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Paul J. Massey Jr., CEO and Founding Partner of Massey Knakal Realty Services, proudly congratulates Partner Shimon Shkury for being awarded “Realtor of the Year” by the Bronx Manhattan North Association of Realtors. Mr. Shkury will be honored at their 86th annual banquet on Thursday, April 15th, 2010 at the Marina del Rey in the Bronx.

A native of Israel, Mr. Shkury entered the real estate industry in 2002, and after only 18 months in the industry, he was named a partner at Massey Knakal. He was integral in leading the company’s expansion into Upper Manhattan and The Bronx, and has been involved in the sale of nearly $1.5 billion of commercial properties. In 2009, Mr. Shkury and his team sold over $100 million which included the two largest transactions in Northern Manhattan – The East Harlem HUD Portfolio, a 230-unit portfolio that sold for $26.9 million; and 1428 Fifth Avenue, a package that consisted of a 120-unit residential building and 180,000 square foot development site that sold for $21.95 million.

Mr. Shkury devotes much of his spare time and resources to professional and nonprofit organizations. These include various leading positions with the Bronx Manhattan North Association of Realtors, the National Realty Club, the UJA Federation, The Rabin Medical Center, the Chabad Israel Center and the State of Israel Bonds Committee. He also works as an Adjunct Professor of Real Estate Investments for Yeshiva University; holds position on the Advisory Board for Legal Outreach, a Harlem-based after school program; and has hosted several fundraisers for the Manhattan School of Music.

“Bob and I, along with everyone at Massey Knakal, are incredibly proud of Shimon and all that he has accomplished in his career both professionally and philanthropically.  He is an extremely valuable member of our team and a leadership example for both our company and the industry,” said Mr. Massey.

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