Watson Realty Corp. brokers graduate from leadership program


Three Watson Realty Corp. brokers have graduated from Leading Real Estate Companies of the World’s (LeadingRE) MAESTRO Leadership Certification program.

Dianne Pittman, vice president/managing broker of the St. Augustine office; Mary Ann Bongiorno, vice president/managing broker of the Ponte Vedra office; and Mark Rosener, vice president/managing broker of the St. Johns office, were among nearly 30 real estate branch sales managers from top brokerages around the country participating in the program.  

The program was created to address the critical industry need to develop talented and highly effective real estate leaders for the future and only select applicants from LeadingRE member companies are accepted into the program.

Based on proprietary and validated research conducted by LeadingRE with 300 sales managers, the MAESTRO program encompasses three pillars of great office leadership, as determined by the research. It is the first program of its kind in the industry, with the goal of using science and art to establish and practice leadership mastery.

“The three leadership pillars of culture, people development and business growth from the Maestro program have strengthened my leadership skills tremendously,” said Rosener. “This program is just one more example of the value of Leading Real Estate Companies of the World. I brought back so many concepts, skills and insights that will benefit not only my leadership productivity but the productivity of my entire team.”

LeadingRE’s Chief Learning Officer Mike Staver is the lead instructor, with additional faculty including Dean of Innovation Matthew Ferrara, REAL Trends President Steve Murray, Long Realty CEO Rosey Koberlein and other brokers and colleagues from various industries.

Participants attended three live sessions held at LeadingRE’s Chicago headquarters that included lectures and interactive workshops incorporating “real life" exercises, case studies and group activities. Ongoing support from staff and fellow participants ensures continued engagement and measurable results from the program.  

“We are delighted to have such an accomplished group of professionals graduate from our MAESTRO Leadership program,” said LeadingRE President/CEO Pam O’Connor. “Their commitment to enhancing their leadership and coaching skills so they can take their agents and offices to even higher performance levels is commendable, and we congratulate them on this achievement.”

Pittman, Bongiorno and Rosener were among a prestigious group of participants from 14 states across the U.S. Graduation took place on the last day of the program with each participant being recognized individually for his/her commitment and accomplishment of the program.

Watson Realty Corp. is the Northeast Florida representative of LeadingRE (www.LeadingRE.com). With a global membership that spans six continents, LeadingRE connects more than 565 firms and 130,000 sales associates who produce over 1.1 million real estate transactions each year.