New York Residential Specialists (NYRS), the REBNY-certified program that recognizes top NYC residential real estate agents with the highest professional credential, is pleased to announce three new appointments to its Board of Advisors and Executive Committee.
Barbara Fox, president of Fox Residential, and Elizabeth Ann Kivlan, president of Stribling & Associates, are the newest members of the now nine-member Board of Advisors, and Iman Bacodari, associate real estate broker with Douglas Elliman, is the 12th person to be named to the Executive Committee.
“The NYRS program aims to set and maintain a high professional bar in residential brokerage. We’re committed to advanced education,” said Shirley Hackel, NYRS co-chair and associate broker at Warburg Realty.
“We look forward to the insightful contributions Barbara, Elizabeth and Iman will bring to further developing the program and to raising awareness for the credential,” added NYRS co-chair Frank Russo, a Halstead associate broker.
Fox’s experience dates from 1980 when she opened Fox Residential Group, which today has more than 40 brokers assisting buyers, sellers and renters.
After joining Stribling in 2003, Kivlan was promoted several times before being named its president earlier this year.
An Elliman agent since 2005, Bacodari holds real estate certifications from New York Real Estate Institute and Ivy Real Estate Education in New York.
Offered twice a year in the fall and spring, the NYRS educational program limits enrollment to no more than 35 associate brokers per semester. The Fall 2013 session, which begins September 16, 2013, sold out in days of being posted online.
“We’ve had to turn away some very qualified veteran agents because one of our objectives is to keep class size small to foster an intimate camaraderie and encourage a mutual exchange of ideas,” Hackel said.
Applications are now being accepted for the Spring 2014 session, which starts February 25, 2014.
TOWN Residential announced that Glenn Connolly has joined the company as a licensed associate real estate broker.
Prior to joining TOWN, Connolly worked for Sotheby’s International Realty, where he developed a network of local, national and international clients. He has broad expertise with both pre- and postwar properties across the Manhattan landscape.
While at Sotheby’s, COnnolly was recognized as one of NRT’s Top 1,000 Sales Associates out of all 64,000 NRT sales associates nationwide.
Prior to his real estate career, he worked for Estee Lauder Companies. A graduate of the University of Buffalo, he earned his bachelor’s degree with honors in Industrial Engineering.
Active in serveral chairtable causes, he supports Abilities! (formerly known as the National Center for Disability Services), a school for disabled children in Albertson, Long Island, the New York City chapter of PFLAG, the Breast Cancer Research Foundation and most recently, as a board member and supporter of Only Make Believe, an organization that brings an interactive theater experience to children confined to hospitals.
He also supports the work of The Hetrick Martin Institute and Broadway Cares/Equity Fights Aids.
Houlihan Lawrence announced that John DeNardis has joined the brokerage’s Chappaqua office as their newest licensed salesperson.
DeNardis works with both buyers and sellers, specializing in the Chappaqua, Mount Kisco, Bedford and Briarcliff Manor areas of Westchester County.
He joins Houlihan Lawrence with previous experience as private business owner, maintaining and running Tonino Pizzeria in Millwood for several years.
He was also a property manager with Jagar Realty, where he oversaw the day-to-day operations of several commercial properties.
He graduated Fordham University with a degree in finance,.