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Dr. Cliff L. Wood Named RCC 1st President Emeritus

June 2017

Dr. Cliff L. Wood has been named Rockland Community College’s first President Emeritus. In more than 13 years as President of Rockland Community College, Dr. Wood made a substantial impact both on RCC and the Rockland County community. The RCC Board of Trustees voted on May 25 to bestow the honor upon Dr. Wood, effective…

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Victor Polce Distinctive Collection Director BHG Rand Realty

June 2017

Better Homes and Gardens Rand Realty announced recently that Victor Polce has joined the company as a business development director of Distinctive Collection properties, which are homes valued at $1 million or more. “The goal of our Distinctive Collection brand is to become the preeminent luxury market enterprise in Bergen, Orange, Rockland, and Westchester counties,”…

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Josef Gashaj Joins Rand Commercial New City

June 2017

Rand Commercial reported recently that Josef Gashaj has joined its New City office as a licensed real estate salesperson. Gashaj holds a Bachelor of Science degree in business management from Rockland Community College in Suffern. While at Rand Commercial, Gashaj will be assisting clients in Rockland County, but he anticipates moving onto other markets in…

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Delgado, Hamilton, Dominguez and Lyke Cooper Join Valley National Bank

June 2017

Valley National Bank, the wholly-owned subsidiary of Valley National Bancorp, recently announced the appointments of Michael Delgado, Nancy Hamilton, Rob Dominguez and Susan Lyke Cooper to home loan consultant of the Hudson Valley, New York region. As home loan consultants they will be responsible for growing Valley’s mortgage lending portfolio by partnering with a network…

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Mary M. Burr Joins William Raveis Scarsdale

June 2017

Mary M. Burr has joined William Raveis’ Scarsdale office as a Licensed Associate Broker. She has extensive real estate experience throughout Westchester County and Putnam County. She has been a licensed real estate agent since 2002, working with Prudential Ragette and Julia B. Fee Sotheby’s International. Burr is experienced in all property types and sizes.…

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Kimberly A. Renzi Joins Coldwell Banker Residential of Connecticut and Westchester County

June 2017

Coldwell Banker Residential of Connecticut and Westchester County reported recently that Yorktown Heights resident Kimberly A. Renzi has affiliated with the Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage office in Yorktown Heights. She has been an award winning full-time Associate Real Estate Broker for more than 17 years, a lifelong resident of Westchester County and former Principal Broker/Owner…

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Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Westchester Properties Scarsdale Welcomes Chalet Jiang

June 2017

Chalet Jiang has joined the Scarsdale office of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Westchester Properties. The announcement was made by Mark Nadler, director of Westchester sales. Jiang has worked many years in the financial industry. She performed fund accounting for Millennium Partners, analyzed fund investments for institutional clients at Credit Suisse, and provided trade valuations and control…

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Ahmed Nunez Joins Charles Rutenberg Realty Bronx

June 2017

Ahmed Nunez has joined Charles Rutenberg Realty’s new Bronx office. Nunez is a graduate of John Jay College and obtained his real estate license in 2007 but was not very active due to the tough climate in real estate at that time. He took a position at WeFamily as a housing manager full time and…

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Building Owners and Managers Association Honors Murphy Brothers Contracting

June 2017

Manaroneck-based Murphy Brothers Contracting was honored at the 26th Annual Building Owners and Managers Association Hall of Honor Awards Dinner as the recipient of The Best of BOMA Westchester County's Signature Award in the category of “Re-Position/Re-Purpose Award” for Mamaroneck Self Storage. The 40,000-square-foot self-storage facility was designed by architect Kim Martelli and developed by…

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Michelle Madaffari Joins Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage

May 2017

Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage in Connecticut and Westchester County reported recently that Michelle Madaffari has affiliated with its White Plains office. As an Associate Broker, Madaffari will provide residential real estate sales services in Westchester, Putnam and Dutchess counties. Madaffari has extensive experience in residential real estate sales. She has been a sales associate for…

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Sheila Chesterman Vice President Rockland Sales Hudson United Insurance

May 2017

Hudson United Insurance reported recently that Sheila Chesterman has attained the position of vice president of Rockland sales and will be leading property, casualty, and life insurance sales throughout Rockland County and parts of Westchester County for the firm. Chesterman has more than 13 years of experience as a licensed insurance broker.

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Green Team's Jennifer DiCostanzo Wins 1st Quarter Award

May 2017

Green Team Associate Broker Jennifer DiCostanzo recently won the Green Team Home Selling System First Quarter Sales Leader Award. Last year DiCostanzo also received the Warwick-based real estate agency’s 2016 Annual Sales Leader Award. The long time Warwick resident has been in real estate for five years and is a consistent top producer.

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Smith, Doci, Voorhees Join ERA Insite Realty

May 2017

Karen Smith and Robert Doci have recently joined ERA Insite Realty’s Bronxville office, while Gary Voorhees has joined the Michael G. D’Onofrio team working from the brokerage firm’s headquarters office in White Plains, announced Lou Budetti, ERA Insite Realty’s principal broker. Smith is an industry veteran of 14 years. She has spent most of her…

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Thomas LaPerch Recipient of John O. Cross Award

May 2017

Houlihan Lawrence congratulated Thomas LaPerch, director of its commercial division, on his recent achievement as the recipient of the John O. Cross Award for Outstanding Planning Board Chairperson of the Year by the New York Planning Federation. LaPerch has been a member of the organization for a decade. After receiving many letters of recommendation based…

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Jordie Wilk Joins Houlihan Lawrence

May 2017

Houlihan Lawrence has announced the hiring of Jordie Wilk to its Armonk office. In 2016, Wilk was awarded the Five Star Agent Award from Westchester Magazine, which honors the top seven percent of Westchester real estate agents for outstanding client service. She is a member of the National Association of Realtors, the New York State…

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Margo Bohlin Earns Top Agent Award with Better Homes and Gardens Rand Realty

May 2017

Better Homes and Gardens Rand Realty reported recently that Margo Bohlin, an associate broker with the company’s New City office, has been ranked as the top agent in production by adjusted gross commission from Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate. “I’m grateful to have received this award from Sherry Chris, president and CEO of Better…

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Michael J. Coulter New Chief Lending Officer Orange Bank & Trust Company

May 2017

The Board of Directors and CEO Michael Gilfeather of Orange Bank & Trust Company announced recently that the bank has hired Michael J. Coulter as its new chief lending officer, succeeding Mary Ellen Rogulski, who is retiring. Coulter comes to Orange Bank & Trust most recently from Metropolitan Bank in Manhattan, where he held the…

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