On Monday night, we hosted our company-wide holiday party, more commonly referred to as the 6th Annual StaRLAHs, at the newly remodeled Dupont Circle Hotel. More than 200 local real estate leaders gathered as we reflected on a successful 2018 and made a toast to the incoming year. A feature of the evening and a long-standing tradition was an end-of-year parody of traditional award shows called “The StaRLAHs”. “These awards are not necessarily ones you WANT to win,” said RLAH President, Justin Levitch. Some of the awards included ‘Worst Deal of the Year’, the ‘4:30pm on a Friday Award’ as well as some more appreciative ones such as ‘Best Supporting Actor’ given to someone who has been outstanding in an assistant role. This year included a comical year-in-review video prior to the award show. The entertainment was a hit, but the line to the food proved that the lobster dish was the most popular part of the evening.
A big thanks to all of our #rlah staff, agents and families that participated in our annual #rlahWEEN costume contest. Without further adieu, we present you the winners:
- Most Creative — Shavonta Green-Floyd (Fannypack Fairy)
- Most Adorbs — Arynne Crane (Baby Astronaut)
- Most Instaworthy — Marilyn Emery (Haunted House)
The District of Columbia Association of Realtors had a unique “Hard Hat Installation” last Wednesday at their soon-to-be newly christened headquarters in Dupont Circle. Since the space isn’t completely built out yet, everyone was wearing hard hats. RLAH was represented well at yet another local real estate association’s installation with Colin Johnson passing the baton to his business partner Chris Surrana, keeping the DCAR Presidency in the family. Jason Sherman, our Principal Broker was there to help swear Chris in and fellow Dupont office colleague, Stacey Barton, was also installed on the DCAR Board of Directors. We can’t wait to see the finished space and look forward to Chris keeping the momentum that Colin helped create in 2017.
On Monday night, all 4 RLAH offices combined for one epic Holiday Party at Barcelona Wine Bar in Cathedral Heights. The event was filled with tasty treats, delicious drinks and lots of laughs. What we call the ‘StaRLAH’s’ is our parody on annual awards ceremonies. Most of the awards have no real estate significance and are related more to culture. While some awards were goofy and others were sincere, in the end, our winners all took home the same plastic trophy. From staff and agents to significant others and spouses, the RLAH family came out in full force and the vibe was positively perfect!
The Greater Capital Area Association of Realtors (GCAAR) installed its 2018 Board of Directors on Wednesday night at the annual holiday party at the Newseum. Not only was RLAH represented well in attendance but three of the twelve newly installed board members are part of the RLAH Real Estate family.
Lee Goldstein and Justin Levitch will be serving their first year on the local board while Andres Serafini will be serving his second consecutive year. It was only fitting that the D.C. Association of Realtors’ President Elect, Chris Suranna, fellow RLAH agent swore in the incoming GCAAR leadership.