DeForest (Frosty) Smith of Pearce Commercial has become a Life Member of the Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM) Institute. The award is given to individuals for their outstanding contributions and long-time service to the organization. Frosty has been a commercial broker for more than 40 years.

Fred Messore has added another feather to his cap. The senior vice president of Colonial Properties does double duty as the economic development director for the town of Seymour, which recently became the winner of one of Connecticut Main Street Center’s 2014 Awards of Excellence. Seymour’s award is for “Renewed Commitment to Main Street,” for its downtown action strategy and Greenway Trail plan.

NEW HAVEN — Harley Hiscock III has joined Dow Realty as a commercial agent. A recent graduate of Colorado State University, where he earned an undergraduate business degree with a concentration in real estate and finance, Hiscock has interned at Dow Realty as a marketing and research analyst intermittently since 2010.