Thomas Roohan, principal broker and president of Saratoga Springs-based Roohan Realty, has been named 2018 Realtor of the Year by the Greater Capital Region Association of Realtors (GCAR).
The award is given out to one Realtor each year who has demonstrated a commitment to excellence in their work, their community, and has put forth outstanding efforts on behalf of the association.
The award was presented in November at a GCAR board meeting.
Born and raised in Saratoga Springs, Roohan studied civil engineering at Norwich University before becoming a second-generation fixture in his family’s real estate business.
With more than 35 years of experience in the real estate industry, Roohan’s career has included award-winning historic renovation and urban development projects, and past honors as Realtor of the Year (1989) and president of the Saratoga County Association of Realtors (1989-90).
He has strong community service record over the years. His achievements have included:
Eastern New York Regional MLS treasurer (present, incoming president); Saratoga Hospital board of directors (2017-present); American Diabetes Association Tour de Cure Participant (2014-present); Saratoga Springs City Center Authority member (2011-present, currently chairman); Luther Forest Technology Campus board of directors (2009-present, current president); Adirondack Trust Co. board of directors (2001-present);
Saratoga Springs Downtown Special Assessment District member (1998-2005, 2008-present); New York Racing Association Local Advisory Board for Saratoga Race Course (2008-Present); American Red Cross Eastern New York Blood Hero award (2018); Catholic Charities Centennial Medallion recipient (2017); Wesley Society Certificate of Membership for generous contributions (2017); Rebuilding Together Saratoga County Good Neighbor Award (2015); Saratoga Springs Preservation Foundation Adaptive Reuse Award recipient (2010, 2012);
Saratoga Central Catholic school’s board of directors (2005-2012, past president); YMCA trustee and secretary (1992-2010); New York State Commission on Public Authority Reform; AAA Northway director (1997-2004); Mary’s Haven Hospice facility donor (2003); Saratoga County Planning Board (1998-2001); Leadership Saratoga Distinguished Alumni (1998); Saratoga County Chamber of Commerce chairman (1997); Saratoga Hospital Foundation president (1994-1995); Friendly Sons of St. Patrick president (1995)
Roohan Realty will be celebrating its 50th anniversary next year. Located at 519 Broadway in Saratoga Springs, Roohan Realty is the largest locally based and family-owned real estate company in the area with over 50 professionally licensed agents.