W. Allen Morris, Chairman and CEO of The Allen Morris Company has been selected for inclusion in the inaugural edition of the Florida 500, a special publication that highlights the 500 most influential executives in different economic sectors throughout the state.
The Florida 500 list profiles men and women from various professions throughout Florida who are noted for influence in their respective industries. Morris was featured in the Real Estate section of the publication.
Morris is a licensed Real Estate Broker, Mortgage Broker, and holds the professional designations of CPM (Certified Property Manager of the Institute of Real Estate Management) and SIOR (Society of Industrial and Office Realtors). He is a past President of the Florida CCIM Chapter (Certified Commercial Investment Member of the Realtors National Marketing Institute) as well as holding the prestigious CRE designation (Counselor of Real Estate) and FRICS, as a Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors.
Morris has appeared as a leading authority on real estate topics as a frequent guest on the Fox Business News show CAVUTO with Neil Cavuto, on the Fox Business Morning Break and with Charles Payne.
In addition to being an Officer and Director of more than thirty-five different real estate-related companies and President of a charitable Foundation and art museum, Morris was also Past-Chairman and Advisory Board member of Wachovia Bank of Miami. He is a graduate of the Georgia Institute of Technology and Harvard Business School.
Morris is also very civic minded and having lived his whole life in Coral Gables. He is the former Chairman of the Florida Chapter YPO (Young Presidents’ Organization), and currently a member of YPO Gold Chapter and Board member of The Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce and the United Way of Miami-Dade County, having served as chairman of their VeritageMiami Wine and Food Festival, and a lifetime senior member of the Orange Bowl Committee. He has served on many national and local real estate boards and many local philanthropic boards.
Morris has traveled extensively working with international clients, and served Florida on Economic Missions to Europe and Asia. He is also a licensed Commercial Jet Pilot, flying himself on most of his business travel.
He has received numerous professional distinctions including the 2009 South Florida Business Leader of the Year Award in Real Estate, the 2011 REAL Trend Setter Award from the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce, the 2014 Business Leader of the Year from the Coral Gables Chamber of Commerce, the 2016 Miami -Dade County Chairman of the Year Apogee Award from South Florida Business and Wealth magazine and selected as a 2017 Power Leader in Real Estate by the South Florida Business Journal. He is a recipient of the Institute of Human Relations Award given by the American Jewish Committee and the prestigious Hickok Award from the Young Presidents’ Organization.
About The Allen Morris Company
The Allen Morris Company is one of the largest real estate firms in the Southeast U.S. specializing in commercial, multi-family residential and mixed-use developments, leasing and brokerage as well as property management. With offices in Miami, Coral Gables, Fort Lauderdale, Orlando, Jacksonville and Atlanta, The Allen Morris Company has served its business and investment clients for 60 years. For more information, please visit www.allenmorris.com., or follow us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/TheAllenMorrisCompany or on Twitter @allenmorrisco.