Syosset, NY The Commercial Industrial Brokers Society of Long Island (CIBS) is this month’s featured Association. CIBS was formed in 1992 out of the shared belief among the region’s leading brokers that the region needed a unified voice to advocate on behalf of professionalism, ethics and industry cohesion.
Today, CIBS is a leading voice and advocate for commercial development in the Long Island market. Since its formation, CIBS has helped upgrade the industry by offering hundreds of educational programs, seminars and presentations; advocated professional standards and offered grievance resolution; provided informal mentoring relationships; raised tens of thousands of dollars for local charities; and created social settings in which colleagues have become friends, and competitors respected peers.
The CIBS Board of Directors has elected Daniel Wiener as its new president. Wiener, a senior director at Avison Young, will serve a two-year term effective January 1st, 2021. A member of CIBS since 2005 (his first year in the real estate business), he has served as chair/co-chair on several committees including educational programs/activities, future generation, charitable initiatives, and the sponsorship committee. In addition, Wiener has held every seat on the Executive Board prior to taking the position as president and stated that he “will work diligently to ensure that we continue to prosper as one of the most highly regarded business organizations in the region.” He succeeds David Leviton, managing director at Jones Lang LaSalle Brokerage, Inc., who served as president during 2019-20, will remain on the Board of Directors, and chair the Advisory Board Committee.
Additionally, the CIBS Board of Directors elected the following executive board members that will also serve two-year terms through December 31, 2022:
- Vice president: Michael Rosenfeld of The Rochlin Organization;
- Treasurer: Amanda Gorozdi of Avison Young; and
- Secretary: Melissa Naeder of Cushman & Wakefield.
The Governing Board of Directors of CIBS is preparing for the leadership which will be steering the organization as “Long Island’s Largest Commercial Real Estate Brokers Group” into its 29th year.
Three out of the 17 board seats were available for election and the winners were announced at the 2020 Annual Meeting which was held via a Zoom event.
As the election committee chair, David Pennetta SIOR, LEED GA announced the broker members who will each serve a term of five years on the Board of Directors:
- Leo Farrell of NAI Long Island;
- Alberto Fiorini of Alliance Real Estate Corp.; and
- Marisa Karmitz of Cushman & Wakefield.
In addition, Eric Launer of Jones Lang LaSalle Brokerage, Inc. will continue to serve on the Associate Board for a one-year term.
“We are excited to add Leo, Alberto, and Marissa to the board for 2021. They possess the type of experience, expertise and core business values that make CIBS brokers the best in the industry. They will add great value to our organization as board members,” said Wiener, CIBS incoming president for 2021-22.