CORFAC International 2014 President Robert Tillsley, SIOR, announced that Andrew Jaffe,SIOR, with Tempe, Arizona-based Commercial Properties Incorporated/CORFAC Internationalhas won CORFAC International’s Olen Monsees Award.

The Olen Monsees Award recognizes the CORFAC individual as the ‘Unsung Hero’ for the CORFAC member who goes above and beyond without being asked and with little recognition. Andy Jaffe, SIOR certainly fits this description.

In presenting the award to Jaffe, Robert Tillsley cited Jaffe’s involvement with CORFAC:
    2015 Appointed Member – Executive Director At-Large of CORFAC International
    CORFAC Strategic Planning Committee and Membership Committee
    2007 CORFAC Winner for Largest Value Office Joint Assignment
    2010 CORFAC Winner for Top R&D Size Assignment
    2012 CORFAC Winner for Top Investment Value & Size

“Through the years Andy has been a great contributor to CORFAC International’s initiatives and he is a highly accomplished individual in the commercial real estate world. Andy is sincere, hard-working and fulfills his commitments. He is a worthy award winner,” said Tillsley.

Andrew is active in professional organizations, including the Society of Industrial and Office Realtors (SIOR). His background includes working with Fortune 500 Companies as well as other large firms, such as Suntech Power Holdings, United Rental, The Federal Bureau of Investigation, the United States Postal Service, the State of Illinois, Sonic Wall, Kindred Health Care and Apria Health Care. Additionally, he has serviced many mid-sized firms and entrepreneurs.

Olen Monsees (1940-2012), was the president of Karbank Real Estate Company and colleague since 1969.

Olen was an iconic figure in the Kansas City real estate brokerage community.  He distinguished himself with his plain spoken wisdom, his quiet dignity and his low-keyed manner that engendered deep loyalty among his clients, friends and colleagues.  His focus was always to get the job done properly.  He worked with a natural sense of responsibility, without complaint, without excuses.  Olen was the finest of gentlemen.

Jaffe was presented the award earlier this month at CORFAC International’s Fall Summit in Chicago.