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Stacoms, Zuccotti to win top honors at REBNY’s annual banquet

As the Real Estate Board of New York’s 120th Annual Banquet fast approaches, the organization has announced the recipients for top honors due to their professional success and 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. “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. This is the first time a family will be presented with an award at REBNY’s Banquet.

Daniel Brodsky, Senior Managing Partner of the Brodsky Organization, who 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, who will receive The Kenneth R. Gerrety Humanitarian Award, which recognizes a REBNY member’s meritorious service to the community.

Bill Montana, Senior Managing Director of Savills Studley, who 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., who 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., who will receive the Young Real Estate Man of the Year Award. 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.

“We are thrilled to present The Bernard H. Mendik Lifetime Leadership in Real Estate Award to a family for the first time ever. The Stacoms are true industry legends whose collective contributions are worthy of this unprecedented recognition by REBNY,” said Rob Speyer, REBNY Chairman. “We look forward to gathering with all of our colleagues at our 120th annual banquet to celebrate the achievements of the real estate community, toast the vibrant real estate market, and posthumously honor John Zuccotti, a former REBNY Chairman and one of New York’s greatest civic leaders.”

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