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Stacom Family tops honor roll at annual REBNY gala

For the first time ever, the Real Estate Board of New York will honor an entire family for its contribution to the city’s real estate industry.

REBNY chairman Rob Speyer announced yesterday (Tuesday) that the late Matthew Stacom and his daughters Tara Stacom and Darcy Stacom will receive The Bernard H. Mendik Lifetime Leadership in Real Estate Award at the 120th Annual Banquet in January.

“The Stacoms are true industry legends whose collective contributions are worthy of this unprecedented recognition by REBNY,” said Speyer.

“We look forward to gathering with all of our colleagues at our 120th annual banquet to celebrate the achievements of the real estate community and toast the vibrant real estate market.ˮ

Amidst the celebration, Speyer said the event would also recognize John Zuccotti, a former REBNY chairman whom he described as “one of New York’s greatest civic leaders,” who died last week at the age of 87.

Daniel Brodsky
Daniel Brodsky

Five other executives were announced as honorees. Daniel Brodsky, Jeffrey E. Levine, Bill Montana, Edward V. Piccinich, and Steven H. Marvin will each be recognized for their outstanding professional success and exceptional contributions to the industry.

“The wide-ranging achievements of the industry leaders we will honor this year have had remarkable impact that extends throughout the real estate community and far beyond,” added John H. Banks, III, REBNY President.

Jeffrey Levine
Jeffrey Levine

“Their dedication to professional, philanthropic, and humanitarian service exemplifies what it means to invest in our City’s future and we thank them for their tremendous efforts.”

The award winners who will be recognized at the annual black-tie event, held on Thursday, January 21, 2016 at the New York Hilton, are:

The Stacom Family – the late Matthew Stacom, former vice chairman of Cushman & Wakefield; Tara Stacom, executive vice chairman of Cushman & Wakefield; and Darcy Stacom, a vice chairman and head of the Investment Properties group for CBRE’s New York Office – will receive The Bernard H. Mendik Lifetime Leadership in Real Estate Award for their exceptional accomplishments in the profession, leadership, and service to the real estate industry over the course of their distinguished careers.

Daniel Brodsky, senior managing partner of the Brodsky Organization, 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 the real estate community.

Jeffrey E. Levine, chairman of Douglaston Development, Levine Builders and Clinton Management, will receive The Kenneth R. Gerrety Humanitarian Award, which recognizes a REBNY member’s meritorious service to the community.

Bill Montana
Bill Montana

Bill Montana, senior managing director of Savills Studley, will receive The Louis Smadbeck Broker Recognition Award, which celebrates a commercial broker with exceptional personal and professional integrity, leadership, prominence in the brokerage community, and service to REBNY’s committees.

Edward V. Piccinich, executive vice president of SL Green Realty Corp., will receive The George M. Brooker Management Executive of the Year Award, which recognizes individuals of superior accomplishment in property management based on outstanding professionalism, civic achievement, and contributions to the real estate industry.

Steven H. Marvin, executive managing director and partner of Olmstead Properties, Inc., will receive the Young Real Estate Man of the Year Award.

Steve Marvin
Steve Marvin

This award is selected by the Young Men’s/Women’s Real Estate Association of New York and presented to a member who exemplifies strong integrity, professionalism, and personal ethics.

REBNY advises that those wishing to attend the 120th Annual Banquet should purchase their tickets early. For registration and sponsorship information, visit 120th Annual Banquet event page.

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