David Forsythe Named “Emmy” Award Winner

Edina, Minn.—January 20, 2012 – David Forsythe, a licensed REALTOR® who has been with Edina Realty office since 1992, was honored with an “Emmy” award on Wed., Jan. 18 at Edina Realty’s annual "Expo" event.

Established to honor company founder Emma L. Rovick, the “Emmy” Award is given annually to two people, one employee and one sales associate, who exemplify Edina Realty’s traditions of honesty, integrity, and commitment, and contribute significantly to the company.

A third generation real estate agent, Forsythe has been in the real estate business for 35 years. His family has had a presence in the local real estate market since 1940; Forsythe worked with his family's real estate company for 16 years in northeast Minneapolis. In 1992, his family’s firm joined forces with Edina Realty. “My choice of Edina Realty was due to the company's image, reputation, dominant market share and state of the art tools, systems and technology,” Forsythe said.

“David’s fellow agents say he is always willing to share his knowledge and help them with whatever they need. He has mentored many agents,” said Bob Peltier, president and CEO of Edina Realty Home Services. “He also is a huge believer in all of the services Edina Realty has to offer: insurance, warranty, title and mortgage. His everyday work ethic demonstrates his total commitment to our business.”

In honor of the 25th anniversary of the Emmy Award, the Edina Realty Foundation is donating $500 to Forsythe’s charity of choice. Forsythe has selected the Alexandra House, which provides 24-hour emergency shelter and support services to victims of sexual and domestic abuse.

Forsythe and his wife live in Roseville, Minn. They have three sons.

Edina Realty, a subsidiary of HomeServices of America, is one of the nation’s largest real estate companies with approximately 60 real estate offices throughout Minnesota and western Wisconsin and nearly 2,100 REALTORS®. Edina Realty's family of companies includes Edina Realty, Edina Realty Title, and Edina Realty Mortgage. Edina Realty handled more than 27,000 transactions and $5.4 billion in sales volume in 2011. For more information, visit,, or find us on Facebook:; and Twitter:

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Gena Henrich, Edina Realty952.928.5069genahenrich@edinarealty.comPaul Maccabee, Maccabee

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