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Massey Knakal Realty Services, NYC’s #1 building sales firm, is pleased to announce that Partner, James P. Nelson, was honored by the Varadi Ovarian Initiative For Cancer Education (VOICE) on September 22, 2010 with their “Achievement in Business” award.

Since starting his career with the firm in 1998, James has been the company's top salesperson three times. Named Partner in early 2004 at 28, he was and still is the youngest Partner in the company's history. James’s involvement in the real estate community is diverse. He teaches at New York University and the Real Estate Board of New York, helping other brokers stay current with their certifications. In addition to his work in the office, Mr. Nelson is also involved in the not-for-profit world including sitting on the board for the Catalog for Giving.

“Massey Knakal is proud that our Partners James Nelson (and previously Partner Tom Donovan) has been working to promote the work of VOICE and our friend Mr. Rudy. James and Tom have proven themselves to be great community leaders particularly in this case by supporting women and their families,” said Massey Knakal CEO Paul J. Massey Jr.

The event was to benefit the Varadi Ovarian Initiative and the Mt. Sinai School of Medicine Early Detection Program for Ovarian Cancer under the direction of Dr. David A. Fishman. Also honored at the event was the late Dr. Marilyn M. Varadi, who received the “Achievement in Education” award. Charles “Chick” Rudy was honored with the “Achievement in Philanthropy” award and Dr. Michael L. Brodman received the “Achievement in Medicine” award.

“We are most appreciative of the support of Massey Knakal since our first function at which we honored Tom Donovan. The 2010 event enabled us to establish the Jane B. Stein Fellowship for Ovarian Cancer Research in Memory of Dr. Marilyn Varadi (for whom the organization was named and who passed away September of this year),” said Charles “Chick” Rudy.

The mission of Voice is to promote the early detection of ovarian cancer through education, research and advocacy. They raise awareness about ovarian caner and proved support and outreach programs for women and their families. Their education program also enhances the diagnostic understanding of ovarian cancer by the medical community. For more information on Voice visit:

Agents: Paul Massey Jr.