Staten Island Board of Realtors Inducts 53nd President As Group Nears Its 100th Anniversary

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Staten Island Board of Realtors Inducts 53nd President As Group Nears Its 100th Anniversary

Assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis inducts Dilshad (Dil) Gillani as president of the Staten Island Board of Realtors. (Photo: Courtesy of the Staten Island Board of Realtors.)

Assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis inducts Dilshad (Dil) Gillani as president of the Staten Island Board of Realtors. (Photo: Courtesy of the Staten Island Board of Realtors.)

Dil Gillani assumes leadership of organization dedicated to the American dream

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. – Dilshad (Dil) Gillani, broker/owner of Gillani Homes, has taken the helm as the 53nd president of the Staten Island Board of Realtors (SIBOR).

Gillani, who launched his successful real estate career in 2000, was sworn into office by New York Assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis on Jan. 22 in the Vanderbilt at South Beach. Presenting sponsors included Vanguard Funding and Klapper & Klapper, P.C.

 “It is an honor and extreme privilege to assume the responsibilities of president as the Staten Island Board of Realtors approaches its 100th anniversary of helping people achieve the American dream,” Gillani said.

 Michael Smith, president of the New York State Association of Realtors (NYSAR), swore in the officers and directors of SIBOR and the Staten Island Multiple Listing Service.

 In addition to Gillani, other SIBOR officers installed at the event included Claire Bisignano Chesnoff of

Claire Properties, president-elect; Greg Sokol of Cangiano Estates, secretary/treasurer, and Laird Klein of Laird Klein Realty, immediate past president.

Other board members include: Sandy Krueger, CEO of the Staten Island Board of Realtors; Alfred M. Fazio, Esq., board counsel; Michael Blasi, Sherlock Homes of NY; Sean Cusick, Neuhaus Realty; Michael Diaz, Village Realty of SI; Donna Iadarola, RE/MAX Metro; Vivian Kokkinos, Gillani Homes; Anthony Licciardello, RealEstateSINY.com; Hector Mesa, Robert DeFalco Realty; Ron Molcho, Robert DeFalco Realty; Angelo Pappalardo, Century 21 Papp Realty; Frank Reali, Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate (BHGRE) Safari Realty; Scott Setaro, Weichert Realtors Appleseed; Joseph Tirone, Community Home Brokerage; Rocio Uchofen, Century 21 Papp Realty, and George K. Wonica, Wonica Realtors & Appraisers.

Two non-Realtor members also were sworn in as directors:  Philip Guarnieri, Empire State Bank president and co-CEO, a non-Realtor director for the fourth consecutive year, and Andrew Klapper, Klapper & Klapper PC.

STATEN ISLAND MULTIPLE LISTING SERVICE  

The officers and directors of the Staten Island Multiple Listing Service Inc. (SIMLS), a wholly owned SIBOR subsidiary, also were inducted.

The following individuals have joined or have been reinstated as directors and/or members of the SIMLS board: Sandy Krueger, president and CEO;  Elizabeth (Betty) Pappas of All Shore Realty, vice president; Alfred Fazio, Esq, board counsel; Claire Bisignano Chesnoff, Claire Properties; Joan Camerlengo, Joan Camerlengo Realty; Traci Cangiano, Cangiano Estates; Ann Coppola, Master Associates; Thomas DeLese, Tom Crimmins Realty; Georgianna Diaz, Village Realty of SI; Frank DiTommaso, Coldwell Banker DiTommaso; Donna Iadarola, RE/MAX Metro; Laird Klein, Laird Klein Realty; Domenica (Mimi) Neuhaus, Neuhaus Realty; Frank Reali, BHGRE Safari Realty; Kevin Swetsky, KMS Realty Group, and John Vernazza, Robert DeFalco Realty.

About The Staten Island Board of REALTORS® (SIBOR)

The Staten Island Board of REALTORS® (SIBOR) is the largest not-for-profit trade association in Staten Island, N.Y.

SIBOR exists to enhance the ability and opportunity of its members to conduct their business successfully and ethically; and to promote the preservation of the public’s right to own, transfer and use real property.

Comprised of over 1,600 members, SIBOR serves real estate agents, brokers and affiliated professionals throughout the borough and surrounding areas.

SIBOR is the provider of the Staten Island Multiple Listing Service Inc. (SIMLS), which works as a clearinghouse through which more than 250 local real estate firms exchange information on properties they have listed for sale. Together, its members participate in over 3,000 real estate transactions every year.

All SIBOR members belong to the New York State Association of REALTORS® (NYSAR) and the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR).

SIBOR may be reached at 718-928-3220 and viewed online at www.SIBOR.com. SIBOR may also be visited on Facebook at “Staten Island Board of Realtors,” and on Twitter via @SIBOR.

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