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SPOTLIGHT ON: Ron Garafalo

January 2019

HGAR’s 2019 President In 2011, Ron Garafalo became the president of the former Orange County Association of Realtors. Now eight years later, he’s repeating himself, but this time, his presidency for the Hudson Gateway Association of Realtors, has expanded his administration’s responsibilities to four counties, New York City and approximately 12,000 Realtors. “I’m very excited…

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In Memoriam: Eleanor Steckler

January 2019

The Hudson Gateway Association of Realtors regrets to inform its membership of the passing of longtime Realtor Eleanor Steckler, who died on Dec. 28, 2018 at the age of 96. She was born in Lithuania to American citizens Alexander Vitkauskas and Eleanor Maslauskas. When the family returned to the United States, they settled in New…

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Seidman & Yellen Appointed to BOD Hudson Valley Economic Development Corp.

January 2019

The Hudson Valley Economic Development Corp. has announced the appointments of A. Alan Seidman, executive director of the Construction Contractors Association of the Hudson Valley, and David Yellen, president of Marist College, to its Board of Directors. CCA, based in Newburgh, was founded more than 60 years ago by five local contractors whose goal was…

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BOMA Announces 2019 Slate of Officers

January 2019

The Building Owners and Managers Association of Westchester County has announced the election of its slate of officers for the 2019 term. Susan Curtis, RPA, was re-elected president. Curtis was sworn in with the rest of the slate at BOMA Westchester’s Annual Holiday Party and Inauguration of Officers held Dec. 13, 2018 at Westchester Hills…

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Ori Argaman Joins Charles Rutenberg Realty Bronx

January 2019

Charles Rutenberg Realty recently announced the addition of Ori Argaman who became associated with its Bronx office located at 2800 Bruckner Blvd. Argaman services the Bronx as well as Queens and Brooklyn areas. He was formerly licensed with DOV Sales Inc. in Hollis. He is currently a primary member of Hudson Gateway Board of Realtors.

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Athena Miles Appointed Sales Manager William Raveis Scarsdale

January 2019

Athena Miles has been appointed to sales manager of William Raveis’ Scarsdale office. Miles is a second-generation Realtor and Scarsdale native who brings her local perspective and market knowledge to her new role as manager. Raised by parents who believed strongly in the ownership of real estate, it was a natural transition for Miles to…

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Lydia Hendricks Career Development Manager for BHG Rand Realty New City

January 2019

Better Homes and Gardens Rand Realty announced that Lydia Hendricks, a seasoned real estate manager, has joined its New City office as the Career Development Manager. Hendricks, a licensed Real Estate Associate Broker for 17 years, made the move to Better Homes and Gardens Rand Realty in December. According to J.P. Endres, manager of the…

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RM Friedland Establishes Investment Sales Division

December 2018

HARRISON– Commercial brokerage firm RM Friedland recently announced the launch of an Investment Sales Division. As part of the expansion, the firm reported that veteran commercial broker John Barrett has been named managing director of the division. In addition, Marco Lala has been named senior vice president, bringing with him a sales team with an…

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Joan Rozek New Manager of BHG Rand Realty Stony Point

December 2018

Better Homes and Gardens Rand Realty has promoted Joan Rozek as the new manager of the Stony Point office. The office currently consists of 25 agents and one administrative assistant. Rozek is currently a real estate broker associate at Better Homes and Gardens Rand Realty, where she has worked for more than 28 years specializing…

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Julie Piazza Branch Manager BHG Rand Realty Central Valley

December 2018

Better Homes and Gardens Rand Realty has announced the promotion of Julie Piazza to branch manager of the Central Valley Better Homes and Gardens Rand Realty office—the company’s top producing office in Orange County. Prior to her new position, Piazza was the business development manager for all five of the Better Homes and Gardens Rand…

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Sharon Burke Joins BHG Rand Realty Pearl River & Closter Offices

December 2018

Better Homes and Gardens Rand Realty reported recently that Sharon Burke, a top producer in Rockland County and Northern New Jersey, has joined its Pearl River and Closter, NJ offices. Burke, who has risen to achieve great successes in the last three years since transitioning from her work as a senior analyst of performance assurance…

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Rosa J. Gutierrez and John Engelmann Join the Team at LEGOLAND New York Resort

December 2018

Rosa J. Gutierrez and John Engelmann are the two newest local members of the growing team at LEGOLAND New York Resort, parent company Merlin Entertainments announced recently. Gutierrez, a financial and management professional for more than 25 years, has been named the resort’s finance director. Engelmann, with more than 20 years of experience in logistics,…

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Nicole Manukure Phillips Joins BHHS Westchester Properties Larchmont

December 2018

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Westchester Properties has announced that Nicole Manukure Phillips has joined its staff as a Licensed Real Estate Salesperson in its Larchmont office. She becomes the youngest agent associated with BHHS Westchester Properties and is energetic, ambitious, professional, and highly motivated, company officials stated. Born and raised in Westchester County, she is finishing…

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Michael Adams Appointed Hudson United Title Services Director of Sales

December 2018

Hudson United Title Services, LLC reported recently that Michael Adams will serve as the company’s director of sales for New York and New Jersey. Hudson United Title Services is a top independent title insurance agency licensed in New York and New Jersey. Adams, an 18-year veteran in the industry, has been with Hudson United Title…

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Sue Sullivan Appointed to BOD of Hudson Valley Economic Development Corporation

December 2018

The Hudson Valley Economic Development Corporation has appointed Sue Sullivan of iSER Consulting to its Board of Directors. Sullivan, who founded iSER Consulting in 2013, serves as president of the project management firm that identifies incentives for capital expansion projects, provides construction/project management services, and financial reporting services. A 30-year resident of the Hudson Valley,…

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David Moore Producing Manager/Director of Recruiting for Hudson United Mortgage Services, LLC

December 2018

Hudson United Mortgage Services, LLC announced recently that David Moore will serve as the company’s producing manager/director of recruiting, reporting to Donald Arace, VP of sales and production at Hudson United. Hudson United Mortgage Services is a full-service mortgage banker/broker licensed in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, and Florida that is growing its footprint in…

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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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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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