Always smiling. Always planning. Always giving. That’s how colleagues describe Nelvin Adriatico, the winner of the 2018 Texas REALTOR® Good Neighbor Award.

A native of the Philippines, Adriatico moved to Houston in 1999 and has since built a successful real estate business. All the while, he made time for those in need through community service and leadership roles in volunteer organizations, including president-elect of the Asian Pacific Islander American Public Affairs, vice-president-elect of the Asian American Real Estate Association, and board chair for Alliance Multicultural Community Services.

For the past 10 years in partnership with the Alliance Multicultural Community Services, Adriatico has focused on a passion of his: The Back to School Drive. This annual event in 2018 distributed backpacks full of school supplies, uniforms, and other items to 4,000 students.

As part of Adriatico’s award, a $1,000 donation will be made to his partnering charity, Alliance Multicultural Community Services.