14D — October 22 - November 18, 2021 — Women in Business — M id A tlantic Real Estate Journal


Women on the Move

Investment Real Estate, LLC promotes O’Neill

Amber Corbo &AllisonGonzalez joined team in 2020 NAI CIR recognizes teammember milestones

work ethic make her such a huge asset to our growth. Tif- fany has risen to every new challenge during her time at IRE and Moove In and we’re very fortunate to have her here.” O’Neill was born and raised in Lancaster, PA. She cur - rently resides in Red Lion, PA, with her children Rylan and Marlee. In her spare time, she enjoys fitness, and has competed in several Savage Races. She is also a big Dallas Cowboys fan, and every Sun- day, you can catch her wearing blue and silver! Tiffany has a love for the outdoors and en- joys activities such as hiking, trips to the park with her kids and finding new adventures. She is a member of the national S elf Storage Asso- ciation (SSA) and Pennsyl- vania Self Storage Associa- tion (PASSA). MAREJ tifying emerging economic trends with potential impact on the organization and supervising the in-house ac- counting and finance teams. Rice has nearly 25 years of financial and commercial real estate experience. She earned her Bachelor of Sci- ence degree in Accounting from Mount St. Mary’s Col- lege and is a Certified Public Accountant in the State of Maryland. Rice serves on the Board of Trustees for the Ed- ward St. John foundation as treasurer, and is a mem- ber of NAIOP Maryland , the state-wide commercial real estate development or- ganization. MAREJ woman about to enter the field of Accounting? The field of Accounting is diverse as far as choosing a specific path for your career. Many times society assumes as an accountant you do tax returns all day, but there are so many other opportunities to explore. Every business, no matter the sector, needs accounting services. If you pinpoint areas of interest, it will help you choose a more specific path within the field. For me, working in the real estate industry provides many unique situations and daily challenges which make for a satisfying and rewarding ca- reer. MAREJ

YORK, PA — Investment Real Estate, LLC (IRE) announced the promotion

of Ti f fany O’Neill , from administra- t i ve as s i s - tant to her new role as transactions coordinator. O’Neill has been the ad-


dustrial sales and leasing firm by the Central Pennsylvania Business Journal and by Real Capital Analytics. The firm has been honored as a Philadelphia Region CoStar Power Broker for 20 consecutive years. NAI CIR is the Central Penn - sylvania representative of NAI Global, an international organi - zation of real estate profession- als with connections literally all across the world. Our transac- tion and management profes- sionals are among the most experienced and successful in the business, and our platform ensures that our expertise di- rectly benefits our clients. About NAI Global NAI Global is a leading global commercial real estate broker- age firm. MAREJ ganization to further our mis- sion of serving and advocating for our business community. I’d like to personally thank Shanon for all her great work in the Executive Assistant posi - tion and look forward to seeing her grow in her new role. We welcome Denise and know she will be a great addition to the team. These staff changes will continue to enhance the great work of our GRCA team,” said GRCA President & CEO Jim Gerlach. About The Greater Reading Chamber Alliance: Our mis - sion is to be Berks County’s leading unified resource for building a healthy, competi- tive business community. Our vision is to assist companies to retain, expand and grow their operations and employment and attract new business to Berks County. MAREJ as; TJX Companies, Aldi, CVS, Dollar Tree Stores, Autozone, Vornado, EquityOne, and Aca - dia Realty Trust. “After more than two decades in the retail sector and working closely with all my associates at RIPCO, I am looking forward to taking on this new leader- ship position with the firm,” said Bukai. “I am eager to continue to grow our presence in New York City and provide a forward-thinking approach that properly services our cli- ents of landlords, developers and retailers.” MAREJ

