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Milton H. Shaw Distinguished Service Award presented to Jane Fine

At the Massachusetts Association of Realtors® annual State Convention at the DCU Center in Worcester, Jane Fine won the prestigious Milton H. Shaw Distinguished Service Award.Oct 18, 2010 Worcester Massachusetts: (from the MAR web site)Jane Fine of Fine Properties in Shrewsbury has been named recipient of the MAR Milton H. Shaw Distinguished Service Award for 2010 at the Professional Awards and Recognition Dinner during the MAR Conference & Tradeshow in Worcester.

First presented in 1984 in honor of longtime MAR CEO, the Milton H. Shaw, the Distinguished Service Award is presented annually to one REALTOR® member or staff executive who has demonstrated outstanding leadership abilities and volunteered countless hours of personal time to serve on state association committees and participate in MAR activities.

A Realtor for over 25 years, Fine is former MAR Central Regional Vice President and spent many years as member of the MAR Board of Directors. She is currently a member of the MAR Government Affairs Committee, a committee she has served a total of seven terms as a member. In recent years Fine has also served on the MAR Broker-Owner Manager Forum, Quality of Life PAG, Finance, Education and Events, Communications and Business Development.

Fine also is a past president of the former Commercial Investment Division of the Massachusetts Association of REALTORS® and served on the Commercial Investment Council for a number of years. She was also involved in the Mass. Chapter of CRS and served two terms on the CRS Board of Directors and chaired its Strategic Planning Committee.

A longstanding active member of the Worcester Regional Association of Realtors, Fine is a past president of the association, served on countless committees and was named the 1992 Association REALTOR® of the Year.

Fine is a President’s Club RPAC contributor and has earned her Certified Residential Specialist (CRS) and Graduate, REALTOR® Institute (GRI) designations.

Jane Fine: Federal Political Coordinator for the National Association of Realtors®

Oct 14, 2010 Washington, DC: Jane Fine is a Federal Political Coordinator for the National Association of Realtors®. She meets with Congressman James McGovern in Washington D.C during Realtors® Day on the Hill as well as several other times during the year and discusses issues and bills which will protect people’s property rights. In October, at a special fund raiser with Vicky Kennedy, Jane presented Congressman McGovern with a Realtor® R-PAC Check for $4,000

Recent Commercial Real Estate Activity

June, 2010 - Worcester Massachusetts: Jane Fine sold the Chevalier Building located at 48 Water Street Worcester, to Winn Development for $1,375,000.

The building will be completely renovated into Condos. The sale was delayed for 2 years in order for the buyers to have all permits and Historical credits in place before closing.

Rep. Mc Govern with Jane Fine and NAR
May 2008 - Washington D.C. -
The National Association of Realtors held their Mid Year Conference in Washington D.C. in Mid May 2009. Jane Fine has been a Federal Political Coordinator for several years and lead the meeting with Congressman James Mc Govern and the   delegation of Realtors  from Massachusetts.

Jane Fine with Congressman James McGovernWorcester MAJane Fine of Fine Properties Inc. was recently installed as a Director   of the Realtors Commercial Alliance of Massachusetts (RCA-MA), the only commercial Board of Realtors in the Bay State — recently approved for statewide expansion and a new name by theNational Association of Realtors.  The ceremony took place at the recent RCA-MA Annual Meeting, held at the Radisson Hotel in Chelmsford in conjunction with a statewide commercial real estate marketing session and continuing education course.  The official installing officer was Massachusetts Association of Realtors President Susan Renfrew of Renfrew Real Estate in Greenfield.

Jane Fine also currently serves as Federal Political Coordinator for the National Association of Realtors.  She is the Realtor liaison with Congressman James McGovern and meets with him several times a year in Washington D.C. and his home office in Worcester.

June 15 , 2006 - Worcester Massachusetts: Fine Properties, Inc. Vice President Edward Levine received multiple honors from the Worcester Association of Realtors in 2006. Ed is the first realtor to receive both awards in the same year "Realtor of the Year" AND the "Natalie Quinlan Distinguised Service Award" fom the Worcester Association of Realtors.

Ed Levine - 2006 Realtor of the Year
The Realtor of the Year Award is given to an individual who has worked hard for the local Board of Realtors and has been active in the State and National Associations. A large component of this award is based on service and involvement to the community.

Ed is this year's Regional Vice President of the Massachusetts Association of Realtors and last year's president of the Worcester Regional Association of Realtors. He has served as Treasurer for two condo associations (Salisbury West and Crestwood Arms), and has been active in several committees at Temple Emanuel.

Ed Levine - 2006 Recipient of the Natalie Quinlan Distinguished Service Award

The Natalie Quinlan Distinguished Service Award is given to the Realtor who has provided exceptional service to the Worcester Regional Association of Realtors in various leadership roles. The award is only given to a Realtor who has been outstanding for over 5 years.

Natalie Quinlan was a past president of the Board and excelled in everything she did. It is a special honor to receive this award.

This is the first year that both awards were given to the same person in the same year.

It's Happening in Worcester's Canal District: Dozens of Businesses Move In

September, 2005 - Worcester Massachusetts: Fine Properties, Inc. has been extremely active in the Commercial real estate market

Leases

Some of the recent leases at the Worcester Business Center by Jane Fine include CWMars who has signed a 10-year lease for 7,600 sq. ft. of space; Chickees Dance Studio has signed a 10-year lease for 5,858 sq. ft. of space; and Educational Training Center has leased classroom space.

