Troop Real Estate, Inc.'s Westlake Village Assistant Branch Manager Mike Hanley Receives the 2014 CSMAR REALTOR of the Year Award


1419447339SIMI VALLEY, CA - CEO Brian Troop, President Laura Lee Anthony, COO Debbie McCarthy and Westlake Village Branch Manager Gayle Caughey are proud to announce the 2014 CSMAR REALTOR of the Year is one of their very own real estate professionals, Westlake Village Assistant Branch Manager, Mike Hanley. This award is one of the Conejo Simi Moorpark Association of REALTORS’® most prestigious honors, and is presented to an ethical and professional individual who stands out as a role model for others in the industry.

Announced at the annual Installation and Awards Luncheon on December 4, 2014, 2013's REALTOR of the Year recipient, Connie Reed, gave a remarkable speech describing how Hanley's contributions in the real estate industry, and shared highlights including his service on the California Association of REALTORS Board of Directors since 2008 and both the JOINT OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE and CARETS Board of Directors since 2009.


Hanley’s quiet presence, egoless spirit and poised and charming ways make him a pleasure to work with. Attendees of the luncheon from the CSMAOR community warmly welcomed Hanley to the podium to receive his award, and camaraderie from Troop Real estate, Inc. was reflected in a standing ovation and congratulatory handshake from CEO Brian Troop.

"Mike has always gone above and beyond in his efforts to help out by generously giving his time and talent on a regular basis," said Troop. "His selfless act of volunteering in the real estate business and local community definitely deserves this most prestigious award of REALTOR of the Year."

Hanley is a well-educated man with an MBA from UCLA and 30 years of experience in the corporate world. He has been married to his wife and business partner, Pat, for 32 years, and has four children. Three of their children hold undergraduate degrees and one in progress, two hold masters degrees and one in progress, and two practice real estate at Troop Real Estate, Inc.

"I was ecstatic when I heard Mike was the recipient of the REALTOR of the Year Award," said Pat. "He works tirelessly for the Board of Directors and does everything he can for the community, and is a prime role model to our kids. We just received notice that he has been nominated by the California state association to serve on the National Association of REALTORS’ prestigious team of Federal Political Coordinators. If elected, he will advocate on behalf of the one million plus members and work to advance important real estate issues in the United States Congress over the next two years. It is an incredible honor, and I am so proud of his accomplishments."

Many real estate professionals, including Brian Troop, Laura Lee Anthony, Patti Hepple, Gayle Caughey, Chuck Lech and Kathy Mehringer have had the pleasure of mentoring and building friendships with Hanley. It was serendipitous that Hanley celebrated his 65th birthday on December 4, 2014.

"I have worked with Mike and Pat for many years, and they are both amazing professionals and people," said President Laura Lee Anthony. "I have never known anyone to spend so much of their time helping in so many ways, impacting not only real estate professionals, but the clients that we serve, too."

"I was thrilled to hear the news that Mike was the 2014 recipient of such a deserving award," said Westlake Village Branch Manager Gayle Caughey. "Without the commitment of people like Mike, we would be very poorly served. I am honored to work with such an intelligent, competent and dedicated man, and the recognition he has received will continue to inspire him in all avenues of the real estate business."

"It was always a pleasure working with Mike during his CSMAR presidency; we worked hand-in-hand like brothers," said Chuck Lech, a Dilbeck real estate professional. "We never disagreed on decisions to be made, and he was always the person you could go to for problems. His award is extremely deserved and I can't think of a better person to receive such a high honor."

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About Troop Real Estate, Inc.

Established in 1987, Troop Real Estate, Inc. has perennially been a leader in the North Los Angeles and Ventura counties' residential market in the overall volume of listings sold. Troop Real Estate, Inc. is Ventura county's largest independent brokerage company and provides the full range of residential, commercial, fine estates, property management, financial, escrow, and relocation services.

Troop Real Estate branches are located in Simi Valley (Commercial), Simi Valley, Simi’s Wood Ranch community, Moorpark, Thousand Oaks, Westlake Village, Camarillo, Oxnard, Channel Islands, Ventura, Ojai, Santa Paula, Fillmore, and Santa Clarita.