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Miami Chapter - December 2012
In This Issue
Membership Dues Can Be Paid Online in 2013
2012 MBF Holiday Party Recap
Update Your MBF Profile at www.MasterBrokersForum.com
2013 Member Dues Can Be Paid Online

In January, all members will receive an emailed invoice for their 2013 dues. That email will contain a link which will take members to a web site where dues can be securely paid with a Visa or Mastercard.

PLEASE NOTE: for members who prefer to pay their dues with checks, that option will still be available.  Look for more information in January.
MBF Celebrates 2012 with Festive Holiday Party at Grove at Grand Bay
Top Producer Network Honors Miami Real Estate Icon Jeanne Baker with 2012 "Legacy Award"

Looking back at another extraordinary year for Miami real estate, the Miami Master Brokers Forum recently celebrated 2012 with its annual Holiday Party. Hosted by Terra Group and its renowned Grove at Grand Bay
project, this celebration brought together more than
125 Master Brokers for an evening of merriment and

Jeff Morr presents the MBF "Legacy Award" to David and Lauren Popham, who accept on behalf of 2012 Honoree Jeanne Baker
Chaired by Iliana Abella, Penni Chasens, and Nancy Iliffe, the festive event was held in the Grove at Grand Bay sales gallery, adjacent to the project's future location on South Bayshore Drive in Coconut Grove. Members enjoyed signature cocktails and fine cuisine, while admiring scale models, renderings, and model rooms that showcased the project's cutting-edge design. 

2011 Holiday Party Save the Date
Penni Chasens, Emilio Palomo, Nancy Iliffe,
Iliana Abella, and Alicia Cervera Lamadrid
During the course of the evening, the MBF thanked Terra Group for its generosity and support of the broker community. Pedro Martin, Terra Group chairman and CEO, welcomed the guests and congratulated them on another successful year, while Philip C. Freedman, sales director for Grove at Grand Bay, enlightened guests about the unique aspects of the project.

2011 Holiday Party Save the Date
Philip C. Freedman, David Sporn,
Fredi Cogan, and Stephanie Rohan
Incoming MBF chair Jeff Morr then presented the chapter's 2012 "Legacy Award" to Miami real estate legend Jeanne Baker, who was represented by her son, David Popham and her granddaughter, Lauren Popham. (The MBF Legacy Award honors longtime members who have enjoyed exceptional careers in Miami real estate, and whose leadership and professionalism elevated the standards for the entire industry.) Ms. Baker's extraordinary career in South Florida real estate blazed a trail for thousands of successful women in the industry. She accomplished this legacy through a potent mix of style, dedication, and a passionate commitment to fairness. Ms. Baker constructed a real estate empire that, at its peak in 1996, employed nearly 600 agents in six offices. 

The MBF then honored Emilio Palomo, who marked his final event as chair of the chapter. Mr. Palomo thanked his colleagues on the MBF advisory board for their tremendous dedication and support during his four-year run leading the organization.

"The Master Brokers Forum accomplished truly great things under Emilio's leadership, and we are delighted that he has chosen to remain on the advisory board," said Morr. "One of Emilio's finest decisions was assembling the current Holiday Party committee, which produced yet another amazing event. We thank them and, of course, our esteemed sponsor for making this Holiday Party a huge success."

Click on the photos to see expanded versions.

CLICK HERE to visit an online gallery of more than 100 additional photos from the Holiday Celebration.

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