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Mary Markowitz Honored with First Massey Knakal Lifetime Achievement Award


For over a decade, Marty Markowitz has been the face and spirit of Brooklyn.  In honor of his dedication to the expansion of the Brooklyn economy, Massey Knakal honored Mary Markowitz with the Massey Knakal Lifetime Achievement Award at the Massey Knakal Brooklyn Real Estate Summit in September. The award was presented by CEO Paul J. Massey, Jr. and COO Neil Heilberg to Mr. Markowitz on November 6, 2013 at Brooklyn’s Borough Hall.

The Massey Knakal Lifetime Achievement Award is awarded by the firm to an individual who has made creative contributions of outstanding significance to the New York metropolitan area.

No one has worked harder for all 2.6 million Brooklynites than Marty Markowitz. Since entering Borough Hall in January 2002, Mr. Markowitz has reinvigorated the office of borough president, serving as the tireless chief advocate for Brooklyn’s economic, social and cultural interests, while initiating and promoting efforts to improve Brooklynites’ quality of life. Born and raised in Crown Heights, Mr. Markowitz graduated from Wingate High School in 1962. He received his B.A. in Political Science after attending evening sessions at Brooklyn College from 1962 to 1970. Elected to the New York State Senate in 1978, Mr. Markowitz represented Central Brooklyn for 23 years. In 2001, he became the first borough president elected in the new millennium; he was honored to be re-elected to his third term in 2009.

“You have to admire Marty Markowitz.  He achieved his singular aspiration of being the best Borough President Brooklyn ever had,” said Paul J. Massey Jr.

Massey Knakal will be hosting their next conference, the 5th annual Multifamily Summit, on November 20th and 21st at the McGraw Hill Conference Center. For more details on the event visit


About Massey Knakal Realty Services:

Massey Knakal is a diversified real estate company, exclusively representing owners in the sale, retail lease and/or financing of their properties. With over 150 employees, four offices and thorough coverage of the five boroughs of New York City, Westchester County, Long Island and New Jersey, Massey Knakal Realty Services dominates the New York metropolitan area's property transaction marketplace. Since 1988, the company’s agents have closed over 4,500 transactions having a market value in excess of $17 billion. For more information on Massey Knakal, please visit

About GreenPearl

Headquartered in New York City’s “Silicon Alley,” GreenPearl Events produces thought-leadership conferences in Commercial Real Estate, Retail and Finance across the United States.GreenPearl works closely with partners to create “private label” events that put partners first and provide massive business development opportunities and public relations.  The company was co-founded by Ryan Slack, Mark Schacknies and Nima Negahban. Slack, a successful entrepreneur and marketer who co-founded PropertyShark and led it for its first four years of business as the CEO before its eventual sale to Yardi, leads GreenPearl Events as its CEO. For more information on GreenPearl, please visit

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