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Grabavoy Heaven & Kinney Join Douglas Elliman Armonk

November 2018

Douglas Elliman reports that Mary Ann Grabavoy Heaven and Sharon Kinney have joined its Armonk office. Heaven e graduated magna cum laude as a member of the first class of women at The University of Notre Dame and went on to earn her Juris Doctor degree from Notre Dame Law School, where she was designated…

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Luke Selimaj Joins Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Westchester Properties Scarsdale

November 2018

Luke Selimaj has joined Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Westchester Properties and will be based in the Scarsdale office. Born and raised in New York City, he attended Salesian High School and Iona College, both in New Rochelle. He specializes in residential and commercial properties in Westchester, the Bronx, Manhattan and Queens. He has successfully found many…

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Robert O. Sanders, Jr. Appointed to BOD Hudson Valley Economic Development Corp.

November 2018

The Hudson Valley Economic Development Corp. announced the appointment of Robert O. Sanders, Jr., founding partner and managing partner of Hospitality Resource Group, Inc., to its Board of Directors. The economic development agency also reported that Ned Sullivan, president of Scenic Hudson, has joined its advisory board. Sanders has worked for a variety of prestigious,…

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‘Ask Adam Team’ of William Raveis Baer & McIntosh Welcomes Michael Chang

November 2018

The "Ask Adam Team" of William Raveis Baer & McIntosh, Nyack, proudly welcome its ninth member, Michael Chang, as a licensed real estate salesperson. Chang’s background runs the gamut from a volunteer fireman, Lululemon brand ambassador, yoga instructor, crossfit coach and New York State hiking guide to previous experience in corporate retail, managing over $1…

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Allen & Hoffman Join Douglas Elliman Chappaqua

November 2018

Alyssa Allen and Jeffrey Hoffman have recently joined the Chappaqua office of Douglas Elliman. Allen graduated from Hofstra University with a dual degree in Elementary Education and Spanish Language Literature. As a current resident of Bedford, and a former teacher in the New York City and Westchester schools, she has been an active member of…

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Guarascio & Smith Join Charles Rutenberg Realty

November 2018

Charles Rutenberg Realty announced the recent additions of Laura Guarascio and Tarik Smith who became associated recently with its Bronx office located at 2800 Bruckner Blvd. Laura Guarascio   Tarik Smith Guarascio services both the Bronx and lower Westchester areas. Guarascio was formerly licensed with Keller William Realty NYC Group. Smith serves the Bronx, Brooklyn,…

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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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In Memoriam: Ronald J. Reid

November 2018

The Hudson Gateway Association of Realtors regrets to inform its membership of the passing of longtime commercial real estate broker and Realtor Ronald J. Reid. Reid served as president of HGAR predecessor organization the Westchester County Board of Realtors, Inc. in 1997. Reid, a longtime White Plains resident died unexpectedly on Oct. 24 at the…

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SPOTLIGHT ON: Beth Hargraves

October 2018

A Surprising Career Choice Beth Hargraves, a real estate sales associate with Julia B. Fee Sotheby’s International Realty in Irvington, admits it was her own experience with buying homes that coaxed her into the business. Years ago, while house hunting in the Rivertowns, she had the good fortune to end up with Hudson Shores agency…

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Jessica Colon Joins Charles Rutenberg Realty

October 2018

Charles Rutenberg Realty has announced the recent addition of Jessica Colon who became associated with its Bronx office located at 2800 Bruckner Blvd. Colon services the Bronx, Westchester, Putnam and Orange counties. She was formerly licensed with Better Homes & Gardens Rand Realty and is a member of Hudson Gateway Association of Realtors.

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Curasi Realty Welcomes Tammi Palmer to Its Sales Team

October 2018

Curasi Realty of Montgomery has announced that Tammi Palmer is the newest member of its sales team. Palmer is a graduate of Fordham University and has a degree in psychology with a minor in law. She began her real estate career in 2001 and specializes in representing sellers of residential and commercial properties. Her real…

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Orange Bank & Trust Hires Anthony Pili as 1st VP, Director of Cash Mgmt

October 2018

Board of Directors and CEO Michael Gilfeather of Orange Bank & Trust Company announced recently the hiring of Anthony Pili as 1st vice president, director of cash management. Pili will assess, plan and manage the efficient utilization of cash management products and financial services to best serve the Bank’s commercial clients. He comes to Orange…

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Polly Watt Joins Houlihan Lawrence Yonkers

October 2018

Polly Watt has joined the Yonkers office of Houlihan Lawrence, bringing more than 15 years of experience to the brokerage firm. A 40-year resident of Westchester, Watt began her real estate career in 2001 after 30 years as a radiology transcriptionist at one of the tri-state’s largest medical/teaching institutions. After retiring early, she discovered a…

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Kim Galton Joins Houlihan Lawrence Commercial Group as Director of Retail

October 2018

Houlihan Lawrence’s Commercial Group has announced that Kim Galton has joined the company as director of retail specializing in leasing, sales and development of retail properties. Galton, who has 20 years of experience in the retail industry, was previously a commercial real estate salesperson for Princeton Realty Group. In her accomplished retail career, she has…

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HVEDC Appoints Richard Krupp to Board of Directors

October 2018

Hudson Valley Economic Development Corporation also announced the appointment of Richard Krupp, co-founder and managing partner of Pierpoint Capital, to its Board of Directors. Krupp is an experienced investor in both private companies and real estate. He currently serves on the board of CoreFlow, a precision aeromechanical manufacturing equipment company, and as a director on…

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Matt Rand Appointed to the Board of Directors of HVEDC

October 2018

The Hudson Valley Economic Development Corp. of Goshen announced the appointment of Matt Rand, CEO of Better Homes and Gardens Rand Realty, to its Board of Directors. Rand is also managing partner of Rand Commercial, as well as Hudson United Mortgage, Hudson United Title Services and Hudson United Insurance Services. Under Rand's leadership, Better Homes…

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J. Philip Real Estate of Putnam Countys Hires Seven Agents

October 2018

J. Philip Real Estate of Putnam County has announced that the firm has hired seven new licensed agents to service the agency’s growing client base. “Despite a scarcity of inventory in Putnam and Westchester, J. Philip Real Estate continues to buck the trend, achieving 5%-year-over-year growth, which puts us about 10% ahead of the curve,”…

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Charles Rutenberg Realty Welcomes Marleny Ventura to its Bronx office

September 2018

Charles Rutenberg Realty has announced the recent addition of Marleny Ventura to its Bronx office located at 2800 Bruckner Blvd. Ventura services both the Bronx and Westchester counties. She was formerly licensed with Better Homes & Gardens Real Estate Rand Realty and is a member of Hudson Gateway Association of Realtors.

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