Last night EY announced that Bo Menkiti, Founder and CEO of The Menkiti Group and Keller Williams Capital Properties, received an Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2017 Award in the Services category in the Mid-Atlantic region. The award recognizes entrepreneurs who are excelling in areas such as innovation, financial performance, and personal commitment to their businesses and communities. Mr. Menkiti was selected from a group of 31 finalists by an independent panel of judges, and the award was presented at a special gala event at the Ritz-Carlton, Tysons Corner in McLean, Virginia on June 15, 2017. The Mid-Atlantic winners are named here.
“It is truly an honor to be recognized among such a group of wonderful entrepreneurs that are innovating and creatively building enterprises that are working to change the world for the better,” said Menkiti. “This is a significant recognition in my career, and in my life, and is one that is shared with every individual that is a part of our enterprise. This is not a story about “me” – it is a story about “WE” as the organization’s accomplishments have been achieved because of the tremendous passion and persistence of the amazing and talented people in the organization, and the many others in the community who have supported us along our journey.” He added, “Our guiding principles and dedication to a mission-oriented perspective of transforming lives, careers, and communities through real estate is what has allowed us to be successful, and we are grateful for this honor.”
Founded in 2004, The Menkiti Group is an integrated real estate services company dedicated to enhancing the fabric of America’s neighborhoods through the strategic development, management, and sale of residential and commercial property. The company has earned a reputation for creative and productive use of capital, and for the cultivation of relationships across cultural divides that have typically hindered the development of urban neighborhoods. To date, The Menkiti Group has: invested over $180 million into DC’s emerging neighborhoods, has in development or in its pipeline over 1.5 million square feet of property, has helped more than 2,000 families purchase homes, and has given more than $500k back to the communities where it does business. The Menkiti Group also owns and operates Keller Williams Capital Properties, (KWCP) one of the fastest growing franchises of Keller Williams Realty, with seven offices, nearly 1,000 agents, and more than $2 billion in transactions in 2016.
Since 1986, EY has honored entrepreneurs whose ingenuity, spirit of innovation and discipline have driven their companies’ success, transformed their industries and made a positive impact on their communities. Now in its 31st year, the program has honored the inspirational leadership of such entrepreneurs as:
- Howard Schultz of Starbucks Coffee Company
- Pierre Omidyar of eBay, Inc.
- Mindy Grossman of HSN
- Robert Unanue of Goya Foods
- Reid Hoffman and Jeff Weiner of LinkedIn
- Andreas Bechtolsheim and Jayshree Ullal of Arista Networks
- Hamdi Ulukaya of Chobani
- James Park of Fitbit
As a Mid-Atlantic award winner, Mr. Menkiti is now eligible for consideration for the Entrepreneur Of The Year 2017 national program. Award winners in several national categories, as well as the Entrepreneur Of The Year National Overall Award winner, will be announced at the awards gala in Palm Springs, California, on November 18, 2017.
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About The Menkiti Group Headquartered in Washington, DC, The Menkiti Group is a real estate services company dedicated to enhancing the fabric of life in America’s urban neighborhoods through the strategic development, management, and sale of residential and commercial property. The Menkiti Group has in development or in its pipeline more than 1.5 million square feet of property; has invested over $180 million in DC’s emerging neighborhoods, and has assisted over 2,000 families in purchasing and selling homes. The Menkiti Group also owns and operates Keller Williams Capital Properties, a fastest-growing franchise of Keller Williams Realty International, with seven offices and nearly 1,000 agents. MenkitiGroup.com
About Entrepreneur Of The Year Entrepreneur Of The Year®, founded by EY, is the world’s most prestigious business awards program for entrepreneurs, chosen from an independent panel of judges including entrepreneurs and prominent business leaders from business, finance, and the local community. The program makes a difference through the way it encourages entrepreneurial activity among those with potential and recognizes the contribution of people who inspire others with their vision, leadership, and achievement. As the first and only truly global awards program of its kind, Entrepreneur Of The Year celebrates those who are building and leading successful, growing and dynamic businesses, recognizing them through regional, national and global awards programs in over 145 cities and more than 60 countries. Ey.com/eoy