HGAR Signs MOU With Ukraine Realtors Association
Real Estate In-Depth | May 17, 2022
WHITE PLAINS — HGAR leadership and members of the HGAR Global Business Council welcomed, Olena Haidamakha, Board of Director of the Ukrainian Realtors Association, to the HGAR headquarters in White Plains on May 9 for a meeting and signing of a Memorandum of Understanding between the two associations.
Haidamakha traveled to New York State following the NAR 2022 Realtors Legislative Meetings held at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center in National Harbor, MD. NAR has a bi-lateral partnership with the Ukrainian Realtors Association. Haidamakha, and colleague, Igor Balaka, Vice President, Ukrainian Realtors Association, spoke at many of the meetings, including the NAR Board of Directors meeting.
The NAR Ukrainian delegation represented by Alina Aeby, Regional Coordinator to the Middle East, Dmitriy Selektor, NAR Global Ambassador to Ukraine, and Alejandro Escudero, Director, Global Strategy and Engagement, attended many of the Global Meetings at the conference. An invitation to come to HGAR was issued during these meetings.
At the Monday morning meeting held at HGAR, Haidamakha presented a slide presentation with images of the devastation the war has taken on the country, their people and real estate professionals of the Ukraine. The real estate community and people of the Ukraine are in need of support both now and when the war ends to rebuild.
Luba Sydor, a Ukrainian-American and a member of HGAR, with Houlihan Lawrence in the Rivertowns, joined the meeting and acted as a translator for Haidamakha and read a letter that Haidamakha had presented during the NAR meetings describing the current situation in Ukraine. Sydor, has started a fundraiser for Ukraine here in the New York area. Click for article in Real Estate In-Depth, https://www.realestateindepth.com/news/ukrainian-american-hgar-member-launches-fundraiser-for-ukraine/.
On behalf of HGAR, President Anthony Domathoti and CEO Richard Haggerty signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Haidamakha, who signed for the Ukrainian Realtors Association. Along with support for the association, HGAR members discussed ways to partner with the Ukrainian Association to share best practices, and education programs along with a Trade Mission to Ukraine.
A Facebook page, Realtors for Ukraine has been created with information and ways to support, https://www.facebook.com/groups/659326548546300.