CBRE’S Stephen Winter Crowned REBNY’s 2012 Most Promising Commercial Salesperson of the Year

2012 Most Promising Salesperson of the Year Award -Stephen Winter

-- CBRE Tenant Specialist enters prestigious Circle of Winners group; lauded for his sophisticated approach and knowledge of the real estate market --

NEW YORK, April 25, 2013– The Real Estate Board of New York (REBNY) honored Stephen Winter, Tenant Representation Specialist at CBRE, with the coveted, Most Promising Commercial Salesperson of the Year Award at Thursday’s Members’ Luncheon. To date, Mr. Winter has completed approximately 800,000 square-feet of transactions and is well-known by all at CBRE as the “go-to source” for market information. He is the sixteenth award winner to be inducted into REBNY’s esteemed “Circle of Winners” group since the creation of the award in 1996.

As the winner of the Most Promising Commercial Salesperson of the Year Award, Mr. Winter receives a one-year seat on the REBNY Board of Governors.  In addition, he will become a lifetime member of REBNY’s Circle of Winners group, which meets four times a year for a private dinner with top industry leaders.  The Award was created by the directors of the Board’s Commercial Brokerage Division torecognize current and potential professional achievement, as well as high moral character and ethical professional behavior.

“Since 2010, Stephen has demonstrated a level of ambition and tenacity that propelled him from rookie status to working on the teams that handle some of New York’s most prestigious companies,” said Steven Spinola, REBNY President. “It gets more difficult to pick a winner every year, as we are continuously impressed by the caliber of work that these promising young real estate brokers exhibit. We are excited to welcome Stephen to the Circle of Winners group and look forward to his contributions to our industry.”

Mr. Winterofficially joined CBRE as an Associate Broker in 2010, after completing the company’s highly competitive Wheel Program. He played an integral role in securing Baker and Hosteller’s 148,000 square foot renewal and expansion lease at 630 Fifth Avenue, as well as obtaining four prestigious tenants at Boston Properties’ 140,000 square foot vacancy. These successful feats have earned him the coveted place among REBNY’s Circle of Winners.

The candidates for the Most Promising Commercial Salesperson of the Year Award must becurrent REBNY members with less than five years industry experience, must have displayed leadership and team work qualities, and must have already made significant contributions to their firm’s success. 

The other finalists in the running for the award were Peter Alden ofCushman & Wakefield and Robert Khodadadian of Eastern Consolidated.

About The Real Estate Board of New York

The Real Estate Board of New York is the city’s leading real estate trade association with more than 13,000 members.  REBNY represents major commercial and residential property owners and builders, brokers and managers, banks, financial service companies, utilities, attorneys, architects, contractors and other individuals and institutions professionally interested in the city’s real estate.  REBNY is involved in crucial municipal matters including tax policy, city planning and zoning, rental conditions, land use policy, building codes and legislation.  In addition, REBNY publishes reports providing indicators of market prices for both the residential and commercial sectors. Please visit us online at

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