Kathy Broock Celebration at Robert Kidd GalleryAt the Robert Kidd Gallery in Birmingham, Kathy Broock greeted the 75 friends and customers who accepted her invitation to be “celebrated”. The gallery is near where her grandfather moved the Max Broock real estate office in 1936 from Detroit where her great grandfather founded it in 1895. This reporter has had a special regard for the firm’s values ever since 1975, when the late Mo Brown sold my husband and me their family home in Birmingham’s Quarton Lake Estates. At that time, Mo told us how he had been able to buy in Birmingham in 1958 even though he was Jewish and anti-Semitism dictated Birmingham real estate sales. “…Ferd Broock, who had the listing, told us he could not deliver our offer if he wanted to keep doing business in Birmingham…But Ferd (operating on a higher level) passed up the commission and gave our contact information to the owners to pursue on their own,” Mo explained. Kathy’s success in the family business tells this observer two things: 1) integrity continues to win into the fourth generation at Max Broock Realtors and 2) Kathy has not had to spurn many commissions.