Joe Rand named HGAR “REALTOR® of the Year”
The Hudson Gateway Association of Realtors has named Joseph Rand its 2020 Realtor of the Year.
The Executive Director of the BPP as well as the Chief Creative Officer of Howard Hanna/Rand Realty in Nanuet, Rand was honored during HGAR’s 104th Annual Meeting, held last week via Zoom teleconference.
Rand has enjoyed a career in the real estate industry for over 30 years and is part of the Rand Realtor family. The residential brokerage firm the family opened in 1984 now has more than 1,000 real estate sales associates and operates 28 offices.
Rand is often quoted in news articles about the real estate market, and has been a featured guest on many radio and television shows. He has also served as a featured speaker at many industry-related events, and has been honored by RISMedia with a Real Estate Newsmaker award.
In addition, Rand is the author of two books, is the new Executive Director of the Broker Public Portal with Homesnap, and is managing partner and general counsel for Rand Commercial and Hudson United Mortgage/Title/Insurance.
Always active in his local community, he participated in a walk that raised thousands of dollars for local hospitals during the height of the pandemic. Prior to a career in real estate, Rand was an attorney for a Wall Street law firm, as well as a law professor.
“Congratulations to our all of our winners for their extraordinary contributions to this organization and to their communities,” said Richard Haggerty, HGAR CEO, noting John Jordan, owner of Hudson Valley Editorial Services in Middletown, was named the 2020 HGAR Affiliate Member of the Year and Crystal Hawkins Syska of Keller Williams NY Realty in White Plains, was honored with the HGAR President’s Award for 2020. “They are truly an inspiration for us all,” Haggerty added.