Commercial Real Estate Professionals Recognized at Commercial Industrial Broker Society of LI 20th Year Celebration and Meet the Associates Event
January 25, 2013
(Long Island, NY) – The Commercial Industrial Brokers Society of Long Island, Long Island’s leading organization for commercial real estate brokers and industry professionals, recently held its Annual Meeting/ Meet the Associates and 20th Year Anniversary Celebration at the Carlyle at the Palace, in Plainview. The celebratory event and meeting, attended by over 150 brokers, associate members and representatives of various industries, included the presentation of recognition awards to members who have contributed to CIBS-LI’s leadership standing in the region as well as business networking opportunities.
The CIBS 2012 Achievement Awards were bestowed to the four founders of CIBS: Herb Agin, Paul F. Amoruso, Joseph Lagano and Samuel A. Rozzi (http://www.cibs-li.org/youtube). Rising Star Awards, recognizing new committed and active sales people, were presented to Paul Leone, CBRE; Daniel Brandel, CBRE; and Nicholas Gallipoli, Cushman & Wakefield. Associate members Michael Ambrosino of Ambrosino Consulting and Salvatore Ferrara of Combined Resources were honored with Associate Member of the Year Awards for their support for CIBS’ Golf Outing and Annual Real Estate Dinner.
“Along with the celebration of our history at the annual meeting, it was fitting to recognize the individuals who contributed to the health and vitality of our organization, especially the founders of CIBS who, in 1992, believed that Long Island needed a unified voice to advocate for professionalism, ethics and camaraderie in the real estate industry. Over the past 20 years, CIBS has built its standing and reputation as the voice of the commercial real estate sector on Long Island,” said CIBS-LI President Gary Joel Schacker, SIOR and Principal of United Realty.
Since its formation, CIBS has helped upgrade the industry by offering hundreds of educational programs, seminars and presentations; advocating for professional standards and offering grievance resolution; providing informal mentoring relationships; raising tens of thousands of dollars for local charities; and creating social settings in which colleagues have become friends and competitors respected peers.
Pictured above from left to right are Rising Star Award recipient Nicholas Gallipoli, Cushman & Wakefield; CIBS-LI Vice President David Chintz, Park Place Realty Group, LLC; CIBS-LI President Gary Joel Schacker, United Realty; Achievement Award recipients CIBS-LI Founders Paul Amoruso, Oxford & Simpson Realty Services, Inc. and Herbert S. Agin, Colliers International; Associate Member of the Year Award recipients Michael Ambrosino, Ambrosino Consulting and Salvatore Ferrara, Combined Resources Consulting & Design, Inc., and Rising Star Award recipients Paul Leone, CBRE and Daniel Brandel, CBRE.