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Who’s News: Hires and promotions in residential


Houlihan Lawrence has welcomed local real estate veteran Alice Horowitz to its New Rochelle brokerage.

A long-time resident of Westchester County with over two decades of experience in real estate, Horowitz currently resides in Larchmont. She joins Houlihan Lawrence from Coldwell Banker, where she represented buyers and sellers of real estate all over the Westchester Sound Shore communities of Larchmont, New Rochelle, Rye, Rye Neck, Harrison and Rye Brook. Horowitz also managed the Better Homes and Garden Realty office in New Rochelle.

Horowitz graduated from Brandeis University in 1985 and Cardozo Law School in 1988. She is a licensed Associate Broker and Juris Doctor. She is also a member of numerous associations including National Association of Realtors, the New York State Association of Realtors, and the Hudson Gateway Multiple Listing Service.

Philip Scheinfeld of Compass who previously worked with The Alexander Brothers before joining Ian Slater has started the Philip Scheinfeld Team at Compass. With $100,000,000 in closed sales in the last two years Scheinfeld, The Wall Street Journal ranked Phil in the Top one percent of Brokers Nationwide.


For the Philip Scheinfeld Team at Compass Scheinfeld recruited Serhant Team Brooklyn member Jason Tsalkas to run his Brooklyn business as well as David Berger who used to work at Goldman Sachs.  In addition, to newcomer Mikaela Agnolin who was a broker at the Hilton and Hyland in Los Angeles, CA. Assisting them all is James Connors who worked for a top broker at Corcoran for two years. 

Scheinfeld currently has over $60,000,000 in active listings and has been at Compass for two years. He is a member of the Real Estate Board of New York.

Haus, a co-investment platform for home ownership, has added new executives to its management team as the company heads to a new phase of growth and expansion. Ralph McLaughlin has been named Chief Economist, and previously was Deputy Chief Economist at CoreLogic and Chief Economist at Trulia. Kevin Nerney, who was previously General Manager and Head of Product for Unison, is the new Vice President of Operations at Haus.

As Chief Economist, McLaughlin will be responsible for applied research in the real estate and housing spaces that provides market insights and forward thinking crucial to Haus’ customers and investors. McLaughlin’s real estate research background and proven insights will be critically important in helping guide customers in making the best investments possible while also helping the company identify the top markets and sectors for expansion.

McLaughlin joins Haus from CoreLogic, where he held the position of Deputy Chief Economist. Prior to CoreLogic, he worked with Trulia (Zillow Group) as Chief Economist, producing research that provided key insights into the economy, housing trends and public policy.
As the Vice President of Operations, Nerney will focus on streamlining internal and external processes.

Nerney joins Haus from Unison where he was responsible for commercial success and end-to-end customer experience of Unison HomeBuyer as the General Manager and Head of Product. Prior to Unison, he oversaw various operations and corporate programs with LendingHome, ServiceSource International, Inc. and more.

The Hudson Gateway Association of REALTORS has hired Vicki D’Agostino as its new Director of Professional Development.   


In her new role, D’Agostino will oversee and direct the HGAR School of Real Estate. She will work directly with the leadership team and various committees to increase member satisfaction and ensure that members succeed and thrive at HGAR.

With more than 28 years of leadership experience within the real estate industry, D’Agostino previously held the position of Brokerage Manager for William Raveis’ Greenwich, Connecticut office.  She has also served as Operations Manager for William Raveis’ Greenwich office, Education and Training Director at William Pitt and Julia B. Fee Sotheby’s International Realty, as well as the East Coast Marketing Director for Sotheby’s International Realty Inc.

The Collective, a co-living company, has announced the appointment of Simon Koster as Head of U.S. Development. In this newly created role, Koster will lead an interdisciplinary team of experienced real estate development, architecture and financing professionals in the delivery across The Collective’s growing U.S. pipeline of co-living projects.

Koster joins The Collective after a decade at JDS Development Group. As a Principal at JDS, Koster oversaw the planning, design, coordination and construction management teams across all JDS projects.

Its first U.S. location, The Collective Paper Factory, opened in Long Island City, Queens this November. There Koster will join other design, development, community and hospitality experts.

Bohemia has welcomes the following new agents who will all act as Licensed Real Estate Salespersons:


Originally from Northern New Jersey, Piers Portfolio has called Upper Manhattan home for nearly ten years.
As an active performer, he knows how to survive in a competitive field. Portfolio has a Master of Music in Vocal Performance from the Manhattan School of Music and a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Vocal Performance from Carnegie Mellon University.

Kyle Graae has been a Hamilton Heights resident since he moved from Calgary, Alberta, Canada in 2015. He’s a professional actor and singer and has a Bachelor of Music in Musical Theater from Oklahoma City University.  


Originally from the Jersey Shore, Jenna Paulus now calls Hamilton Heights home. She is the owner of a music business and has a Masters of Music in Musical Theater from The Boston Conservatory and a Bachelor of Music in Voice Performance from Rowan University.

Before moving to New York City, Larry King worked in commercial real estate with such businesses as Whole Foods, Applebee’s and Metro Mattress.


He volunteers with the Boys & Girls Club to help at-risk youth get through difficult times and sits on the organization’s Jr. Board of Executives in Rochester, New York. A portion of his yearly earnings go to helping the youth that he mentors. Larry holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from SUNY Buffalo State.

Susan Bennett-Goulet has joined Bohemia after 25 years of working on Broadway as a Production and House Electrician, lighting up the stars and billboards of the Great White Way.


Her love of real estate began when she built a house on a piece of vacant land in the Catskills. After that, she moved close to Woodstock, New York, and renovated a 1910 arts and crafts house before moving to Washingtonville, New York, where she purchased a 160-year-old farmhouse and spent eight years restoring it.

The partners with architectural practice RKTB have announced the promotion of Dawne David-Pierre, AIA, NOMA, LEED AP, to the role of Associate.


With over 20 years of professional experience, David-Pierre’s diverse portfolio ranges from design of residential, academic and healthcare projects to feasibility studies and master planning.

Her most notable recent work with RKTB is leading the firm’s team as Architect of Record for The Dahlia, an innovative luxury high-rise condominium currently under construction on Manhattan’s Upper West Side. David-Pierre also brings to her work a dedication to environmentally responsible practices, holistic methodologies and innovative technologies, which she applies to shape the built environment and provide services to underserved communities.

A graduate of Massachusetts Institute of Technology (B.S. Arch) and recipient of a Master’s of Architecture from the University of Texas at Austin, her professional experience prior to joining RKTB includes positions with SmithGroupJJR and Francis Cauffman Architects.

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