NAREE Bruss Book Contest Targets Real Estate Authors


Entry Deadline: April 15

WASHINGTON, D.C. – (RealEstateRama) — NAREE, The National Association of Real Estate Editors, is issuing a call for entries for the prestigious 9th Annual Robert Bruss Book Awards program.

“NAREE’s Bruss Book Awards program is the most renowned competition in this genre,” said NAREE Executive Director Mary Doyle-Kimball. “Our past winners have included accomplished journalists, thought-leaders from academia, visionaries from the design world and brilliant marketers of real estate.”

Authors of real estate books can enter if their books were published – either in print or digitally – in 2015. Books on topics from the broad field of real estate including home buying and selling, commercial real estate, finance, mortgage lending, green building, architecture, international real estate and more are eligible. Entry deadline is April 15.

The program features Gold, Silver and Bronze awards, plus a first-time author award. The Gold Award winner will receive a $1,000 award. The silver award winner will receive a $500 award. Both the Bronze and First-Time Author honorees will receive $250 awards.

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NAREE’s book awards are named for the late Bob Bruss, syndicated real estate columnist, prolific writer and NAREE leader. Bruss frequently wrote reviews of realty books. For a list of last year’s winners visit and scroll down to “Association Headlines.”

The Bruss Book Awards are sponsored by NAREE past presidents Leigh Robinson, founder of the Express Publishing/author of “Landlording,” and Brad Inman, founder of Inman News.

The National Association of Real Estate Editors will present the the Bruss Book Awards in New Orleans during NAREE’s 50th Annual Real Estate Journalism Conference at Harrah’s Hotel on Friday, June 10. NAREE’s real estate journalism conference, like the books submitted for entry in NAREE’s contest, will focus on topics from economic analysis and real estate market forecasting, designing for resiliency, historic building redevelopment, affordable housing and innovative designs for the workspace, among others. NAREE’s full conference — including press conferences, panels and tours — begins Wednesday, June 8 at 8 AM and runs through Saturday morning, June 11.

For more information visit or contact NAREE Executive Director Mary Doyle-Kimball at or 561-391-3599.

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