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FRIDAY, FEB. 8, 2013

Robb Pair of Harlem Lofts to take helm of trade organization on Feb. 21

NEW YORK — Frederick (Rick) Wohlfarth, president of the Manhattan Association of Realtors (MANAR), will be concluding his term in an upbeat fashion with the newly awarded title of “2012 MANAR Realtor of the Year.”

Rick Wohlfarth is MANAR’s 2012 Realtor of the Year.

Rick Wohlfarth is MANAR’s 2012 Realtor of the Year.

As a MANAR member, Wohlfarth has made significant advances in educating fellow Realtors about global business procedures and opportunities. In addition to his New York office, Wohlfarth practices real estate in Maine and in South America, most notably Brazil, where he has a home.

The Realtor of the Year distinction will follow the namesake owner of Wohlfarth & Associates Inc. to Albany, where he will be lauded by the New York State Association of Realtors (NYSAR), during the organization’s annual Mid-Winter Business Meetings, Feb. 11 through Feb.14, at the capital’s Desmond Hotel & Conference Center.

Robb Pair is to be inducted as MANAR president on Feb. 21.

Robb Pair is to be inducted as MANAR president on Feb. 21.

A week later, Wohlfarth will celebrate in Manhattan with his fellow MANAR members during the installation of the group’s officers and directors for 2013, including Robb Pair as president.

Pair is president and CEO of Harlem Lofts – a real estate brokerage, construction, development and property-management firm. His company specializes in assisting homeowners and investors to take full advantage of the opportunities in the Harlem real estate market.


 The MANAR installation event is scheduled to take place on Feb. 21, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., in Red Rooster Harlem, 310 Lenox Ave., Manhattan. 

In addition to Pair, MANAR officers for 2013 include: Zhann Jochinke of G’Day NYC, vice president; Fanny Montalvo of Fanny Montalvo Realty, secretary, and Mark Smith of Park Avenue Property Group, treasurer.

Directors being installed for the 2013 term are: Immediate past-president Wohlfarth; Phyllis Pezenick, DJK Residential; Erica Bunin, Alfred Real Estate, and Michael Rossi, Elegran Real Estate.


Robb Pair is both ambitious and optimistic about the coming months.

 “MANAR’s 2013 vision is to leverage the benefits and networking opportunities available to members through our affiliation with NAR (National Association of Realtors®), NYSAR and the Realtors®-based YPN (Young Professionals Network),” Pair said. “We, as Manhattan Realtors®, have a national network of more than one million fellow Realtor® members across the country. Most of these members know at least one person who lives, or wants to live, in Manhattan.” 

To help accomplish MANAR’s networking ambitions, Pair plans to establish a Manhattan-based Realtors® YPN. Once in place, he said, the group will sponsor monthly technology, roundtable and networking events for members and non-members alike.

“We also will continue to build on our global audience by hosting our third annual MANAR Global day in November 2013, and promoting CIPS (certified international property specialist) designations and classes in Manhattan for all Realtors®.” 

About the Manhattan Association of Realtors® (MANAR)

The Manhattan Association of Realtors® (MANAR) is a professional trade association representing the real estate industry in Manhattan. In cooperation with the National Association of Realtors® and the New York State Association of Realtors®, Manhattan Realtors® are part of the largest and most influential professional trade organizations in the country. This partnership affords members access to a multitude of programs, resources, education and industry briefings that enhance their effectiveness in assisting clients and consumers with real property transactions.

The Manhattan MLS Inc., a wholly owned and operated subsidiary of the MANAR, provides online multiple listing access and services, including the innovative IDX feed, with which listing data is shared by participants.

For additional membership information, MANAR may be visited online at, or reached by phone at 212-594-2233.


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