McNaught-Davis /Knox Award
The REBA History of the McNaught-Davis Knox Award. Founded in 1962
In 1962 the S.Ralph Knox award was created by REBA shareholders at the suggestion of Eric McNaught-Davis to honor a truly outstanding salesperson. Ralph Knox was a lawyer, legal counsel and credit manager for Texaco, Inc. Later reserved as a judge in Missouri, and at the age of 75 Ralph Knox moved to La Jolla. He joined the McNaught-Davis Company as a salesperson and stayed there until he retired at the age of 87. In 1976 Judge Knox passed away – He was 101 yard of age. To describe him best – Judge Knox was a southern gentleman with a great sense of humor – he was honest and fair in all his relationships with his fellow human beings, including his real estate sales endeavors. In 1987 Eric McNaught-Davis, Who had been a shareholder with reba for about 40 years, passed away. He was so well loved and respected that the board elected to honor him as well by renaming this award to the Mcnaught-Davis/Knox award. Eric had acted as agent for numerous La Jollans who later became some of REBA’s most successful agents and brokers. Eric was a tremendous individual – those who remember him will recall that he never needed to use a microphone and was an extemporaneous speaker of extraordinary proportions.
The Mcnaught-Davis/Knox award is presented by the La Jolla Real Estate Brokers to that REBA Member who best exemplifies the qualities of: Personal Integrity, community activity, service to the real estate profession, salesmanship, cooperation with associates, cooperation should include that person who best characterizes the folded rule, the ethics of our profession, the one who works with you at a high professional level, cooperating in every aspect to accomplish a satisfactory transition for the principal and buyer.