REBNY To Honor Real Estate Industry Leaders at 125th Annual Banquet

NEW YORK CITY – The challenges our city is facing after the pandemic are unprecedented – but not insurmountable. This is from the point of view of the Real Estate Board of New York (REBNY), which will shortly be holding its 125th annual banquet practically on June 10.

The banquet will show all the ways we came together over the past year to help our New Yorkers and our city, according to REBNY. “By leveraging our love for the city and the longstanding spirit of collaboration in our industry, we will build on our heritage and move closer to NYC’s biggest comeback.”

REBNY will recognize award winners at the event for their outstanding professional success, exceptional contributions to the industry, and unparalleled commitment to the good of the citizens of New York City.

“This year has been a difficult year for many New Yorkers, but our award winners remind us that in REBNY’s 125-year history, we’ve always found a way to come back stronger and more dynamic than before,” said Douglas Durst, Chairman of REBNY. “New York could endure a global pandemic even if it paused, thanks to the vital workers who kept our city going. It is my special pleasure to recognize the contributions of key workers in the real estate industry in paving the way for the upcoming New York resurgence. “

REBNY Banquet is always a highlight of the year, and 2021 won’t be any different, even if we gather virtually, adds REBNY President James Whelan. “This year’s award winners remind us of the importance of this industry to our city and we should view them as examples of the leadership, dedication and generosity of service that we will need in the years to come when real estate is the way to go New York City are showing their biggest comeback. “

The following winners will be recognized at the banquet:

  • Essential workers in New York City real estate is recognized with the John E. Zuccotti Public Service Award for the exceptional work they have done to help the industry and our city cope with the COVID-19 pandemic and for their ongoing efforts to rebuild the city support.
  • Bess Freedman, chairman of the board at Brown Harris Stevensreceives the Kenneth R. Gerrety Humanitarian Award for her meritorious service and lifelong commitment to improving outcomes in her community and the New York real estate industry.
  • Kevin McCann, Senior Managing Director of Global Occupier Services at Cushman & Wakefield, is recognized with the George M. Brooker Management Executive of the Year Award for excellence in property management and outstanding professionalism, civic achievement and contributions to the real estate industry.
  • Gregg L. Schenker, President and Co-Managing Partner of ABS Partners Real Estatereceives the Louis Smadbeck Memorial Broker Recognition Award for his exceptional personal and professional integrity, leadership and notoriety in the broker community as well as for his work on various REBNY committees.
  • Robert M. Shapiro, General Manager at Cushman & Wakefieldwins the Young Real Estate Professional of the Year award for his strong integrity, professionalism and personal ethics. This award is selected by the Young Men’s / Women’s Real Estate Association in New York.
  • Alan Wiener, group leader at Wells Fargo Multifamily Capital, receives the Bernard H. Mendik Prize for Lifelong Leadership in Real Estate for his exceptional achievements in real estate, leadership and service to the real estate industry over the course of his career.
  • Laurie Zucker, vice chairwoman of the Donald Zucker Company & Manhattan Skyline Mgt. Corp., will receive the Harry B. Helmsley Distinguished New Yorker Award for invaluable contributions to the good of New York citizens and the wider real estate community.

We look forward to this event and each of our readers who would like to attend the banquet should buy their tickets here.