Herald-Tribune real estate editor honored for story on rising sea levels

26 Jun 2017 1:39 PM | AIA Gulfcoast (Administrator)

Herald-Tribune real estate editor Harold Bubil has won a Gold Award from the National Association of Real Estate Editors for work on what could be the biggest real estate story in Florida’s history: sea-level rise.

Sea-level rise: Threat and opportunity,” which won Best Residential Real Estate Story, was judged against entries from all sizes of newspapers and websites across the country. The award was announced Friday night at the 88-year-old NAREE’s annual convention in Denver.

Bubil’s story explored the range of opinions on sea-level rise, its potential impact on Southwest Florida and the state, how builders and architects and their trade organizations have responded, and who might actually benefit from the phenomenon.

“Many great journalists have won high honors for the Herald-Tribune, and I am pleased to have met, to some degree, the standard they have set,” said Bubil, who served as NAREE’s president in 2012.

It was the first Gold Award after 42 years in journalism for Bubil, the winner of the 2015 Bob Graham Architectural Awareness Award from the Florida Association of the American Institute of Architects. Bubil had previously won NAREE’s President’s Award for Volunteer Service.

Last year, Herald-Tribune reporter Josh Salman won the National Association of Real Estate Editors’ Platinum Award for his investigation of the federal government’s EB-5 visa program, which allows wealthy individuals from other countries to jump to the front of the immigration line in return for committing $500,000 to $1 million to projects in the United States.

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