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Sally Griffiths Joins William Raveis Scarsdale

February 20, 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 20, 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 20, 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 20, 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 5, 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 15, 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 14, 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 14, 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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Milit & Doherty Join Houlihan Lawrence Irvington & Ardsley Brokerages

January 14, 2020

Houlihan Lawrence has announced that two experienced real estate agents—Ann Milit and John Doherty—have joined the company’s Irvington and Ardsley brokerages. Milit, who has more than 35 successful years in real estate, is a skilled pricing strategist with in-depth knowledge of the Rivertowns. She has lived in Hastings-on-Hudson for more than 30 years where she…

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Rachel Greenspan joins GHP Office Realty, LLC

January 14, 2020

Andrew M. Greenspan and James J. Houlihan, Principals of GHP Office Realty, LLC reported that Rachel Greenspan recently joined the firm. As Senior Director of GHP Office Realty, Greenspan will be focusing on sales, acquisitions and financing of GHP’s commercial portfolio. She also will be working closely with property management on major capital Improvement projects.…

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Stephanie Johnson Named Divisional Director for LEGOLAND New York Resort

January 14, 2020

Stephanie Johnson has been named Divisional Director for LEGOLAND New York Resort, parent company Merlin Entertainments announced recently. An Orange County native, Johnson, who has more than 15 years marketing experience, will direct, manage and create strategy for LEGOLAND New York Resort to meet and exceed attendance, revenue and profitability goals for the 150-acre theme…

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Elizabeth Boucher New Manager Houlihan Lawrence Katonah Office

January 14, 2020

Houlihan Lawrence has announced that Elizabeth (Liz) Boucher, a veteran real estate professional with more than two decades of sales and managerial experience, has joined the company as manager of the Katonah brokerage. Boucher was formerly branch manager of Coldwell Banker’s Scarsdale office where she mentored and trained more than 50 agents. Prior to that,…

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Kenyatta Jones-Arietta RBWN 2020 Honoree, R2M Realty Welcomes Cusack & Castro

January 14, 2020

Rockland County-based R2M Realty, Inc. Broker/Owner, Kenyatta Jones-Arietta was recently named one of the Rockland Business Women’s Network’s 2020 Women of Achievement honorees. Jones-Arietta launched R2M Realty in 2014 and has built the brokerage firm on giving back to the community. She is extremely proud of her creation of the brokerage’s 3% local charity giveback…

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Jana Currier Joins HGAR as Director of Member Engagement

January 6, 2020

The Hudson Gateway Association of Realtors reported it recently welcomed Jana Currier of Ramsey, NJ as its new Director of Member Engagement. In this newly created position, Currier will help to implement the association’s new strategic plan to enhance member engagement, as the organization continues to grow. A Realtor since 1992, Currier currently holds a…

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HGAR’S Global Business Council Chair Participates in Global Business Summit in Belgium

January 3, 2020

SCARSDALE—Emilce (Emi) Cacace, HGAR’s Global Business Council Chair, recently participated in the International Real Estate Federation’s (FIABCI) annual Global Business Summit in Ghent, Belgium. Cacace also serves as FIABCI’s Vice President of the World Council of Brokers. The summit, held in early December, featured guest speakers from the United Kingdom, France, Switzerland, Belgium, Finland, Nigeria,…

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SPOTLIGHT ON: Bonnie Koff

December 17, 2019

HGAR’s 2019 Realtor of the Year The year 2019 has been an exceptionally good one for Bonnie Koff. The associate broker with William Raveis Legends Realty in Tarrytown has received three different awards this year! Earlier this year, she got a call from the New York State Association of Realtors (NYSAR) about being honored with…

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A.S.AP. Mortgage Corp. Irene T. Amato Selected as 2019 “Women in Business” Honoree by 914INC. Magazine

December 10, 2019

A.S.AP. Mortgage Corp. Founder and CEO Irene T. Amato has been selected by 914INC. Magazine as one of its 2019 “Women in Business” honorees. 914INC. honors the most successful and enterprising female executives, entrepreneurs, government and non-profit leaders in Westchester each year in the cover story of its winter issue. Amato joins an illustrious group…

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Houlihan Lawrence New Rochelle Welcomes Alice Horowitz

December 10, 2019

Houlihan Lawrence recently welcomed local real estate veteran Alice Horowitz to its New Rochelle brokerage. A long-time resident of Westchester County with more than two decades of experience in real estate, Horowitz currently resides in Larchmont. She joins Houlihan Lawrence from Coldwell Banker, where she successfully represented buyers and sellers of real estate all over…

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Al Smith to Lead BHG Rand Realty Bronx Office

December 10, 2019

Better Homes and Gardens Rand Realty recently announced Alvis “Al” Smith will lead Rand’s rapidly growing Bronx office of more than 55 experienced real estate agents. In addition to bringing 18 years of real estate experience to the Better Homes and Gardens Rand Realty, Smith brings a broad spectrum of real estate experience and management…

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Kolmer & Storch Join William Raveis Real Estate Scarsdale

December 9, 2019

William Raveis Real Estate of Scarsdale recently announced the addition of two new agents to the brokerage firm—Associate Broker Marina Kolmer and Sales Agent Roman Storch. Marina Kolmer Roman Storch Kolmer, a life-long Westchester resident has been a successful agent in lower Westchester County. After retiring as a professional musician, Storch moved with his family…

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