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Real Estate Annual REBA award goes to Prudential realtor

Interior Designers Elect Pell to Head Chapter

Maxine Gellens, a realtor with Prudential California Realty, recently was awarded the 2001 McNaught-Davis/Knox Award by the La Jolla Real Estate Brokers Association Inc.

The award is given each year to the La Jolla brokers association member who best exemplifies the qualities of personal integrity, community activity, service to the real estate profession, salesmanship, and cooperation with associates. The award was first presented in 1962.

The REBA nominating committee is made up of past award recipients. The committee’s nominee is confirmed by the REBA board of directors.

“I’m honored and delighted that REBA selected me to receive this distinguished award, which puts me in the very select company of high achievers and successful businesspeople,” Gellens said.

Along with her daughter and partner, Marti Gellens-Stubbs, Gellens is a top-producing agent for Prudential. In 2000 she received Prudential’s Pinnacle Award for being one of the top three producers in the United States, with close to $100 million in sales.

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Harold Pell, owner of San Diego-based Pell Interiors, has been elected president of the San Diego chapter of the American Society of Interior Designers.

Pell has served in numerous elected positions with ASID and as chairman of the local chapter’s committees. He is a master juror for the National Council for Interior Design Qualification.

Other 2001-02 ASID officers are Judy Hallberg of Expressive Interiors, president-elect; Peni Wilson of A Designer’s Influence, vice president-programs; Stephanie Mathews of Anderson-Mathews Interior Design, past president; Kathy L. Miller of Advantage Design Partners, secretary; and Dan Stoddard of Dan Stoddard Design Associates, treasurer.


Mike Philbin has been promoted to managing director of transaction services for San Diego-based Burnham Real Estate Services.

Previously, Philbin was a senior vice president, providing project management oversight for Burnham’s north University Towne Centre office. He will now oversee all sales and leasing activity by Burnham’s transaction services group, which generated more than $1.2 billion in transaction volume in 2000.

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Name Change:

Founding principal and president Robert L. Nowak has been joined by James M. Wiseman, principal, and Steven D. Rohy, senior associate, in the formation of Nowak + Wiseman, formerly known as Nowak-Muelmester & Associates.

Wiseman joined San Diego-based Nowak-Muelmester in 1988 and became principal in May of 2001. He will continue to oversee the firm’s projects, and will develop client relationships.

Rohy joined the firm in 1992 and will continue in a project management role, as well as take part in the firm’s strategic planning and in-house education and staff development efforts.

The firm, which has operated under other names, was founded in 1977. Its structural services include feasibility studies, design and computer analysis, building restoration and retrofit, and forensic engineering.

Insurance Answers:

The San Diego chapter of the Institute of Real Estate Management is sponsoring “The Answer to All Your Insurance Questions.”

The luncheon seminar is scheduled for 11:30 a.m. on Nov. 14 at Point Loma Nazarene University’s Mission Valley campus, 4007 Camino del Rio S.

The cost is $15 for certified property managers, CPM candidates, accredited residential managers, Friends of IREM and guest professional affiliates with 2001 paid fees; $17 for San Diego County Commercial Association of Realtors members; and $20 for applicants and nonmembers. Call (619) 209-2997 for reservations. The registration deadline is Nov. 12.

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