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NAI Long Island's Bruce Dickie Becomes First to Receive John Bennett Memorial Scholarship


NAI Long Island's Bruce Dickie Becomes First to Receive John Bennett Memorial Scholarship


MELVILLE, NY – October 7, 2016: Frank Socci, Jr., Head of Property Management for NAI Long Island, and Chairman of the NAI Global Property Management Council, is proud to announce the first ever winner of the John Bennett, CPM® Memorial Scholarship, in conjunction with IREM, has been awarded to Bruce Dickie of Paragon Commercial Property Management.


Mr. Dickie joined Paragon as an Assistant Property Manager in 2014. Prior to working in Commercial Property Management, Bruce worked for Long and Foster where, over the past several years, he managed a portfolio of 250 residential units. He graduated from Salisbury University with a B.S. in Finance, and is a licensed Maryland Real Estate agent. Bruce is currently working to earn his CPM® and CCIM designations through IREM, which the John Bennett Scholarship will help to make a reality.


The scholarship was originally established in 2014 in memory of the late John Bennett, CPM®, who did so much to further the careers of young professionals in the field of real estate by serving as an exemplary role model and leader. John Bennett was an active member of the Washington Chapter of IREM for many years, as well as a Board Member of the NAI Property Management Council.


The program awards a maximum of three scholarships per year, each consisting of the cost of tuition to attend one IREM educational course in John Bennett’s name. To apply for the scholarship, please email Frank Socci, Jr. at


About NAI Long Island


NAI Long Island is a full service commercial real estate firm serving Nassau, Suffolk, and Queens counties since 1980. Our professional staff have in-depth market knowledge, experience, and the proven ability to negotiate successful client-specific transactions. Our expertise is enhanced by state of the art systems, and a comprehensive database to provide market and property information. NAI Long Island is a member of NAI Global, the premier network of commercial real estate firms spanning the globe.


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NAI Global is the single largest, most powerful global network of owner-operated commercial real estate brokerage firms. NAI Global provides a full range of corporate real estate services, including brokerage and leasing, property and facilities management, real estate investment and capital market services, due diligence, global supply chain and logistics consulting and related advisory services. NAI Global Member firms, leaders in their local markets, are actively managed to work in unison and provide clients with exceptional solutions to their commercial real estate needs. Founded in 1978, today NAI Global has more than 375 offices strategically located throughout North America, Latin America, Europe and Asia Pacific, with over 6,700 local market professionals, managing over 380 million square feet of property. Supported by the central resources of the NAI Global network, Member firms deliver market-leading services locally and combine their in-market strengths to form a powerful bond of insights and execution for clients with multi-market challenges


NAI Global was acquired in 2012 by C-III Capital Partners, a leading commercial real estate services company engaged in a broad range of activities, including primary and special loan servicing, loan origination, fund management, CDO management, principal investment, online capital markets, title services and multifamily property management. C-III’s principal place of business is located in Irving, TX, with additional offices in New York, NY, Greenville, SC and Nashville, TN.


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Kelly Huffstutler



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