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.