BOARDROOM REPORT: December 12, 2018

Real Estate In-Depth | March 2019

Boardroom Report
Boards of Directors
A joint meeting of the Hudson Gateway Association of Realtors, Inc. (HGAR) and the Hudson Gateway Multiple Listing Service
December 12, 2018
HGAR offices, White Plains, New York

Management, Financial & Membership Reports

CEO Richard Haggerty presented the Treasurer’s Report on behalf of HGAR including the bank and investment summaries for December 1st, and the Directors approved receipt of the Cash Report.

Legislative, Political and Legal Issues

HGAR President Barry Kramer provided an update on Westchester County Co-Op Transparency Legislation, announcing that Westchester County Executive George Latimer will sign the aforementioned bill on Friday, Dec. 14, 2018. All Directors were invited to attend the bill signing.

Director Richard Herska gave an update on behalf of the RPAC Committee, indicating that HGAR is presently 84% towards reaching the year end contribution goal. Additionally, Herska applauded all who attended RPAC fundraising events throughout the year. Herska acknowledged his Co-Chair Dorothy Botsoe for her efforts. Additionally, HGAR President Barry Kramer delivered a “WOW” Award to Herska and Botsoe, for their respective efforts as RPAC Committee Co-Chairs in 2018.

Multiple Listing Service

CEO Haggerty provided a status report on New York MLS, LLC. He stated that at a meeting held the day prior to the session it was reported that the proposed MLS Rules and Regulations are approximately two-thirds complete. Additionally, New York MLS, LLC has begun to address the nominating process for the new Board of Managers. Haggerty reported that Long Island listings should be available on early in 2019.

Global Business Council

Director Robert Shandley provided an update on the Global Council. CEO Haggerty presented a video on the annual MIPIM commercial real estate conference to be held in Cannes, France in March 2019. The Directors authorized sending HGAR representatives to the MIPIM conference in March.


CEO Haggerty recognized both the current HGAR and HGMLS Presidents, Barry Kramer and Renee Zurlo, but also all past HGAR and HGMLS Presidents in attendance.