Outstanding Associate Member Award

Applauding AOBA's Associate Members for their vision, volunteerism and diligent efforts

This award applauds AOBA's Associate Members for their vision, volunteerism and diligent efforts in the local real estate industry. The nomination process begins in October, and the award is presented in January at AOBA's Annual Meeting.

Each year, the Associates Coalition Team (ACT) and the AOBA membership are invited to submit written nominations of an Associate Member who they believe has met the criteria of making the most significant contributions in the areas of leadership, vision and volunteerism. The nominees are then reviewed and voted upon by the ACT Committee, and an Outstanding Associate Member is selected to receive the award.

2020 Outstanding Associate Award Recipient Elisabeth Kirk of Ted Ross Consulting, pictured with the award presenters, 2019 winners Tony Curtis, Classic Concierge, Inc., and
Dani Bressler, Toepfer Construction Company, Inc.

Elisabeth Kirk Named 2019 Associate of the Year at Apartment and Office Building Association of Metropolitan Washington (AOBA) 2020 Annual Meeting

Elisabeth Kirk, Marketing Director with Ted Ross Consulting, was saluted as the 2019 Outstanding Associate Member at the Apartment and Office Building Association of Metropolitan Washington (AOBA)’s Annual Meeting in January.

In announcing the award, Dani Bressler of Toepfer Construction, a previous winner of the award, said: “This year’s winner has been a standout for years. As a member of the Maintenance Mania Committee, she has helped secure sponsorships and increase involvement for both participants and spectators. As the Chair of this committee, she has helped grow this event year after year, garnering more excitement and participation than ever before.”

“In addition to Elisabeth’s contribution to Maintenance Mania, she has also been a driving force on the Community Outreach Committee,” added fellow past recipient Tony Curtis of Classic Concierge. “Whether she is planting flowers at the Duckworth School clean-up day, doing face-painting for the students at Challenge Day, or helping organize the Covenant House Sleep-out, Elisabeth can always be seen giving back to the community.”

Also at AOBA’s Annual Meeting, AOBA presented the prestigious Sidney Glassman Award to Sean Warfield of Tishman Speyer; launched a new award, the David Hillman Maverick Award; and introduced three new members of its Board of Directors: Kathryn Clement, Senior Vice President of JBG Smith; Alison Punsalan, Senior Vice President of Foulger-Pratt; and Gigi Galbraith, Director, Client Development at Capital Concierge Inc., who is the Associate Member representative on the Board. Details on these topics and other AOBA news can be found at: https://www.aoba-metro.org/aoba-in-the-news

Outstanding Associate Member Award Recipients: 

  • Elisabeth Kirk
  • Tony Curtis
  • Dani Bressler
  • Michael Aird
  • Carrie Ehart
  • Tracy Seymour
  • Kelly Murray
  • Heath Chilcoate
  • Michael A. Vito
  • William Manders
  • Michael A. Vito
  • Marshall Gross
  • Lynda M. Ellis
  • Michael Aschenbrenner
  • Charles E. Castle, III
  • Keith Gurley
  • Jan Rosenberg
  • Joseph A. Gargiulo
  • Charles Castle
  • Robert Cohen
  • Earl Mielke
  • Susan Raine
  • Mike Foster
  • Richard Thompson
  • David Alexander
  • Kevin Williams
  • Kelly Murray
  • Thomas Warner
  • Edward Donahue
  • Richard Sockol
  • Joe Hastings
  • Arthur C. Stecklow