Prudential Americana Group Announces 2011 Award Winners

Las Vegas, NV, February 25, 2012 --( Prudential Americana Group, Nevada’s largest Prudential franchise, today announced its 2011 award winners at its annual company-wide meeting. During the event, Prudential Americana Group CEO Mark Stark presented approximately 200 awards including the company’s 2011 Employee of the Year, Ida Maese.

“2011 was a year of growth and development for our company as well as our community,” said Stark. “I am honored to work with such talented and dedicated individuals who truly care about their clients and their businesses.”

For the fifth straight year, the Shapiro & Sher Group was presented with the award for Top Team in Prudential Americana Group, with more than $124 million in sales volume in 2011. Rounding out the top ten teams were:

2. Frank Napoli
3. The Woolston Team
4. The Tonnesen Team
5. The Craig Tann Group
6. Brown Blankfeld Group
7. Ellen Fahr Group
8. The Carver Team
9. The Steve Howell Team
10. The Brian Wedewer Team

Awards were also given to Prudential Americana Group’s top ten individual sales executives in its Top of the Rock awards. Prudential’s top individual sales executive in 2011 was Laura Riede of its Southwest Las Vegas office. Riede closed nearly $9 million in sales volume during the year. The rest of the Top of the Rock awards included:

2. Billy O’Keefe
3. Roberta Jenkins
4. Kathy Stromer
5. Rochelle Vannoy
6. Jana Shore
7. Lianna Alvarez
8. Nichole LaVigne
9. Alain Hanash
10.Kamran Zand

Prudential’s prestigious Rookie of the Year award was given to Deborah Wynn from the company’s West Sahara Ave. office. The Rookie of the Year award is presented to the sales executive with the highest volume in his or her first year as a REALTOR.

Ida Maese, assistant to Prudential Americana Group COO Gordon Miles, was named the company’s Employee of the Year. Its Summerlin branch was named Branch of the Year.

Prudential recognized Craig Tann, whose team was also in the Top Ten, as the company’s top contributor to the Americana Charitable Foundation which provides money and donations to local organizations. Last year alone, the Americana Charitable Foundation gave hundreds of toys to the Toys for Tots program, gave more than $19,000 to the Sunshine Kids Foundation, gave nearly $10,000 to the American Cancer Society and both volunteered and donated to Opportunity Village.

Prudential Americana Group is a part of Americana Holdings, LLC, which includes Prudential Arizona Properties, the state’s largest Prudential franchise. Combined, they include 2,000 sales executives and employees in 21 offices throughout Nevada and Arizona. Both are independently owned and operated members of Prudential Real Estate and Relocation Services, a division of Brooksfield Asset Management, Inc., headquartered in Irvine, California with a North American network of 2,800 offices and 80,000 sales professionals. For more informationcall 702-796-7777.

Prudential Americana Group
Sarah Thornton