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Kay Brover (photo), a 26-year real estate veteran, has been appointed director of training and development at Douglas Elliman. one of the leading residential real estate brokerage firms in New York. It is a newly established position at the firm.

As head trainer, Brover will be responsible for overseeing the curriculum for new hires to the firm, as well as conducting a variety of refresher courses. Additionally, she will develop ongoing training and motivational seminars for well established agents who want to brush up on the latest techniques and trends in the marketplace, or the newest laws pertaining to the real estate business. Her new duties will include developing outreach programs and establishing ties within the various communities that Douglas Elliman serves.

"Kay Brover's dynamic personality, combined with her extensive knowledge and commitment to the real estate business, have made her one of the most respected professionals in our field," said Alan Rogers, chairman and CEO of Douglas Elliman. "In her new position as director of training and development, Kay will be spearheading a division that will have a tremendous impact on the careers of new brokers, as well as those who have been in the real estate field for several years. She is a natural born teacher who will play an important role in shaping the brokers of tomorrow and how they conduct their business."

Until recently, Brover has been executive vice president and director of sales of the West Side office of Douglas Elliman. She was a successful broker for ten years before becoming a manager and trainer. A highly regarded lecturer and motivational speaker, Drover also contributes her time to the Real Estate Board of New York and New York University, where she develops and teaches continuing education courses. Previously, Brover was the president of Wespro, which she successfully brought into the Real Estate Board as a dynamic division. Aside from sitting on that committee, she has been co-chair of the Education Committee for four years.

According to Brover, "The best brokers are those that truly understand the real estate business and their clients' and customers' needs. By developing a division specifically dedicated to training and development, Douglas Elliman is sending a clear message that it believes in its agents and is committed to their professional development. Undoubtedly, this division will not only benefit our agents, but it will have positive, residual effects on the thousands of people who rely on Douglas Elliman for the highest services."

Janice Stanton (photo) of Cushman & Wakefield has been named to the YWCA Academy of Women Achievers. She received the honor at a recent luncheon attended by business leaders of Fortune 500 companies from around the New York metropolitan area at the New York Sheraton Hotel.

Stanton is the managing director of Investment Research for Cushman & Wakefield, responsible for analyzing investment markets and trends across markets. She joined Cushman & Wakefield, from Equinox Investments, a boutique investment management firm where she was a founding partner and head of research. Prior to forming Equinox, Stanton served as a portfolio manager responsible for managing pension fund investments in the real estate division of MetLife.

Stanton has managed more than $13 billion on behalf of insurance companies and pension funds over the last 13 years. Her work has encompassed the capital markets (REITs and CMBS as well as the private real estate markets. She has researched and ranked -local office, industrial and apartment markets across the U.S. according to their investment potential, reflecting their pricing in comparison to their real estate fundamentals and forecasted performance.

Stanton is on the research committee of NCREIF (the National Council of Real Estate Investment Fiduciaries) and has also been on the research committees of PREA (the Pensions Real Estate Association) and NAREIT (the National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts). She has been published in the Journal of RE Finance, and authored NAIOP's 2000 construction demand forecast and BOMA's Market Intelligence Report.

A graduate of Wellsley College, Stanton has been widely quoted on commercial real estate in such publications as Business Week and The Wall Street Journal. She has also authored many articles on the subject of real estate investment.

The Corcoran Group has named Robert M. Browne (photo) president of the brokerage company's fast-growing global network of real estate firms, Corcoran's International.

"Our goal is to use the Internet to make Corcoran International into a household name and the premier provider of real estate around the world," said Browne, who left his position as a senior vice president at Douglas Elliman for the post.

Browne was at Douglas Elliman between 1988 and October of 1999. One of New York City's top brokers, he was named Broker of the Year in nine of his eleven years at Douglas Elliman.

Prior to Douglas Elliman, Browne spent two years at Halstead Property Group. He has also owned his own company, Browne-Ladd Tours; taught at Phillips Academy in Andover, MA and served as an undergraduate admissions officer at Harvard University.

Browne received his MBA at Harvard Business School and his undergraduate degree from Princeton University. He is a resident of Manhattan.

Stephen Berliner (photo) has joined Insignia/ESG's Downtown office as executive director and branch manager. The announcement was made by Joseph R. Harbert, COO of Insignia/ESG's New York Metro Region. With 16 years of experience in New York City real estate, Berliner brings proven leadership abilities and strong knowledge of NYC real estate to Insignia/ESG. In his new position, Berliner will oversee the Downtown office's brokers and operations, including tenant representation, agency leasing and marketing of properties.

