NHCIBOR Announces REALTOR and Affiliate of the Year!

NHCIBOR Announces REALTOR and Affiliate of the Year!

NH Commercial Investment Board of REALTORS is pleased to announce and congratulate this year’s recipients:

2020 REALTOR of the Year

  Ralph Valentine
The Valentine Group


Ralph Valentine, past President NHCIBOR and NECPE 2018 is this year’s 2020 Realtor of the Year.  It is well-deserved.

Ralph Valentine, CCIM is the Managing Broker at The Valentine Group in Londonderry NH 03038, and has been working in Commercial Real Estate since 1979, Catylist Member since 2005. The Valentine Group works with all types of real estate including residential, commercial, investment, industrial and land, licensed in both NH and MA.

In 2019, Ralph coordinated the refreshing of a 21-unit plaza including exterior paint,conversion of common lighting to LED, replacement of the fire alarm system, re-sealed/re-striped the parking lot and replaced the leach field. The leach field work was tricky, making sure there was sufficient septic loading available for a couple of vacant units and future tenants.  Ralph saved his client approximately $ 75,000 by suggesting he install a raised system in an unused area of the parking lot, rather than dig up the parking lot to remove, wash and dispose of the old chambers and then replace with new chambers.  In addition to the cost savings, the plaza would have to be shut down for some time which would have hurt the tenants.

Ralph is very involved in both NHCIBOR.  Hi is chair of the Public Policy Committee, Chair of the CRE Course Task Force, member of the Catylist Contract Renewal Task Force, Listing Information Feeds to State of NH Task Force and member o the RPAC Trustees Committee for NHAR.

Ralph participates in many civic activities including Vice Chair of Sunshine Soup Kitchen, Member of the Windham Economic Development Committee Infrastructure Sub-Committee and Member “Team Billy.”

Please join us in congratulating Ralph!


             2020 Affiliate of the Year


                      Scott Kingsley
Primary Bank


Scott Kingsley, Vice President/Commercial Loan Officer for Primary Bank and a Director for NHCIBOR’s Board of Directors has been chosen Affiliate of the Year.  A Gilford resident, Scott brings over twenty-six years of experience in commercial lending in NH.

In 2019, Primary Bank received a national recognition as “The #1Healthiest Bank in New Hampshire” as well as receiving U.S. Small Business Administration’s Emerging Lender Award” with Scott being part of that lending team.

Scott is very active with NHCIBOR.  He has been Chair of the Affiliates/Special Events committee for several years where he has organized the Annual Summer Mixer for the past two years.  He hasn’t missed a Statewide or Seacoast Marketing meeting the past year – 24 meetings in all.  He attends the majority of NHCIBOR’s special events and has been instrumental in raising money to benefit CIBOR Cares.  Scott participated on the CIBOR Webinar “ The State of NH During the Pandemic”  where he spoke about the SBA Paycheck Payroll Program and what was happening in the commercial real estate world.  Later that day, his talk lead to several members of CIBOR, calling him for help in understanding that they qualified for the program.

Scott is President of the Gilford Rotary.  He is the 2019 Rotarian Recipient of the Paul Harris Fellow Award for outstanding contributions to The Gilford Rotary and Community of Gilford.  Board of Director and Committee CO-Chair for the Gilford Goes Country Western Dinner Dance.  He volunteers at “Hands Across the Table” Laconia Soup Kitchen which serves about 150 people every week.  He helps in fund raising efforts for “Belknap House” for single mothers with children who are homeless.  He was a keynote speaker at the NH Investors Association “Investments in commercial real estate/the ins and outs from a Banker’s perspective.

Please join us in congratulating Scott!

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