John R. Wood Christie’s International Real Estate announced its Vice President of Marketing James Schnars was recognized by the Collier Building Industry Association’s (CBIA) Sales and Marketing Council as Marketing Director of the Year during the 2022 Sand Dollar Awards Gala, held Saturday, Sept. 24 at The Ritz-Carlton, Naples.
“As an accomplished strategic marketing professional and South Florida native with nearly 30 years of luxury real estate experience, we are pleased to congratulate James on this most-deserved recognition,” said Phil Wood, President of John R. Wood Christie’s International Real Estate. “In addition to his expertise, James has a collaborative leadership style and intricate understanding of our audiences, which make him a tremendous asset to our team.” Mr. Schnars joined John R. Wood Christie’s International Real Estate in June 2020. As vice president of marketing, he conceptualized and executed the company’s comprehensive strategic rebranding effort; led the company’s first comprehensive strategic digital marketing campaign; implemented training for a dynamic email marketing platform encompassing the company’s entire agent network; and more, throughout the last year.
Under his marketing leadership, John R. Wood Christie’s International Real Estate experienced its most successful year in the company’s history in 2021, surpassing all Southwest Florida residential real estate brokerages in sales volume, listings sold and total closed transaction sides, based on information from the Naples Area Board of Realtors for calendar year 2021. The firm reported a record-setting written sales volume of $5.834 billion while also leading the Collier and Lee County market with 3,054 listings sold and 6,109 transaction sides. ¦