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Adrian A. Arriaga receives first GMAR Legacy Award

Adrian A. Arriaga, CCIM, CIPS was recently honored with the inaugural LEGACY Award by the Greater McAllen Association of Realtors (GMAR) at its annual banquet.

Arriaga, a Realtor Emeritus, has been active with GMAR for more than 40 years, serving as past president twice and has been recipient of three Realtor of the Year awards.

He has served on the National Association of Realtors Board of Directors for 15 years and has chaired three National NAR Committees, in the areas of commercial, global and diversity. He has served as NAR President’s Liaison to Mexico and as president’s liaison to China.

Arriaga is active on the Board of Directors of National Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM) Institute, where he served on the prestigious CCIM Faculty as Instructor for CI 101, Investment Analysis Course. Adrian is also an Instructor for NAR Certified International Property Specialist (CIPS) Designation.

Texas Association of Realtors have honored Adrian with the Distinguished Service (DSA) Award. An International Realtor, Adrian is also recipient of the Medalla en Merito (of Honor), presented by the Mexico National Sociedad Mexicana de Profesionales Inmobiliarios (AMPI). The Medalla en Merito is the highest Award presented to a Real Estate Professional in Mexico.

Active in the community, Arriaga has served as past president of the McAllen Chamber of Commerce and as chair of the McAllen Planning & Zoning Committee. He is presently Chairman of the Arrowhead District for the RGV Boy Scouts Council.

At the sate level, he has served under three Texas Governors, having been appointed as Chair of the Texas Small Business Council, the Texas Board of Criminal Justice, and the Texas Real Estate Commission for 12 years.

A graduate of Texas A&M University, Arriaga holds both a bachelors of arts and masters of arts in political science. He is a veteran, having served in the U.S. Army and retired as captain. He is a former Eagle Scout.

Arriaga is broker/owner of The Arriaga Group for SPERRY Commercial Global Affiliates in South Texas, and specializes in commercial and industrial properties.