ERA Insite Realty Expands Sale Force
Real Estate In-Depth | July 14, 2021
ERA Insite Realty has expanded its sales force with the addition of seven licensees. Principal Broker Lou Budetti reported that the licensees have joined the firm’s Westchester County-based offices in White Plains, Bronxville and Pleasantville.
Michael Addesso has joined the White Plains office as a licensed salesperson. Addesso grew up in Yonkers and earned a Bachelor’s degree from Manhattan College and had worked previously in the fitness field, as well as the family automotive service business. He has been licensed for the past two years with a boutique brokerage in southern Westchester. Rashed Khalid, a Pakistani native and now White Plains resident, has been a business owner and successful entrepreneur in his home country. He is eager to embark on this newest foray into real estate sales and rentals, company officials stated. Also joining the White Plains office is 22-year industry veteran Joan Harris of Yonkers. With a corporate services background that includes NBC and Revlon, she has excelled as a rental, sales and relocation expert at another Westchester firm since 1999. Joining ERA’s Bronxville office is Nicole Benincasa. With a BA in Communications from SUNY Albany, she has worked in media sales, marketing and coordination in New York City for several years, including stints at NBC and Fox TV. She initially worked at ERA Insite as a weekend admin before earning her salesperson’s license and jumping in full-time. Also joining the firm’s Bronxville location are Mary Screene and Deirdra McCoy. Screene is a second-generation Realtor who grew up in Woodlawn; she currently resides in Rockland County where she has been practicing real estate for 13 years. With an in-depth knowledge earned from working in a local Rockland building department, she has more than the usual skills and resources to offer her clients. McCoy has been licensed for more than 15 years, working with well-known brokerages in southern Westchester. She holds an MIS from Iona College and is also a trained paralegal and longtime Yonkers resident.
Mount Kisco resident Michael Casarella has joined the ERA office in Pleasantville. Raised in West Harrison, he earned a B.S. in business administration from Boston University. Area residents may know Casarella from his more than 25 years in the restaurant business, including as the former owner of Stone Manor in Hawthorne and Goldfish Restaurant in Ossining, and as director of sales and catering for a five-star luxury hotel. ERA Insite Realty Services, part of the ERA global network, has been serving the Westchester market for more than 35 years out of the same headquarters location at 600 North Broadway in White Plains. It also has offices in Bronxville, Pleasantville and Yonkers, as well as Bethel, CT.