The Real Estate Board of New York (REBNY) has announced the six leaders, trailblazers and power brokers it will honor at the industry’s most celebrated event of the year, the 118th Annual Banquet that will be held on Thursday, January 16, 2014 at the New York Hilton Hotel.
Stephen L. Green, chairman of the board, SL Green Realty Corp., will receive The Bernard H. Mendik Lifetime Leadership in Real Estate Award, which is presented each year to a REBNY member for a lifetime of exceptional accomplishment in the profession and dedication to leadership in New York real estate.
Kenneth Fisher, senior partner of Fisher Brothers, will receive The Harry B. Helmsley Distinguished New Yorker Award, which is presented to an industry member for invaluable contributions to New York’s civic welfare and to the real estate community.
Joel I. Picket, chairman and chief executive officer for Gotham Organization, Inc., will receive The Kenneth R. Gerrety Humanitarian Award, which recognizes meritorious service to the community by a REBNY member.
Robin Abrams, executive vice president of The Lansco Corporation, will receive The Louis Smadbeck Broker Recognition Award, which honors an executive who exemplifies the characteristics of a successful commercial broker.
Thomas L. Hill, senior vice president of Boston Properties’ New York Property Management Department, will receive The George M. Brooker Management Executive of the Year Award, which recognizes individuals of superior accomplishment in the commercial management industry based on outstanding professionalism, civic achievement and contributions to the real estate industry.
Robert C. Fink, director of leasing for The Winter Organization, will receive the Young Real Estate Man of the Year Award, selected by the Young Men’s/Women’s Real Estate Association of New York on the basis of integrity, professionalism and personal ethics.
“The REBNY Banquet is a time-honored tradition to celebrate the industry’s best and brightest. This year’s honorees reflect the kind of excellence and dedication we strive to recognize and promote,” said REBNY president Steven Spinola.
“We are pleased to spotlight and thank these honorees for their exceptional contributions to our city before their friends, colleagues and the entire industry.”
The recipients will be honored for their accomplishments that have made a lasting impact on New York City’s real estate market. All are noted for their business acumen and talent, which has helped them to improve their communities and uplift their fellow citizens through philanthropic and humanitarian service, said Spinola.
The evening will also include a video component that asks industry experts about their views on issues that are crucial to New York City’s real estate market today.
REBNY advises those wishing to attend to purchase tickets early. For more information, contact MaryAnn Aviles at 212-532-3100 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Please visit www.REBNY.com.