Island Realtors® Honor ‘Top Producers

Staten Island Board of Realtors® streams live outdoor ceremony as honorees maintain health-safety protocols in accepting awards

Staten Island, N.Y. (OCT. 2) – The Staten Island Board of Realtors® (SIBOR) awarded its best-achieving members of 2019 as “Top Producers” during an outdoor ceremony Friday morning. Originally scheduled for March 19, SIBOR’s Top Producers Club breakfast and awards ceremony had been postponed in response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

Held at the Hilton Garden Inn, Bloomfield, the event was a departure from its annual indoor banquet-hall breakfast gala, and instead featured a landscaped area where honorees accepted their awards, sans dining, while maintaining now-commonplace health-safety protocols of the COVID-19 era. Participation was additionally available via Zoom, and the presentations were simultaneously streamed on a SIBOR Facebook group page, allowing honorees who didn’t physically attend the ceremony to accept their awards remotely.

Shao Yu He received the SIBOR Rising Star Award, given each year to the Top Producer honoree with the least amount of time in the industry. (Photo: Courtesy of the Staten Island Board of REALTORS®)

The awards presentation was sponsored by Freedom Mortgage.

The Top Producer designations are awarded annually to associate brokers and sales associates for exceptional listing and selling activity. Serving as the kickoff of SIBOR’S yearly Realtor Day, the awards ceremony is traditionally followed by the organization’s popular trade expo.

Among the newly recognized honorees are Cynthia Dgheim, Dritan (Tony) Gashi, Virginia Spaventa and Michael Santagnelo. Each is entering SIBOR’s Top Producer Club Hall of Fame, which requires being a Top Producer for a minimum of 10 consecutive years.

Shao Yu He received the SIBOR Rising Star Award, given each year to the Top Producer honoree with the least amount of time in the industry.

The other recipients of the SIBOR Top Producer Club awards for performance in 2019 are:


Chia Chen; Cindy Cheung; Kawing Chiu; Elizabeth Del Priore; Tiffany Feng; Dritan (Tony) Gashi; Maged Girgis; Ann Grande; Tsun Ming Lau; Albee Lei; Allison Mireau; Scott O’Brien; Margaret Power; Anthony Ragucci; Rosemarie Rivicci; Raymond Rong; Salvatore Taormina; Michele Weidmyer, and the Richmond 1st Team. 


Maria Albanesi-Cortese; Eric Bacelli; Albert Benzaken; Robert Bianco; Ross Buxbaum; Samantha Conca; Melissa Cosentino; JoAnn DellaRocca; Skender Alex Fici; Ilona Fotiadou-Bludov; Elaine Gil; Mary Giordano; Joseph Haskell; Yu Wing Ho; Teresa Ieraci; Huan Kuei Lo; Christopher Long; Joyce Marchione; Maurice Molcho; Nicole Molinini; Lauren Orosz; Marylou Palladino; Kristen Petino; Michael Santangelo; Miroslava Simanovsky; Laura Vallone; Inna Vayser; Anthony Volpe; Valerie Wonica; Wan Qing Wu; Joseph Zubrycky; Finest Team, and Lebron Team Real Estate.  


Daniel Avissato; Nica Balzano; Vladimir Barman; Valerie Bartolone; Kathleen Barzal; Maryann Batiancela; Aziz Benohod; Jason Blake; Catherine Calascione; Giovanna Cardinale; Rachel Carlson; Teresa Carmona; Sandra Cascio; Frank Chirichella; Becky Chum; Raya Daniels; Cristina Dattolo; Andres David; MaryAnn DeMagistris; Cynthia Dgheim; Gina D’Onofrio; Mary Faulds; Theresa Ferrara; Joseph Gerber; Kim Goh; Bella Grossman; Ronald Guidone; Shao Yu He; Celia Iervasi; Krzysztof Kania; Marina Katsan; Toni Lynn Kirby; Irene Lee; Victor Li; Edmond Lin; Zalton Mapp; Argjent Marke; John Pagliaro; Theresa Panarella; Nancy Pezzolla; Michele Picciallo; Eileen Pinto; Barbara Pisano; Elyse Rivera; Mei Juan Shi; Lori Sinagra; Virginia Spaventa; Gail Sweeney; Tracy Tessitore; Teresa Trovello; Elizabeth Walsh; YanFen Fanny Yang; Diane Yetman; Joyce Yu; Shu Yu Zeng; Stephanie Zhang; Team Gio; Orlando-Shearon Team; McKenna Team; Aronovich-Kats Team, and Crossing Bridges Team.

About the Staten Island Board of REALTORS® (SIBOR)

Established in 1915, the Staten Island Board of REALTORS® (SIBOR) is the largest professional association in Staten Island, N.Y.

SIBOR exists to enhance the ability and opportunity of its members to conduct their business successfully and ethically, and promote the preservation of the public’s right to own, transfer and use real property.

Comprised of more than 2,000 members, SIBOR serves real estate agents, brokers and affiliated professionals throughout the borough and surrounding areas.

SIBOR is the provider of the Staten Island Multiple Listing Service Inc. (SIMLS), which works as a clearinghouse through which more than 250 local real estate firms exchange information on properties they have listed for sale. Together, its members participate in over 5,000 real estate transactions every year.

All SIBOR Realtors belong to the New York State Association of REALTORS® (NYSAR) and the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR).

SIBOR may be reached at 718-928-3220 and viewed online at SIBOR may also be visited on Facebook at Staten Island Board of Realtors,on Twitter via @SIBOR, and on Instagram at SIBOR REALTORS (siborrealtors).


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