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Stacom-Shanahan Duo Takes Top Honors at REBNY’s Ingenious Deal of the Year Awards

New York City commercial brokerage leaders honored the recipients of the Real Estate Board of New York (REBNY)’s Sales Brokers Most Ingenious Deal of the Year Awards virtually on June 23. Michael Rudder of Rudder Property Group and Woody Heller led the virtual event.

Darcy Stacom and Bill Shanahan of CBRE were named the first prize winners and received the Henry Hart Rice Achievement Award for “1 Plus 1 Equals 3 (30 Madison)” at 330 Madison Ave.

Sacha Zarba, Jeffrey Fischer and Alice Fair of CBRE took home the second prize Robert T. Lawrence Memorial Award for “Maneuvering Through Explosive Business Growth, Complex Decision-Making Processes and the Onset of the Global Pandemic, CBRE’s Sacha Zarba, Jeff Fischer and Alice Fair Secure 232,000 Square Feet for TikTok in Times Square” at 151 W 42nd St.

Ira Schuman and Richard Eaddy of Savills won the third prize Edward S. Gordon Memorial Award for “Coming Home: How the National Urban League Returned to its Historic Home and Built an Impactful Community Facility” at 121 W 125th St.

“This year’s Sales Deal of the Year Awards contest underscores the critical role commercial brokers played to keep our industry going during an extremely challenging year,” said REBNY President James Whelan.


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Paul Bubny serves as Senior Content Director for Connect Commercial Real Estate, a role to which he brings 13-plus years’ experience covering the commercial real estate industry and 30-plus years in business-to-business journalism. In this capacity, he oversees daily operations while also reporting on both local/regional markets and national trends, covering individual transactions across all property types, as well as delving into broader subject matter. He produces 15-20 daily news stories per day and works with the Connect team and clients to develop longer-form content, ranging from Q&As to thought-leadership pieces. Prior to joining Connect, Paul was Managing Editor for both Real Estate Forum and at American Lawyer Media, where he oversaw operations at both publications while also producing daily news and feature-length articles. His tenure in B2B publishing stretches back into the print era, and he has served as Editor in Chief on four national trade publications. Since 1999, Paul has volunteered as the newsletter editor of passenger rail advocacy groups (one national, one local).

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