New York City’s top professionals in residential home sales and rentals were honored Thursday evening at the Real Estate Board of New York’s (REBNY) 29th Annual Residential Deal of the Year Charity & Awards Gala, “Go West,” held at Metropolitan West.
The prestigious event highlighted the achievements of the City’s most accomplished residential dealmakers and their contributions to the real estate industry, and raised funds for REBNY’s “Member in Need Fund,” which provides grants to residential brokerage members who are experiencing a financial crisis or hardship, and the Hispanic Federation’s “Unidos”: A Hurricane Relief Fund for Hurricane Maria Victims in Puerto Rico.
“The Residential Deal of the Year Awards recognizes the industry’s best of the best,” said John Banks, REBNY President. “Congratulations to all the award winners. We applaud their professionalism in serving their clients, and their contributions to the vibrant New York City residential real estate market.”
The awards for 2016 to 2017 were presented to:
Elaine Dean, Senior Managing Director of The Corcoran Group’s Westside office, who was honored with The Henry Forster Award for Lifetime Achievement. This award is presented to an individual who has a long-standing reputation for excellence in residential real estate, is a top-producing agent who displays outstanding ethical conduct in the profession, and contributes to cultural, charitable and community organizations outside and within the industry.
Jeff Rothstein, Executive Manager of Sales for Douglas Elliman’s Westside offices, was presented with The Eileen Spinola Award for Distinguished Service. This award–-named for REBNY’s former Senior Vice President of Education and Brokerage Services–-honors a REBNY broker or agent who has made significant contributions to the REBNY community by volunteering time, lending expertise and showing leadership in the areas of education, ethics, and professional services. The winner of this award personifies the best of brokers and agents who work tirelessly for the betterment of the residential real estate industry.
Joanna Mayfield Marks of Halstead Property, took home The Residential Agent of the Year Award, a brand new award created this year by REBNY’s Residential Brokerage Board of Directors and Membership Committee to recognize a member Sales Agent or Associate Broker who has demonstrated skilled achievement, superior leadership, high moral character, and professional behavior both in the real estate industry and the community-at-large.
Matt Martin of Halstead Property was named The Most Promising Rookie Salesperson of the Year Award for 2017 for his standout accomplishments within his first years working in New York City’s residential real estate market.
Among The Residential Brokerage Division Deal of the Year Sales Awards:
– Reba Miller and Julia Cole of RP Miller Realty Group, along with co-broker Charlie Attias of The Corcoran Group, were honored with the First Prize Residential Sales Award
– Frank Castelluccio of The Corcoran Group and co-broker Monica Luque of Douglas Elliman Real Estate took home the Second Prize Residential Sales Award
– Michael Shapot and Ronald Stabiner of Keller Williams NYC received the Third Prize Residential Sales Award
The Residential Brokerage Division Deal of the Year Rental Award was presented to Carson Ferri-Grant of Halstead Property Queens and co-broker Rodolfo Cavallaroof Halstead Property Queens, LLC.
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