Gateway Realty Joins Westchester Real Estate Group
Real Estate In-Depth | March 2016
EASTCHESTER– The Westchester Real Estate, Inc. group, a trade organization of independently owned real estate firms in Westchester and Putnam counties, recently welcomed its newest member, Gateway Realty Corp. of NY.
Gateway Realty, based in Mamaroneck, was founded by Principal Broker and lifelong Westchester resident Chirag Shah who grew up in a family business—his parents owned Futterman’s Stationary in Larchmont for more than 25 years. Shah has modeled his company on those same principals. In the five years since the real estate brokerage firm’s founding, he has engineered strategic growth for his company that has allowed him to remain hands-on with every client and agent he works with, according to Gail Fattizzi, executive director of The Westchester Real Estate, Inc. group.
Shah currently serves as Chair of the Hudson Gateway Association of Realtors Young Professionals Network (YPN) for his third year, as well as co-chair of the Member Experience committee and Treasurer for the Hudson Gateway MLS for 2016.
“Chirag Shah and his team bring new ideas and new energy that will undoubtedly contribute to the success of Westchester Real Estate in the marketplace. Gateway Realty represents the next generation of independent real estate firms. By fusing traditional real estate services with the latest in applied technologies and responsive marketing, Gateway is well positioned to serve the ever-changing real estate consumer for years to come. We are very excited about working with them going forward,” said Fattizzi.
“I look at this as a great opportunity for me to take my company to the next level,” Shah said. “There is so much to learn from the combined experience of so many successful brokers in this group, that will help me in making smart decisions as I grow my company,” he adds.
Fattizzi noted that, in addition to Gateway Realty, the group recently expanded when one of its members, Platinum Drive Realty, added a third office in Chappaqua to its Scarsdale and Larchmont locations.
“Our members are some of the most successful companies in their respective marketplaces, with a strong commitment to their communities and the people they work with. Our organization supports their individual efforts while combining their strengths for greater overall success,” said Fattizzi.
The current membership of Westchester Real Estate, Inc. represents approximately 250 licensees in 11 locations throughout Westchester County and Manhattan. The current roster of member firms in Westchester includes Bronxville Real Estate in Bronxville, Peter J. Riolo Real Estate in Hastings-on-Hudson, J. Philip Real Estate in Briarcliff Manor, Pelham and Mahopac, Platinum Drive Realty in Scarsdale, Larchmont and Chappaqua, Mancini Realty in Somers, Gateway Realty Corp. in Mamaroneck, and an affiliated team in Manhattan. Westchester Real Estate’s corporate office is located at 484 White Plains Road in Eastchester.
Some of the Broker/owners and Managers of the Westchester Real Estate group, front row, from left: Gail Fattizzi, WRE Executive Director; Phil Faranda, J. Philip Real Estate; Jennifer Maher, J. Philip Commercial Group. Back row, from left: Chirag Shah, Gateway Realty Corp; Leah Caro, Bronxville Real Estate; Joan Mancini, Mancini Realty; Sharlene Forman, Peter J. Riolo Real Estate; and Peter Riolo, Peter J. Riolo Real Estate.
From left, Chirag Shah, broker/owner of Gateway Realty Corp, and Gail Fattizzi, executive director for Westchester Real Estate, Inc.