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HAVE YOU HEARD: Kent Gale dead at 96, MANAR holds annual global symposium

Warburg Realty will host a UN World Water Day 2014 event in New York City on Saturday, March 22, from 11 am to 5 pm, outside the firm’s Upper West Side office, at 451 Columbus Avenue, and Tribeca storefront, at 100 Hudson Street.

The firm will create an interactive sidewalk exhibit to raise awareness of the global clean water crisis, and donate money each time New Yorkers join in the daylong event.

The exhibit highlights the burden women and children in the developing world endure to bring clean water to their villages.

Participants will carry jerry cans – the same ones used in the developing world – to experience the clean water crisis first hand.

Each time they carry a can through the exhibit and into the Warburg Realty store, the firm will donate $2 to charity:water, a non-profit organization that brings clean and safe drinking water to people in developing nations.

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The Manhattan Association of Realtors® (MANAR) will mark its third annual Global Real Estate Symposium March 26 by offering tools needed for conducting business with international buyers and sellers.

“New York is today the leading destination for the global buyer,” said Rick Wohlfarth, event chair and a past president of MANAR. “The MANAR Global Real Estate Symposium will provide a platform for all stakeholders to gain insight into the investment potential of the New York real estate market.”

The event will take place 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the McGraw-Hill Conference Center, 1221 Avenue of the Americas, Manhattan. The symposium will include lunch and a close-of-day cocktail party.

Speakers, panel members and moderators will include: Steve Brown, president of the National Association of Realtors; Janno Lieber, president, World Trade Center Properties; Kyle Kimball, president, New York City Economic Development Corp.; and William C. Rudin, CEO and vice-chairman, Rudin Management Co.

For registration information, call 718-928-3218.

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Real Estate pioneer Kent Gale died on March 6 at the age of 96.

Kent Gale
Kent Gale

Gale led Daniel Gale Agency from the 1950s until 1991, when he named Patricia J. Petersen president and CEO. His father founded the firm which Kent went on to build from a local two-office agency in the town of Huntington to be a dominant player on Long Island’s Gold Coast.

Among his many innovations was the introduction of a corporate relocation department, the first of its kind on Long Island, to service the burgeoning aerospace industry of the 60s and 70s.

In 1976, what was then known as Sotheby’s Park Benet singled out the Daniel Gale Agency from among other Long Island realtors to form an affiliation to market high end listings, an affiliation that continues to this day.
Kent also played a defining role in the creation of the Long Island Board of Realtors and Multiple Listing Service.

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