Last Updated: March 13, 2024

Pearce Commercial Agents Take Home Multiple Honors at Recent Awards Dinner

Written By: Barbara L. Pearce
Carl Russell (left) and Chris Nolan (right) pose with Renee Stevens, Chair of CID

Carl Russell (left) and Chris Nolan (right) pose with Renee Stevens, Chair of CID
*** Please note: Photo credit goes to Bernadette Blaze of the New Haven Middlesex Association of REALTORS®

Barbara L. Pearce, Chair and CEO of Pearce Real Estate, is pleased to announce that two of her commercial agents received awards at the 2023 CID Deal of the Year Awards Dinner, held at Amarante’s Sea Cliff in New Haven on March 7. The annual New Haven Middlesex Association of REALTORS® Commercial Investment Division (CID) dinner attracted about 50 industry professionals.

Pearce Real Estate Senior Commercial Broker Carl Russell and Senior Commercial Associate Chris Nolan were among a dozen winners of various awards. Russell received three awards including the 2023 Chairman’s Award for Dedication and Distinguished Service to CID. He was also honored with the Retail Sale of the Year for a transaction involving a 29,750-square-foot building at 401 Boston Post Road in Orange.

Russell shared the third award, for 2023 Investment Property Deal of the Year, with Nolan. The two were honored for their sales transaction of a three-building complex affiliated with Albertus Magnus College at 490-492 Prospect Street and 411 Mansfield Street in New Haven. The transaction provided a unique investment opportunity for the buyer in the form of a 10-year lease-back term to the college.

Carl Russell is a member of the Society of Industrial and Office Realtors (SIOR) and a Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM). He has won multiple awards for his decades-long work in the commercial real estate profession, and he is a well-respected instructor in the National Association of REALTORS®’ CCIM program.

Carl Russell can be reached at 203.783.9999 x102 or at

Chris Nolan has served as President of the Commercial Investment Division (CID) of the Greater New Haven Association of REALTORS® (now the New Haven Middlesex Association of REALTORS®) and completed a three-year term as a State Director for the local Association. Nolan was also a founding committee member of The Downtown Real Estate Brokers’ Committee for a Better New Haven.

Chris Nolan can be reached at 203-281-9312 or

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