Joseph E. Mottola Named Outstanding CEO by Long Island Business News

Joseph E. Mottola was honored as a recipient of the Outstanding CEO Awards by the Long Island Business News (LIBN), at their annual gala on May 15, 2014.
Mottola, Chief Executive Officer of the Long Island Board of REALTORS® Inc. (LIBOR), and its subsidiary the Multiple Listing Service of Long Island™ (MLSLI), is being recognized for his strong, unwavering and visionary leadership for over 35 years of service to the Long Island Board of REALTORS®.

Throughout his many years of working in the real estate industry, he has been a major contributor in shaping the direction of where Long Island Real Estate was, is, and where it is headed in the future.

His influence on our local real estate market, which at the end of 2013 has grown to almost 14 billion dollars in gross sales volume, is noteworthy. Over the past 38 years, with his experience and influence, he has helped to successfully navigate real estate professionals and consumers through many ups and downs. He worked his way through 18% interest rates, buyers’ markets, sellers markets, the run-up in home prices with almost 20% annual appreciation rates, the crash where home prices dropped by 25% over a four to five year period, the sub-prime mortgage crises, and then the glut of short sales and REO’s in our area. He has been through it all and still remains relevant and committed to housing advocacy.

Mottola has built strong relationships with many other Local, State, and National organizations. Among his peers both state-wide and nationally, he is often sought out for input and guidance on issues facing the REALTOR® organization, which speaks volumes to the knowledge and experience he brings to the Long Island REALTOR® industry every day.

He has served on committees related to planning and organization changes. He is called upon often to serve as a resource to speak on anything residential real estate related. Joe serves on the Community Development Corporation Advisory Council, and has served for many years as a Director for the Long Island Housing Partnership. Additionally, he is a speaker at Real Estate Conferences and is active in Industry CEO Groups.

“Joe Mottola has shown strong and steady leadership over his 35+ years of service to the Long Island Board of REALTORS®. His leadership never wanes. He is steadfast and diligent. Joe is a beloved employer to the staff that serves under him. He has fostered a company culture that serves the 21,000 members of the organization well. We are grateful for all that he has done, and all that he continues to do in service to the Long Island REALTOR® community.” said Bettie Meinel, 2014 LIBOR President.

The Long Island Business News Outstanding CEO Awards recognizes the business and not-for-profit executives who have consistently demonstrated remarkable leadership skills, integrity, values, vision and a commitment to excellence, financial performance, community and diversity.

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The Long Island Board of REALTORS®, Inc. (also known as LIBOR) is a 27,000-member, not-for-profit trade association that serves real estate professionals throughout Nassau, Suffolk and Queens counties. Founded over 100 years ago, LIBOR is the fourth-largest local REALTOR® board in the United States.