STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. – Greg A. Sokol of Cangiano Estates has been inducted as the 55th president of the Staten Island Board of Realtors (SIBOR).
Sokol was sworn into office Jan. 12 by Dawn M. Carpenter, president of the New York State Association of Realtors and a past president of SIBOR, during a banquet ceremony at the Excelsior Grand, New Dorp.
“I am humbled to be included among the many great men and women who have served as SIBOR presidents since our organization’s inception more than 100 years ago,” Sokol said. “It’s my honor to assume such a key leadership role with SIBOR, as we anticipate an exciting year ahead for the borough’s real estate market.”
In addition to Sokol, SIBOR officers installed at the event included President-Elect Michael Blasi, Sherlock Homes Realty; Secretary/Treasurer Laird Klein, Laird Klein Realty, and Immediate Past President Claire Bisignano Chesnoff, Claire Properties.
Other inducted directors: Phyllis J. Cangro; Philip DeCarlo III; Georgianna Diaz; Michael Dukhovny; Richard E. Dun; Donna A. Iadarola; Sari Kingsley; Hector Mesa; Ron Molcho; Angelo Pappalardo; Joseph Pugliese; Francis (Frank) J. Rizzo; Scott A. Setaro, and Joseph L. Tirone Jr.
Two directors are non-Realtors: John R. Merlino Jr., Esq., of the law firm of Merlino & Gonzalez, and Philip A. Guarnieri, CEO of Empire State Bank, who is serving as a non-Realtor member for the fifth consecutive year.
STATEN ISLAND MULTIPLE LISTING SERVICE
The officers and directors of the Staten Island Multiple Listing Service Inc. (SIMLS), a wholly owned SIBOR subsidiary, were also inducted, including: Sandy Krueger, president and CEO; Ron Molcho, vice president; George K. Wonica, secretary/treasurer; Michael Blasi; Joan C. Camerlengo; Ann Coppola; Thomas DeLese; Daniel Fausak; Michael Gentilesco; Dilshad (Dil) Gillani; Jon Goldstein; Donna A. Iadarola; Domenica (Mimi) Neuhaus; Frank Reali; Scott A. Setaro, and Kevin M. Swetsky.
Presenting sponsors of the event were Freedom Mortgage, Residential Home Funding Corp., and the law firm of Merlino & Gonzalez.
Additional sponsors included: Peoples Home Loans: Daniel Byrnes Attorney at Law; Envoy Mortgage: US Mortgage Corp; Cangiano Estates; PrimeLending/Wells Fargo Advisors; EverBank; ShowingTime; InterContinental; Law Offices of William J. Golding; Tristar Mortgage; The law firm of Klapper & Klapper; Palmieri Law; Metropolitan Home Inspection; Robert DeFalco Realty; Unity Bank; Flex; Wells Fargo, and GeoData.
About the Staten Island Board of REALTORS® (SIBOR)
Having marked its 100th anniversary in October 2015, the Staten Island Board of REALTORS® (SIBOR) is the largest professional 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 promote the preservation of the public’s right to own, transfer and use real property.
Comprised of approximately 1,800 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 3,700 real estate transactions every year.
All SIBOR Realtors 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.