The Real Estate Board of New York (REBNY) rolled out the red carpet for last Thursday’s 116th Annual Banquet held at the New York Hilton. The exclusive event drew in many of New York City’s most influential industry leaders, elected officials and hundreds of the city’s top real estate professionals to celebrate 2011’s accomplishments and to ring in 2012 for another exciting year in real estate. Said REBNY President Steven Spinola. “I continue to be impressed by the outstanding achievements the leaders in our industry make each year. Their success defines the industry’s great mix of competition and camaraderie. I praise this year’s honorees and look forward to seeing what next year will bring.” Pictured l-r: Steve Spinola; Howard Rubenstein, Howard J. Rubenstein Associates, winner of The Harry B. Helmsley Distinguished New Yorker Award; Gerard V. Schumm, RFR Realty, The George M. Brooker Management Executive of the Year; Pamela Liebman, The Corcoran Group, winner of The Kenneth R. Gerrety Humanitarian Award; Douglas D. Durst, The Durst Organization, The Bernard H. Mendik Lifetime Leadership in Real Estate honoree; David E. Green, Cushman & Wakefield, Young Real Estate Man of the Year; and Simon Ziff, The Ackman-Ziff Real Estate Group who collected The Louis Smadbeck Broker Recognition Award.
Photo by Steve Freidman