If you don't see images, click here to view
Story Ideas  Events 
To ensure delivery, please add newsletter@bisnow.com to your address book, learn how
Real Estate Bisnow
LegalReal EstateTechAssociationWomenMedicalThe Scene
October 30, 2008

Last Night's Gala


Last night was REBNY’s 20th Anniversary Residential Deal of the Year Awards & Charity Gala in Central Park, honoring toppers in residential sales and rentals. Each of the first-place winners received $1,500 for a charity of their choice, and all other proceeds went to REBNY’s Residential Members In Need Fund and the Central Park Conservancy (over the last 20 years, the event has raised more than $2.5M to help the homeless). Many in attendance got in the masked mood, donning sparkly and feathered disguises, while others preferred to stay au naturale and make networking a bit easier. If you're impatient, skip to the bottom for the winners.


CORE Group’s Tom Postilio, Fox Residential’s Barbara Fox and Wells Fargo’s Kim Smith. Kim said the most exciting thing she’s done recently was darn socks, but that obviously doesn’t include last night.


Barbara’s husband, Jim Freund (right), has been tickling the ivories for REBNY cocktail events over 15 years now. Here he’s the one looking tickled, with Sotheby’s International Realty’s Roger Erickson and Brown Harris Stevens’ Peter Marra.


The party was an opportunity for Stribling & Associates’ Alessandra Devine, Cornelia Eland and Linda Melnick to talk about everyone’s favorite non-real estate topic—their kids.


Alexander Marketing’s Linda Alexander and Prudential Douglas Elliman’s Steven James, Jeff Rothstein and Corinne Pulitzer. Corinne’s looking forward to hosting a Halloween luncheon for her firm, saying she plans to serve tricks, treats and “potions for success.”


PDE’s Harriet Norris with everyone’s favorite red-rimmed talk show host. Before going into real estate, Harriet actually worked for Sally Jessy Raphael in a business development position.


CB Previews’ Joshua Judge and Halstead Property’s Jill Sloane and Robyn Kammerer. One of Jill’s deals was in the running for an award; she brokered the largest residential transaction ever in Harlem, an $8M penthouse at 111 Central Park North.


Rebecca Mason of Caran Properties and Regina Wierbowski of Regina Wierbowski Real Estate don matching disguises. Regina is headed off to Pennsylvania this Halloween to visit her 96-year-old mother, which has become tradition every year.


Halstead’s Richard Grossman, Judy Oston, Diane Ramirez and Christa Harpin. Rick recently returned from Paris, where the lucky duck got to attend a Fiat car show. And if you need a fun distraction while waiting for next Tuesday’s swing states to report, head over to Christa’s—she’s throwing a big Election Day party (we’re not disclosing who she’s rooting for, however).

And the winners are (drumroll, please...)

Residential Deal of the Year (Sales)
First Prize: Dan Danielli, Halstead
Second Prize: Norman Horowitz and Gary Friedland, Halstead
Third Prize: Judy Oston, Don Correia and Ruth Yeskel, Halstead

Residential Deal of the Year (Rental)
 J Caroline Bass, Citi Habits and Lynda Wiggins, Brown Harris Stevens Residential Sales

Henry Forster Award
John Wollberg, Halstead
Residential Most Promising Rookie Salesperson of the Year
Ari Harkov, Halstead

Arent Fox
Casa Noble
Leo A Daly
Pride and Glory
Advertise with Bisnow
CONTACT EDITORIAL                             CONTACT ADVERTISING                              CONTACT GENERAL INFO

This newsletter is a journalistic news source which accepts no payment for featured interviews. It is supported by conventional advertisers clearly identified in the right hand column. You have been selected to receive it either through prior contact or professional association. If you have received it in error, please accept our apologies and unsubscribe at bottom of the newsletter. © 2008, Bisnow on Business, Inc., 1323 Connecticut Avenue, NW Washington, DC 20036. All rights reserved.

Real Estate Bisnow Sent Using iContact