history of serving numerous community, national, and professional organizations, as well as public speaking on topics ranging from real estate to mortgage and title issues.
Koberlein joined Long Realty in 1991 and was named general manager of Long Companies in 1998. She moved up to president and CEO in 2004. Over the course of a 30-year real estate career Koberlein has garnered numerous awards for leadership and community service.
The largest trade organization in Southern Arizona, the Tucson Association of REALTORS® was established in 1921 as the Real Estate Board of Tucson. The association represents the interests of over 4,800 professionals in the real estate industry and works to support healthy growth and community improvement.