TOWN Residential announced that Jeff Appel has joined its leadership team as president and chief operating officer.
He is migrating from his current position as a vice president of CitiBank, where he was the number one home-lending consultant nationwide.
Before that, he was a vice president at Bank of America’s home lending division.
Appel began his career as a real estate agent in California and worked at Manhattan Mortgage company for several years before moving to Prudential Douglas Elliman’s Preferred Empire Mortgage Company.
Appel has played an advisory role at TOWN since beginning with the luxury real estate firm as the director of professional development.
Brown Harris Stevens, the exclusive affiliate of Christie’s International Real Estate, announced that Robert M. Nelsonhas joined its
During his 30 years of real estate experience, including owning a boutique real estate firm in New York City, Nelson has closed on more than 1,000 properties. These residences have included multi-family investments and premier properties.
Licensed in three states, he established his own website more than 15 years ago.
Brown Harris Stevens announced that long-time Westhampton Beach resident Mary Gail Barry has rejoined their Westhampton branch office.
Well-respected and with a strong financial background, Barry is a member of many organizations including the National Association of Realtors, the New York Association of Realtors, and the Empire Access Multiple Listing Service.
After earning her Bachelor’s Degree in Economics and Accounting from the College of the Holy Cross, Mary Gail worked as a CPA, home renovator and decorative painter.
Apart from being a successful broker, Barry is involved with charities benefiting the homeless, managing her own real estate investments and outdoor sports.
BOND New York announced the hiring of Eric Uzzo as its marketing director.
Uzzo comes to BOND with 15 years of marketing experience and 10 years of residential real estate marketing.
He joins the firm from CitiHabitats where he was an interactive marketing manager. Prior to that, he was vice president of marketing strategy and vendor management at Douglas Elliman.
He brings a wealth of experience in online, traditional and guerrilla marketing strategies and is an expert in corporate branding, search engine optimization, and online and print advertising.
He has also worked with databases to ensure marketing is targeted and effective.
Citi Habitats announced that four leading real estate professionals have joined their East Village office as licensed salespeople.
The award-winning team is comprised of Afan Rafiq, Daniel Hayblum, Sabian Hayblum, and Scott Krenkel, all formerly of Town Residential.
Now known as Afan and The Hayblum Brothers at Citi Habitats, the agents have facilitated the rental and sale of over $12 million in residential real estate over the past year.
Afan Rafiq has more than seven years of experience in the real estate industry. His clients include diplomats, financiers, entertainers and other distinguished professionals.
A former accountant with a degree in computer science, he is able to tap into his financial background to help buyers make investment decisions.
Daniel Hayblum is a native of Melbourne, Australia, and studied Business Administration at Baruch College in New York City.
The son of a prominent real estate developer, he has closed both sales and rental transactions all over New York City in his seven years as a real estate professional. He is also an expert in online marketing.
Also hailing from Australia, Sabian Hayblum has over five years of experience in the business. His constant monitoring of market indications and level of attention to detail have made him a great resource for both buyers and sellers.
He is also renowned for his creative and effective marketing techniques.
While still relative newcomer to the industry, Scott Krenkel has already established himself as a top corporate account specialist.
He works with several of the biggest law firms in the city, and assists their new hires and transfers in securing a home in New York.
Gabriella Ianiro is the newest licensed salesperson at Homes By Mara Realty of Syosset, NY.
Currently a senior at Long Island University in Brookville pursuing a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Print and Electronic Journalism along with a minor in business, Ianiro said her college studies have proven a great complement for her work within today’s real estate arena.
A 2009 Syosset High School graduate who is set to graduate Long Island University in May 2014, Ianiro has made the Deans List and been inducted into the Phi Eta Sigma Honors Society.
She is also actively involved in vast campus clubs and organizations, serving as president of LIU Post’s Society of Professional Journalist Chapter, features editor and staff writer for LIU Post’s “The Pioneer” newspaper, managing editor for LIU Post’s “The Bottom Line” magazine, and newscaster with LIU Post’s WCWP campus radio station.
Halstead Property announced that James Kaplove and Jessica Morgan have joined the firm.
James Kaplove has a background in finance, having served as a senior financial and operational executive in major media firms, including Young Rubicam and Times Mirror, for more than 22 years.
In 2002, he founded a boutique financial services/advisory concern.
Jessica Morgan comes from a modeling background (Michael Kors, Calvin Klein, Tommy Hilfiger, Betsey Johnson, Badgley Mischka, Diane von Furstenberg, Donna Karan, Versace, Dior, Prada, and Chanel) and founded her own company, in which she specialized in alternative asset investments.