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REBNY Celebrates Outstanding Commercial Property Management Professionals at 18th Annual Leadership Breakfast


June 12, 2024

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Keynote Remarks Delivered By New York City Sanitation Commissioner Jessica Tisch

The Real Estate Board of New York (REBNY), the City’s leading real estate trade association, gathered members of the commercial property management industry on June 13th for the 18th Annual Commercial Management Leadership Breakfast. Celebrating the accomplishments of commercial property management professionals, the event featured keynote remarks from New York City Sanitation Commissioner Jessica Tisch.

The prestigious Edward A. Riguardi Commercial Management Executive of the Year Award was presented to Bill Dacunto of Silverstein Properties. Dacunto is responsible for managing all 15 million square feet of properties in the Silverstein portfolio, including commercial, residential, retail, and the World Trade Center. Since September 11, 2001, he has been intimately involved in the re-building of the World Trade Center, working as part of the team that developed the new buildings, their protective design narrative and their operational standards. With responsibilities covering Silverstein’s portfolio in cities across the country, Dacunto plays an active role in these local communities, often working closely with public officials and other business and civic leaders.

“The last few years have made clear how important commercial office buildings are to the health of New York City. That sector cannot function without talented and dedicated property management personnel,” said REBNY President James Whelan. “We thank all of the honorees and the professionals that keep our buildings running at peak performance.”

Organized by the REBNY Commercial Management Breakfast Planning Committee, the following awards were presented at the event:

  • John M. Griffin Community Service Award to Kevin T. Hoey, L&L Holding Company

  • On-Site Manager the Year award to Angelo Provvido, Silverstein Properties

  • Small Building Engineer of the Year Award to Martin Hanley, ATCO Properties & Mgmt

  • Large Building Engineer of the Year Award to Nicholas Mazzola, RXR

  • Security Professional of the Year Award to Maurice Campbell, GMSC managed by Vornado Realty Trust

  • Hector J. Figueroa Porter of the Year Award to Moghamad Muhieddine, Harvard Maintenance managed by Cushman & Wakefield

  • Rising Star of the Year Award to Jeffrey Kurtz, Vornado Realty Trust

Over 600 individuals attended the breakfast held at the Ziegfeld Ballroom in Midtown Manhattan. Commercial real estate professionals at the event were also joined by many labor leaders, including Manny Pastreich of 32BJ, Ray Macco of Local 94 and Howard Rothchild of the Realty Advisory Board.

Top tier sponsors for REBNY’s 18th Annual Commercial Management Leadership Breakfast included Quality Building Services and Quality Protection Services, Firequench, American Pipe & Tank Lining, VDA Elevator and Escalator Consulting, Columbia Filters, SBA Plumbing Corporation and Cross Fire & Security.

ABM, Boston Properties, CBRE, Cushman & Wakefield, Empire State Realty Trust, JLL, L&L Holding Company, Nouveau Elevator, Rudin Management, RXR, Silverstein Properties, SL Green Realty Corp. and Vornado Realty Trust supported the event as Platinum Table sponsors.
The awards presentation also included remarks Co-Chairs of REBNY’s Management Division Board of Directors.

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