The Sales Brokers Most Ingenious Deal of the Year Award 

This member contest was conceived in 1944 by William J. Brede, the Legislative Representative of REBNY's Sales Brokers Committee. Winners of the Most Ingenious Deal of the Year Award have historically demonstrated resourcefulness and ingenuity in solving difficult problems in property negotiation; they prove that brokers are not just intermediaries, but driving forces whose works shape the city. In 1991 this award was renamed "The Henry Hart Rice Achievement Award" in honor of a four-time winner. A second-place award, "The Robert T. Lawrence Award", was created in 1983 in memory of a member. Finally, "The Edward S. Gordon Award", named for a respected leader of the commercial brokerage community, was established in 2005 as the third-place award. Each commercial discipline (Sales, Financing and Leasing) can submit an entry. Each discipline must have a minimum of three competing deals for recognition in their respective discipline. It is presented at the Sales Brokers Committee's Annual Cocktail Party.

View contest rules at https://go.rebny.com/SDOYApp2021

Learn more about why all REBNY brokers should enter to win this prestigious contest from one of our 2019 winners Brian Waterman.


PAST AWARDEES (listed alphabetically by year)

2021:  Michael Affronti, Eric Anton, David Katz, Nelson Lee, James Millon, Jarod Stern, Thomas Traynor 
2020:  Richard Eaddy, Alice Fair, Jeffrey Fischer, Ira Schuman, William Shanahan, Darcy Stacom, Sacha Zarba 
2019:  Romel Canete, Susan Goldenthal, Daniel Joseph Keegan, Lance Korman, James Kuhn, James Nelson, Jenny Ogden, Ira Rovitz, Brian Waterman 
2018:  Alan Desino, Gerry Miovski, Jeffrey Rosenblatt, Gregg Rothkin 
2017:  Richard Bernstein, Kenneth Meyerson, Geoffrey Newman, Jonathan Serko, Mary Ann Tighe, Mark Weiss 
2016:  David Carlos, Michael Geoghegan, Michael Laginestra, Kathleen McSharry, Ira Schuman, Scott Singer 
2015:  Lauren Corrinet, Justin DiMare, Alan Goodkin, Howard Kesseler, Jr., Gregory Tosko, Mark Weiss, Sacha Zarba 
2014:  David Carlos, Howard Fiddle, Bradley Gerla, Paul Leibowitz, Ira Schuman, William Shanahan, Darcy Stacom 
2013:  David Green, Caroline McLain, Mark Mermel, Mary Ann Tighe, Gregory Tosko 
2012:  Romel Canete, Barry Gosin, Helen Hwang, Jeffrey Moroch, Nathaniel Rockett, Scott Singer, Brian Waterman 
2011:  Paul Gillen, Michael Rotchford, William Shanahan, Darcy Stacom, Tara Stacom, Mary Ann Tighe, Gregory Tosko 
2010:  Ephraim Robert Eisenberg, Barry Gosin, David Noonan, Jennifer Schwartzman, William Shanahan, Darcy Stacom, Mark Weiss 
2009:  Eric Deutsch, Daniel Horowitz, Kenneth Meyerson, Michael Rotchford, Ira Schuman 
2008:  PAUL GLICKMAN, Mitchell Konsker, Shawn Rosenthal, William Shanahan, Darcy Stacom 
2007:  Kathleen McSharry, David Noonan, Andrew Singer, Moshe Sukenik, Mary Ann Tighe, Gregory Tosko 
2006:  Clinton Blume, Jr., Warren Heller, Kathleen McSharry, Howard K Nottingham, Andrew Singer 
2005:  Mitchell Arkin, Brian Gell, John Gray, Patrick Hanlon, Gershon Kamenetsky, Moshe Sukenik, Mark Weiss, Simon Ziff 
2004:  Adam Foster, Richard Karson, Kathleen McSharry, James Robbins, Stephen Siegel, Andrew Singer, Harly Stevens 
2003:  Warren Heller, Robert Knakal, Stephen Siegel 
2002:  Mark Boisi, Dan Gronich, Nicola Heryet, Neil Lipinski, Robert D Yaffa 
