The Nery Corporation Presents 2017 Sales Agent/Broker of the Year Awards

NEW BEDFORD, MA – The Nery Corporation is excited to announce the 2017 Sales Agent/Broker of the Year. Mathew J. Arruda, REALTOR®, GRI, was named the Coastal Realty Sales Agent of the Year and Justin Grolley, CBI, MBA, received the Coastal Business Brokers Broker of the Year award.

In 2017 Mathew J. Arruda has achieved over $20M in real estate sales/leasing, shattering his record of $18M in 2016 and propelling him to win Coastal Realty’s Sales Agent of the Year award. Mat’s success comes from his incredible work ethic, his dedication to his clients’ best interests, and his professionalism. Lori A. Nery, CBR, LMS, GRI, Broker/Owner of Coastal Realty, commented, “Mat is impressive in the way he maintains his composure throughout the twists and turns of a real estate transaction. He is always a steady, stable advisor working not just to get the deal done, but to get the right deal done for his clients. As a result, they refer him to their friends and family and also return the next time they want to buy or sell a home, so his business continues to grow. We are very proud of him and feel he represents Coastal Realty very well!” A first generation Luso-American, Mat was born and raised in New Bedford, MA, and is fluent in Portuguese. He is a graduate of Northeastern University in Boston, MA. He is also a graduate of the Massachusetts Association of REALTORS® Leadership Academy and has earned the Graduate Realtor Institute (GRI) designation. Mat can be reached at 508-965-8683 or

Despite a heavy workload with many deals in process, Justin Grolley also completed a sizable $3.7M sale of a greater New Bedford company, which helped earn him the Coastal Business Brokers Broker of the Year award. 2017 was a great year on many fronts for Justin. He completed both his coursework for the Certified Business Intermediary (CBI) designation and passed the comprehensive exam to earn the designation, distinguishing him amongst the top business brokers in the country. In presenting the award, Kevin A. Nery, President, stated, “Justin has achieved remarkable results this year. Clearly, he thrives on helping business owners plan an exit strategy or the sale of their company. It has been a lot of fun to watch him dig into this business and make things happen.” Justin is a graduate of Bryant University in Smithfield, Rhode Island, where he earned a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Business Administration and a Master of Business Administration, MBA, degree. Justin may be reached at 508-971-7383 or

The Nery Corporation’s divisions include The Nery Corporation, an M & A business advisory firm for companies with transactional values of $1M to $25M; Coastal Business Brokers, a leading business brokerage firm; Coastal Realty, a residential real estate firm; and Coastal Commercial Real Estate, a commercial real estate firm. All divisions are located at 700 Pleasant Street, Suite 330, New Bedford, Massachusetts, 02740.

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