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rebny gala

rebny gala

REBNY crowd giddy as market thrives

Nancy Peck of Nancy Peck & Co. and husband Stephen Green of SL Green

Gary Barnett of Extell Development

From left: Steve Spinola of REBNY, Rob Speyer of Tishman Speyer and Gov. Andrew Cuomo

Norman Sturner of Murray Hill Properties and Daun Paris of Eastern Consolidated

Burton Resnick of Jack Resnick & Sons

Industry heavyweights mark strong year at annual black-tie affair; welcome new mayor, speaker

From left: Jimmy Kuhn of Newmark Grubb Knight Frank and James Nelson of Massey Knakal Realty Services

Diane Ramirez of Halstead Property


By Eileen Connelly he biggest turnout in years packed Midtown’s Hilton Hotel for the 118th annual Real Estate Board of New York gala last month. REBNY President Steven Spinola said his priority this year is to “create a real partnership with the City of New York,” to spur the creation of more jobs and affordable housing. In a sign of perhaps a good start, the upbeat crowd gave Mayor Bill de Blasio a warm welcome.

From left: Connie Alimena of Statewide Abstract and Adelaide Polsinelli of Eastern Consolidated

From left: Steven Hornstock of ABS Partners Real Estate, David Falk of Newmark Grubb Knight Frank and Alan Cohen of ABS Partners

City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito

From left: William Montana of Studley and Robin Abrams of Lansco

From left: Gov. Andrew Cuomo, Mayor Bill de Blasio and Himmel + Meringoff Properties’ Leslie Wohlman

From left: Jeff Kay of Muss Development and Justin Elghanayan of Rockrose Development

Faith Hope Consolo of Douglas Elliman

The REBNY crowd mingling in the ballroom

Charles Cohen of Cohen Brothers Realty

James Simmons of Ares Management

Suzy Reingold of Cushman & Wakefield

Douglas Durst of the Durst Organization

Bill Rudin of Rudin Management

Bruce Mosler of Cushman & Wakefield

Jed Walentas of Two Trees Management From left: Jason and Joshua Muss of Muss Development

Jared Kushner of Kushner Companies From left: Joel, Matt and David Picket of Gotham Organization

From left: Deborah Gutoff of Eastern Consolidated, Robert Tunis of Colliers International, Tom Bow of the Durst Organization and Mary Ann Tighe of CBRE Group

Jeffrey Feil of Feil Organization

From left: Gene Spiegelman of Cushman & Wakefield, David Brause of Brause Realty and David Green of Cushman & Wakefield

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PHOTOGRAPHS FOR THE REAL DEAL BY Chance yeh, Steve friedman AND adam pincus

Thomas Elghanayan of TF Cornerstone

Wendy Maitland of Town Residential February 2014 73

REBNY Gala photos