Realty Foundation of New York Luncheon



An Estimated 600 real estate professionals gathered at the Waldorf Astoria’s elegant Grand Ballroom on Thursday, May 10, 2012 to honor Jones Lang LaSalle Tristate President Peter Riguardi as its “Person of the Year.” A vice president of the Realty Foundation, which bestowed the honor, Mr. Riguardi earned the accolade in part for his role in expanding JLL’s Presence in New York over the past five years.

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Since being established 58 years ago, the foundation has disbursed approximately $7 million to professionals faced with business reversals and catastrophic medical expenses as well as for college scholarships.

Linda & Peter Riguardi, Realty Foundation of New York "Person of the Year" and President, Realty Foundation of New York
John Grotto, Brandl Frey and Thomas Bow of The Durst Organization
Lawrence Benenson of Benenson Capital Partners, and the man of the hour, Realty Foundation "Person of the Year" Peter Riguardi
Jay Anderson of The Feil Organization, Kelly Sheehan of Capital One Bank, Jon Mechanic of Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson and Jeffrey Feil of The Feil Organization
The Waldorf Astoria's elegant Grand Ballroom and 600 of its closest acquaintances.
Dale Hemmerdinger of ATCO and the President of the Realty Foundation of New York, Realty Foundation of New York "Person of the Year" honoree Peter Riguardi, Jerry Cohen of Tishman Speyer, and Lawrence Benenson of Benenson Capital Partners
Peter Riguardi's son, Eddie Riguardi, and father, Edward Riguardi
Peter's son, Eddie Riguardi of Vornado Realty Trust; his wife, Linda Riguardi; Peter Riguardi of Jones Lang LaSalle; his mother, Marie Riguardi; and his father, Edward Riguardi, also of Jones Lang LaSalle
Brian Waterman of Newmark Grubb Knight Frank, David Sturner of Murray Hill Properties, Kent Swig of Swig Equities, Larry Silverstein of Silverstein Properties, and Norman Sturner of Murray Hill Properties
Alan Roth of Signature Bank, Leslie Harwood of Newmark Grubb Knight Frank, Suzy Reingold of Cushman & Wakefield and Ron Lorusso of Vornado Realty Trust
David Turino of The Feil Organization, Tara Stacom of Cushman & Wakefield and Roger Silverstein of Silverstein Properties
Jerry Cohen of Tishman Speyer, Dale Hemmerdinger of ATCO, Norman Sturner of Murray Hill Properties, Steve Morrows of RFR Realty and Josh Prottas of Working Realty