HGAR Update

LEGISLATIVE AFFAIRS: HGAR Government Affairs 2018 Successes

December 2018

2018 was a year of great accomplishments for HGAR Government Affairs. Led by HGAR President Barry Kramer’s leadership we secured a long sought-after Westchester County co-op transparency bill that was passed and signed into law earlier this month. The law provides timelines that a Co-Op Board must notify the Westchester County Human Rights Commission of…

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BOARDROOM REPORT: September 12, 2018

December 2018

Boardroom Report Boards of Directors Hudson Gateway Association of Realtors, Inc. (HGAR) September 12, 2018 HGAR offices, White Plains, New York Management, Financial & Membership Reports Secretary/Treasurer Gail Fattizzi presented the Treasurer’s Report on behalf of HGAR, including the bank and investment summary for September 1st, and the Directors approved receipt of the Cash Reports.…

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HGAR’s 2019 Installation Gala Set for Jan. 17 in Central Valley

December 2018

CENTRAL VALLEY—The Hudson Gateway Association of Realtors will hold its 2019 Installation Gala at the Falkirk Estate & Country Club in Central Valley on Thursday, Jan. 15 from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Ron Garafalo, of John J. Lease Realtors, will be installed as HGAR’s 2019 president, along with the new slate of executive officers…

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HGAR Staff Wishes it's Members a Happy Holiday Season

December 2018

Back Row - From left: Gary Connolly, Theresa Hatton, Marie Tycyhn, Jeff Marzo, Diane Marshall, Cathleen Stack, Jessica Mandakas, Mary Prenon, Roseanne Lionetti, Vicky Gonzalez, Nancy Rubino, Jackie Manigault, Laverne Brown, Krissy DiFrancesco, Phil Weiden, Karen Peters, John Jordan, Emily Jackson and Leon Cameron. Front Row - From Left: Jennifer Andriach; Richard Haggerty, HGAR CEO;…

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HGAR Calendar

December 2018

DECEMBER December 25 HGAR Offices Closed | Christmas   JANUARY January 1 HGAR Offices Closed | New Year’s Day January 15 Breakfast with Benefits | LinkedIn Boot Camp HGAR White Plains, 9:00 am – 10:30 pm January 16 Broker/Owner Meeting DoubleTree, Tarrytown, 9:00 am – 11:30 am HGAR Board of Directors DoubleTree, Tarrytown, 11:30 am…

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Hudson Gateway Realtor Foundation Presents $25,000 in Donations to Six Local Non-Profits in Region

December 2018

WHITE PLAINS—The Hudson Gateway Realtor Foundation, the charitable arm of the Hudson Gateway Association of Realtors, recently presented checks totaling $25,000 to six local non-profit organizations throughout the lower Hudson Valley. The Foundation distributed $5,000 donations to Habitat for Humanity of Greater Newburgh, Feeding Westchester, The Food Bank for the Hudson Valley and Community Capital…

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HGAR’s CID Showcases New Tech Marketing, Research Products

December 2018

WHITE PLAINS—Technology is exploding in commercial real estate. The Hudson Gateway Association of Realtors’ Commercial Investment Division recently reviewed some of the tools to help commercial licensees in marketing their properties and doing property research. The CID at its Nov. 29th meeting featured two products—biproxi and RPR. biproxi is a one-stop shop for commercial real…

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SPOTLIGHT ON: Renee Zurlo

December 2018

HGAR’s 2018 Realtor of the Year Renee Zurlo still can’t believe she was chosen as HGAR’s 2018 “Realtor of the Year.” The Better Homes and Gardens Rand Realty Regional Manager for Orange County was stunned when she heard her name called. “I was shocked—I had absolutely no idea,” she admitted. “You know, you sit there…

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In Memoriam: Lester Kravitz

December 2018

The Hudson Gateway Association of Realtors regrets to inform its membership of the passing of Realtor and principal of Kravitz Realtors Lester Kravitz. Kravitz passed away on Sunday, Nov. 25 at the age of 66. Born and raised in New York City, Kravitz practiced law at a Manhattan law firm for two decades, focusing his…

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HGAR’s 2019 Installation Gala Set for January 17 in Central Valley

December 2018

Ron Garafalo Tapped for 2019 HGAR President The Hudson Gateway Association of REALTORS® will hold its 2019 Installation Gala at the Falkirk Estate & Country Club in Central Valley on Thursday, January 15 from 6 to 10 p.m. Ron Garafalo, of John J. Lease Realtors, will be installed as HGAR’s 2019 president, along with the…

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102nd Annual HGAR Annual Meeting and Members’ Day, October 29, 2018

November 2018

Over 1,500 Realtors attended the 2018 Annual Meeting & Member's Day at the DoubleTree Hotel in Tarrytown. From left, Scott Morlock, NYSAR Director of Communications; Leah Caro, former HGAR and HGMLS President; George Guarino and Mike Kelly, NYSAR Government Affairs Director From left, Chris Conlan, Tom Pasqualini, George Pejoves, Sal Mangiameli and Donald Arace of…

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SPOTLIGHT ON: William Jansz

November 2018

HGAR Affiliate of the Year When William Jansz heard his name called for HGAR “Affiliate of the Year” at the Annual Meeting at Members Day last month, he couldn’t believe his own ears. “I was listening to the speech about the winner and was completely shocked when they said my name,” admitted Jansz. The Trustco…

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HGAR Calendar

November 2018

NOVEMBER November 20 HGMLS Board of Directors HGAR White Plains, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm November 22 & 22 HGAR Offices Closed | Thanksgiving November 29 New Tech Tools for Commercial Real Estate HGAR White Plains, 9:30 am – 11:00 am Hudson Gateway Realtor Foundation Holiday Party Westchester Hills Golf Club, White Plains, 6:00 pm…

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HGAR Hands Out Staff Recognition Awards

November 2018

During the 2018 Annual Meeting, HGAR officials gave special recognition to HGAR staff who have reached significant milestones of service to the association. From left; Leah Warncke, HGAR Accounting Coordinator, and HGAR CEO Richard Haggerty From left; Lisa Andrade, Education Coordinator, and HGAR CEO Richard Haggerty   From left; Jennifer Andriach, HGMLS Accounting Manager, and HGAR CEO…

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In Memoriam: Phyllis Depiro

November 2018

The Hudson Gateway Association of Realtors regrets to inform its membership of the passing of Phyllis Depiro, who was a salesperson with the Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage Somers office from 1987 until her retirement earlier this year. She passed away on Oct. 23 at the age of 94. “Phyllis was highly regarded and loved among…

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