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HGAR’S Christiansen Honored With NYSAR Community Service Award

March 2016

Carol Christiansen, broker/owner of Café Realty in Katonah, was recently named as one of NYSAR’s Community Service Award winners for bringing the subject of drug addiction to the forefront of the local community. Christiansen, along with her late husband Lou and Susan and Steve Salomone founded “Drug Crisis in Our Backyard,” a program to promote…

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SPOTLIGHT ON: Roberta Bangs

March 2016

Committed to Giving Back To the Industry, Community To say that Roberta Bangs is a busy woman is an understatement. In addition to her real estate career, the associate broker at Better Homes and Gardens Rand Realty in New City is also a director serving on the HGAR Board of Directors, co-chair of the Faculty Committee,…

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Nick Davis of Weichert's Ridgefield Office Named the Region's Manager of the Year

March 2016

Nick Germak, regional vice president of Weichert, Realtors, announced that Nick Davis of the Ridgefield, CT office was named the region’s Manager of the Year. This award recognizes one manager from Weichert’s offices in Orange, Westchester, Dutchess and Rockland counties in New York and portions of Connecticut who demonstrated exceptional management skills and has led…

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Houlihan Lawrence Recruiting Millennials

March 2016

Houlihan Lawrence, which noted it has been recruiting Millennials in order to cater to Generation Y’s needs when they decide to buy a home, announced they have recruited three Millennials—James William Earl II, Stefhany Prado and Lawrence Nokaj—to the firm’s White Plains office. James William Earl IISefhany PradoLawrence Nokaj All three sales agents have experience in…

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Michelle Colabatistto, Nicole DiLapi and Carolyn DiLemme Join ERA Insite Realty's Thornwood Office

March 2016

ERA Insite Realty Principal Broker Louis Budetti announced that Realtors Michelle Colabatistto, Nicole DiLapi and Carolyn DiLemme have joined his firm’s Thornwood office as licensed real estate salespersons. Both were previously affiliated with a franchise brokerage in Valhalla. Colabatistto grew up in Mount Pleasant and currently resides in Valhalla. She holds a degree in fashion merchandising…

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Eric Lebenson Joins Café Realty as New Partner

March 2016

Café Realty in Katonah announced recently that Eric T. Lebenson, a New York State Licensed Associate Real Estate Broker, has joined the firm as a new partner. An award winning community leader, real estate top producer and experienced businessman, Lebenson joins Carol Christiansen, Elisa Bruno-Midili and Walter Sadowski at the two-and-a-half-year-old independent brokerage. He has…

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Klein Appointed Regional Manager At Houlihan Lawrence Commercial

February 2016

RYE BROOK—Houlihan Lawrence Commercial Real Estate Group, a division of Houlihan Lawrence, announced recently that veteran commercial real estate broker Garry Klein has been appointed Westchester regional manager. In this role, Klein will work closely with Director Thomas LaPerch in recruiting, marketing and sales operations in Westchester County. Klein has been involved in commercial real…

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SPOTLIGHT ON:
Michael O'Connor

February 2016

Temporary Job Turns Into 40+ Year Career Coldwell Banker Associate Broker Michael O’Connor has worked in the exact same Yorktown real estate office where he first started out more than 40 years ago. While the location hasn’t changed, the industry is definitely very different from what is was in 1973. Armed with a degree in…

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Westchester Names Two New Commissioners

February 2016

WHITE PLAINS—Westchester County Executive Robert P. Astorino recently announced the appointments of Mary J. Mahon as Commissioner of the Westchester County Department of Human Resources and Adam Rodriguez as Director of Real Estate. Mahon, previously the county's Director of Real Estate, has extensive experience in the areas of labor and employment practices and related litigation.…

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Carmelo Milio Named President of Building and Realty Institute for 2016

February 2016

New York real estate investor and building industry executive Carmelo Milio, president of Trion Real Estate Management, has been named 2016 president of the Building and Realty Institute. Having just celebrated the 35th anniversary last year of Trion Real Estate, a tri-state area leader in full service property management headquartered in Yonkers, Milio brings unparalleled…

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Carole Rogers has joined Better Homes and Gardens Rand Realty in Warwick

February 2016

Better Homes and Gardens Rand Realty has announced that Carole Rogers has joined the firm’s Warwick office. Having been in the real estate industry for more than 30 years, Rogers, an Associate Broker, has accomplished much in her time as a Realtor. She has worked in Warwick and has built a career around a strong reputation…

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Dawn Lindenberg has joined the Chappaqua office of William Raveis NY, LLC

February 2016

Dawn Lindenberg has joined the Chappaqua office of William Raveis NY, LLC as a license real estate salesperson. Originally from Scranton, PA, Lindenberg holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Miami. She previously lived in Manhattan on the Upper East Side and has owned apartments on the upper West Side of Manhattan.…

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Sara Frajnd Joins Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Westchester Properties

February 2016

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Westchester Properties announced that Realtor Sara Frajnd has joined the firm’s Larchmont office. Prior to joining Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Westchester Properties, she received her Bachelor’s Degree from Columbia University and later studied at the New York School of Interior Design. She pursued a career in the fashion and design industry both in…

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Cheryl Rego Joins Houlihan Lawrence's Irvington Brokerage

February 2016

Cheryl Rego is the latest addition to Houlihan Lawrence’s Irvington brokerage office as a real estate salesperson. Rego began her real estate business in 1999, specializing in residential sales in the Rivertowns and lower Westchester County, primarily Ardsley, Dobbs Ferry, Hastings On Hudson, Tarrytown, Sleepy Hollow, Briarcliff Manor, Hartsdale, Yonkers and White Plains. Prior to…

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Bharathi Rao has joined Houlihan Lawrence’s Ardsley Office

February 2016

Bharathi Rao has joined Houlihan Lawrence’s Ardsley office as a real estate salesperson. Rao has been a real estate salesperson for the past half-decade and a consistent top producer. Bharathi possesses both a Master’s Degree and a Post Graduate Degree in Human Resources Development. She is an active member of the India Center of Westchester…

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