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Ex-Halstead prez Jim Gricar to head sales at Houlihan Lawrence

Exec heads upstate to join Westchester brokerage

July 07, 2015 12:59PM
By Tess Hofmann

From left: Jim Gricar, Stephen Meyers, Nancy Seaman and Chris Meyers

From left: Jim Gricar, Stephen Meyers, Nancy Seaman and Chris Meyers

UPDATED: July 7, 5:34 p.m.: Jim Gricar, who stepped down as president of Halstead Property earlier this year, is moving on to Houlihan Lawrence in Westchester County, where he was named general sales manager.

Gricar will oversee sales and agent development for the firm’s residential, commercial and project marketing arms. The brokerage has 30 offices and over 1,200 agents spread throughout New York City’s northern suburbs, according to its website.

He will work on business development initiatives alongside CEO Stephen Meyers and managing principal Chris Meyers, who currently lead the brokerage with Nancy Seaman, their sister and the company’s chair.

“New York City fuels our entire region and Jim’s firsthand city knowledge, combined with his sales prowess, uniquely positions him for success in our company,” Chris Meyers said. “He has key relationships that will strengthen our ability to serve clients relocating to our communities, which is happening at an increased rate.”

The Real Deal reported in March that Gricar would be stepping down as president of Halstead when his contract expired, but his future plans were unknown at the time.

He previously served as general sales manager at Halstead, and executive vice president and managing director of sales at Brown Harris Stevens’ West Side division.

“I see this new position as a dream opportunity. I am truly excited to be working alongside Nancy, Chris and Stephen, who I have known for years and have the utmost respect for,” Gricar said.

Houlihan is headquartered in Rye Brook, N.Y.

Correction: A previous version of this article misstated the location of Houlihan Lawrence’s headquarters.