2013 Feste Award Winner Announced!
The results are in, and thanks to all who nominated and voted for the 2013 Feste Award!
Ralph has been a business lawyer, then an investment professional for Bay Isle Financial and Phocas Financial. There he managed individual and institutional client accounts from 1995 through 2006. His investment specialty is Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs); he also managed a REIT mutual fund during a portion of that time. Ralph has also written the book “Investing in REITs,” now in its 4th edition. He also writes a bi-weekly blog post, under “Block Party,” for SNL Financial. Ralph is theoretically retired, but never finds enough time in the day to do what he enjoys doing. He lives in Westlake Village, California, with his wife Paula (their 50th anniversary is coming up next year) and his two Golden Retrievers, Riley and Kacie.
Runner Up: JSergeant
From the Nomination:
I am hereby nominating John Sergeant for the Feste Award. A CAPs All Star, John is a Top 30 Favorite Fool, the Red Team Captain from SuperNova's Space Camp and a Ticker Guide for Stock Advisor. He was also one of the Foolish leaders who pushed last Winter's Foolanthropy to record heights. JSergeant has been a Fool for 16 years and embodies all the principals of Fooldom.
John is a prolific poster on the premium service discussion boards and a frequent visitor to the public side as well. Not only does John post, but he also reads, and recommends. He is nurturing to other Fools, encouraging them to post by engaging in conversation and giving out well deserved Recs.
Who thinks John deserves this nomination as much for his contributions to The Motley Fool in the past year as for the whole of his 16 years as a Fool...
Thanks to all who nominated and voted, and congratulations to Reitnut!