We are excited to announce that Andy Velkme, Caton Commercial Real Estate Group’s Senior Vice President, has received the NAR National Commercial Award for 2018. This exclusive award, presented by the National Association of Realtors, was given to 79 realtors nationwide this year, and Velkme is one of only 522 to have received the award over the last 13 years.
This award recognizes the recipient’s outstanding achievement in commercial real estate. Only those who have already received an award or honor locally are qualified to be nominated for the national award.
Earlier this year, Velkme was honored with Northern Illinois Commercial Association of Realtors’ NICAR Realtor of the Year 2018 for demonstrating excellence in the industry. He is also the Chairman of the NICAR Global Business Network and the 2019 Treasurer of NICAR’s Executive Board.
A commercial real estate broker, advisor, and industry speaker, Velkme has been focusing on innovative real estate concepts including co-living, co-working, adaptive reuse, creative mixed use, and incubation spaces. Partnering with developers, PropTech firms, investors and owner/operators, he looks worldwide for concepts and ideas that are changing the way space is used on a day-to-day basis.
Currently, Velkme is focused on building his client base of international firms and investors, especially those planning to expand into the US marketplace.