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SPOTLIGHT ON: Lee Presser

September 19, 2022

Following the Mantra of Credibility, Visibility, and Profitability Lee Presser, an agent with exp Realty NYC, never intended to have a career in real estate. Now HGAR’s Regional Director for New York County, Presser spent 22 years in the technology industry and even owned a consulting firm on Wall Street for 16 years. Computer science…

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Weichert Recognizes Regional Outstanding Achievements for Month of July

September 16, 2022

Joe Cubias, regional vice president of Weichert, Realtors, announced that the Monroe office and three top-producing sales associates have been recognized for outstanding achievement at the regional level in July. The Monroe office, which is managed by Lydia Hendricks, had the highest dollar volume in the Weichert sales region for the month. The office also…

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Monique Jefferson Hired as Senior Vice President, Chief People Officer of The Community Preservation Corporation

September 16, 2022

The Community Preservation Corporation, a leading nonprofit multifamily finance company, announced that Monique Jefferson has been hired as its new Senior Vice President, Chief People Officer. Jefferson will be a key member of the Operating Committee and will be responsible for crafting and executing on CPC’s long-term strategic vision for its greatest resource: its people.…

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Michelle Pfeffer Appointed Director of Career Development of Howard Hanna | Rand Realty

September 16, 2022

Howard Hanna | Rand Realty reported that Michelle Pfeffer has been appointed the brokerage firm’s Director of Career Development. She will oversee the professional development programs for the organization and support the company’s New Development, Luxury, and Teams programs. “Michelle is a terrific asset to our team. She brings great knowledge, dedication, and diligence to…

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EXIT Realty Premium Recently Welcomed Sayek, Reyes and Menendez to Bronx Office

September 16, 2022

EXIT Realty Premium of the Bronx recently welcomed its newest associates: Abu Bokor, MD, Sayek, Luissanna Reyes and Erica Menendez to the brokerage firm’s Bronx office. Abu Bokar, MD Sayek Luissanna Reyes Erika Menendez Bokor MD. Sayek, originally from Sylhet, Bangladesh, moved to New York City five years ago in order to pursue his dream…

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Joseph P. Kelleher Bestowed Honorary Doctor of Commercial Science Degree From Mercy College

August 12, 2022

On July 19, 2022, Mercy College bestowed an honorary Doctor of Commercial Science degree to Joseph P. Kelleher, current president at Hutch Management LLC, a division of Simone Development Companies. Mercy awards honorary degrees to individuals, such as Kelleher, who have demonstrated outstanding achievement in their fields and exceptional contributions to their communities. Kelleher is…

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Tracy Forrest Appointed To Serve On The NYC Bar Real Property Law Committee

August 12, 2022

Tracy Forrest, Deputy General Counsel in charge of Business Development at Statewide Abstract Corp., recently accepted an appointment to serve on the New York City Bar Real Property Law Committee for a three-year term beginning August 1. As a Class of 2025 committee member, Forrest will be involved in drafting reports, commenting, and testifying on…

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Veronica Odell joins Howard Hanna | Rand Realty as Relocation Services Account Manager

August 12, 2022

Howard Hanna | Rand Realty has announced that Veronica Odell has joined the brokerage as Relocation Services Account Manager. Veronica will be managing the brokerage firm’s expanding Affinity and Corporate Programs throughout Howard Hanna | Rand Realty’s service areas in New York, Connecticut, and New Jersey. She will be focused on business growth and development…

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The Susan Batterton Team Joins Christie's International Real Estate Westchester | Hudson Valley's Scarsdale Sales Gallery

August 12, 2022

Christie's International Real Estate Westchester | Hudson Valley recently announced that Realtor Susan Batterton and her team, known as the Susan Batterton Team, have joined the firm’s Scarsdale Sales Gallery. Batterton is an accomplished real estate professional. She has a Master’s Degree from Columbia University, Teachers College, and more than 25 years of experience as…

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Patricia Senft Named Director Of Sales For Monarch Coopers Corner

August 12, 2022

Patricia Senft has been named director of sales for Monarch Coopers Corner. She brings more than 10 years of sales experience in senior living to this position. Monarchs Coopers Corner is currently under construction and is scheduled to open in the late 2022. The community, located at 11 Mill Road in New Rochelle and is…

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Rand Commercial’s Michael Chang Named Co-Chair Of Rockland Business Association CRED Committee

August 12, 2022

Rand Commercial’s Michael Chang has been named co-chair of the Rockland Business Association CRED (Construction, Real Estate, and Development) Committee. The CRED committee supports and empowers RBA members who are in real estate, development, and construction through networking, resource sharing, education, and advocacy. Rand Commercial is the founding sponsor of CRED. Tivona Cunningham, Director of…

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James J. Smith Named Regional Assistant Vice President of Trustco Bank

August 12, 2022

Trustco Bank, a Home Town Bank with 144 branch locations, announced its new Regional Assistant Vice President James J. Smith, to oversee the banks Hudson Valley branches. Smith is a native to Rockland County. He began his career with Trustco Bank in February 2011 as an Assistant Branch Manager, receiving his NMLS in May of…

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Grand Lux Realty Welcomes Jaclyn Baiata To Its Chappaqua Office.

August 12, 2022

Grand Lux Realty has welcomed new agent Jaclyn Baiata to its Chappaqua office. Baiata has experience working and living in New York, Florida, and California. Company officials say that she is a techie that loves to crunch numbers. Baiata covers the markets of New York City, Westchester, Rockland, and Putnam counties.

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Gregory Gordon Joins Coldwell Banker Realty White Plains

August 12, 2022

Coldwell Banker Realty in Westchester County and Connecticut reported that Gregory Gordon has affiliated with the firm’s brokerage in White Plains. As a seasoned Associate Real Estate Broker, Grodon will provide residential real estate services in Westchester County, including the communities of White Plains, Yonkers, Greenburgh, and New Rochelle.

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ERA Insite Realty Welcomes Additional Agents To Its Team

August 12, 2022

ERA Insite Realty reported it has welcomed back Associate Broker Carla Palacios to its team, as well as adding three additional experienced agents and one newcomer. Palacios, along with Donna Young and Amal Salameh are now affiliated with ERA’s Pleasantville office, while Donna Materasso and Lorei Kwok join the Bronxville office, according to ERA’s Co-Founder…

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Christie's International Real Estate Westchester | Hudson Valley Welcomes New Agents to Firm's New City Sales Gallery

August 12, 2022

Christie's International Real Estate Westchester | Hudson Valley announced that Realtors Gayle Georgetti, David Riolo, and Serena Weintraub have joined the company at the firm’s New City Sales Gallery. Georgetti is an accomplished real estate professional with more than 33 years’ experience. Her knowledge of the condo and townhouse market through her property management experience…

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SPOTLIGHT ON: Nan Palumbo

August 9, 2022

From Selling Flowers to Selling Homes Nan Palumbo, Co-Chair of HGAR’s Young Professionals Network (YPN), had a roundabout journey into real estate—by way of a market research analyst, contractor and florist! An agent with Green Grass Real Estate Corp. in Bronxville, Palumbo credits her long-time friend and brokerage owner, Carmen Bauman, for getting her into…

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