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J. Philip Real Estate Forms Agent Leadership Council

April 2020

J. Philip Real Estate has announced the formation of an Agent Leadership Council. Members of the ALC will serve as ambassadors between the agents and management, helping to implement new skills, technology and initiatives that will transition the company during these difficult times in our nation. In addition, members of the ALC will serve as…

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BHHS Westchester Properties Rye Welcomes Five New Professionals to its Team

April 2020

Susan Janart, director of sales for Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices -Westchester Properties- Rye Brokerage recently announced the expansion of the Rye Brokerage with the hiring of three residential sales professionals and two commercial sales professionals to her team. Meg Allen Rodriguez has been an active member of the Rye community for 17 years and is a…

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SPOTLIGHT ON: Zef Camaj

April 2020

From Waiting Tables to Putting Deals on the Table Zef Camaj, regional manager of Houlihan Lawrence’s Yorktown, East Fishkill and Lagrangeville offices, is one of those rare individuals who knew from a young age that he wanted a career in real estate. After earning a degree in Business Administration from the University of Central Florida…

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SPOTLIGHT ON: Amanda Martinez

March 2020

A Lifetime of Volunteering After spending 32 years working with the New York City Housing Authority, it’s no surprise that Amanda Martinez has a knack for finding people homes. The Better Homes and Gardens Rand Realty agent actually started her real estate career just two years ago in the brokerage firm’s Goshen office, but has…

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HVEDC Announces New Additions to Advisory Board

March 2020

The Hudson Valley Economic Development Corp. (HVEDC) announced the addition of C.T. Male Associates Engineering, Surveying, Architecture, Landscape Architecture & Geology, D.P.C. (C.T. Male) and Maser Consulting, P.A. to its Advisory Board. C.T. Male will be represented on the Board by its VP of Regional Office Development, James R. Edwards, P.E. C.T. Male is a…

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Weichert Monroe & Agents Recognized for Outstanding Industry Performance in January

March 2020

Weichert, Realtors, reported recently that the Monroe sales office and two top-producing sales associates were recognized for outstanding industry performance in January. The Monroe office, which is managed by Lydia Hendricks, led the Weichert sales region in dollar volume, listings, revenue units and sales. The region is comprised of offices throughout Rockland, Orange, Dutchess and…

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Sam Adler Joins Rand Commercial

March 2020

Rand Commercial reports that real estate veteran Sam Adler has joined the firm. For the last decade, Adler’s passion has been focusing on innovative and creative developments in major gateway markets throughout the United States. Prior to founding VisionaRE Partners, a real estate acquisitions and development company, he was a director of real estate acquisitions…

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Karen McCabe Named Weichert Realtors 2019 Regional Manager of the Year

March 2020

Joe Cubias, regional vice president of Weichert, Realtors, announced that Karen McCabe of the Rockland County Regional Office was named the region’s 2019 Manager of the Year. The award recognizes one manager from Weichert’s offices in Hudson County and parts of Bergen County, NJ, and Rockland, Orange, Dutchess and Westchester counties in New York, who…

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Lydia Hendricks Returns to Manager Weichert Realtors Monroe Office

March 2020

Weichert Realtors, reports that seasoned sales manager Lydia Hendricks is returning to the firm’s Monroe office. After starting her career in 2002 as a sales associate in Weichert’s Nanuet sales office, Hendricks began recruiting and training in 2008. She was named manager of the Monroe office in 2010 and won Weichert’s Regional Manager of the…

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Doern & Camaj of Houlihan Lawrence Executive Team Promoted

March 2020

Houlihan Lawrence recently announced the promotion of two members of its executive team—Deborah Doern and Zef Camaj. Doern, who has served as Regional Vice President, has been appointed Senior Vice President of Sales. She will be responsible for overseeing all of Houlihan Lawrence’s offices, working closely with managers, corporate team and agents. A 35-year real…

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Patricia Simone & Joanna Simone Named BCW's Women in Business Success honorees

February 2020

The Business Council of Westchester recently announced the winners of its prestigious Business Hall of Fame Awards, which recognize Westchester’s top business leaders.  Patricia Simone Joanna Simone Patricia Simone and Joanna Simone of the Simone Development Companies were named the Women in Business Success honorees. Other award winners were: Corporate Citizenship: Wheelabrator Technologies; Entrepreneurial Success:…

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Sally Griffiths Joins William Raveis Scarsdale

February 2020

Sally Griffiths has joined William Raveis, Scarsdale from Better Homes and Garden Rand Realty. She brings with her a wealth of experience in helping clients navigate the Westchester Real estate market, with a special focus in the Scarsdale, Edgemont and White Plans areas. Griffiths and her husband are lifelong residents, having raised their two daughters…

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R2M Realty Welcomes Nicole “Nikki” Pontebbi to its Team

February 2020

R2M Realty recently welcomed licensed real estate salesperson, Nicole “Nikki” Pontebbi to its team. The Yorktown Heights native moved to Rockland County from Ossining five years ago and had been teaching English to elementary school students  for eight years before pursuing a career in real estate. She comes to R2M from Better Homes & Gardens…

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John Hofstetter Joins Houlihan Lawrence New Rochelle

February 2020

Houlihan Lawrence recently announced that John Hofstetter, a veteran real estate professional with strong ties to the Sound Shore area, has joined the company’s New Rochelle brokerage. Hofstetter was previously with Coldwell Banker for 14 years in Larchmont and Rye. He also has more than a decade of sales and marketing experience working with major New…

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Houlihan Lawrence Announces Emerald Award Recipients

February 2020

Houlihan Lawrence recently announce this year’s recipients of the annual Emerald Awards, a prestigious honor awarded to the company’s top agents in recognition of exceptional sales results over the past calendar year. Individuals were recognized from across the firm’s offices in Westchester, Connecticut and the Hudson Valley. The top agent in the company by total…

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SPOTLIGHT ON: Lynne Freda

February 2020

Lights, Camera, Real Estate! Fifteen years ago, Lynne Freda was working in the fast-paced world of television news in Tampa, FL. As an executive producer, she found herself in a different place every day, covering everything from natural disasters to new luxury real estate developments. Today, as a 15-year veteran with her family’s real estate…

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SPOTLIGHT ON: Kazuko Boylan

January 2020

A ‘City Girl’ in the East and the West The name Boylan Real Estate Group may evoke images of a Gaelic family business, but its owner is actually a native of Osaka, Japan. Kazuko Hayakawa Boylan started her own firm in Manhattan at the end of October. With more than 12 years in the real…

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Michael Gilfeather to Serve as Orange County Partnership 2020 Chairman

January 2020

The Board of Directors of the Orange County Partnership reported that Michael Gilfeather, president and CEO of Orange County Bank & Trust, will serve as its 2020 chairman succeeding Robert Kaehler. Gilfeather has served as president and CEO of Orange County Bank & Trust and the bank’s holding company Orange County Bancorp. Inc. since 2014.…

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Peeksill City Council Appoints Andrew Stewart as City Manager

January 2020

The Peekskill City Council recently appointed former Orangetown Supervisor Andrew Stewart to City Manager. Stewart replaces retiring Peekskill City Manager Richard Leins. Stewart, who served three terms as the supervisor of Orangetown from 2012-2017, was scheduled to begin his new post in Peekskill in a transition period beginning on Jan. 14 and will officially replace…

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