The RAJ’s Life Member endowment is an extraordinary achievement. It is the highest recognition of service the Association can bestow on a member. This achievement is in tribute to their professionalism, expertise and dedicated willingness to serve their colleagues and industry.
Mrs. Charmane Hope Codlin has been a real estate professional for over thirty (35) years having begun her career in 1979. She has worked and partnered with some of the most notables names in the local industry and today is the Qualifying Director and proprietor of Hope Codlin & Associates.
In 1980, Mrs. Codlin joined the REALTORS® Association of Jamaica and spent the next several years serving in various capacities, first as Honorary Secretary in 1985 then ultimately as President in 1993.
Mrs. Codlin has made many worthwhile contributions to the growth and development of the Association commencing with her serving as Hon. Secretary. During that time she was intricately involved in the establishment of the Association’s first office at Hope Road and the registration of the Association as a Limited Liability Company. As Chair of the Fundraising Committee Mrs. Codlin was instrumental for coordinating many functions which enabled the Association to purchase a building on Aldington Avenue which served as the Association’s office for many years. This building was eventually sold and the proceeds of this sale used to purchase the present headquarters at 40 Shortwood Road, a move again initiated by Mrs. Codlin.
Mrs. Codlin has also served as first and second vice President of the Association and eventually as President in 1993, a post she held for five (5) terms. Mrs. Codlin has represented the Association both locally and overseas at REALTORS® Conferences in Bahamas, and made presentations in Atlanta, Miami and New Orleans.
In 2002 the RAJ recognized her for 20 years of dedicated and excellent service to the Association and today we honor her yet again with our most prestigious award, Life Membership.
This award is a testament of the invaluable contribution Mrs. Codlin has made to this esteemed Association is symbol of our appreciation.
The name Valerie Levy is synonymous with real estate in Jamaica. Born in Kingston, Mrs Levy attended the Immaculate Conception High School where she was a successful participant in the Senior Cambridge exams and Commercial Division. Her love of fashion and beauty led her to begin her early career as a cosmetologist with the establishment of her salon Valerie of New York.
In 1976, she migrated with her family to Florida where she completed a real estate course and received real estate licensing for the state of Florida in 1977. After graduating from the Realtors Institute (GRI), she went on to secure additional certification as a Certified International Property Specialist (CIPS), a Certified Real Estate Brokerage Manager (CRB) and a Certified Residential Specialist (CRS). With a drive for success Mrs Levy distinguished herself and qualified each year as a member of the prestigious Midtown Realty Multi-Million Dollar Sales Club while in Florida.
As an accomplished REALTOR®, Mrs Levy felt the need to share her knowledge and expertise gained from her time overseas with her local counterparts and new entrants into the real estate profession. She did this through her tireless service to the REALTORS® Association of Jamaica (RAJ) as president from September 18, 1990 – September 24, 1993. During her tenure as President of the RAJ, Mrs Levy has also served the Real Estate Board as a Director and later as its Chairman from 2008 – 2009. Among her many professional achievements Mrs. Levy is particularly proud of her contribution to the development of the real estate profession through her tenure as lecturer of the Salesman Real Estate course at the University of Technology for over ten (10) years. Mrs. Levy has mentored and shaped the careers of many of the most successful real estate practitioners in the industry today.
Mrs Levy has maintained a tradition of giving back and is always very quick to heed the call of her empathetic heart even outside of the real estate industry. For many years Mrs. Levy was a member of St. Vincent de Paul Society where she would volunteer by visiting shut-in and donating food packages. She also helped children who were less privileged by providing food and educational supplies and also donating toys at Christmas time.
Mrs. Levy has been married for forty-nine (49) years to Desmond Levy and has two children, David Levy and Lorraine Levy-Finlason.
Born in Kingston, Gordon Langford attended Jamaica College until 1967 when he moved to England to complete his formal education.
In 1996 he returned to Jamaica to join the Real Estate and Valuation firm, Langford and Brown and in 2008 Langford and Brown became the Jamaica office of NAI Global: – NAI Jamaica, Langford and Brown for which he is the Qualifying Director.
He became a member of the REALTORS® Association of Jamaica in 1998 and has chaired and served on various Committees and performed the duties of Honorary Secretary at an exemplary standard. In September 2002 Gordon was elected as President, a position which he held for three (3) years. The relationship with the Langfords predates Gordon as his father who is one of our founding stalwarts was also President from June 1978 – September 1980. Since his tenure as president, Gordon has continued to support the Association not only through his service as a member of the Board of Directors but also as a valued mentor to many young REALTORS®.
Mr. Langford also served as a past Board member of the Real Estate Board, and has also sat on the boards of a number of private companies. He a member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) and is also a member of the Royal Jamaica Yacht Club.
Gordon Langford is married to Janette, with one daughter and two grandsons; he is a great animal lover; enjoys food, and cooking, as well as Appleton Special!
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