Siegel to be honored May 10.
Siegel joined Insignia/ESG's predecessor company, Edward S. Gordon Company, in 1992. Since then, he has presided over the rapid growth of the firm, which has seen its annual revenues surge from approximately $50 million to more than $700 million on an international basis. The firm's reputation for sophisticated brokerage has also flourished under Siegel's leadership.
Siegel has orchestrated a major national growth strategy for Insignia/ESG, long the preeminent commercial brokerage in the New York metropolitan area. This strategy includes the establishment of substantial brokerage operations in key central business districts across the country, the development of national investment sales/financial services practice, and the expansion of the commercial property services portfolio -- already among the nation's largest, at more than 230 million SF.
In June 2000, Insignia opened an office in Tokyo, Japan, its first office in Asia, and subsequently expanded into Hong Kong, China and Thailand, with the acquisition of Brooke International. In March 2001, the company expanded into Latin America, with the acquisition of Mexico-based Inova.
In addition to CCFA, Siegel is also involved in a number of other charitable and civic affairs. He is the general chairman of the Association for the Help of Retarded Children and was inducted into the organization's Hall of Honor in 1999. He received The Foundation Fighting Blindness, Humanitarian Award that same year. In addition, Siegel is a board member for both the City Center 55th Street Theatre Foundation and the Greater New York Council of the Boy Scouts of America, and he serves as vice chairman of the Board of the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law. Some of Siegel's additional affiliations include the National Jewish Center for Immunology and Respiratory Medicine, Neighbors Together and the National One-on-One Program.
The Spring Gala, which is additionally supported by a commemorative journal, has a wonderful reputation for being one of the premier charity events on Long Island. The evening will begin with cocktails at 7:30 p.m., program, dinner and dancing at 8:30 p.m. Dress is black tie. To receive an invitation and journal information, contact the chapter office at 516-222-5530.