2001:  Timothy Dempsey, Robert Knakal, Mark Massey, Mary Ann Tighe, Gregory Tosko 
2000:  Robert Baraf, Eric Engelhardt, Howard Fiddle, Jason Gorman, Beth Mercante, John Powers, Gregory Tosko, Lynette A Tulkoff, Martin Turchin 
1999:  Lawrence David Ackman, John Gray, Amy McBride, John Moxley, Gordon Ogden, Stuart Romanoff, Robert Taylor, Joseph Thanhauser, III, Peter Van Duyne, Simon Ziff 
1998:  Joseph Cabrera, Barry Gosin, BRUCE MOSLER, Joseph Simone, Brian Waterman 
1997:  Leonard DiMicelli, Howard Fiddle, Jeffrey Lichtenberg, Edward Midgley, Carol Nelson, Mary Ann Tighe, Joel Wechsler, Philip Weiss 
1996:  David Levinson, Carol Nelson, Joseph Thanhauser, III, Mary Ann Tighe, Gregory Tosko, Bruce Weinberg 
1995:  Leonard DiMicelli, I. Keith Ellis, Michael Laginestra, Lewis Miller, Martin Turchin 
1994:  Scott Gottlieb, Joseph Grotto, Jr., Joseph Grotto, Sr., Michael Laginestra, Martin Turchin 
1993:  Brian Ezratty, G. Tyson Maroon, Frank Steinegger 
1992:  Robert Friedman, Edward Goldman, Jeffrey Lichtenberg, Maria Morris, Carol Nelson, Mary Ann Tighe 
1991:  Brian Corcoran, Alan Goldberg, Alan Goldberg, Dan Gronich, Joseph McCluskey Jr., James Stuckey 
1990:  John Dowling, Miriam Halpert, Jonathan Miller, Arthur Nelkin, Arthur Nelkin, Henry Hart Rice, Joseph Thanhauser, III, Martin Turchin 
1989:  Miriam Halpert, Jonathan Miller, Peter Pattison, Joseph Thanhauser, III 
1988:  Michael Dailey, John Dowling, Peter Pattison, Joseph Thanhauser, III, Edward Weiss 
1987:  Henry Hart Rice, Martin Turchin 
1986:  Garrett Bowden, Dudley Nostrand, Richard Seeler, Robert I Shapiro 
1985:  S. Donald Friedman, Peter Pattison, Vincent Peters, Marvin Rosenberg, Joseph Thanhauser, III 
1984:  Robert Kligerman, Jeffrey Rosenblatt, Mitchell Steir, Joseph Thanhauser, III 
1983:  Clinton Blume, Jr., Robert Freedman, A. Denny Gardiner, Jamie Rakoff 
1982:  William Lese 
1981:  Steven Levy, Richard Rosenthal, Louis Smadbeck 
1980:  S. Donald Friedman, Joseph O'Gara 
1979:  Henry Gallin, Edward Gordon, Henry Hart Rice, Arthur Rosenbloom 
1978:  Edward Gordon, Arthur Rosenbloom, Jack Sonnenblick, William Stern, William Stern 
1977:  Jerry Lee Marcus, Edward Minskoff 
1976:  Barry Gosin, Harvey Richer 
1975:  Augustus DiRenzo, Lynn Goddess, Vincent Peters, Richard Seeler 
1974:  Robert Ballard 
1973:  John Dowling 
1972:  Joseph Grotto, Sr., Stephen Riker 
1971:  Charles Borrok, Ian Brownlie, Jerry Cohen 
1970:  Ian Brownlie, Jerry Cohen, Richard Rosenthal 
1969:  Henry Hart Rice 
1968:  Alan Polkes, Sidney Rosenthal 
1967:  James Biggart, Alan Polkes, Sidney Rosenthal 
1966:  David Baldwin 
1965:  Leon Casper 
1964:  William Hirschman 
1963:  Matthew Stacom 
1962:  Matthew Stacom 
1961:  Mandel Cohen, Peter Grimm 
1960:  Joseph Bernstein 
1959:  Anthony Peters 
1958:  Leon Pearce 
1957:  Henry Hart Rice 
1956:  Herbert Finney, Charles Silverman 
1955:  Cecil Simmons, Herbert Slepoy 
1954:  Anthony Peters, Leone Peters, Durand Taylor 
1953:  Herman Ackman, Peter Grimm, William Lese 
1952:  Arthur Collins, William Lese, Wylie F.L. Tuttle 
1951:  Alfred Friedman 
1950:  Herman Ackman 
1949:  Dudley Nostrand 
1948:  Charles Noyes 
1947:  H. Stanley Hillyer 
1946:  John Dunbar, H. Thornley Martin 
1945:  Samuel Firestone 
1944:  Gustave Ross