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Christel Silver reappointed as NAR’s Global Ambassador to Germany and Austria

The National Association of Realtors (NAR) has reappointed Christel Silver, Broker/Owner of Silver International Realty in Delray Beach, as the 2019 Global Ambassador to Germany and Austria.

Silver will be tasked with strengthening existing relationships and creating new opportunities within her assigned countries.

Global Ambassadors, formerly known as President’s Liaisons, plays a dynamic role in maintaining and expanding NAR’s breadth worldwide. The NAR is an international organization with membership spanning the globe with Realtors on all continents.

“It is an honor to be reappointed to serve as NAR’s Global Ambassador to Germany and Austria. In the past year, I have developed significant working relationships with international partners and am looking forward to strengthening and intensifying those relationships in the future,” Silver said.

Kaufman Lynn Construction named Corporate Partner of the Year at expo

Kaufman Lynn Construction (KL) was recently named Corporate Partner of the Year at the Palm Beach Partners annual Business MatchMaker Conference and Expo.

The Corporate Partner of the Year is the highest award presented to a private sector corporation who is a prime contractor with city, county, state and non-profit agencies and utilizes certified small, minority and/or women-owned or disadvantage businesses in the delivery of the contracted goods or services.

Kaufman Lynn Construction recognized at Eagle Awards

Delray Beach-based Kaufman Lynn Construction took home Eagle Awards in three categories presented by the Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) Florida East Coast Chapter.

The ABC Excellence in Construction awards honor general and specialty contractors for top commercial construction projects that have been completed in the past year. The award recognizes all construction team members, including the contractor, owner, architect and engineer. The winning projects were judged by a panel of veteran industry professionals on complexity, teamwork, innovation and cost, among other factors.

Kaufman Lynn won three Eagle Awards for their work on the Coral Springs Municipal Complex in the government/municipality category, its 850 Broken Sound multi-family housing project in Boca Raton and the company’s new Delray Beach corporate headquarters in the commercial category.

“We are grateful and humbled to receive these prestigious Eagle awards from ABC’s Florida East Coast Chapter in all three of these important categories,” said Michael Kaufman, CEO of Kaufman Lynn who founded the company nearly 30 years ago. “I speak for our entire executive team and all of our associates in thanking ABC for recognizing the expertise, dedication and hard work we all put into our projects.”

Boca’s Park Partners Residential acquires Davie community

Park Partners Residential, a joint venture partnership of Giles Capital Group and Rosemurgy Properties, acquired Bala Scandia Gardens Apartments last month.

The two-story, 178-unit multi-family community is located at 4151 and 4199 S.W. 67th Ave. in Davie.

On almost eight acres, the property consists of 125 one-bedroom/one-bath units and 53 two-bedroom/two-bath apartments. Common area improvements will feature new amenities including a fitness center and resident lounge area with an outdoor kitchen and fire pit. Existing amenities such as the swimming pool and landscaping will also be upgraded. The apartment interiors will be re-modeled and include the addition of washers and dryers.

“This acquisition met all of the criteria for our value-add program,” said Heather Straub, Vice President of Acquisitions and Asset Management, Park Partners Residential. “The property is located in one of the strongest rental markets in South Florida, as well as in a great neighborhood where the residents will benefit from our major improvements and the customer service provided by our property management team at Bridge Real Estate Group.”