CIBS elects Naeder to board; re-elects Lagano, Pennetta and Stratigos

February 04, 2020 - Long Island
Melissa Naeder


Joseph Lagano


David Pennetta


Ted Stratigos


Syosset, NY Melissa Naeder, a senior director in the Long Island office Cushman & Wakefield, has been elected to the board of the Commercial Industrial Brokers Society (CIBS) of Long Island, one of the region’s largest commercial real estate organizations.  

Naeder, previously an associate board member of the brokers group, has 17 years of experience in retail real estate. She has been with Cushman & Wakefield since 2017 and previously was director at Sabre Real Estate Group in Garden City.

Meanwhile, three CIBS board members were re-elected. They are: 

  • Joseph Lagano II, a senior director at Avison Young’s Long Island office in Melville;
  • David Pennetta, executive director of Cushman & Wakefield in Melville; and
  • Ted Stratigos, a principal and managing director at Avison Young

The new board members’ terms became effective January 1st and run for two years.

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. 



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