BP Broker, Philip Becker, was inducted into the prestigious Omega Tau Rho fraternity of the National Association of REALTORS®. The award was presented Monday February 13th, 2017 during the Texas REALTORS® Winter Meeting in Austin, Texas.
Induction into the Omega Tau Rho fraternity is granted by state and local associations to members and others who have shown exemplary dedication and service to the REALTOR® organization. Membership in this honorary fraternity is represented by the Medallion of Service which symbolizes the recognition and appreciation accorded inductees for their contributions to the National Association of REALTORS®, its affiliated Institutes, Societies and Councils. At the age of 30, Philip is one of, if not the, youngest member to ever be inducted into Omega Tau Rho.
History of the Award
At its May 11, 1950 meeting, the Executive Committee of the National Association of REALTORS® decided to explore the possibility of establishing “a special Association for past officers only, along the lines of a Fraternity.” The founding banquet of Omega Tau Rho was held on Nov. 12, 1950, during the Miami Convention. Two hundred fifty members were accepted into membership at this banquet. There are now approximately 4,000 members.
Membership in this honorary fraternity is represented by the Medallion of Service which symbolizes the recognition and appreciation accorded inductees for their contributions to the National Association of REALTORS®, its affiliated Institutes, Societies and Councils.
Membership in Omega Tau Rho opened in 1972 to REALTORS® of the Year of the State Associations, in 1977 to REALTORS® Emeriti of the National Association, and in 1978 to Executive Officers of local Boards and State Associations with 10 years of service. Individuals who have made outstanding contributions to the real estate profession but who are not eligible under the qualifications just listed may be named honorary members by the Board of Directors of the National Association.
The Omega Tau Rho Medallion of Honor elegantly captures the esteem in which inductees in this honorary fraternity are held by fellow REALTORS®. The medallion is two-inches in diameter and is made of solid brass with an antique gold ox finish in embossed hand relief. Once a medallion is awarded, the recipient is a member of the fraternity for life.
Philip Becker is a highly motivated entrepreneur, with a true passion for real estate, Since founding Becker Properties in 2009, he has overseen hundreds of transactions throughout Texas and grown BP to one of the leading Independent Brokerages in the San Antonio area. He was the San Antonio Board of REALTORS® Rookie of the Year in 2010. He is a 2011 graduate of the Texas REALTORS® Leadership Program. He has served on numerous SABOR committees, including charing two. He also served as the youngest member of the SABOR Board of Directors from 2012-2014. He was named the Texas CRS Chapter’s 2013 CRS of the Year. Philip was named one of the 30 under 30 from REALTOR® Magazine in 2014. He has served CRS National as a member of both the Product Review and National Nominating Committees. Philip has served on numerous committees at the National Association of REALTORS®, including the Young Professionals Network Advisory Board, for which he served as the 2016 Chair, the Strategic Thinking Advisory Committee and the Housing Opportunity Committee. Philip is a Golden R major investor in RPAC and a member of the RPAC President’s Circle. He is a known real estate speaker with NAR, CRS, and numerous state and local boards.