Prudential Connecticut Realty has received the 2011 Gibraltar Circle Award, which is given each year to the top 50 companies in the Prudential Real Estate Network based on gross commission income.

The company was recognized during a special awards ceremony at Prudential Real Estate' Sales Convention held in Orlando, Fla., March 11 through 13.

Prudential Connecticut Realty was ranked number four for the second year in a row, out of more than 600 Prudential Real Estate affiliates in North America, announced Peter Helie, chairman and CEO.

The company was also recognized as the No. 3 Prudential contributor to the Sunshine Kids Organization.

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The 2011 contribution was more than $200,000, and to date, Prudential Connecticut Realty has donated almost $2 million to the Sunshine Kids organization.

"I am thrilled that our company once again ranked so well," Helie said.

"This continues to demonstrate that Prudential Connecticut Realty is the leading service provider by adhering to our high service standards and our core business principals. I'm very proud of all the hard work and dedication from our employees and sales associates who enabled us to achieve this level of recognition once again and honored to be affiliated with such an outstanding organization as The Sunshine Kids"

In Connecticut, the Sunshine Kids works with children being treated for cancer at Connecticut Children's Medical Center in Hartford, Yale New Haven Children's Medical Center in New Haven and the Pediatric Hematology Oncology Association in Guilford.

The money raised will be used toward trips and activities for young cancer patients. The Sunshine Kids family is dedicated to providing the most exciting activities, trips and events, free of charge, for as many young cancer patients as possible.

Prudential Connecticut Realty is a full service and locally owned real estate company with a national and global brand recognized as a leading real estate company in all the areas it serves and is the 18th largest real estate company in the United States.

For more information visit www.prudentialCT.com.