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Meet the best and brightest in the industry at Star Network’s Premiere  “Excellence in Real Estate & Development Awards & Networking Event”
  • By Emily Davenport
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  • Wednesday, May 24th, 2017
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  • 07:55 PM UTC

On Wednesday, June 14, join the Star Network as we honor the best and brightest from 6 to 9 p.m. at Terrace on the Park, 52-11 111th St, Flushing, NY 11368.

Don’t miss what internationally-renowned leader Tami Bonnell, CEO of Exit Realty Corp International, has to say.  As the night’s keynote speaker, she will be speaking on, "The best is yet to come!" Find out how to improve day after day, year after year in every aspect of your life.

Bonnell, who had been President of EXIT Realty’s US Organization since 2001, is a more than 30-year veteran of the real estate industry and was instrumental in building three major brands.  Among her many achievements & awards, she was recognized by real estate trend-watcher Stefan Swanepoel as one of the 200 Most Powerful & influential people in residential real estate, among the 20 corporate executives and among the top 10 women leaders in real estate.

At the event, the Star Network will be feting successful real estate and development professionals in the following categories: development, residential, and commercial accomplishments.

The Humanitarian Award will go to Joe Mattone, Sr., Chairman & CEO, Mattone Group. The Rising Star Awards will go to Xiao Wu (Katie) Qu, Associate Broker of Prime Realty and Jonathan Talmi, Principal Broker/Owner, Exit Realty Next. The Excellence in Family Business award will go the Shirian Family of The Lion’s Group NYC.

Those being honored include Kevin Alexander, President & CEO, Rockaway Development & Revitalization Corporation; Williams LANDMARK; Satbir Singh Bedi, Director, Bedi Holdings USA; Eric Benaim, CEO/President & Founder, Modern Spaces; Rodney Bonds, Franchise Developer & Master Franchisor, Rapid Realty; Veta Brome, Broker/Owner, EXIT Realty Genesis; John Ciafone, Esq., The Law Office of John J. Ciafone, Esq. LLC; Sophia Constantinou, Vice President of Sales, Lyons Mortgage Services, Inc.; Arlington Leon Eastmond, Jr., President & CEO, EASCO; Jennifer Fox, Real Estate Broker/Owner, Century 21 Bay Benjamin Real Estate; Hope Knight, President & CEO, Greater Jamaica Development Corporation; Steven R. Meyer, Real Estate Broker/Owner, Century 21 Bay Benjamin Real Estate; Robert Gaskin, Principal, RCGA Architects; Prianka Kakkar, President, Search My Title, Inc.; Michael Meyer, President, F&T Group; Tyler Morse, CEO/Managing Partner, MCR Development; Al Pennisi, Esq., Senior Partner, Pennisi/Daniels & Norelli LLP; Stephen R. Preuss, Senior Managing Director, Cushman & Wakefield; Donna Reardon, Licensed Real Estate Broker Associate/Branch Manager, Douglas Elliman; Vincent Riso, Principal, The Briarwood Organization; Michelle Rosa-Patruno, Senior Loan Officer, United Mortgage Corp.; Irena Škoda, ŠKODA Design + Architecture; Harry Toor, Senior Funding Director, Connect2cash; Lily Tran, Licensed Associate Broker/Manager, Exit Kingdom Realty; and Palmina Whelan, Managing Director, American Airlines/ Corporate Real Estate.

The evening will begin with a VIP Hour, there will be an expo and networking, and conclude with a raffle, of which 100 percent of the proceeds will be donated to Candles for Hope, dedicated to providing birthday parties for displaced children.

Candles for Hope was founded for the purpose of bringing joy into the lives of children and their families. They accomplish this by providing birthday parties and gifts for children living in shelters.

Sponsors of the event include:

Flushing Bank, The Mattone Group, CUNY, EASCO, Cushman & Wakefield, Quontic Bank, California Closets, National Grid, Modern Spaces, EXIT Realty, MCR Development, Lyons Mortgage, United Mortgage, The Briarwood Organization, Holt Construction, Twin Peaks, ConEdison, Empire Promotions, Godiva, HAB Bank and Broadway Stages.

To purchase tickets, go to http://starnetwork.com/qnsreeventtickets, and for more information, call Tonia N. Cimino at 718 224 5863, ext 227 or email tcimino@starnetwork.com.