Manzanilla Set to Lead and Serve Austin Board of Realtors Association in 2020
AUSTIN, TX — Austin’s #1 independent real estate brokerage, Realty Austin, is proud to announce the appointment of Romeo Manzanilla as President by the Austin Board of Realtors. Manzanilla is currently Broker in Charge at Realty Austin and a 12 year veteran of the company.
Serving on ABoR’s Board of Directors since 2015, Manzanilla is active on the Legislative Management Team; and at the state level, participates on the Texas REALTORS® Professional Standards Committee and is a Texas REALTORS® Mediator. Manzanilla has been a REALTOR® member of ABoR since 2006 and has earned his Short Sales and Foreclosure Resource (SFR), Certified Default Resolution Specialist (CDRS), Accredited Staging Professional (ASP), Texas Realtor Leadership Program (TRLP), and Broker designations.
Manzanilla said, “As we embark into a new decade in 2020, we know our association and industry will face obstacles that not only challenge us professionally but also the core value proposition of Realtors. With the help of my fellow board members and the amazing staff at ABoR, we intend to raise the level of professionalism within our association. By being bold and strategic in our planning and decisions, we hope to ensure Realtors continue to be the most relevant source of information and guidance to consumers and property owners in all of Central Texas.”
Born and raised in Los Angeles, California, Manzanilla holds a Master of Business Administration degree from Regis University; a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of Southern California; and served as a Military Officer in the United States Navy. Manzanilla’s unique life experiences of serving in the military, and in both private and public organizations, brings a wealth of knowledge to the presidential role.
Jonathan Boatwright, co-owner of Realty Austin said, “Romeo brings strong leadership and ability to strategize while serving the ABoR membership justly. Romeo’s expertise in the Austin market is valuable to the association in this rapidly changing industry and hot Austin market.”
Yvette Boatwright, co-owner of Realty Austin said, “Realty Austin is especially proud of Romeo to represent ABoR at the top level. He has a long track record of success with our company, and as a steward of our industry, I believe his influence will greatly benefit all local real estate professionals throughout Central Texas. Romeo exemplifies the strong values of our RA culture and it’s a proud moment for our team to see him take on this leadership role.”
Manzanilla concluded, “Now more than ever, I greatly appreciate the trust my colleagues have placed in me to lead this great organization during this critical time in our industry. I am proud to be part of an association that provides meaningful solutions for our members. In my new role, I will work tirelessly to serve the ABoR membership to the best of my abilities.”
About Realty Austin
Realty Austin is the #1 independent residential real estate firm in Austin with $2.85 billion in sales in 2018. Its 600 full-time, high-producing agents, all hand-selected for their experience, market knowledge, and career accomplishments. A member of Luxury Portfolio International® and Leading Real Estate Companies of the World®, Realty Austin is the most innovative and progressive real estate company in Austin, uniquely suited for its high tech, homegrown culture. For more information, visit realtyaustin.com or call 512.241.1300 or become a fan on Facebook at facebook.com/realtyaustin.