LIBOR's YPN Hosts 4th Annual '20 Under 40 Rising Stars' in Real Estate Awards

The stars were shining bright on the evening of June 10, 2015 as the Long Island Board of Realtors® (LIBOR) Young Professional Network (YPN) hosted a sensational evening honoring the 4th Annual ‘20 Under 40 Rising Stars in Real Estate,’ at the Fox Hollow restaurant in Woodbury.   It was a spectacular event filled with festivities, networking, dancing, all in celebration for some of the brightest young stars in real estate today.

YPN is an organization that helps young real estate professionals excel in their careers by giving them the tools and encouragement to become successful in their career. 20 Long Island and Queens real estate professionals 40 years of age or younger were chosen for their excellence in the areas of sales, leadership, community involvement and have demonstrated ingenuity, creativity, and leadership in their careers.  

Candidates for this award represent what the selection committee considers an overall well-rounded Realtor®.   The YPN selection committee wanted to ensure they had a diverse group of finalists in terms of business niches, gender, ethnic background, and geographic location.  Finally, the committee looked for compelling stories – such as interesting business strategies or obstacles overcome. 

Congratulations to all of the worthy recipients whose outstanding commitment to the real estate industry demonstrates that they are not just the leaders of tomorrow but the luminaries of today! 

And the esteemed honorees are (in alphabetical order):

Marc J Candelaria - Coach Real Estate Assoc Inc
Bianca A Colasuonno - Realty Executives Today
Kate Conquest - Coldwell Banker
Marco Gomez - Keller Williams Landmark II
Melissa Gomez - ERA/Top Service Realty Inc
Vanessa Gonzalez - Exit Realty Achieve
Walter Greene - Bill Gallo Realty
Christopher F Gucciardo - Better Homes & Gardens Real Estate
William Kokoris - Realty Executives Today
Matthew Lenner - Focus Real Estate L I LLC
Kristin Lettieri - Coach Real Estate Assoc Inc
Gagandeep S. Manuja - Realty Connect USA LLC
Richard Marin - Realty Executives 1st
Tamir Mori - Cornerstone R E Services LLC
Katie Qu - Prime Realty
Kalen Raynor - Ponquogue Point Properties Inc
Cindy Schack - Coach Real Estate Assoc Inc
Salvatore Sica - Keller Williams Rlty Landmark
Lily Tran - Exit Kingdom Realty
Jonas Wagner - Long Islands Finest Homes LLC

Making the night an enormous success was due in part to all of the efforts and precise attention to detail by the host of the evening, LIBOR’s YPN President Mark Donnelly and his exceptional advisory board, including Amy Donnelly, Vice President and Treasurer; Kyle Kelly, Secretary; and Past YPN Presidents Kate Conquest and Melissa Gomez.  Moses Seuram, LIBOR past president and a founding member of the LI Chapter of YPN was the keynote speaker at the event.  Moses spoke on his over twenty years of experience in the business, how to succeed as a YPNer in the business, and how he became one of LIBOR’s youngest Presidents at the age of 39. 

The Young Professionals Network (YPN) began in 2006 and was started by Realtor® Magazine as a way to help the younger generation of Realtors® build a stronger link with the real estate industry. In 2009, YPN began to expand its network by encouraging local and state associations to use the YPN model to start their own young professional’s network. In 2011, the Long Island Board of Realtors® was proud to join the YPN movement and established a YPN chapter for Long Island that supports members in Queens, Nassau, and Suffolk counties.  Young professionals represent the future of the real estate industry.  Members of the YPN represent the next generation of leaders in our association and our community. 

For more information or to join the LI chapter of YPN, visit

Photo courtesy of Howard Fritz,

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Christina DeFalco-Romano
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Long Island Board of REALTORS®, Inc. (also known as LIBOR) is a 30,000-member, not-for-profit trade association that serves real estate professionals throughout Nassau, Suffolk and Queens counties. Founded over 100 years ago, LIBOR is the fourth-largest local REALTOR® board in the United States.