Rye Brook, NY According to Houlihan Lawrence (HL), Jeffrey Smith has been named brokerage manager of its East Fishkill office, and added agent Kathryn Kempton to its Bronxville team.
Smith replaces Barbara Dudley, who has retired after 35 years. “During her tenure, Barbara demonstrated compassion for her role as branch manager and led by example,” said Smith. “She exemplified the qualities of a true leader and role model that we her colleagues attribute both to her individual success and the success of the East Fishkill office.”
Smith started his real estate career as an agent with the firm in 2010. He attended Marist College and is an active supporter of community causes, including the local food drive, the American Heart Association and the Multiple Sclerosis Society.
“We’re thrilled to have Jeff lead our talented team in East Fishkill,” said Chris Meyers, president of Houlihan Lawrence. “His relationships and proven track record position him perfectly for success in this new role.”
Smith is a member of the Dutchess County Board of Realtors, NY State Association of Realtors, National Association of Realtors, Mid-Hudson Multiple Listing Service, Hudson Gateway Association of Realtors MLS, Member and Hudson Valley Catskill Region Multiple Listing Service. He was recipient of the 2014 Dutchess County Association of Realtors Recognition Award, the 2016 Houlihan Lawrence Silver Award, 2017 Houlihan Lawrence Gold Award, and the 2016 Five Star Real Estate Award.
Kempton worked as an agent at Stribling & Associates, covering Brooklyn and Queens. Kempton will specialize in Lower Westchester communities of Bronxville, Eastchester, Mount Vernon, Tuckahoe and Yonkers.
Prior to entering real estate, she held executive administrative roles at both Glocap and Citigroup, and proudly worked with the Boston Fire Department as a fire prevention photographer and instructor to emergency medical technicians.
“Our longstanding success in this area is owed to agents deeply committed to our clients,” said Cynthia Landis, Bronxville brokerage manager for Houlihan Lawrence. “Kathryn will be a great addition to our powerful and talented team.”
“I look forward to leveraging my networks in New York City and locally to guide clients towards their real estate goals,” said Kempton. “I’m eager to join this incredible group of agents.”