SARASOTA, FL (December 15, 2016) – The Global Business Council (GBC) of the Realtor® Association of Sarasota and Manatee (RASM) has been awarded the Platinum Global Achievement Program Award from the National Association of REALTORS® Commercial and Global Services Group. This places GBC in the top third of Global Councils nationwide. This is RASM GBC’s second platinum recognition.

The RASM Global Business Council has shown the highest level of service to its global members by consistently providing them with the tools they need to handle international real estate. The services and resources they have worked hard to provide their members are the benchmarks upon which the standards have been set.

“We are thankful to the RASM Global Business Council for their commitment to enhancing global business opportunities for REALTORS® in their market,” said Janet Branton, NAR Senior Vice President of Commercial & Global Services. “They have done an outstanding job and we are pleased to provide them with the Platinum Global Achievement Program Award.”

The RASM Global Business Council was formally recognized at the organization’s REALTORS® Conference & Expo in November.

For more information on joining RASM Global Business Council email Catherine McCaskill or visit

Photo: RASM GBC members pose with the 2016 Platinum Global Achievement Program Award. From left to right: Surenu Jayaram, Marie Avery (2016 GBC Chair), Rita B. Smith, Mary Carillo and Barbara Clemann.