Howard Hanna | Rand Realty Makes Key Appointments at its Northern Westchester-Putnam Operations

Real estate veterans to run Northern Westchester-Putnam County offices.

Howard Hanna | Rand Realty Makes Key Appointments at its Northern Westchester-Putnam Operations

NEW CITY—Regional residential brokerage firm Howard Hanna | Rand Realty announced on Dec. 18 the appointment of new leadership at its Northern Westchester-Putnam County offices.

Phil Faranda is now the Branch Manager for Yorktown and Carmel in Westchester and Putnam counties respectively. Bringing more than 18 years of real estate experience, Faranda has been recognized for his expertise in real estate financing and online technologies. His career is distinguished by significant contributions to industry platforms and winning a NAREE award in 2023 for journalistic excellence.

Jerome Jeffrey takes the role of Branch Manager in Briarcliff. Jeffrey’s extensive background in real estate and his proven track record in agent development make him a valuable addition to the team, brokerage officials stated.

Don Dwyer will step in as the Branch Manager for the firm’s Thornwood office, bringing a wealth of experience in real estate. Known for his expertise in real estate financing, business development, sales processes, strategic planning, and building strong relationships, his approach to management focuses on maximizing Realtor potential and fostering growth, Rand officials stated. Dwyer is set to replace Deborah DiMiceli, who is retiring as manager of the Thornwood office after nearly two decades of successful leadership. DiMicelli plans to continue her career in real estate sales following her retirement.

Matt Rand, CEO of Howard Hanna | Rand Realty, commented, “We are thrilled to have Phil, Jerome, and Don in their new roles. Their diverse experience and leadership skills are crucial for our expansion in Westchester. We are confident that they will bring innovation and excellence to our teams and services.”

Howard Hanna Rand Realty has more than 1,200 residential real estate sales associates serving the New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut suburbs of New York City. Howard Hanna | Rand Realty serves Westchester County, Rockland County, Orange County, Sullivan County, Dutchess County, Ulster County, Putnam, and the Bronx in New York, Bergen County, Passaic County, Hudson County, Morris County, Essex County, and Union County in New Jersey, and Fairfield County in Connecticut. Rand also owns and operates Rand Commercial, a commercial real estate brokerage, and Hudson United Home Services, which provides residential mortgage lending, title services, and personal and commercial insurance.

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