Broker exchange


Brown Harris Stevens

Nicholas Palance was appointed sales manager of the brokerage’s Park Slope office. He has served as executive vice president and managing director of sales since joining the firm in 2007.

Citi Habitats

Alex Cho has joined the firm as a senior managing director. He had been managing director of the Chelsea and Gramercy offices of MNS. Seth Hirschhorn, a senior managing director who has worked at the brokerage for 12 years, has been promoted to oversee the relocation division.

Douglas Elliman

Michael Allen, who joined the firm in April from, was appointed director of marketing in Brooklyn, as well as director of sales of the Williamsburg office.


ABS Partners Real Estate

Alan Friedman has joined the firm as senior managing director in the brokerage division. He had been an office tenant representative at CBRE.

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Carlton Group

Liron Ben Yaacov has joined as managing director of the firm’s office in Tel Aviv. He had served as vice president at Profimex, a global real estate investment firm.

Holland & Knight

Stuart Saft has been tapped to chair the New York real estate practice; he joined the firm 13 months ago. He was formerly at Dewey & LeBoeuf.

Murray Hill Properties

Roxana Girand, Jesse Rubens and Rick Doolittle have been named partners in the brokerage division. Girand is a 13-year veteran at the firm. Rubens and Doolittle both joined the firm in 2002.


Roger Johnson and Edward Robertson have been named directors, and Brian Murray and David Risdon have been appointed vice presidents of the firm’s Bank & Loan Advisory Group. Johnson had been managing director at Garrison Investment Group. Robertson was managing director at Clayton Holdings. Murray was vice president at Keefe, Bruyette & Woods. Risdon was the commercial services underwriting manager at Clayton Holdings.

United Realty

Will Heishman has joined as managing director for the firm’s America Fund. He had been president of his own firm, Infinity Mortgage.