With more than 30 years of experience as a licensed real estate agent and executive, Cindy Ariosa brings a wealth of real estate knowledge, leadership and expertise to her current role as vice president of Strategic Development for Howard Hanna Real Estate Services, a position she took on in the latter part of 2023. Ariosa has served in various high-profile positions throughout her career, and her ongoing contributions have earned her recognition and respect within the real estate community.
Prior to joining Howard Hanna, Ariosa served as the senior vice president and regional manager for Long & Foster for more than 23 years, overseeing the Baltimore, Western Maryland and Eastern Shore regions, comprising 40-plus offices and more than 2,000 sales associates. Her dynamic leadership and dedication played a pivotal role in the growth and success of those regions.
Ariosa currently serves as the chairman of the board of Bright MLS, one of the largest Multiple Listing Services (MLS) in the country, serving more than 100,000 subscribers and their clients throughout six Mid-Atlantic states and the District of Columbia. Her involvement with the organization further highlights her dedication to enhancing the real estate industry and contributing to its growth and advancement.
An ardent supporter of the real estate industry throughout her career, Ariosa also served as the 2021 broker relations liaison for the National Association of REALTORS®, and has long been involved in the national, state and local associations of REALTORS®. She is a frequent speaker at industry events, and a respected real estate influencer.
Ariosa has been honored with numerous awards over the course of her career, including being a three-time recipient of The Daily Record’s Most Influential Marylanders, a testament to her significant impact on the local real estate landscape.
“The most rewarding part of my career is being a servant leader with a people-first attitude,” says Ariosa. “To be able to have a role in impacting the lives of so many people to achieve the American Dream of homeownership and to build family wealth is more than rewarding. I am committed to an industry that advocates for the property rights of everyone.”