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Elizabeth Boucher New Manager Houlihan Lawrence Katonah Office

January 2020

Houlihan Lawrence has announced that Elizabeth (Liz) Boucher, a veteran real estate professional with more than two decades of sales and managerial experience, has joined the company as manager of the Katonah brokerage. Boucher was formerly branch manager of Coldwell Banker’s Scarsdale office where she mentored and trained more than 50 agents. Prior to that,…

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Kenyatta Jones-Arietta RBWN 2020 Honoree, R2M Realty Welcomes Cusack & Castro

January 2020

Rockland County-based R2M Realty, Inc. Broker/Owner, Kenyatta Jones-Arietta was recently named one of the Rockland Business Women’s Network’s 2020 Women of Achievement honorees. Jones-Arietta launched R2M Realty in 2014 and has built the brokerage firm on giving back to the community. She is extremely proud of her creation of the brokerage’s 3% local charity giveback…

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Jana Currier Joins HGAR as Director of Member Engagement

January 2020

The Hudson Gateway Association of Realtors reported it recently welcomed Jana Currier of Ramsey, NJ as its new Director of Member Engagement. In this newly created position, Currier will help to implement the association’s new strategic plan to enhance member engagement, as the organization continues to grow. A Realtor since 1992, Currier currently holds a…

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HGAR’S Global Business Council Chair Participates in Global Business Summit in Belgium

January 2020

SCARSDALE—Emilce (Emi) Cacace, HGAR’s Global Business Council Chair, recently participated in the International Real Estate Federation’s (FIABCI) annual Global Business Summit in Ghent, Belgium. Cacace also serves as FIABCI’s Vice President of the World Council of Brokers. The summit, held in early December, featured guest speakers from the United Kingdom, France, Switzerland, Belgium, Finland, Nigeria,…

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SPOTLIGHT ON: Bonnie Koff

December 2019

HGAR’s 2019 Realtor of the Year The year 2019 has been an exceptionally good one for Bonnie Koff. The associate broker with William Raveis Legends Realty in Tarrytown has received three different awards this year! Earlier this year, she got a call from the New York State Association of Realtors (NYSAR) about being honored with…

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Houlihan Lawrence New Rochelle Welcomes Alice Horowitz

December 2019

Houlihan Lawrence recently welcomed local real estate veteran Alice Horowitz to its New Rochelle brokerage. A long-time resident of Westchester County with more than two decades of experience in real estate, Horowitz currently resides in Larchmont. She joins Houlihan Lawrence from Coldwell Banker, where she successfully represented buyers and sellers of real estate all over…

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Al Smith to Lead BHG Rand Realty Bronx Office

December 2019

Better Homes and Gardens Rand Realty recently announced Alvis “Al” Smith will lead Rand’s rapidly growing Bronx office of more than 55 experienced real estate agents. In addition to bringing 18 years of real estate experience to the Better Homes and Gardens Rand Realty, Smith brings a broad spectrum of real estate experience and management…

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Kolmer & Storch Join William Raveis Real Estate Scarsdale

December 2019

William Raveis Real Estate of Scarsdale recently announced the addition of two new agents to the brokerage firm—Associate Broker Marina Kolmer and Sales Agent Roman Storch. Marina Kolmer Roman Storch Kolmer, a life-long Westchester resident has been a successful agent in lower Westchester County. After retiring as a professional musician, Storch moved with his family…

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Hudson United Hires Barry Dorfman as Senior Sales Director

December 2019

Hudson United recently added to its depth of Insurance sales talent with the hiring of Barry Dorfman as senior sales director for the firm. Dorfman has more than 32 years of experience, servicing New York, New Jersey and Connecticut in the insurance industry, focused on personal insurance lines (e.g., home, auto umbrella) as well as…

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Tim Foley Appointed Executive Director of BI/BRI

December 2019

Tim Foley of Scarsdale has been appointed the new Executive Director of the Builder’s Institute/Building and Realty Institute of Westchester and the Mid-Hudson Region. BI/BRI President Vincent Maturelli announced the appointment on Dec. 4. Foley replaces Albert Annunziata as the organization’s executive director. Foley will start his new position on Jan. 2, 2020. For the…

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R2M Realty, Inc Welcomes 6 New Agents to it's Brokerage

December 2019

R2M Realty, Inc. based in Nyack recently announced the addition of six new members of its brokerage. The firm announced that NY licensed real estate salesperson, Margaret “Maggie” Brauer has joined the firm. The South Orangetown resident has entered the real estate field after many successfully years in the restaurant industry. Kathleen and Andrew Finn…

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Kohn, Tamazian, Louis & Cook, Weichert October Award Winners

November 2019

John Chewens, regional vice president of Weichert, Realtors, recently announced sales and listing award winners in the Rockland, Orange, Dutchess and Westchester counties region for the month of October. Sales associate Kyle Kohn with the Rye office was recognized for outstanding performance in October. Kohn led the Weichert sales region for dollar volume and resale…

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Olesia Guts Joins Keller Williams NYC

November 2019

Keller Williams NYC has announced that Olesia Guts has joined the firm as an agent. Guts specializes in Upper Manhattan focusing on the neighborhoods of the Upper West Side, Harlem, Hamilton Heights and Washington Heights. She will also be a part of the Corradini Team. Over the past two years working in New York City…

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Samantha Davis Joins Douglas Elliman Chappaqua

November 2019

Samantha Davis has recently joined Douglas Elliman’s Chappaqua office. She has a knowledge of the real estate market and construction and has many years experience in customer service. Born and raised in Dutchess County, New York, Davis graduated from Manhattanville College with a B.A. in Sociology and Early Childhood Education.

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David Church OC Commissioner of Planning Retiring

November 2019

Orange County Executive Steven M. Neuhaus announced recently that long-time Commissioner of Planning David Church will retire, effective late January of 2020. Church has served as Orange County’s Commissioner of Planning for nearly 17 years. “I have been honored to serve the public with a wonderful and rewarding career here in Orange County and before…

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Alison Luisi Joins RM Friedland as VP Investment Sales Division

November 2019

Commercial brokerage firm RM Friedland reported recently that Alison Luisi has joined the firm as vice president in its investment sales division, expanding and strengthening the firm’s presence in Fairfield County. Beginning her brokerage career at Avison Young, she helped lead the capital markets team’s expansion into Fairfield and Westchester County. Luisi specializes in land…

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Houlihan Lawrence Welcomes Shepherd, Vaccaro and Khader

November 2019

Houlihan Lawrence recently welcomed three experienced agents Caroline Shepherd, Charles Vaccaro and Samira Khader to its Bedford/Pound Ridge, Armonk and Chappaqua brokerages. Shepherd, who has rejoined the Bedford/Pound Ridge office, has more than 30 years real estate experience with Houlihan Lawrence. The Pound Ridge resident started her career in 1987 in the Somers office. Throughout…

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SPOTLIGHT ON: Sander Koudijs

November 2019

HGAR Affiliate of the Year When Sander Koudijs first came to the U.S. from Holland at age 11, he couldn’t speak a word of English. Today, he is a successful business partner with The Great American Title Agency in White Plains and the 2019 recipient of HGAR’s 2019 “Affiliate of Year” award. “I was definitely…

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SPOTLIGHT ON: Veronica Suarez

October 2019

From Retail to Real Estate The year 2020 will be an exciting one for Veronica Suarez, when she becomes President of the Westchester Chapter of the National Association of Hispanic Real Estate Professionals (NAHREP). An agent with RE/MAX Distinguished Homes and Properties in Tuckahoe, Suarez will be officially sworn in at an elegant Masquerade Ball…

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