NEW YORK CITY—The Real Estate Board of New York has announced its seven honorees who will be feted at its 123rd Annual Banquet, including Daniel R. Tishman, principal and vice chairman of Tishman, who will receive The Harry B. Helmsley Distinguished New Yorker Award.
Tishman was selected as this year’s Helmsley award honoree, which is presented to an industry member for “their invaluable contributions to New York’s civic welfare and the real estate community.”
Rob Speyer, the president and CEO of Tishman Speyer and who served as the REBNY chairman through 2017, was selected as last year’s Harry B. Helmsley Distinguished New Yorker honoree.
The 123rd Annual Banquet will be held on Thursday, Jan. 17 at the New York Hilton Midtown.
The other six honorees include: Diane M. Ramirez, chairman and CEO of Halstead Real Estate, who will receive The Bernard H. Mendik Lifetime Leadership in Real Estate Award for her “exceptional accomplishments in the profession, leadership, and service to the real estate industry over the course of her distinguished career.”
Carol Kellermann, president of the Citizens Budget Commission, was selected as this year’s winner of The John E. Zuccotti Public Service Award. The award recognizes a New Yorker who has “displayed exceptional accomplishments and service in the public’s interest.”
The Kenneth R. Gerrety Humanitarian Award, which recognizes a REBNY member’s “meritorious service to the community,” will be bestowed to Helena Rose Durst, a principal at The Durst Organization.
Bernard Warren, chairman and president of Webb & Brooker, will receive The George M. Brooker Management Executive of the Year Award. That REBNY honor recognizes individuals of “superior accomplishment in property management based on outstanding professionalism, civic achievement, and contributions to the real estate industry.”
Ira Z. Fishman, a partner at HSP Real Estate Group, will receive The Louis Smadbeck Memorial Broker Recognition Award at the gala, which celebrates a commercial broker who possesses “exceptional personal and professional integrity, leadership, prominence in the brokerage community, and service to REBNY’s committees.”
Finally, Alex Bernstein, EVP/new business at Bernstein Real Estate Group, will receive The Young Real Estate Professional of the Year Award. This award is selected by the Young Men’s/Women’s Real Estate Association of New York and is presented to a member who “exemplifies strong integrity, professionalism, and personal ethics.”