HGAR’s Richard Haggerty Named a 2020 Real Estate Newsmaker

Real Estate In-Depth | January 2020

Richard Haggerty, HGAR CEO

NEW YORK—Hudson Gateway Association of Realtors Chief Executive Officer Richard Haggerty has been selected as a RISMedia 2020 Real Estate Newsmaker.

Haggerty, who also serves as President and Chief Strategic Growth Officer of the soon-to-be-launched OneKey MLS, joins what RIS Media describes as a “dynamic group of key influencers making headlines for their contributions to the real estate industry, and their efforts to positively affect the consumers and communities they serve.”

As CEO of HGAR, one of the largest Realtor associations in the nation, Haggerty understands the people, places and pulse of the residential market like no other, RISMedia stated in its announcement.

Haggerty began his career with the former Westchester County Board of Realtors, which merged with the former Putnam County Association of Realtors in 2009, creating the Westchester/Putnam Association of Realtors. In 2012, WPAR merged with the former Rockland County Board of Realtors and Orange County Association of Realtors creating HGAR. In January, 2017, HGAR merged with the Manhattan Association of Realtors, establishing an HGAR chapter in Manhattan. In 2018, Haggerty spearheaded the creation of OneKey MLS, the New York metro area’s first regional multiple listing service.

OneKey MLS is 42,000-plus subscribers strong and serves Manhattan, Westchester, Putnam, Rockland, Sullivan, Orange, Nassau, Suffolk, Queens, Brooklyn, and the Bronx. It was formed in 2018, following the merger of the Hudson Gateway Multiple Listing Service and the Multiple Listing Service of Long Island.

“I am honored to receive this recognition from RISMedia alongside so many real estate professionals that I respect and admire,” said Haggerty. “By collaborating and pushing the needle, we are all working toward the same goal—the betterment of the real estate industry.”

RISMedia, a. real estate news and information services firm, announced its 300-plus, 2020 Real Estate Newsmakers earlier this month in both an online directory on RISMedia.com and in the January issue of its flagship publication, Real Estate magazine.

RISMedia’s 2020 Real Estate Newsmakers were nominated in 2019 by RISMedia readers and editors and are showcased in the following categories: Influencers, Trailblazers, Futurists, Achievers, Crusaders, Inspirations, Luminaries and Trendsetters.