The Greenwich Association of REALTORS® (GAR) announced that Bryan Tunney of Sotheby’s International Realty is GAR’s REALTOR® of the Year for 2013.
Tunney, of Cos Cob, Ct., serves as a director of the Greenwich Association of REALTORS and the Greenwich Multiple Listing Service beginning in 2012. Tunney was also instrumental in contributing to GAR’s members through his leadership on several committees over the past eight years including scholarship, education, legislative, RPAC, and public affairs. He is currently serving as Treasurer of the organization and chair of the budget and finance committee. Tunney also serves on the Board of Directors for the Connecticut Association of REALTORS® and serves as Vice Chair of the Realtor Political Action Committee Trustees.
Tunney is a strong supporter of the education and mentoring of real estate professionals and those in the Greenwich community. He has been teaching the new member orientation program for the past four years educating the agents on the Town of Greenwich, the REALTOR organization and the importance of being engaged in the local community. He also serves on the education committee and works with subject matter experts to deliver interesting and informative programs to the real estate professionals in Greenwich.
Tunney contributes to community at large with service in several organizations including Board of Transportation Association of Greenwich, former chair of the long range planning committee for the Belle Haven Club, and an executive board member and coach of Greenwich Youth Lacrosse and past board member of the Greenwich Skating club.
Tunney has been licensed and a REALTOR for 10 years. His tenure has included time with the former Cleveland Duble and Arnold real estate office and now with Sotheby’s International Realty. Tunney’s colleagues credit him for always taking action on issues and encouraging them to make the right decisions for the benefit of the whole.
Tunney grew up across Long Island Sound in Port Washington, New York, and has been a Greenwich resident for over 20 years, his children, Leigh and Drew were raised here and still live in the metro area. Tunney is a graduate of the University of California at Santa Barbara, where he received a BS in business economics and played lacrosse. Tunney lives in Greenwich where he avidly enjoys the Long Island Sound and coaching youth lacrosse.
Tunney was presented the REALTOR® of the Year award by Alice Duff, a former Director of the Board of GAR and 2012’s REALTOR® of the Year and Tom Gorin, past president of GAR and 2011 Realtor Hall of Fame inductee.
The REALTOR® of the Year Award is the highest honor presented to a member and is based upon leadership and contributions made to the Greenwich Association of REALTORS®, the Connecticut Association of REALTORS®, National Association of REALTORS®, and the Greenwich community.
“Bryan is most deserving of this recognition.” said GAR 2014 President Barb McKee. “He is an outstanding leader representing the rights of homeowners and the betterment of the Greenwich community. All of our members owe Brayn a debt of gratitude for his intelligent, passionate, and competent approach to making the GAR and the Greenwich MLS the best professional association it can be. I am very pleased that Bryan’s colleagues have selected him to be the recipient of this distinguished award.”
The Greenwich Association of REALTORS® is the professional board of choice for the real estate industry in Greenwich. Established in 1924, the association provides professional development and services for REALTORS® and represents the concerns and interests of private property and home ownership rights. The association has over 800 members and is headquartered in Greenwich, Ct.