Henry Djonbalajwas Sworn in as Member of Yonkers IDA Board

Real Estate In-Depth | January 9, 2018

Henry Djonbalaj, a highly successful real estate broker, was sworn in on Dec. 19th as a member of the Yonkers Industrial Development Agency Board. The Yonkers City Council voted on Nov. 28 to appoint Djonbalaj to the seven-member board to replace Robert Maccariello.

“Henry has demonstrated his love for this city and his commitment to its economic health,’’ said Yonkers Mayor Mike Spano, who signed the legislation appointing Djonbalaj. “As vice chairman of the McLean Avenue Merchants Association, he has contributed his time and his talents to improving the business climate. We know that he will devote this same energy to the IDA Board.”

Djonbalaj said he was honored by the appointment and was eager to bring his ideas to the table. “I’m very excited about it. It’s a great, great organization and I hope I can contribute to efforts to attract development opportunities in Yonkers,” he said.

Djonbalaj is an Albanian immigrant who came to the United States in 1974 along with his parents, two brothers and three sisters looking for a new life. He moved to Yonkers in 1988. Djonbalaj, who started in real estate in 1984, was a successful residential and commercial real estate broker in Manhattan and the Bronx before establishing Henry Djonbalaj Real Estate in Yonkers in 1997. Since that time, the company has expanded to include two offices and a sales team of approximately 32 sales agents.

Djonbalaj helped create the September 11th Memorial Site at Conor Park on McLean Avenue. Djonbalaj serves on the boards of the Lincoln Park Taxpayers Association, The Untermeyer Park Performing Arts Council, The Aisling Irish Community Center and the Yonkers Green City Advisory Committee. He lives in Yonkers with his wife Marian and his two children, Adrian and Emilia.