NEW YORK, Jan. 29, 2020 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- The Hudson Gateway Association of REALTORS®, Inc. (HGAR) is pleased to announce that CEO Richard Haggerty has been selected as a RISMedia 2020 Real Estate Newsmaker—a dynamic group of key influencers making headlines for their contributions to the real estate industry, and their efforts to positively affect the consumers and communities they serve.
As CEO of HGAR, one of the largest REALTOR® associations in the nation, Haggerty understands the people, places and pulse of the residential market like no other. He began his career with the former Westchester County Board of REALTORS®, which merged with the former Putnam County Association of REALTORS® in 2009, creating the Westchester/Putnam Association of REALTORS® (WPAR). In 2012, WPAR merged with the former Rockland County Board of REALTORS® and Orange County Association of REALTORS®, creating HGAR. In January, 2017, HGAR merged with the Manhattan Association of REALTORS®, establishing an HGAR chapter in Manhattan. In 2018, Haggerty spearheaded the creation of OneKey™ MLS, the New York metro area's first regional multiple listing service. He also serves as president and chief strategic growth officer of OneKey™ MLS.
"I am honored to receive this recognition from RISMedia alongside so many real estate professionals that I respect and admire," said Haggerty. "By collaborating and pushing the needle, we are all working toward the same goal – the betterment of the real estate industry."
RISMedia, the leader in U.S. real estate news and information services, announced its 300-plus, 2020 Real Estate Newsmakers on Jan. 8, in both an online directory on RISMedia.com and in the January issue of its flagship publication, Real Estate magazine.
RISMedia's 2020 Real Estate Newsmakers were nominated in 2019 by RISMedia readers and editors and are showcased in the following categories: Influencers, Trailblazers, Futurists, Achievers, Crusaders, Inspirations, Luminaries and Trendsetters.
"In RISMedia's Real Estate Newsmakers, you'll find an inspirational overview of more than 300 industry leaders who are making a difference in the real estate and homeownership sectors, and whose actions have a far-reaching and profound impact on the real estate industry, from nationwide to their own local communities," said John Featherston, CEO and publisher of RISMedia. "You'll meet the thought leaders and the icons. The heroes and the champions of a better way. The ones who are breaking the mold and the ones who are leading the industry forward."
Within RISMedia's Newsmakers Showcase, you'll also meet this year's "Hall of Fame" class—a select group of industry icons who have gone above and beyond toward the betterment of the real estate industry. RISMedia's Real Estate Newsmakers, including the 2020 Hall of Fame, will also be honored at RISMedia's 2020 Real Estate Newsmakers Reception & Dinner at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., in May 2020.
About The Hudson Gateway Association of REALTORS®
The Hudson Gateway Association of REALTORS® is a not-for-profit trade association representing more than 13,000 real estate professionals in Manhattan, the Bronx, Westchester, Putnam, Rockland and Orange counties. It is the second largest Realtor® Association in New York, and one of the largest in the U.S.
About OneKey™ MLS
OneKey™ MLS is 42,000 plus subscribers strong and serves Manhattan, Westchester, Putnam, Rockland, Sullivan, Orange, Nassau, Suffolk, Queens, Brooklyn, and the Bronx. It was formed in 2018, following the merger of the Hudson Gateway Multiple Listing Service and the Multiple Listing Service of Long Island.
For more than 40 years, RISMedia has provided the residential real estate industry with news, trends and business development strategies through its flagship publication, Real Estate magazine; its leading website, RISMedia.com; its award-winning Housecall blog; and its iconic networking and educational events, including RISMedia's CEO Exchange; RISMedia's Power Broker Forum, Reception & Dinner; and RISMedia's Newsmakers Reception & Dinner. Through RISMedia's content programs—including ACE, a turn-key social media content system—real estate professionals share thousands of articles, infographics and videos each day created by RISMedia editors and contributors, helping them influence hundreds of thousands of consumers as they consider buying and/or selling a home.
About RISMedia's Real Estate Newsmakers
RISMedia's Real Estate Newsmakers is designed to recognize those individuals making headlines as a result of their newsworthy contributions to the residential real estate industry, and their efforts to positively affect real estate professionals and the consumers and communities they serve. RISMedia's Real Estate Newsmakers were chosen based on nominations received through an online nomination process on RISMedia.com, and by nominations from RISMedia's in-house editorial team and other industry sources. Nominations for RISMedia's Real Estate Newsmakers are collected on an ongoing basis throughout the course of the year. There is no fee to nominate a Newsmaker or be recognized/featured as a Newsmaker. Due to deadline and production criteria, RISMedia's 2020 Real Estate Newsmakers Online Directory may not currently be in its final format. Please check back for ongoing updates.