Former teacher turned REALTOR®, Fernando Arencibia’s forward-thinking initiatives have immensely benefited REALTORS® at the local, state and national levels throughout 2023.
At the state level, he was the 2023 Chair of the Florida REALTORS® Commercial Committee, where he made history by becoming the first leader to win two state awards (2023 Florida REALTORS® Commercial REALTOR® of the Year and 2023 Florida REALTORS® REALTOR® Achievement Award) in the same year. At the national level, he is a longtime national director, and he currently serves on the 2023 NAR Commercial Real Estate Advisory Board.
Arencibia was responsible for launching the first-ever commercial island at the 2023 Florida REALTORS® Convention, and led the initiative to partner with RPR to create a stand-alone webpage of all Florida commercial listings, co-branded with Florida REALTORS®. For the last two years, Arencibia has been an essential leader of MIAMI’s Building Advisory Committee in overseeing the construction of MIAMI REALTORS®’ new global headquarters, which will open in 2024.
“As much as brokers are competitors, we also collaborate with each other in the execution of our duty to the people that we serve,” says Arencibia. “There is an expansive ecosystem in our industry that works together to the benefit of our communities. Our advocacy efforts are the envy of many. We do more to positively impact the lives of our neighbors, the growth and development of our communities than any other industry.”