REBNY 2014

Postings: REBNY By the Numbers

The REBNY 118th Annual Award Banquet Photo by Steve Freidman

The REBNY 118th Annual Award Banquet Photo by Steve Freidman

jubilance not seen in years permeated the Real Estate Board of New York’s 118th banquet following a year characterized by several major victories for the industry, soaring rents and widespread development across the city. The politician-studded crowd at the Hilton included Governor Andrew Cuomo and new Mayor Bill de Blasio, along with a consortium of new faces in city government. All were treated to a REBNY banquet that once again boasted the feel, charm and spirit of the boom era’s glory days. Below are some facts and tidbits:  

Headcount: 2,300

 

Cocktail event attendance: 450

 

Previous REBNY banquets: 117

 

Menu: beef steak, boiled potatoes, salad, mixed veggies, chocolate cake

 

Table service: a few bottles of red,
a few bottles of white

 

Cost of attendance: $1,000 per ticket

 

Biggest photo opportunity: Governor Cuomo and Mayor de Blasio with Leslie Wohlman Himmel

 

Notable public officials and politicians (14): Mr. Cuomo, Mr. de Blasio, New York City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito, NYC Comptroller Scott Stringer

REBNY award winners: 6

 

Shortest award acceptance speech: Ken Fisher

 

Longest award acceptance speech:
Stephen Green

 

Topic of this year’s video presentation: sustainability 

 

Year REBNY was created: 1896

 

Year of first banquet: 1897

 

Blessing: Reverend Johnny Ray Youngblood of Mount Pisgah Baptist Church in Bedford-Stuyvesant offered opening prayers.

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