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Patricia Palumbo named Women's Council of Realtors Empire Chapter President

December 2015

Patricia E. Palumbo, a real estate salesperson with the Somers brokerage of Houlihan Lawrence, has been named president of the Women's Council of Realtors Empire Westchester Business Resource Network. In this role, Palumbo will lead fellow members in Westchester, Putnam, Rockland and Orange counties, as well as some areas of the Bronx. The installation took…

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Sarah Jones-Maturo Named President of Friedland Realty Advisors

December 2015

Friedland Realty Advisors announced recently that Sarah Jones-Maturo has been named president of the company, effective immediately. In this role, Jones-Maturo will oversee day-to-day operations, with a particular focus on recruiting and internal training efforts. She will work alongside Founder and CEO Bob Friedland and work out of the company’s Harrison headquarters. “I am excited…

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SPOTLIGHT ON: Meet HGAR’s 2015 Affiliate of the Year

December 2015

When Patsy Sposato of Parkway Pest Services heard his named called for “Affiliate of the Year” at HGAR’s Annual Meeting this year, he was stunned. “It was a big surprise, to say the least,” he said. “I am so honored and still have so many people congratulating me.” Sposato, who has been involved with the…

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Neuhaus Elected to County Executives of America’s Board

December 2015

  Orange County Executive Steven M. Neuhaus has been elected unanimously to serve on the County Executives of America’s (CEA) board of directors. The CEA board consists of 28 members. Neuhaus was nominated and elected during the CEA’s recent Board of Directors meeting in Washington, D.C. “It’s a privilege to be named by my peers…

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Francie Malina Joins Houlihan Lawrence’s Irvington Brokerage

December 2015

Francie Malina has joined Houlihan Lawrence’s Irvington brokerage office as a real estate salesperson. A consistent top producer, Malina is one of the top 50 agents in total volume in all of Westchester County. Having lived and raised her family in Irvington for decades, she is excited to begin work in the Rivertowns, company officials…

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Murphy Brothers Contracting Receives Award from AIA Westchester Hudson Valley

December 2015

The AIA Westchester Hudson Valley recognized local business Murphy Brothers Contracting as its 2015 Professional Affiliate Award winner. The award was presented at the chapter’s annual year-end celebration held at The Capitol Theatre/Garcia’s in Port Chester recently. According to the AIAWHV Chapter, the award recognizes exemplary leadership beyond their own professional efforts and accomplishments. Other…

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Keller Williams Realty Hudson Valley United Welcomes 12 New Agents in Q3 2015

December 2015

Anna Gibbs, CEO/Team Leader of Keller Williams Realty Hudson Valley United announced that she welcomed 12 new agents in the 3rd quarter of 2015. Among the agents that joined KWHVU were Robin White, formerly of Better Homes and Gardens Rand Realty, Bob Edwards, formally of RJ Smith Realty, Erik Rhulen, formerly of Douglas Elliman, Mary…

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Stephen Langsam joined Hudson Homes Sotheby’s International Realty

December 2015

Stephen Langsam has joined Hudson Homes Sotheby’s International Realty in Tarrytown as a licensed real estate salesperson. Langsam has an extensive background in residential mortgage lending. He was a mortgage broker and mortgage loan officer from 1984 to 2014. Langsam has a Master of Science in banking and money management. He and his wife have lived…

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SPOTLIGHT ON: Meet HGAR’s Realtor of the Year

November 2015

Maryann Tercasio had no idea that she was about to be honored as the 2015 Realtor of the Year at the Association’s Annual Meeting in October. In fact, as HGAR President Drew Kessler read the description of the winner, Tercasio was trying to figure out if she knew who it was! “I was sitting there…

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Jim Brady Joins Castle Lanterra Properties

November 2015

Jim Brady has joined Suffern-based Castle Lanterra Properties as vice president of property management and operations, announced Elie Rieder, founder and CEO of the privately-held real estate company. Brady brings more than two decades of real estate management experience to his new role with CLP. Prior to joining CLP, Brady had held numerous senior leadership…

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Tammy Benkwitt Named to Manage Coldwell Banker Somers Office

November 2015

Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage in Connecticut and Westchester County recently announced that Fishkill resident Tammy Benkwitt has been appointed branch office manager of the company’s Somers office. Benkwitt will be responsible for the oversight of 27 real estate professionals serving homebuyers and sellers in Somers, Brewster, Carmel, East Fishkill and the surrounding communities in Northern…

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Andrew Fodor Joins the Green Team Home Selling System

November 2015

Andrew Fodor recently joined the Green Team Home Selling System, a full service real estate brokerage at 7 Main St. in the Village of Warwick. Fodor is a class of 1997 graduate of Warwick Valley High School where he was New York State champion in cross-country and track and field. He was also awarded a…

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ERA Curasai Realty Recruits 5 New Agents

November 2015

ERA Curasi Realty recently announced the addition of Ben Jamieson, Jennifer Burns, Wendy Nicholson, Daniel Svarczkopf, and Patty Brown to its team of real estate professionals serving consumers in the Mid-Hudson Valley area. Ben Jamieson Jennifer Burns Wendy Nicholson Daniel Svarczkopf Patty Brown

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Hudson Homes Sotheby's Welcomes Tina Valenti and Susan Komosa

November 2015

Tina Valenti and Susan Midgley Komosa have joined Hudson Homes Sotheby’s International Realty in Tarrytown as licensed real estate salespersons. Valenti has worked in her family’s restaurant business for the past 25 years. She is an active member of the Tarrytown community as a fundraiser for the local schools and various sports organizations and is…

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Sharon Fischer and Don Hochheiser Join Keller Williams Realty Group

November 2015

Keller Williams Realty Group has announced that Sharon Barnett Fischer has joined its Scarsdale Office. Fischer is also a Certified Feng Shui Practitioner.             Dan Hochheiser recently joined Keller Williams Realty Group as a licensed associate real estate broker. He was admitted to the New York State bar as an…

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Better Homes and Gardens Rand Realty Agents Win Awards at HGAR Member Day

November 2015

Better Homes and Gardens Rand Realty reported that four of its agents were given high honors at this year’s Hudson Gateway Association of Realtors annual meeting held recently. The award winners included Maryann Tercasio of Rand Realty’s Central Valley office, who was named the 2015 HGAR Realtor of the Year; Michael Graessle, of Rand Realty’s…

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Spotlight On: Liz Nunan - Welcome to Her World

October 2015

Liz Nunan is definitely a woman of the world. As Vice President of Global Business Development for Houlihan Lawrence Real Estate, Nunan and her team help find homes for people relocating to the Hudson Valley from as close as the Midwest to as far away as China and Australia. “Every day is different—it’s never boring…

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SPOTLIGHT ON: Meet ‘Doc’ Real Estate

September 2015

Gabe Pasquale, associate broker with Douglas Elliman in Chappaqua, has spent more than 30 years in real estate; with careers ranging from sales associate to executive vice president.  He’s sold everything from small single-family homes to huge luxury developments and has enjoyed it so much, he’s never thought about doing anything else. This may seem…

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