Beth Cooper

Stamford resident Beth Cooper has joined the Stamford office of Country Living Assoc. as a sales associate.

Before she worked in real estate, Cooper was a corporate human resources manager for 11 years. She also owned and operated her own human resources consulting firm, BER Consulting, for five years, during which time she assisted corporate clients.

Cooper is an active volunteer and recipient of the 2004 District 1 Volunteer of the Year award. She is president of the Stamford American Little League, an Executive PTO Board member at Davenport Elementary School and a past director of the Stamford Jewish Community Center.

She is also a member of the Connecticut Association of Realtors, National Association of Realtors, Consolidated Multiple Listing Service and the Stamford Board of Realtors.

Country Living Assoc. is a full-service residential real estate firm, with 170 sales associates in six offices serving 12 communities in lower Fairfield County. The firm has sales offices in Darien, Greenwich, New Canaan, Stamford, Westport and Wilton, as well as corporate relocation services in Norwalk.

Prudential Named Top Agency
For the second consecutive year, Rocky Hill-based Prudential Connecticut Realty was singled out as the best real estate agency in the Greater Hartford area by Hartford Magazine in its Best of Hartford 2005 Readers’ Poll. The results of the poll were published in the current issue of Hartford Magazine, the city’s premiere lifestyle magazine.

The readers of Hartford Magazine were asked to vote on who and what businesses deserved to be recognized for being the best. The poll consisted of a survey about places and people that readers found to be the most worthy of their time, money and attention. The categories of winners ranged from Best Real Estate Agency to the Best Restaurant.

“We are delighted that we were named the best real estate company in Hartford County for the second year,” said Candace Adams, president of Prudential Connecticut Realty. “We make customer service a top priority and this poll shows that we are meeting out customers’ needs by providing them with the best service possible.”

The Hartford Magazine stated, “You may as well start baking that welcome-to-the-neighborhood apple pie the day you see one of those blue-and-white signs pop up at your next-door neighbor’s house.”

Condo Group Taps Hotchkiss
The Fairfield County Division of Wm. M. Hotchkiss Co., a full-service real estate company with offices in New Haven and Westport, has been appointed managing agent for the 50 Liberty Street Condominium Association in Stamford. That addition to the company’s portfolio serves as another step in the Hotchkiss expansion into Fairfield County.

The condominium association also has retained the company to secure funding and coordinate a major renovation project tentatively scheduled for the summer/fall of this year.

The Wm. M. Hotchkiss Co. specializes in commercial and residential management, leasing and brokerage. The company, currently managing over 2 million square feet of commercial and residential real estate, offers an in-house maintenance service, centralized accounting, construction management and consulting services.