The William C. Jennings Award is awarded annually by the Texas REALTORS® Commercial Committee to recognize an outstanding effort in commercial brokerage.

It is presented for a transaction that represents excellence in real estate practice and contribution to the community. The award honors real estate professionals whose work benefits their clients and enhances the quality of life and economic development of the market where they work.

The local association where the award winner is a primary member will receive a $1,000 grant. The winner of the award will be featured in Texas REALTOR® magazine and be nominated for recognition at the national level.

William C. Jennings, Sr. served as president of the Fort Worth Board of REALTORS®, president of
Texas REALTORS®, and served on the Executive Board of the National Association of REALTORS®. He founded the Commercial Investment Division of Texas REALTORS® and was appointed by the governor of Texas to be chairman of the Texas Real Estate Research Center. His career accomplishments were recognized when he received the REALTORS® statewide award for the commercial real estate transaction of the year, and a real estate professorship at the University of Texas at Austin was named in his honor. The William C. Jennings Award embodies his dedication to service and professional excellence.

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Who can enter: All commercial brokers and agents who are members of Texas REALTORS®. Only transactions closed between December 1, 2019 through November 30, 2020 will be eligible for consideration.

How the winner is chosen:

  • Judging is based on the merits of the transaction, creativity employed, and application of commercial principles and practices.
  • Size of transaction and professional writing ability are not factors in the judging of the entries.
  • The decision of the judges is final.
  • An honorable mention award may also be awarded at the judges’ discretion.
  • The award(s) will be presented at the Texas REALTORS® Winter Meeting.
  • Judges reserve the right to withhold giving the award if, in their opinion, entries do not meet the standards of the award.

Award Guidelines and Judging Rules

Judging is based on:

  • Merits of the transaction – 40%
  • Creativity – 20%
  • Application of commercial principles and practices – 40%

 

The judging panel consists of:

  • The immediate past chair of the Texas REALTORS® Commercial Committee
  • The recipient of the previous year’s award
  • A Real Estate Center representative
  • Two additional judges from the Texas REALTORS® Commercial Committee.

 

The application is closed. 

 

Past Winners

Year Recipient
2019  Will Northern
2018 The Wheeler Group
2017 Heather Konopka Chavez
2016 Coy Garrett
2015 Jef Conn
2014 Mike Boyd
2013 no winner named
2012 Ken Wimberly
2011 David Glasscock
2010 Cody Harris
2009 no winner named
2008 Charlie Foxworth
2007 Frank H. Fitzgerald
2006 Brady Collier
2005 Richard Minker and Ted St. Clair Jr.
2004 John Talhelm and Kevin Erck
2003 John Maddux
2002 Stephen Fithian
2001 Scott Morse and Scott Jessen
2000 Conrad Bernard and Mike Boyd
1999 William E. Stonaker
1998 Robert F. Duncan Jr.
1997 Doug Jennings
1996 Jon Spellman
1995 Joe Adame
1994 Stewart O. Robinson & Stephen N. Montgomery
1993 Tom Stacy
1992 David Etzold
1991 Robert DeLancy
1990 Robert E. Knight
1989 John H. McCrocklin
1988 John H. McCrocklin
1987 Mark Sorrell
1986 Carey Cox
1985 R. Kelley Parker, III