Former Oregon Ducks center named Tahoe Realtor of Year
TRUCKEE, Calif. — Michael Lombardi has been honored as Realtor of the Year for 2014 by the Tahoe Sierra Board of Realtors.
Lombardi is manager of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage’s North Lake Tahoe-Truckee offices.
At its annual installation and awards dinner recently at the Resort at Squaw Creek, the organization recognized Lombardi for his strong ethical conduct and service to the real estate profession and to the community, according to a statement from Coldwell Banker.
In October, nominations for the award were accepted from TSBOR members. The nominations were reviewed by a committee of previous award winners and judged according to the qualifications set out by the group.
“Mike ranked high in all areas, and the board’s selection committee agreed he was the right choice for Realtor of the Year,” Sue Ruane, executive director of TSBOR, said in a statement. “Mike is very well respected in the real estate community, and I have enjoyed working with him during his term as a TSBOR Director. He’s a tremendous asset to our organization.”
Lombardi has been manager of Coldwell’s North Tahoe-Truckee offices since 2007. Prior to that, he served as a senior mortgage advisor and in house loan officer for PHH/Coldwell Banker home loans.
“I couldn’t be prouder of Mike for this well-deserved recognition,” Kris Vogt, president of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, said in a statement. “He’s a very talented and hard-working professional who has helped our agents so much in their own careers over the years.”
Before entering real estate, Lombardi spent 17 years working in the health care industry, as well as five years in consulting for startup companies. He received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Oregon, where he played center for the Ducks’ football team, and he earned his MBA degree from Pepperdine University.