Pennetta: How about a grander vision

Originally published: July 28, 2011 6:52 PM By DAVID PENNETTA David Pennetta is president of the Commercial Industrial Brokers Society of Long Island. The foremost symbol of Long Island’s long-running failure to plan is back in the news. Deciding what to do with...

Long Island Business News Op-Ed: Huntington Station needs Avalon Bay

by Commentary Published: March 18, 2011 By David Pennetta   As Mark Twain once said in a different context, rumors of AvalonBay’s death in Huntington are greatly exaggerated. That the Huntington Town Board is taking a new look at a project some thought had been left...

Getting a Mortgage May Cost More

Newsday By James Bernstein February 16, 2011 Getting a mortgage on Long Island would be more costly than ever if an Obama administration proposal aimed at reducing the role of mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac is eventually adopted by Congress, real estate...

Youth movement grows in real estate groups

Long Island Business News by David Winzelberg February 16, 2011 When he was a 30-something commercial real estate broker, David Pennetta was recruited by a mostly grey-haired real estate organization looking to rejuvenate its group with younger members. A dozen years...

Schumer pitches education over health care at CIBS Event

Long Island Business News by John Callegari Published: February 14, 2011 Sen. Charles Schumer said in Melville on Monday that the country should focus more on infrastructure, education and science as a way to recover from the recession and draw down debt. Speaking in...

Brokers group skewing younger

Wednesday January 19, 2011 By Ellen Yan Marisa Karmitz and Mario Asaro   When you hear this, don’t think that the board at the Commercial Industrial Brokers Society here is full of old fogeys. Known as CIBS, the trade group has created two non-voting, associate board...

Brokering Change Q&A: David Pennetta, CIBS

by David Winzelberg Published: January 14, 2011 One of the most politically active personalities on the Long Island commercial real estate scene, David Pennetta has just taken the helm of the Commercial Industrial Brokers Society. Besides his commitment to several...

CIBS is celebrating 18 years with continued growth, success

January 2011 New York Real Estate Journal David Pennetta, Commercial Industrial Brokers Society Ten years ago I wouldn’t have thought it would happen, but I’m now back at the helm of CIBS. My last stint as president was back in 1998-1999. The organization...

Schwartzberg: Keep companies on LI

Commentary Published: September 16, 2010 By Jeff Schwartzberg, CIBS president Much attention has been paid of late to the exodus of young people from Long Island, far less to the outflow of businesses. Too bad, because they’re truly connected. This spring two...

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CIBS was formed in 1993 out of the shared belief among the region’s leading brokers that the region needed a unified voice to advocate on behalf of professionalism, ethics and industry cohesion.  Since its formation, CIBS has helped upgrade the industry by offering hundreds of educational programs, seminars, and presentations; advocated professional standards and offered grievance resolution; provided informal mentoring relationships; raised tens of thousands of dollars for local charities; and created social settings in which colleagues have become friends, and competitors respected peers.


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