Sidney Glassman Memorial Award

Recognizing outstanding leaders for their career contributions to the real estate industry

The Sidney Glassman Memorial Award was created in 1985 to acknowledge outstanding leaders for their career contributions to the real estate industry on a senior management level in honor of the late Sidney Glassman, well known as Executive Vice President of Charles E. Smith Management, lecturer and author. The award singles out individuals for their exemplary work in areas of education, training, management, administration and legislation.

Each fall, AOBA members are invited to nominate an individual they believe should be considered for the award. The Sidney Glassman Selection Committee, comprised of current officers and previous award recipients, submits votes and meets to confirm the award recipient.

This year's 2019 Sidney Glassman Award was presented to Sean Warfield, who served as AOBA President in 2016-17 and has been a strong presence in the varied areas the award highlights.

Sean Warfield accepts the Sidney Glassman Memorial Award from his fellow past AOBA President and
Sidney Glassman Memorial Award recipient, Caroline Kruger,
at the 2020 AOBA Annual Meeting, January 16 at the Capital Hilton.

“Sean Warfield is an ambassador for our industry,” past recipient Caroline Kruger said in presenting the award. “His AOBA contributions alone include: being AOBA President; being a familiar face within the halls of the District’s Wilson building where he visits councilmembers and representatives lending his voice to advocate for fair property management legislation; providing a steady presence at AOBA events and community projects; a vigilantly supporting our rising talent.” Mr. Warfield is a past board member of Jubilee Housing, past president of the African American Real Estate Professionals, and he has served as a “guidance counselor” to the Real Property Tax Appeals Commission. Currently, in addition to his ongoing dedication to AOBA, Sean serves as Vice President of the Golden Triangle Business Improvement District’s Board of Directors, and represents AOBA on the DC Policy Center’s Board.

Award Criteria


Sidney Glassman Award Recipients

  • Sean Warfield
  • Caroline Kruger
  • Ben Comm
  • Harald Mangold
  • Shaun Pharr
  • Gary Campbell                                                                                                                         
  • Mary Lynch
  • Cindy Clare
  • Albert Moler
  • Michael Federeci
  • John H. Ritz
  • Richard Greninger
  • David Hillman
  • Robert P. Kogod
  • Ronald T. Frank
  • W. Christopher Smith
  • Kathryn L. Barnes
  • David S. Bender
  • Harold Winkler
  • Myron P. Erkiletian
  • Joseph R. Schuble Sr.
  • G. Thomas Borger
  • B.L. Christenson
  • John E. Akridge III
  • Eugene F. Ford
  • Oliver T. Carr Jr.
  • James L. Eichberg
  • Joseph F. Horning
  • Robert O. Carr
  • David W. Taylor
  • Irving M. Kriegsfeld
  • Morton I. Funger
  • Stephen A. Goldberg
  • Mary L. Arthur