Prior to joining Insignia/ESG, he served as director of Agency Services at Grubb & Ellis, where he represented Hahn Cook Center's ownership of 460 Park Avenue. Previous to his tenure at Grubb & Ellis, Berliner served as director of Leasing at Olmstead -Properties, Inc., where he was a key member of the acquisition team that purchased four Manhattan office properties totaling $90 million. While at Olmstead, Berliner also directed the leasing campaign for a three million square-foot portfolio with a 97 percent occupancy rate. During his career, he has also acted as tenant rep on behalf of such prestigious clients as Equinox Capital Management, Enterprise Asset Management, Entrust Capital; Bennett Lawrence Management Company and Swissair Corp.

Before joining Olmstead Properties, Berliner was vice president of Bruce S. Brickman and Associates, where he was in charge of establishing brokerage operations and consulted on acquisition opportunities. Berliner began his real estate career in 1983 with Helmsley-Spear.

Berliner-is a graduate of the Wharton School of Business and holds a BS in Economics from the University of Pennsylvania.

In a move that infuses youthful leadership at the top of one of New York's most well-known family-owned real estate development companies, Scott N. Resnick (photo) has been promoted to president and COO of Jack Resnick & Sons, Inc. Resnick's father, Burton P. Resnick, who has headed the company since the late 1960's, will now serve as chairman and CEO of the firm.

The younger Resnick, 35, who joined the family business in 1989 after working for several years at the mortgage banking firm of Sonnenblick-Goldman Co., will assume additional responsibilities in his new post.

During the past five years, serving as executive managing director of the firm, Resnick was in charge of the company's commercial leasing and management divisions. As president, he will continue to direct those divisions but also concentrate on acquisitions and new development projects.

"Although we have built, own and manage millions of square feet of commercial space in the city, our primary development focus in the coming years will continue to be luxury rental apartment buildings," said Resnick, whose company's most recent success was The Gershwin, a 550-unit apartment building at Eighth Avenue, between 49th and 50th Streets. He said that he currently has several new projects on the board."

A graduate of New York University, Resnick is a member of the Board of Governors of the Real Estate Board of New York, a member of the board of directors of the Grand Central Partnership and District Management Association, a member of the board of directors of the Times Square BID and a director of the Commercial Division of the Realty Advisory Board on Labor Relations.

Julien J. Studley, Inc. has announced the promotion of Ken Ruderman (photo) to corporate managing director in the firm's Midtown New York office.

Ruderman, an office leasing specialist with experience in real estate and lease negotiations, possesses extensive knowledge of the Midtown Manhattan office market. In the course of his 14-year real estate career, Ruderman has been involved in transactions exceeding nine million square feet with an aggregate rental value of more than $500 million for clients such as Turner Broadcasting, CNN America, and Navigant Consulting. He has also negotiated sizable leases for several high profile Internet-related companies such as CNN/fn, Telcom Online, Mediacom Ventures and iXL-New York. Inc.

"Ken has a keen understanding of the needs of high-tech and new media tenants in this tight New York market, and that's been critical to his success," noted Mike Solomon, vice chairman and branch manager of Studley's Midtown New York office.

Ruderman received a BBA in Finance/Economics from George Washington University. He is a member of the Real Estate Board of New York.

The Jewish Foundation for the Righteous (JFR) has re-elected Harvey Schulweis (photo), president of Schulweis Realty, Inc., as chairman of the board.

The JFR seeks to identify, honor and support Christian and Muslim rescuers who risked their lives and the lives of their families to save Jews during the Holocaust. Currently, the Foundation provides on-going financial assistance to more than 1,700 aged and needy rescuers in 28 countries.

The organization also conducts an education program that uses the stories of the rescuers to educate teachers and their students about the Holocaust.

Schulweis, founder of Schulweis Realty, Inc., a real estate investment and advisory firm, is also president and CEO of The Town and Country Trust, a real estate investment trust.

Schulweis is active in a number of philanthropic and professional organizations. He has held several executive positions for UJA-Federation of New York and is a past chair of its annual campaign. In addition to serving the JFR Chairman, he is on the boards of the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee and the Beth Israel Health Care Systems. He is also a member of the National Realty Committee.
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