The Real Deal New York

Movers & shakers

By Brendan O'Connor | February 02, 2015 07:00AM

From left: Robin Schneiderman, Matthew Winn and Eric Yarbro

Halstead Property Development Marketing promoted Robin Schneiderman to managing director and director of new business development from senior vice president.  He works closely with Halstead’s research team, tracking trends. He joined Halstead in 2011 after a stint as a Citi Habitats broker.

Olshan Properties named Matthew Winn its chief operating officer, reporting directly to chief executive officer Andrea Olshan. Winn will lead daily operations and refine its operating policies. Previously,  he was global retail COO at Cushman & Wakefield.

James De Luca was hired by Colliers International as senior managing director of tristate operations. De Luca was most recently a senior director at Cushman & Wakefield. At Colliers he will continue representing landlords, tenants and consulting.

Colliers also tapped Eric Yarbro as executive managing director. Yarbo was most recently a senior vice president with CBRE, managing $500 million in transactions. He will continue to represent clients and will also be responsible for developing Colliers’ urban strategy and promoting diversity awareness.

Camille Duvall-Hero was named director of sales for Warburg Realty’s downtown office. A top broker at Warburg for over 12 years, she will head the new 50-agent office.

Sungwon Hwang joined Brown Harris Stevens from Corcoran, where she placed in the top 2 percent of brokers and was in the Multi-Million Dollar Club.  She is fluent in Korean, Japanese, and English and received her M.A. from New York University’s Schack Institute of Real Estate.

Varughese Cherian was named senior vice president of WSP, the international engineering and design firm. He will  supervise building projects, especially aviation-related projects. 

Also on the move

Avison Young’s Fairfield/Westchester office hired William Anson and Lori Baker as senior vice president and vice president, respectively… Halstead appointed Tony Oakley to executive director of sales, West Side… Tim Crowley joined CORE as director of new development… GFI Insurance Brokerage hired Vince Vieni as senior vice president of sales and strategy… Plaza Construction hired David Munoz as vice president of business development.

In memoriam

Jay Furman, 72, the co-founder of New York University’s Furman Center for Real Estate and Urban Policy, died Jan. 4 from lung cancer. The Furman Center was launched in 1995. Furman also ran the firm RD Management, which developed and owned buildings throughout the U.S. and in Puerto Rico.


Town Residential founder and CEO Andrew Heiberger was appointed to the Hudson Union’s Board of Advisors.