New York’s biggest MLS gets bigger after merger

Hudson Gateway Association of Realtors joins with Bronx-Manhattan North Association of Realtors

New York /
Oct.October 09, 2020 01:35 PM
Bronx-Manhattan North Association of Realtors' Eliezer Rodriguez and Hudson Gateway Association of Realtors' Richard Haggerty (Photos via Facebook)

Bronx-Manhattan North Association of Realtors’ Eliezer Rodriguez and Hudson Gateway Association of Realtors’ Richard Haggerty (Photos via Facebook)

New York’s largest multiple listing service is getting even bigger.

Hudson Gateway Association of Realtors, which merged with the Long Island Board of Realtors in 2018 to form OneKey MLS, has now merged with the Bronx-Manhattan North Association of Realtors, Inman reported.

New York City remains one of the only metro areas in the country without a centralized listing system, although this merger brings that possibility closer.

BMNAR previously had its own multiple listing service, the Bronx-Manhattan MLS, which will be discontinued by the end of the year. Brokers will now submit their listing inventory to the OneKey MLS, — which boasts 42,000 subscribers.

As part of the merger, top officials at BMNAR will assume roles at Hudson Gateway. Eliezer Rodriguez, the Bronx group’s former CEO, will be Hudson Gateway’s director of advocacy, commercial and legislative issues for the Bronx and Manhattan. Vincent Buccieri, formerly BMNAR’s president, will be the Bronx regional director on Hudson Gateway’s board of directors.

The merger was in the works for some time, according to Rodriguez, who described the benefits for both organizations in a statement to Inman.

“We can offer a lot of great political connections and expertise in the commercial real estate sector, and we will benefit by being able to provide all of our Bronx members with the resources that a larger organization can provide,” he said.

New York City Council member Fernando Cabrera, who represents District 14 in the Bronx, offered words of support for the merger in a press conference last month.

“This is a new beginning for all of you,” Cabrera said. “Homeownership is such an important issue, especially here in the Bronx.… The greater days of the Bronx are yet to come and you’re going to be part of that.” [Inman] — Georgia Kromrei


Related Articles

arrow_forward_ios
1065-1075 Gerard Avenue in the Bronx 

Prana pays Related $36M in Bronx multifamily play

Prana pays Related $36M in Bronx multifamily play
448 East 143rd Street in the Bronx (Credit: Google Maps)

Private developer’s NYCHA project in Mott Haven lands $79M in financing

Private developer’s NYCHA project in Mott Haven lands $79M in financing
1159 and 1184 River Avenue with Maddd Equities' Jorge Madruga (left) and Joy Construction's Eli Weiss (right) (Credit: Google Maps)

Maddd Equities, Joy Construction score $64M for massive Bronx project

Maddd Equities, Joy Construction score $64M for massive Bronx project
48 Willow Place and 568 First Street in Brooklyn (Google Maps, Unsplash)

Brooklyn sees $49M in luxury contracts signed during holiday week

Brooklyn sees $49M in luxury contracts signed during holiday week
Second monthly decline in contract activity signals looming decline in U.S. home sales (iStock)

Pending home sales fall again as prices continue to rise

Pending home sales fall again as prices continue to rise
Union Crossing at 825 East 141st Street with LibreMax's Greg Lippmann (Union Crossing Bronx; LibreMax)

$78.6M sub-performing loan on Union Crossing up for sale

$78.6M sub-performing loan on Union Crossing up for sale
Former J. Crew CEO Mickey Drexler and 760 N Walnut Ave, Ketchum (Getty; Realtor)

Former J. Crew CEO Mickey Drexler sells Idaho estate

Former J. Crew CEO Mickey Drexler sells Idaho estate
Singapore (iStock)

Singapore luxury market rebounds despite fewer foreign buyers

Singapore luxury market rebounds despite fewer foreign buyers
arrow_forward_ios

The Deal's newsletters give you the latest scoops, fresh headlines, marketing data, and things to know within the industry.

Loading...