HGAR’s Caro Wins NYSAR’s ‘Alan Yassky Distinguished Serve Award’ for 2023

HGAR’s Caro Wins NYSAR’s ‘Alan Yassky Distinguished Serve Award’ for 2023
From left, HGAR’s Leah Caro and 2023 NYSAR Immediate Past-President Jennifer Vucetic

ALBANY—The New York State Association of Realtors announced on Oct. 6 it had honored Leah Caro of the Hudson Gateway Association of Realtors as the “Alan Yassky Distinguished Service Award” winner during the association’s recent 2023 “Elevate Your Profession” Fall Business Meetings held at the Turning Stone Resort & Casino in Verona, NY.

Caro is the President and Principal Broker of Park Sterling Realty in Bronxville. She is the fourth winner of the Alan Yassky Award, which recognizes significant industry contributions throughout a Realtor’s career at the local, state and national level. These leaders are true professionals and outstanding citizens in their community, NYSAR stated.

Caro was the 2009 President of the Westchester-Putnam Association of Realtors (a predecessor organization of HGAR) and the 2015 President of the Hudson Gateway Multiple Listing Service. She received HGAR’s first President’s Award in 2013 and was the association’s Realtor of the Year in 2012. Additionally, she was bestowed HGAR’s Albert P. Schatz Legislative Award in 2018.

She has served NYSAR since 2007 and has been an active member of the state association’s Board of Directors. She has been a staunch supporter of the Realtors Political Action Committee (RPAC) and has led NYSAR’s “Hill Visits” to Washington, DC for more than a decade. She currently serves as the Federal Political Coordinator to U.S. Rep. Jamal Bowman.

“It’s a huge honor to be acknowledged by my peers, many of whom have been serving with integrity and passion for many years as well,” Caro said. “I thank you for this honor.”

HGAR President Tony D’Anzica said of Caro’s award: “Leah Caro embodies the spirit of Realtor activism. It is a fundamental role of every Realtor Association to promote public policies and candidates who believe in building strong communities, protecting property rights, and creating a vibrant business climate. For decades Leah Caro has staunchly advocated for Realtors at the local, state and national levels. As the President of HGAR, I am proud to say that Leah has been a role model and inspiration to me over the years that I have served with her, and I can think of no better person more deserving of the Alan Yassky Distinguished Service Award than Leah Caro.”

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