1CO3000A0115

POSTINGS

Any institution with 117 years under its belt is sure to accumulate truckloads of data points, and the Real Estate Board of New York, which celebrates its 1,404rd month in existence this February, is no exception. Indeed, from its modest beginnings as an organization with fewer than 50 members to its current position as the real estate industry’s most influential lobbying group, the board has come along way—and The Commercial Observer has the numbers to prove it. Below, a random sampling of data points from over the course of REBNY’s distinguished, colorful history. Number of REBNY members and guests who attended the first REBNY banquet at Hotel Marlborough on May 12, 1897: 50 Number of guests in 1989, a record attendance level for the gala to this day: 2,900 Number of REBNY members and guests who attended the fifth banquet on February 16, 1901: 150 Number of REBNY members and guests who attended the 13th banquet on February 17, 1909: 719 Year name was changed from the Real Estate Board of Brokers to Real Estate Board of New York: 1913 Number of REBNY members and guests who attended the first banquet under the new name on February 7, 1914: 1,000 Year REBNY awarded its Louis Smadbeck Memorial Broker Recognition Award to a woman for the first time (Mary Ann Tighe): 2004 Year REBNY elected its first female chairperson (Mary Ann Tighe): 2010 Number of women who attended 1975 REBNY banquet: 3 Number of men who attended the 1975 REBNY banquet: 1,800 Years Stephen Spinola has served as president of REBNY: 26 Years the second-longest-serving president, Richard Ronson, served: 5 Approximate number of REBNY members in 1896: 28 Approximate number of current REBNY members, as of January 2013: 13,500 Annual dues and initiation fee in 1896: $75 Annual dues and initiation fee for a principal broker in 2013: $1,200 Cash balance on hand (with unpaid dues of $50 reported) in December 31, 1896, financial statement, the organization’s first: $83.69 Project budget for 2013: $9.6 million Number of people named Rudin to have received the Harry B. Helmsley Distinguished New Yorker Award since 1992, the year it was first given: 3 Number of times CBRE has won the REBNY On-Site Manager of the Year award, the most any single firm has earned the merit since it was first introduced in 2003: 4 Listed price for 2013 edition of The Real Estate Board of New York Diary and Manual: $60 Asking price of authenticated 1954 edition of The Real Estate Board of New York Diary and Manual on eBay, as of Friday, January 11: $5.99

The 2013 REBNY Index

30 | JANUARY 15, 2013  | THE COMMERCIAL OBSERVER

Sign up to vote on this title
UsefulNot useful