Long Island Real Estate Group elects new officers

March 26, 2012 - Long Island

Sam Yedid, Lazer, Aptheker, Rosella & Yedid, P.C.

Brad Cronin, Cronin, Cronin and Harris P.C.

Steven Krieger, Engel Burman Group

Charles Alter, Louis Lefkowitz Realty Inc.

Peter Schapero, Signature Group of Companies LLC

Steve Getlan, Getlan Associates

Sam Yedid, a partner in a Melville law firm, and Brad Cronin, a partner in a Mineola law firm, were elected co-presidents of the Long Island Real Estate Group (LIREG). The networking and philanthropic group also elected other officers.
Yedid was formerly vice president of LIREG. He is a partner in the Melville law firm Lazer, Aptheker, Rosella & Yedid, P.C., where he co-chairs the firm's real estate practice group.
Cronin, a LIREG board member and formerly membership coordinator, is a partner in Cronin, Cronin and Harris P.C., where for more than 25 years he has focused on property tax reduction law.
Steven Krieger, a principal of Garden City-based Engel Burman Group, was elected executive vice president, a new post. An attorney, builder and successful developer of commercial properties and multifamily housing developments, Krieger has been involved in the real estate industry since 1986.
Charles Alter, a partner in Louis Lefkowitz Realty Inc., a property ownership and management firm based in Jericho, was elected co-vice president. He has been a member of LIREG's board. He has more than 25 years of real estate experience and worked eight years as an executive of insurance giant AIG.
Also elected co-vice president was Peter Schapero, a partner with the insurance brokerage Signature Group of Companies LLC, of Garden City. He has been LIREG's charity committee chairman and a member of the board.
In addition, Eric Rubenstein, secretary of LIREG since 2008, was re-elected. Rubenstein is a partner at the Uniondale law firm Ruskin Moscou Faltischek, P.C., where he is co-chair of the firm's real estate department.
Steve Getlan, a principal of Ronkonkoma-based Getlan Associates, owners and managers of commercial properties throughout Long Island, was re-elected treasurer.


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