, RECOGNIZED FOR SERVICE TO VIRGINIA FOR DEDICATION TO MULTICULTURAL HOME BUYERS
Submitted by lisa@VARealtor.com on February 11, 2011 - 9:48am
Richmond, Feb. 10 - Mario Rubio, CIPS, SRES, broker/owner of Rubio Real Estate in Annandale, Va., was awarded the Virginia Housing Development Authority (VHDA) Realtor Service to Virginia Award for 2010 during the Virginia Association of REALTORS' (VAR) annual awards banquet in Richmond.
The award recognizes the efforts of a Realtor
who is dedicated to serving the multicultural home buying public in Virginia.
"Mario Rubio has shown a long commitment to VHDA's principles and values," said VHDA Executive Director Susan Dewey.
"Through the Rubio Foundation
, a non-profit organization he
created in 2004, Mr. Rubio
brings much needed housing information and education to the Northern Virginia Latino community through seminars, workshops and a weekly radio program.
In addition, he
is a leader in the Realtor community, currently serving as a board member of the Northern Virginia Association of Realtors
and as the National Association of Realtors' Liaison
to Peru, his
is certainly deserving of this award, and we are proud to honor him as the recipient of the 2010 VHDA Service to Virginia Award."
Responding to a lack of housing information and resources in the Hispanic community, Rubio created the non-profit Rubio Foundation in 2004.
A broker/owner licensed in Virginia, Maryland, and D.C., Rubio's vision for the foundation was as a means to inform, educate, and empower the D.C. metro area's Hispanic community about consumer real estate issues.
On November 23, 2010, the Rubio Foundation
launched its first live 30-minute radio broadcast of the weekly talk/interview show, "Mi Casa es Su Casa.
The program, broadcast on Radio America 1540AM, features NVAR member Rubio as its host, together with weekly experts discussing issues related to home ownership, financing, fair housing, and more.
In addition to the Service to Virginia award, Rubio
was also inducted into the Omega Tau Rho Fraternity
(OTR) by VAR
in recognition of his