Sales

Recent commercial sales include:

  21 Ellsworth St. $310,000 21,000 sq. ft. warehouse Ed Levine
  60 Ellsworth St. $775,000 30,000 sq. ft. church Jane Fine
  2 - 6 May St. $300,000 2 auto repair buildings Jane Fine

April, 2005 - Worcester Massachusetts: Fine Properties, Inc. has taken a lead on commercial sales and leasing of Worcester's Canal District located on Water Street and Harding Street.

According to Jane Fine, President of Fine Properties. Omc., Worcester's historical Canal District is being revitalized - dozens of new businesses are moving in. The latest additions to the neighborhood include Jeffrey Robert Hair Salon and Prime Financial who like other businesses realize the potential of this prime real estate location.

Several buildings are still available for sale in the area and Fine Properties maintains exclusive leasing rights to other commercial and retail space in the area. currently, Fine Properties is seeking a restaurant/cafe to lease approximately 2,000 square feet of retail space, conveniently located on the corner of Harding Street. For more information on this opportunity, please contact Fine Properties, Inc. at (508) 753-0820.

Jane Fine appears in Worcester Telegram and Gazette in "Decked Out" on rising prices of Worcester's 3-deckers.

December, 2004 - Worcester Massachusetts: Decked Out: Sales of Worcester three-deckers beginning to cool down By Jim Bodor, Telegram & Gazette Staff

The average price of a typical three-decker in Worcester has risen more then $72,000 in just three years, a 33 percent jump in value. But it may be a while before those who own three-deckers see that appreciation again.

The once-blistering market for three-deckers appears to be cooling, according to Realtors who handle the properties.More than 300 three-deckers has changed hands in Worcester this year through Nov. 23, already surpassing the 291 sales of three-deckers according to the MLS property information network of Shrewsbury. The average sale of a Worcester three-decker so far this year is 291,367, up about 6.5 percent from 2003, according to MLSPIN.

Between 2000 and 2003, however, the average price of a three-decker rose 24.1 percent as buyers took advantage of low interest rates and a perception that much of Worcester's housing was undervalued compared with the rest of the state. Buyers frantically outbid each other for prime properties, and wealthy investors purchased three of four three-deckers at a time.

"The real story when you talk about three-deckers is the rent they can generate," Mr. Russell said. "If they can't get the rents, they won't do the deal."

With prices so high, new owners of three-deckers have to charge rents at or near the top of the market to break even, something that has been hard to do, said Jane R. Fine of Fine Properties Inc.

"This year has been peculiar," she said. "It's more of a buyer's market right now. There are properties I sold in 2001 for $100,000 or $125,000 that re-sold (last year) at the $300,000 level. The jump from 2001 to 2003 was so great, there's no more room to go up."

Buyer's considering a $300,000 investment in a three-decker want to see clean properties in good neighborhoods, she said. Properties with those selling points are sitting on the market, she said.

Fine Properties, Inc. meets with Representative James McGovern to discuss residential and commercial development in Worcester's Canal District.

June, 2004 - Worcester Massachusetts: While attending the National Association of Realtors Conference in Washington D.C. this past May, Jane Fine and Ed Levine of Fine Properties participated in a lengthy, face-to-face meeting with Representative James McGovern. Representative McGovern represents the Massachusetts Third Congressional District, which includes most of Worcester County.

Topics of discussion included issues concerning national realtors as well as local issues regarding ongoing residential and commercial development in the Worcester area. Congressman McGovern offered his assistance in making economic development in Worcester happen and expressed a significant interest in Worcester's Canal District.

Due to Representative McGovern's interest in the Canal District project, Fine Properties arranged a meeting between several developers involved in rehabilitation projects of the Canal District area around Water Street and Harding Street. As a result of that meeting, Fine properties and Congressman McGovern are organizing a "Water Street Walk", which includes city officials, developers and utility company representatives. The purpose of the walk is to assist several developers involved with rehabilitation projects in overcoming hurdles in the completion of their projects.

Over the past several years, Fine Properties has been actively involved in the marketing, sales and revitalization of several properties throughout the Canal District. "We greatly appreciate the support that Representative McGovern has put behind this project and look forward to seeing the impact his efforts will have on the economic growth of the area" said Jane Fine, President of Fine Properties.

Edward Levine of Fine Properties, Inc. elected President of Worcester Regional Association of Realtors.

March, 2004 - Worcester Massachusetts: Edward Levine of Fine Properties, Inc in Worcester Massachusetts was elected President of the Worcester Regional Association of Realtors (WRAR). Mr. Levine is the second member if the Fine Properties team to be elected this distinguished position.

Chartered in 1923 the Worcester Regional Association of REALTORS® now serves over 1,600 local REALTORS® and industry affiliate members. The organization is responsible for the education, regulation and innovation of the local real estate community and is also affiliated with the Massachusetts Association of Realtors and National Association of Realtors.

Mr. Levine has a long-standing background in finance and management having been Vice President of Michael Baker Corporation, providing Geological and Geophysical studies for engineering and environmental projects. Since he entered the Real Estate industry eleven years ago, he has played a major role assisting several boards, non-profits and condominiums management companies in managing their risk, cash, investments and accounting. Mr. Levine's financial background is especially welcome to the WRAR as he is expected to significantly grow the organization during the upcoming year.

Mr. Levine will continue his duties as Vice President of Fine Properties. Jane Fine, Founder of Fine Properties and former President of the WRAR said "Ed is very enthusiastic about the position and he is looking forward to working with everyone to grow the association, bringing greater value to homeowners, realtors and the community."

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