– At the May (2013) National Convention of SIOR, Rob Nahigian, FRICS, SIOR, CRE, MCR of Auburndale Realty Co, Newton, Mass. was awarded as the SIOR “2012 National Real Estate Educator of the Year.” The recognition was made on May 2, 2013 at the National Convention held at the Hyatt Regency Indian Wells, California with approximately 500 people in attendance. He has been awarded this recognition 5 times since its inception in 1990 which is the most times by any SIOR instructor. The recognition is made for his dedication, outstanding service and commitment to the educational process of SIOR by the students of the Society’s designation courses. He achieved the highest evaluation scores from those students during 2012. Rob is also recognized for his demonstrated commitment to promoting the professional growth of brokers through course instruction and curriculum development. He has been an SIOR National instructor since 1986. He has been honored with this award in 1994, 2002, 2003 and 2004. He was also awarded the 2011 Massachusetts Association of Realtors Real Estate Educator of the Year in Massachusetts.