NAR honors CCIM for industry service.
Ronald L. Myles, CCIM, GRI,
has scaled some lofty business and professional peaks in the past
quarter-century. His Denver-headquartered real estate company, Myles
Enterprises, is multi-disciplined and diversified, specializing in
development, brokerage, consulting, and asset management of retail and
industrial properties and land in three states.
the CCIM community, Myles' impressive service record includes the 1986
institute presidency, chairmanship of various committees, and a
long-time instructor. In addition, he has served on the National
Association of Realtors board of directors for 17 of the past 23 years.
Concurrent with these national
accomplishments, Myles found time to devote energies to many
significant and worthwhile real estate, political, and civic causes at
the local and state levels. For his service over 25 years, Myles
receives NAR's Distinguished Service Award this November.
was a combination of visibility and longevity in key positions," Myles
says, explaining what he thinks are the reasons for the honor. "One of
the things I learned a long time ago is that when you accept a national
office, it's not a short-term kind of commitment."
his years on the NAR board, he has devoted much time to emphasizing the
importance of commercial real estate professionals. "[I] recognized the
prominence of the commercial practitioner within NAR and served on
every task force dealing with commercial real estate," he says.
leadership helped champion the creation of the organization's
commercial committee and formation of commercial overlay boards. "That
effort culminated in 1991. Prior to that time, there were not enough
[leaders] with commercial experience within NAR. Nobody believed we
could get it done, but we did," he says.
addition, Myles' commitment to industry issues on behalf of NAR
encompasses many of the most significant national issues to impact real
estate. He has served on committees and task forces involving land use,
insurance, governmental affairs, and technology, specifically the
formation of the Realtor.com site.
his hometown of Denver, Myles has held several leadership positions,
serving on the local Realtor board as president of the Colorado Realtor
Association in 1987 and chairman of the
Denver Economic Development Council. He also has served on the Colorado
Association of Commerce and Industry and was an adviser to the Colorado
state legislature on economic development issues.
company has business holdings in Colorado, Tennessee, and Wyoming; he
plans now to concentrate more on restructuring the business, putting
his other commitments on the back burner. "I felt it was time to back
off and take a break [from volunteer work]," Myles says. "Now, I only
do the things I want to do."
real estate is part of the Myles' genetic code, as two of his sons are
active in the Denver commercial market, and his daughter also works in
the field. Myles joins a prestigious
roster of 66 other honorees, including the late Victor L. Lyon, CCIM,
the institute's 1972 national president. NAR established the award in
1979, and it is considered the highest honor a Realtor can receive on
the national level