The only award sexier than the Scientific & Technical Oscars and more real estate-heavy than the “Ingenies” (if you don’t know what that means, watch John Koblin’s red-carpet coverage) is the Real Estate Board of New York’s Residential Deal of the Year trophy.
There are 33 deals to choose from for this year's award, according to today's press release from REBNY. Oddly, the heavy hitters are missing from the list of nominations! Where’s record-setter Paula? Where’s Rolls Royce Sharon? Where’s Ferrari Roger? Where’s omnipotent Dolly?
Here's the answer: Brokers essentially have to nominate themselves, and of course monumental Manhattan agents are way too chic and unruffled to self-nominate.
Nevertheless, there are some big names here, especially Wendy Maitland (Madonna’s broker, don’t forget) and Armin Allen of the classy boutique Edward Lee Cave. Winners are announced later this month, and the full nominees are below.
Dean R. Feldman and Edith K. Meyer, Halstead
Anne Shalmoon, Halstead and Keith Vitali, C21-NY Metro
Alan Pfeifer, Halstead and Kim Robilotti, Janet Robilotti & Associates
Emily Fuller Kingston and Suzette Meshulam, Halstead
Linda VanderWoude, Halstead Brooklyn
Madeline Dale, Halstead
Barbara Evans-Butler, Stribling and Brian Manning, Brown Harris Stevens
Jeffery Brown and June Gottlieb, Warburg Realty Partnership, Ltd.
Binnie Robinson, The Developers Group
Dorothy Arnsten, Ileen Schoenfeld, and Lisa K. Lippman, Brown Harris Stevens
Jeannette Bernstein, Joy Kimmelman, and Randy Blackmon, Brown Harris Stevens
Kyle W. Blackmon, Brown Harris Stevens and Zeckendorf Marketing
Jim Brawders and Deb Kavaler, Corcoran Sunshine and Wendy Maitland, Brown Harris Stevens
Laura Gruber and Joan Gruen, Corcoran
Rose Ann Nielsen and Chris Benfante, Corcoran
Timothy Scott, Corcoran and Lynn Howard, Elliman
Tim Cass, Corcoran
Dorothy Greiner, Corcoran and Gordon Stanton, Brown Harris Stevens
Judith Drogin-Feldman, Corcoran, Marta B. Salonika, Halstead
David Dubin and Bill Kowalczuk, Corcoran
Atouossa Haskin and Yael Nazmiyal, Elliman
Corinne Pulitzer and Heide Mamouris, Elliman and C.B. Whyte, Stribling
Robin Hudis, Tristan H. Harper, Elliman and Beth Ferrante, Corcoran
Richard Balzano, Elliman and Lisa Martin, DJK Residential
David Rosenberger, Elliman
Clarie Ratusch, Elliman and Armin Allen and Eliz Savage, Edward Lee Cave
Samnatha Lally, Michelle Churchill, Elliman
Penny Pear, Elliman
Jane E. Goldberg, Elliman and Fritzi Kallop, Brown Harris Stevens
Diane Johnson, Scott Allison, and Abigal Agranat, Elliman