Matthew Consalvo Named Shuttleworth MLS Executive Of The Year Award Recipient
Monday, October 5, 2020
HENDERSON, Nev. — The Council of Multiple Listing Services (CMLS) named Matthew Consalvo, CEO of Arizona Regional Multiple Listing Service (ARMLS), the sixth recipient of the Shuttleworth MLS Executive of the Year Award during the virtual CMLS conference (CMLS2020) on Oct. 5. Christopher Carrillo, CEO of Metro MLS and the 2019 Shuttleworth Award recipient, made the announcement. The Shuttleworth MLS Executive of the Year Award is an annual award that recognizes leaders who are determined to have exhibited the highest qualities of leadership within their organizations and demonstrated a dedication to excellence in Making The Market Work®.
"Matt is a passionate leader who is always willing to question the status quo, push perspectives and not only drive his own organization forward, but the MLS industry overall. His strategic vision about the future is open to ideas from others with a collaborative approach to advancing the multiple listing service," said Denee Evans, CEO of CMLS. "CMLS is excited and honored to name Matthew the 2020 MLS Executive of the Year."
Consalvo’s determination and vision have proven invaluable to ARMLS, which is the largest MLS in Arizona and one of the top 10 MLSs in the nation with more than 38,000 REALTORS® at over 3,100 broker offices. His relationship with the MLS began as a Supra Field Office manager for GE Security in 2003. As part of an ARMLS acquisition in 2009, Consalvo was named director of support operations before being promoted to COO in 2011 and CEO in 2012. His name has consistently appeared on the Swanepoel Power 200 since 2013.
In addition to propelling ARMLS forward in Arizona, Consalvo has played significant roles on the CMLS Board of Directors, including its executive committee; a variety of NAR committees and advisory boards; and the board of Real Estate Standards Organization (RESO). He was also a key proponent in founding MLS Aligned, LLC, a non-contiguous collaborative that consists of five MLS partners and serves more than 100,000 real estate professionals throughout the United States.
While many within the real estate industry recognize his advocacy for superior data quality and syndication, policy advancement, and technological innovation, Consalvo always emphasizes best-in-class customer service as the foundation for performance and growth. He is an expert in face-to-face customer service, with years of experience gained in operations for Farmington-based Fortune 500 retailer Staples as well as his own retail store.
Aside from his numerous contributions to the industry, Consalvo deeply values education. He earned his bachelor’s degree in business administration at Ottawa University, teaches college and CMLX classes, and established an ARMLS scholarship for real estate, urban and regional planning honors students at Barrett, The Honors College at Arizona State University.
Consalvo credits his wife of 26 years and three sons for supporting him in all his efforts. They enjoy traveling, movie nights, and football.
Consalvo was selected as the sixth recipient of the award because of his willingness to embrace change, reputation for delivering service excellence and customer education, and desire to provide value to the MLS community in an effort to build a better marketplace for American homeowners.
The award itself is named after Peter Shuttleworth, former executive vice president of Metro MLS and the first CMLS Hall of Fame inductee. Shuttleworth built one of the first truly effective regional MLSs in the United States by bringing brokers, REALTORS®, and REALTOR® associations together around the idea that data can be shared without borders.