San Francisco, CA – January 14, 2012 – (RealEstateRama) — Periodically, Zephyr Real Estate has recognized members of its organization for distinguished service to the San Francisco community. The awards take the form of a large piece of marble with gold lettering that is informally referred to as a “Golden Z Award.” The first Golden Z Awards were given out in 2002, and only 13 total have been awarded to date, including the last one in 2010. In a recent announcement, another worthy individual was added to the list of recipients – Jim Beitzel from Zephyr’s Upper Market office.
Beitzel first joined Zephyr in 1991, relocated and sold real estate in Southern California and eventually returned to San Francisco and Zephyr in 2010. He has always participated in a number of local charitable endeavors, but his special focus has been in his early and consistent efforts with the annual AIDSLifecycle, and previously AIDSRide, participation. The event promotes awareness and raises funds for needed services, making a difference in the lives of those with HIV and AIDS. Over the years, his work has resulted in more than $50,000 in contributions to the organization, as well as countless blisters, sore muscles and calluses.
He was the first Zephyr agent to make the 545-mile ride more than 16 years ago, and last year completed his third effort. He is planning to participate again this coming year.
“Jim’s unflagging dedication to supporting AIDS awareness and fundraising deserves special recognition,” stated Randall Kostick, Chief Operating Officer for Zephyr.
Beitzel is a member in good standing with the San Francisco, California and National Associations of REALTORS®.
“I am fortunate and grateful to work within a company that has a long history of going above and beyond to make a difference in the community,” commented Beitzel upon receiving the award. “Being singled out and honored with a coveted award, when so many are deserving of recognition for personal acts of selfless generosity, can be very humbling.”
About Zephyr Real Estate
Founded in 1978, Zephyr Real Estate is San Francisco’s largest independent real estate firm with $1 billion in gross annual sales and a current roster of more than 200 full-time agents. In 2010, Zephyr launched its new website, which has earned three web design awards, including the prestigious WebAward for Outstanding Website from the Web Marketing Association. Zephyr Real Estate is a member of the international relocation network, Leading Real Estate Companies of the World; the luxury real estate network, Who’s Who in Luxury Real Estate; and the local luxury marketing association, the Luxury Marketing Council of San Francisco. Zephyr has six strategically located offices in San Francisco, a business center in Marin County, and serves a large customer base throughout the San Francisco Bay Area. For more information, visit www.zephyrsf.com.