Atlanta, GA—Dec. 13, 2002—The Atlanta Board of Realtors, the largest real estate board in Georgia with more than 4,700 members and one of the most successful and progressive Realtor boards in the country, has elected a new president for 2003.

Prudential Georgia Realty president and CEO Dan Forsman was officially installed into office on Wednesday, December 4, during the Atlanta Board`s year-end business meeting and luncheon held at the Piedmont Driving Club in Buckhead.

Forsman has been involved on the board of directors for the Atlanta Board and served on numerous committees over the years. In 2001, he was honored by the board with both the President`s Award and the Five Star Circle of Service Award. Dedicated to the real estate field, Forsman has been an active member of the Metropolitan Atlanta Relocation Council since 1989, where his past involvement includes president, vice president, and treasurer and is a director with the First Multiple Listing Service (FMLS).

He is a charter member of Prudential`s Broker Quality Circle Council, serves on the Prudential Referral Services Advisory Council and the Prudential Real Estate Affiliates (PREA) Technology Advisory Task Force. In 1995, Dan Forsman was awarded the Gordon Brown Excellence Award by PREA. This honor is presented annually to one Prudential broker in North America for his/her exemplary support of referrals and relocation within the company and the Prudential Referral Services network. In 1993, he was named one of the "Top 40 Businessmen Under the Age of 40" by Business Atlanta magazine.

More than 40 Prudential Georgia Realty executives, managing brokers, and staff attended the event in support of their company president. In all, more than 300 members and affiliates of the Atlanta Board of Realtors were present at the luncheon to witness Forsman and the other 2003 officers sworn into their respective positions.

"It was truly an honor to be given this opportunity to lead the Atlanta Board of Realtors," stated Dan Forsman. "It is a job I will not take lightly and look forward to great things happening with this organization in 2003."

Founded in 1910, the Atlanta Board of Realtors serves as a centralized source of information for its real estate members and assists with real estate education, real estate ethics and code of conduct, the promotion of professionalism in the industry, and represents its Realtor members with legislative initiatives.

Forsman plans to carry out these initiatives as well as making the board`s slogan, "The Voice of Real Estate," a hallmark of his office. His goals also include having the Atlanta Board build another Habitat for Humanity home, expanding educational opportunities, holding another charity golf tournament and the annual Realtor Trade Show.

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