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Robert Frankel appointed to board of directors.

GVA Williams, a commercial real estate leader, is pleased to announce that Robert B. Frankel, Senior Managing Director of GVA Williams' Management Services, has been appointed to the Board of Directors of the Real Estate Board of New York's (REBNY's) Management Division.

REBNY's Management Division consists of leading commercial and residential property managers and is a respected advocate on such matters as building code and regulatory issues, fire and life safety requirements, environmental protection and handicapped access. Among its major goals is the promotion of professional, efficient building operations.

Mr. Frankel commented, "I am pleased to be one of the 21 voting members of the Management Division of REBNY's Board of Directors.

Over the next three years, I look forward to helping set and implement our industry's standards, code of ethics, practices and rules to further enhance REBNY's role as a proactive resource for both its members and the City of New York."

In addition to this appointment, Mr. Frankel is presently on the Board of Directors of the Building Owners and Managers Association of NYC (BOMA) and The New York Energy Consumers Council (NYECC). He is Chairman of the Board for the 23rd Street Association, Co-Chairman of the Steering Committee of the Flatiron/23rd Street Partnership, a new Business Improvement District (BID), Chairperson of the Foundation Gallery's "Celebration of Life" Benefit and Vice Chairman of "The Road Home" Gala for Housing & Services Inc.

At GVA Williams, Mr. Frankel oversees the accounting, operations and engineering for over 23 million square feet of commercial space, contained in more than 100 Class A and B buildings in New York City.

His current staff of 67 employees provides management services to major owners and institutions that include, among others, HIP, Transwestern, Chase Bank, National Development Council and Thomson Financial. Mr. Frankel joined GVA Williams in 1999 with over 26 years of experience in providing property, facilities and construction management services for institutional and private party ownership.

GVA Williams is the third-party brokerage and management division of Williams Real Estate Co. Inc., which has been in business since 1926.

The company is a leading provider of specialized realty services, including leasing, property management, investment advisory services, development, construction management, mortgage brokerage, tenant representation and institutional management. GVA Williams, a founding partner of GVA Worldwide Ltd., has offices in midtown and downtown Manhattan as well as in upstate New York, New Jersey, Connecticut and downtown and suburban Chicago. For more information, please visit the GVA Williams web site at
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Title Annotation:Special report: annual dinner; of Real Estate Board of New York
Publication:Real Estate Weekly
Geographic Code:1USA
Date:Jan 19, 2005
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