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REBNY to Celebrate Outstanding Commercial Property Management Professionals at 17th Annual Leadership Breakfast


April 18, 2023

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NEW YORK, NY – The Real Estate Board of New York (REBNY), the City’s leading real estate trade association, will gather members of the commercial property management industry on June 13th for the 17th Annual Commercial Management Leadership Breakfast. The event will celebrate the accomplishments of commercial property management professionals, including honoring leaders for outstanding work in the field.

The prestigious Edward A. Riguardi Commercial Management Executive of the Year Award will be presented to Daniel Kindbergh of Brookfield Properties. As Executive Vice President, Operations for the New York region, Dan is responsible for overseeing the property management of all Brookfield office properties in the New York City area. He has provided leadership during many critical events in Brookfield’s history such as 9/11, Hurricanes Ike and Sandy and Occupy Wall Street.

“Commercial management teams are the backbone of the real estate industry and essential for New York City’s built environment and the diverse economy it supports,” said REBNY President James Whelan. “We thank all of the honorees and the professionals that keep our buildings at peak performance.”

The additional 2023 honors to be awarded at the breakfast, organized by the REBNY Commercial Management Breakfast Planning Committee, are:

  • John M. Griffin Community Service Award to Andrew Mattson, RXR Realty

  • On-Site Manager the Year award to Stephen Latargia, Cushman & Wakefield Inc.

  • Portfolio Manager of the Year Award to Edina Lemo, Cushman & Wakefield Inc.

  • Small Building Engineer of the Year Award to Bill Losco, Sage Realty

  • Large Building Engineer of the Year Award to Michael Fallon, Vornado Realty Trust

  • Security Professional of the Year Award to Omar Olivo, The Durst Organization

  • Hector J. Figueroa Porter of the Year Award to Otis Spencer, Fisher Brothers

  • Rising Star of the Year Award to Meghan Bilello, RXR Realty

The Best Engine Room Award, which recognizes an exceptional engineer’s room showing mechanical, technological and operational improvements in New York City, will be announced at the event.

The breakfast will be held from 7:30AM to 10:00AM June 13th in the 3rd Floor Grand ballroom of the New York Hilton Midtown at 1335 Avenue of the Americas.

Tickets can be purchased here.

The Real Estate Board of New York (REBNY) is the City’s leading real estate trade association. Founded in 1896, REBNY represents commercial, residential, and institutional property owners, builders, managers, investors, brokers, and salespeople; banks, financial service companies, utilities, attorneys, architects, and contractors; corporations, co-partnerships, and individuals professionally interested in New York City real estate. REBNY conducts research on various civic matters including tax policy, city planning and zoning, rental conditions, land use policy, building codes, and other city, state, and federal legislation. REBNY regularly publishes market data, policy reports, and broker surveys. In addition, REBNY provides for its members: informational, technical, and technological resources; networking and charitable service opportunities; qualifying and continuing education courses; professional education programs, seminars, and designations; career-changing awards; legal advice; and a wide range of additional member benefits. For more information, please visit

Chris Santarelli
(212) 616-5249

Topics Covered

  • Commercial