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January 2015

Sean & Cara Cronin Featured in NYREJ – LIREG Elects New Officers

LIREG elects new officers: Burman of Engel Burman and Schapero of Signature B&B to serve as co-presidents

Scott Burman, The Engel Burman Group
Peter Schapero, The Signature B&B Companies
Michael Blaymore, Salamon, Gruber, Blaymore, & Strenger P.C.
Alison Brennan, Einbinder & Co.
Charles Alter, Louis Lefkowitz Realty Inc.
Eric Rubenstein, Ruskin Moscou Faltischek PC
Cara Cronin, Cronin & Cronin Law Firm







Melville, NY Scott Burman and Peter Schapero have been elected co-presidents of the Long Island Real Estate Group (LIREG), the 350-member philanthropic and networking organization. LIREG also elected additional new officers and new board members.

Burman is a partner of the Garden City-based real estate development firm The Engel Burman Group where for the past 13 years he has been at the forefront of the company’s business development and operations, leveraging his extensive professional experience and focusing on all aspects of real estate development. He also is a founding partner of Paramount Realty USA, a Manhattan-based real estate auction company. A member of LIREG’s executive board, he is co-founder and chairman of the group’s New Generation Division. He is also chairman of the Association For A Better Long Island Associate Board, a Long Island based developer’s trade group. He is a resident of Lloyd Harbor.

Schapero is a founding partner and managing principal of Garden City-based The Signature B&B Companies, an insurance brokerage specializing in the real estate, health care, professional liability, food and beverage, and wholesale distribution industries. He previously was co-vice president of LIREG and chairman of LIREG’s charity committee. He is a resident of Huntington.

Michael Blaymore, managing partner in the Roslyn Heights law firm Salamon, Gruber, Blaymore, & Strenger P.C., was elected executive vice president. He has been a member of the LIREG executive board since 2008 and was co-vice president in 2012. He concentrates on commercial real estate and corporate law. He is also a member of the Board of Advisors of the Nassau County 9/11 Memorial Foundation and the Board of Advisors of the American Cancer Society. He is a resident of Melville.

Alison Brennan, chief executive at Hauppauge-based property managers Einbinder & Co., was elected co-vice president. She had been a board member since 2012 and has headed the LIREG at Work and LIREG mentoring programs. A third generation of her family to join the real estate business founded in 1965 by Joseph Einbinder, she is focused on leasing, management, and real estate development in affiliation with First Development Corp. of Hauppauge. She is a resident of Smithtown.

Sean Cronin, a partner at the Mineola-based Cronin & Cronin Law Firm, was elected co-vice president. He has been a board member of LIREG since 2012 and has served as membership chair. He also is active in LIREG’s New Gen program. Cronin specializes in tax certiorari, protesting real property tax assessments and condemnation for commercial properties throughout New York State. He is a resident of Port Washington.

Charles Alter, of Lido Beach, a partner in Louis Lefkowitz Realty Inc., a property ownership and management firm based in Jericho, was re-elected treasurer. He formerly was a co-vice president and board member. He is a resident of Lido Beach.

Eric Rubenstein, a partner and real estate department chair at the Mineola law firm Ruskin Moscou Faltischek PC, was re-elected secretary, a position he has held since 2008. He is a resident of Port Washington

New members elected to LIREG’s board are:

* Cara Cronin, an associate attorney at Cronin & Cronin Law Firm and a resident of Manhattan.

* Mark Kaplan, a principal at the Great Neck-based development and property management firm Kaplan Equities and Woodbury-based Kabro Associates. He is a resident Manhattan.

LIREG, formed in 2004 to encourage networking among Long Island real estate developers, owners and allied trades and to raise funds for charitable real estate-related projects on Long Island, has more than 300 members. Since its founding, LIREG has contributed $1 million to numerous real estate-related projects undertaken by charities on Long Island including Adults and Children with Learning and Developmental Disabilities Inc., Angela’s House, Camp Anchor, Canine Companions for Independence, Coalition Against Child Abuse and Neglect, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory DNA Learning Center, Community Development Corp. of Long Island, EAC Network, Family Service League, Fitzgerald House, Glen Cove Boys & Girls Club, Habitat for Humanity, Haven House/Bridges Inc., Hofstra University Career Counseling Center, Holocaust Memorial and Tolerance Center of Nassau County, Huntington YMCA, Katz Women’s Hospital, Landmark on Main Street, Let All the Children Play, Little Flower Children and Family Services of New York, Long Beach Senior Center, Long Beach Recreational Center, Long Island Alzheimer’s Foundation, Nassau County Coalition Against Domestic Violence, North Shore Holiday House, North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health System, North Shore University Hospital Tower Building Heliport, Ronald McDonald House of Long Island, Schneider Children’s Hospital / Children’s Medical Fund of New York, Sid Jacobson Jewish Community Center, St. Charles Hospital, St. Francis Hospital, South Nassau Communities Hospital and Sunrise Day Camp.

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