The Real Estate Board of New York recently honored 15 of its members at the 27th Annual Residential Deal of the Year Awards and Gala – recognizing those who have made significant contributions to the field. This was also the first year that REBNY introduced The Eileen Spinola Award, named for the retired REBNY Vice President who was instrumental in the growth of the education and brokerage divisions of the board.
The inaugural winner of the award was Vickey Barron of Douglas Elliman. Barron, Director of Sales at the new Ralph Walker collection, played a key role in the overall growth of the company’s new development market in the city. In addition, she made contributions to REBNY as the co-chair of its education committee, while also serving on both the Ethics Committee and Residential Sales Council.
The top honor of the evening was the Henry Forster Award for lifetime achievement, which was presented to Corinne Pulitzer of Douglas Elliman Real Estate. As a top producer at Elliman, Pulitzer sells and leases luxury condos, co-ops, townhouses, commercial and investment properties and has closed tens of millions of dollars in transactions over the course of 20 years. Pulitzer is currently the Co-Chair of the REBNY Membership Committee.
A portion of the proceeds from this year’s Gala were donated to REBNY’s “Member in Need” program, as well as the New York City AIDs Memorial. More information on this year’s award recipients can be read at Real Estate Weekly.