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WHO’S NEWS: Bellmarc agents flock to CCR; Raveis bulks up on big names

City Connections Realty has welcomed ten former Coldwell Banker Bellmarc agents to the firm.


Hy Rosen, Myrna Rosen, Adolfo Brenes, Nicolas Bustamante, Janis Cooke, Susie Gomez, Richard Mulholland, Tama Robertson, Eva Posner and Vanessa Palka have all joined CCR.

“I am delighted to have all of these agents with us. There were many firms they could have joined and am happy that they saw great value in, not only our business model, but also our company culture,” said David Schlamm, president and Founder.  “Their professionalism and positive attitudes will no doubt blend well with the City Connections culture and its agents.”

 Hy and Myrna Rosen are a husband and wife team with 40 years of real estate experience between them.  When asked why they chose City Connections, Rosen said, “When we first met David Schlamm he seemed so fair, so down-to-earth, such a straight-shooter. What you see is exactly what you get with him. This has been confirmed by people we know and respect who have known David for many, many years.”

Many of the agents focus of residential sales and Schlamm said he look forward to boosting an already-thriving and growing sales division at the firm.


William Raveis New York City has announced a plethora of high profile appointments.
Julia Boland has been appointed director of new development. Boland, who leads a team bearing her name, joins William Raveis from Halstead.

Julia Boland
Julia Boland

Boland, who was an agent with Brown Harris Stevens before spending the past seven years at Halstead, has consistently earned accolades and referrals for her results selling co-ops, condos and townhomes in a variety of neighborhoods.
She was recently ranked one of the top 75 brokers in New York City and has marketed and successfully sold numerous new luxury condominium projects, including The Adeline at 23 West 116th Street and One48, 148 East 24th Street. T
The Boland Team, which she heads, was named the top new development marketing team by Halstead Property Development Marketing.
Juestina Lu will join her team as an agent at Raveis. Born to Chinese parents and fluent in Mandarin, Lu possesses the ability to connect with international developers and clients.
Fabienne Lecole has also joined Raevis after 13 years at Corcoran. During her tenure there, Lecole was consistently among the brokerage’s top 25 producers.
She received the elite 2014 “President’s Council” award and was the “Manhattan Individual Salesperson of the Year” in both 2012 and 2009 at the company’s Carnegie Hill location.

Fabienne Lecole
Fabienne Lecole

Before embarking on her real estate career, Lecole, originally from France, ran her own French gourmet foods business.
She started her business after graduating from law school at the University of Toulouse in France.
Born and raised in Sweden, Maria Wall has also joined the firm from Corcoran.
She has consistently been among the top three percent of the 43,000 global agents in NRT, the largest owner and operator of residential real estate brokerages in the United States.
She began her real estate career in 1999 with Barbara Corcoran. The following year, she joined Douglas Elliman, where she worked on high-profile co-op and condo transactions. She rejoined Corcoran in 2001 and spent the next 13 years as an agent at the firm.
Prior to her career in real estate, Wall travelled extensively and worked in the Swedish film and television industry.
Sandra Manley has joined the Realty Collective as the Brooklyn brokerage’s training and development manager.
Manley began a career in real estate in 1985 and previously worked at Bellmarc Realty and later Coldwell Banker Bellmarc.
Before that she was an information management consultant and was employed at MSA, Inc., a data management company where she developed skills in business analysis, systems development, training, coaching, and management in real estate and media industries.
Manley graduated from the City University of New York Herbert H. Lehman College.
Douglas Elliman Real Estate announced that top-producing agent Daniela Sassoun has rejoined the company.
With nearly a decade of real estate experience and a background in international private banking, Sassoun will be based out of Douglas Elliman’s flagship 575 Madison Avenue location.
A native of Sao Paolo, Brazil, and Europe, Sassoun speaks Portuguese, English, French, and Spanish, and has developed a portfolio of international clientele.
Sassoun was most recently at Corocran.
Donna Licata has joined the Closter/Alpine office of Better Homes and Gardens Rand Realty, and is also acting as a hybrid agent working with Rand Commercial Services in New York.
Licata has enjoyed a 25-plus year career in the real estate industry. Her family worked in the business throughout Rockland County from the 1960s to 1990s.
Her family’s last project was a commercial project, which was the Spook Rock Industrial Park. Donna became a licensed salesperson in the late ‘80s in order to sell the industrial space, and has been in real estate ever since. She soon became a broker in both NY and NJ and opened her own firm.
DE Title Services welcomed Nazila Jarrahian in her sales role of focusing on building new opportunities and maintaining current business relationships in DE Title’s title insurance business.
Jarrahian comes from a diverse background in the real estate industry, with extensive experience in investment sales, real estate brokerage and mortgage origination, as well as title insurance sales.
Over the past three years, she was a salesperson for Skyline TRG Title Agency and became that firm’s leading salesperson.
Prior to that role, Jarrahian served as an agent and real estate broker in Los Angeles, where she executed several hundred real estate transactions on behalf of both property buyers and sellers.
A 2008 graduate of California State University, Jarrahian earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, with a minor in Management.
She obtained her real estate license at the age of 19 while studying and working a part time job in the real estate industry.
Jarrahian is fluent in Farsi, and knowledgeable in Spanish.


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