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Harwood named Young Person of Year.

Leslie Harwood has been awarded he real estate industry's prestigious "Young Man/Woman of the Year" award by the Young Mens/Womens Real Estate Association.

Ms. Harwood is a managing director of Newmark Real Estate Services, and is the first woman to win the "Young Person of the Year" award, and the fourth Newmark Real Estate professional upon whom the honor has been bestowed.

"Leslie Harwood is a standout gogetter in an industry where competitiveness is standard fare," said Bernard Mendik, president of the Mendik Company and chairman of the Real Estate Board of New York. "She is smart, ethical, tough and a credit to the real estate community of New York City,"

"Leslie is more than deserving of this honor by her colleagues and peers," said Steven Spinola, president of the Real Estate Board of New York. "As Co-Chairman of the Board's Economic Development Committee she is playing an important role in helping us confront many of the city's most vital issues."

Prior to joining Newmark Real Estate Services, Harwood served as a managing director of G.W. Michaels, Inc., where she specialized in high-end tenant representation.

Aside from her activities as managing director of Newmark Real Estate Services, Harwood is recognized for her involvement in a number of professional, civic and philanthropic organizations.

Harwood served as 1992's Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Young Men's/Women's Real Estate Association of New York. In this capacity she undertook and promoted a number of important activities, including a clothing drive for the homeless, a Mentor and "Student for a Day" educational program and other philanthropic endeavors.

A 10-year veteran of professional commercial real estate consulting, Harwood is recognized as one of New York's most distinguished tenant representatives. Harwood has acted as broker for a prestigious roster of tenants, including Rosecliff, Inc., Bechtel, Inc., CBS, Inc., Kalvin Miller International Inc., Cy Mann International Inc., Gryphon, Inc., Nancy Corzine, and Andrew Cuomo's HELP organization.

Ms. Marwood currently represents the Mendik Company as Exclusive Leasing Agent for 305 East 63rd Street, Manhattan's Decorative Arts Center, where she has closed six leasing transactions in the last nine months.

Harwood currently serves as Co-Chairman of the Real Estate Board of New York's Economic Development Committee. She is also a member of the Board of Directors of the Brokerage Division and is the Co-Chairman Emeritus, Real Estate New Leadership Division, Development Corporation for Israel.

A graduate of the University of Miami, Harwood resides in New York City with her husband and two sons.
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Title Annotation:Leslie Harwood granted 'Young Man/Woman of the Year' award by Young Mens/Womens Real Estate Association
Publication:Real Estate Weekly
Date:Nov 24, 1993
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