EMOYNE, PA — Am- ber Corbo joined NAI CIR as an agent in Jan-

Allison Gonzalez joined the company in January 2020. She enjoys interacting with the agent s and being the per- son they de- pend on with their listings. Her accuracy and a t t en - tion to detail is unmatched and we are thrilled to have her on the CIR team. NAI CIR, based in Lemoyne, is Central Pennsylvania’s old- est and largest exclusively commercial industrial real estate full service brokerage firm. Founded in 1970, the firm is consistently ranked as the top producing commercial in- Allison Gonzalez

uary 2020 . YTD 2021 , she has been involved in 15 transactions and two suc- cessful Ten- X CRE auc - tions. Corbo e n j o y s t h e

Tiffany O’Neill

ministrative assistant for the Investment Real Estate Group of Companies (IREGC) since December of 2019. Rick Hansberry, director of acquisitions, said “I’m truly excited to bring Tiffany into the acquisitions team. She exemplifies and consistently demonstrates all of the fun- damentals needed for the role. Above all, her tremendous energy and positive attitude, combined with her unmatched

Amber Corbo

collaborative work environ- ment with support of other agents and the commitment from the house team. She excels at networking, catering to her clients and researching market trends. Her goal is to be the top producing agent and become a resource for new agents in the future.

The Greater Reading Chamber Alliance promotes Sabanos &welcomes Vaquero

St. John Properties elevates Rice to executive VP, CFO

assistant at Glen Gery Brick, Wyomissing, where she as- sisted in employee hiring

READING, PA — The Greater Reading Chamber Alliance (GRCA) announced

BALTIMORE, MD — St. John Properties, Inc. has promoted Lori Rice to ex-

and onboard- ing as well as supplied administra- tive support to the com- pany’s execu- tive team. Vaquero re - places Sha-

the hi re of Denise Va- quero as the new Execu - tive Assistant to Jim Ger - lach, Presi- dent & CEO. In addition to her adminis-

ecutive vice pres i dent , chief finan- cial officer. R i c e h a s been wi th S t . J o h n Propert ies since 2000 and was for-

Shanon Sabanos

Denise Vaquero

merly chief financial officer. Rice will be responsible for the development and execu- tion of financial strategies, planning and forecasting ini- tiatives designed to maintain fiscal stability and long-term growth. This includes iden- Lori Rice for growth. Why did you choose the field/profession you are in today? I enjoy analyzing and work- ing with numbers, but I wasn’t sure which direction I wanted to go with my Accounting de- gree. Throughout my college experience, I felt it was as- sumed by others that I would begin a career in public ac- counting so I could eventually sit for the CPA exam. Thank- fully my first work experience was in the real estate industry and I truly feel as though this is my niche. What words of advice would you give to a young

non Sabanos as Sabanos tran- sitions to the newly created community initiatives team co- ordinator. In her role, Sabanos will work on the implementa- tion of the Economic Develop - ment Strategic Plan. She also will assume responsibility for loan portfolio administration and will head the Engage! Business Outreach efforts. “The hire of Denise allows Shanon to move within the or- Brooklyn in 2017. Over her 25 years of experi - ence, Bukai – who specializes her brokerage services in retail, agency, and tenant representa- tion (expansion and roll-outs) – has exceeded well over $200 million in lease transactions and completed over 75 leases for national drugstore chains in the NYC metropolitan area. Bukai’s work emphasizes mar- ket analysis, research, and location intelligence. Her suc- cessful track record includes completing deals with numer- ous retailers and owners such

trative duties, Vaquero will provide overall support to vari- ous departments at GRCA. “I could not be more excited to contribute to the GRCA team. I look forward to the new challenges it will bring, and I hope to make a lasting impact at the organization,” said Vaquero. Most recently, Vaquero served as an HR benefits administrator and executive

continued from page 10D Karen Koch, NAI Summit

Esther Bukai advances to vice chair of Ripco Real Estate

NEW YORK, NY — Ripco Real Estate (RIPCO) an- nounced that Esther Bukai

has been pro- moted to the pos i t i on o f vice chair of the firm. Bu - kai, who has b e e n w i t h RIPCO since 1 9 9 8 , h a s been instru-

© Robert Paul Cohen

Esther Bukai

mental in the firm’s growth throughout NYC, including the opening of the first outer borough office in Downtown

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