Citi Habitats announced that three real estate professionals have re-joined the firm as licensed salespeople.
Most recently, all three were agents at start-up brokerage Urban Compass.
Experienced agent Bobby Tolliver will be based out of the Greenwich Village office at 665 Broadway. In addition, business partners Ana Weisberger and Josh Thissell have formed the Weisberger-Thissell team and will work out of Citi Habitats’ Upper East Side location on East 84th Street.
Bobby Tolliver began his real estate career at Platinum Properties before moving in 2012 to Citi Habitats, where he thrived in both rentals and sales. He joined Urban Compass in May of this year.
Originally from Ohio, he has a background in non-profit law and community outreach.
Ana Weisberger started at Citi Habitats in 2011. She joined Urban Compass in September of this year with rest of The Litvak Team and returned to Citi Habitats a month later.
Skilled in both rentals and sales, Ana is originally from Serbia and has a background in linguistics and worked as a translator before embarking on her real estate career.
Josh Thissell worked as a real estate agent for Sotheby’s in Boston, MA for 12 years, before moving to Chicago, IL to open his own art gallery.
He moved to New York City in 2011 and, after joining Citi Habitats, leveraged his extensive sales experience to become a successful buyers’ agent.
He also joined Urban Compass with The Litvak Team in September, before rejoining Citi Habitats in October.
A native of New Hampshire, Josh is a skilled artist, with a master’s degree in glass blowing and painting.
Daniel Gale Sotheby’s International Realty (DGSIR) has assigned sales manager Deborah Hauser additional regional sales responsibility.
Hauser will continue to manage the overall sales efforts for Cold Spring Harbor with regional oversight of East Norwich, adding the organization’s two Huntington offices at year’s end.
Deborah will take regional responsibility for Daniel Gale Sotheby’s two Huntington offices as of January 1, 2015 when Angela Anderson, who has managed the region and the Huntington offices since 1992, retires.
Upon joining DGSIR in 2002, Hauser quickly established herself among the top producers in the organization, and within four years earned membership in the exclusive Gold Circle of Excellence.
As a director of the Business Development program, the production of program participants has increased by 183 percent under her tutelage.
Houlihan Lawrence announced two new appointments within their Westchester territories.
Barry Graziano will oversee the Houlihan Lawrence Armonk office, in addition to running the Chappaqua and Croton-on-Hudson office.
Brian Levine will serve as branch manager of the Irvington and Ardsley Offices, where he will manage 50 agents.
Prior to joining Houlihan Lawrence in 2010, Barry Graziano developed a management background as an industrial engineering and operations manager for a Fortune 100 company.
With over 12 years of experience, he has become an expert in managing and mentoring, as well as overseeing the development and implementation of strategic social and online marketing campaigns.
Graziano received the Hudson Gateway Association’s Platinum and Diamond Award for Outstanding Achievement in Sales. Before moving to Houlihan Lawrence, Brian Levine previously served as the Westchester Branch Manager for Better Homes and Gardens Rand Realty. Prior to this position, he served as an associate broker with Ellis Sotheby’s International Realty.
Nest Seekers International has hired Harold Valestin to help advance their development team.
Valestin was a key player at MNS Real Estate, with over 12 years of experience. His background includes bringing in 10 exclusive development deals, and reaching top sales goals multiple years in a row.
Valestin was originally hired by MNS in 2005 as a sales associate. He climbed the ranks to vice president while maintaining his position among the Top Ten agents at the firm.
Raised in Queens, Valestin helped sell out Queens Plaza Condominium in LIC, Millennium 99 in Rego Park and 46-09 Eleventh Street in LIC.
John/Jun Wei Pan, a real estate agent with Daniel Gale Sotheby’s International Realty (DGSIR), has been appointed to the Board of Directors of the Asian Real Estate Association of America (AREAA), NY Metro Chapter.
Nominated by past president Angie Lee and current president Cassandra Cho at the organization’s Board of Directors Election Dinner in New York City, Pan’s board membership was accepted by unanimous vote.
The Asian Real Estate Association of America (AREAA) is a nonprofit professional trade organization dedicated to promoting sustainable homeownership opportunities in Asian American communities.
Pan joined Daniel Gale Sotheby’s Old Westbury office in 2013 with real estate experience gained from the New York market.
After a successful tenure in financial services, he launched his real estate career as an investor in Manhattan and Queens, and later expanded into commercial transactions and property management.
Invited to join exclusive sales teams, John successfully marketed and sold luxury residential condominiums and townhouse complexes within New York City, and was soon engaged by a Chinese real estate development firm where he oversaw and assisted in marketing international development projects.
He speaks Chinese, Cantonese, and Mandarin.
Daniel Gale Sotheby’s International Realty (DGSIR) has given General Sales Manager Deirdre O’Connell additional regional responsibility for the organization’s Queens, Carle Place, Garden City, and Americana Manhasset offices.
A native of the North Fork and longtime Manhasset resident, O’Connell first joined forces with DGSIR in 2007, when the real estate firm she founded under her name was acquired as part of Daniel Gale Sotheby’s expansion in Manhasset and subsequent entry into the North Fork market.
At that time, she was made a vice president and teamed with SVP’s Carol Tintle and Dougall Fraser to build Daniel Gale Sotheby’s East End market presence.
In addition, she assumed sales management responsibilities at the newly expanded Manhasset office, which continues to be one of the organization’s top producing offices, and was named General Sales Manager in 2013.
Better Homes and Gardens Rand Realty has welcomed three new office managers: Anthony Berardi in New Rochelle/Larchmont, Jamie Branigan in Nyack, and Lori Ragette in Dobbs Ferry.
Anthony Berardi brings over 12 years of experience in the real estate industry, as well as management experience with Paddington Stone Realty in Westchester County.
Jamie Branigan comes to Rand Realty from working with Weichert in three counties over five years.
Lori Ragette is very familiar with the Rivertowns, has 19 years of experience in the real estate industry, and has also held several prominent positions as a Realtor, including director of the New York State Association of Realtors.