Staten Island Board of Realtors® celebrates outstanding performance during day showcasing many of the latest technological innovations in real estate products and services

Staten Island, N.Y. – The Staten Island Board of Realtors® (SIBOR) honored its best-achieving members of 2021, its “Top Producers,” during a daylong event June 29, which included an awards breakfast followed by the organization’s Regional Realtor EXPO at the Hilton Garden Inn, Bloomfield.

Award-winning members of the Staten Island Board of Realtors® gather in a banquet room at the Hilton Garden Inn, Bloomfield, to celebrate the organization’s “Top Producers” of 2021. (Photos: Courtesy of the Staten Island Board of Realtors®)

The awards ceremony was attended by more than 300 real estate agents and brokers, and the trade show featured over 100 vendors, according to Fran Reali of Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Safari Realty, who co-chaired the all-day occasion, also known as “Agent Day,” with Gary G. Fleming of Emerald Elite Realty.

The day’s sponsors included: Home Team Mortgage; THINK Mortgage; US Mortgage Corp.; Cardinal Financial; ShowingTime; Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Safari Realty; FBS; Green Street Capital LLC, and Robert DeFalco Realty.

“We blew the doors off the Hilton with over 700 attendees from Brooklyn, Staten Island and New Jersey,” Reali stated.

SIBOR Top Producer Club designations are awarded annually to associate brokers and sales associates for exceptional listing and selling activity.

“The people we honored today have demonstrated exceptional professional service to their clients and customers,” said Sandy Krueger, CEO of SIBOR. “Every transaction demands skills that are critical to a successful consumer experience. We salute them. This annual Agent Day event is always the highlight of our year. Thanks to everyone who contributed to its success.”

Sandy Krueger, CEO of the Staten Island Board of Realtors®, meets with Brian Laline, executive editor of the Staten Island Advance and SiLive, following Laline’s keynote address to attendees of the Top Producers Awards breakfast.

Touching on both the humanitarian nature of the Staten Island community at large and the evolution of news media in the digital age, keynote speaker Brian Laline, executive editor of the Staten Island Advance and SiLive, provided an informative and inspiring presentation on the current nature of journalism.

During the Realtor awards ceremony, SIBOR feted New York State Assemblyman Michael Cusick and New York State Sen. Diane J. Savino, who are retiring from their positions at the end of their current terms. Both were lauded in recognition for their many years of service to the Staten Island community.

Among the honored Realtors were Albert Benzaken, Sandra Cascio, Cindy Cheung, Becky Chum, Elizabeth Del Priore, Richmond 1st Team, and Diane Yetman, who were each inducted into SIBOR’s Top Producer Club Hall of Fame, awarded to Top Producers who are receiving an award for the 10th consecutive year. William Lin received the SIBOR Rising Star Award, given each year to the Top Producer honoree with the least amount of time in the industry.

Real estate agents and brokers meet with vendors and fellow Realtors during the Regional Realtor EXPO.

Recognized as the Top Producers of 2021:


Daniel Avissato; Eric Bacelli; Cindy Cheung; Kawing Chiu; Samantha Conca; Elizabeth Del Priore; Dritan (Tony) Gashi; Mary Giordano; Maged Girgis; Ann Grande; Yu Wing Ho; Kin Wa Lam; Tsun Ming Lau; Weiping Liang; Huan Kuei Lo; Gaetano Marasa; Nicole Molinini; Eileen Pinto; Joseph Rodriguez; Francis Shearon; Salvatore Taormina; Wan Qing Wu, and Natalia Zukhovich.


Maria Albanesi-Cortese; Albert Benzaken; Jason Blake; Chia Chen; Hui Chen; JoAnn DellaRocca; MaryAnn DeMagistris; Teresa Ieraci; Celia Iervasi; Joann Impellizine; Joanna Kaszuba; Albee Lei; Antoneta Licollari; Christopher Long; Kristen Mezzacappa; Allison Mireau; Maurice Molcho; RoseAngela Moore; Mary Jane O’Connell; Stephanie Orefice; John Pagliaro; Svetlana Pascarella; Kristina Patafio; Barbara Pisano; Margaret Power; Leeya Qiu; Anthony Ragucci; Raymond Rong;        C. Michel Scibetta-Nicolo; Miroslava Simanovsky; Lori Sinagra; Thomas Smith; Gail Sweeney; Laura Vallone; Inna Vayser; Elizabeth Walsh; Diane Yetman; Joyce Yu; Stephanie Zhang, and Allan Zhu.


Valerie Bartolone; Kathleen Barzal; Robert Bianco; Mark Boscaino; Frances Brischo; Ross Buxbaum; Teresa Carmona; Sandra Cascio; Audrey Casso; Howard Chen; Sonia Chiaruttini; Becky Chum; Melissa Cosentino; Gloria Craven; Chanpen Cronin; Cristina Dattolo; Andres David; Danielle Denigris; Cynthia Dgheim; Marion Donovan; Margaret Eng-Wallace; Mary Faulds; Tiffany Feng; Lori Ficarra; Hong Agnes Fong; Ilona Fotiadou-Bludov; AnnMarie Galgano; Joseph Gerber; Kim Goh; Bella Grossman; Tianting Huang; Kimberly Iannotta; Bingling Jiang; Krzysztof Kania; Marina Katsan; Malic Klobucista; Laura Lagano; Joseph Laino; Mark Lanfranchi; Victor Li; Chinuan Liang; MeiJuan Lin; William Lin; Diane Malagreca; Argjent Marke; Brian McGowan; Suzy Miller; Linda Moccia; Marylou Palladino; Nicola Papandrea; Upul Poththewela; Jeanette Rasmussen; Christopher Romanelli; Daria Rubino; Jimmy Samaha; Michael Santangelo; Mingqin Sun; Terrance Tam; Shi Cui Tang; Nancy Terracino; Nina Timpone; Nicholas Tortora; Teresa Trovello; Jeanne Volpe; YanFen; Fanny Yang; Jiecheng Zhang; Rihao Zheng, and Jian Yin Zhong.

Also presented, were the following Top Producer Team Awards:


Richmond 1st Team of Homes R Us Realty.


The Executive Group of RE/MAX Elite and Team KG Homes of Robert DeFalco Realty.


FINEST Team of RE/MAX Elite, Stellar Group of Coldwell Banker Advantage and The McKenna Team of RE/MAX Edge.


Crossing Bridges Team of Keller Williams Realty SI; Bhuiyan Properties Team of Bhuiyan Properties; 24 K Group of Robert DeFalco Realty; Aronovich-Kats Team of Mark International RE, and Team Gio of RE/MAX Central.


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