New York Real Estate Center Holding Panel With Industry's Leaders


New York Real Estate Center, the leading platform for virtual continuing education courses, is proud to host a panel exploring the state of New York City developments with some of the industry’s top leaders. The free, virtual continuing education seminar will be hosted by Nick Malfitano of Titlevest and moderated by radio personality and real estate professional Vince Rocco.

This course, offered free of charge, will satisfy 1.5 continuing education credits and will stream live at 10am on March 3rd.

The session will be hosted by Nick Malfitano. Mr. Malfitano serves as Sales Director of TitleVest, a leading agency offering a full range of title insurance and related services from large, complex commercial transactions to residential purchases and mortgage refinances. Through its affiliate, 1031Vest, TitleVest assists with 1031 tax deferred exchanges. Fueled by its emphasis on speed, service and technology, TitleVest has been repeatedly recognized and awarded for its client-centric focus.

Vince Rocco will be moderating the panel. Mr. Rocco is a seasoned professional with many years of progressive and diversified sales, sales management and executive level experience. A luxury agent at Brown Harris Stevens, Mr. Rocco is dedicated to delivering quality service to his buyers and sellers. He also hosts Good Morning New York Talk Show where he focuses on the local Manhattan real estate market.

The panel of acclaimed experts will include Heather McDonough-Domi, Tara King-Brown, Michael Vargas, Melissa Cohn, Orest Tomaselli, Kael Goodman and Scott van der Marck.

Heather McDonough-Domi is a founding partner of the H + H Real Estate Team at Compass with over 19 years of real estate experience in the luxury market in Manhattan with a specialty in new development sales and marketing. Ms. McDonough-Doni is also the Founding Chairperson of the New York Residential Agent Continuum (NYRAC), an organization established in 2018 by and residential real estate agents, that is focused on enhancing the consumer experience and elevating the status of the residential brokerage profession in New York City.

With over 14 years’ experience selling luxury real estate, Tara King-Brown brings a dedicated approach and passion to her work, coupled with an engaging and dynamic personality that leads to client’s ongoing confidence and loyalty. She joined The Corcoran Group is 2013. Her extensive experience working in new development in both Vancouver, B.C. and New York City have given her buyers valuable leverage and insight into this arena.

Michael Vargas, Principal and Co-Founder of Vanderbilt Appraisal, has over 25 years of diversified real estate experience with a focus on the appraisal and valuation of real estate in the NY Metropolitan Area. Mr. Vargas is recognized as one of the most experienced professionals in the appraisal of New York area cooperative and condominium housing; and luxury, mansion, complex type residential real estate.

Melissa Cohn is the Executive Mortgage Banker at William Raveis Mortgage. With over 35 years in the industry, Ms. Cohn is a pioneer in the mortgage industry. In 2020, she joined William Raveis Mortgage, where she is currently a top originator in the company.

In his role as President and CEO of National Condo Advisors, Orest Tomaselli provides lenders with 20 years of mortgage industry compliance knowledge, customized guidance on condominium and cooperative origination and review policies. Mr. Tomaselli has lectured nationally and provided guidance to Fannie Mae, HUD, the New York State Attorney General’s Office, the New York State Bar Association and the Mortgage Bankers Association.

A successful entrepreneur with a rich history of using data and technology to bridge the offline and online worlds, Kael Goodman founded Marketproof in 2017. Configured with fine-tuned business rules and machine learning, Marketpoof automatically aggregates and interprets data from numerous sources – including public records, real estate listings, and news – to present a comprehensive and accurate view of the real estate market.

Scott van der Marck is A Senior Managing Director and Relationship Manager at First Republic Bank. He has over 30 years of experience as an advisor to both companies and private clients in the real estate and financial services sectors. He originated and funded more than $2.5 billion in mortgage production in his last role at Wells Fargo and is consistently ranked in the top three nationally in total production, purchase production and new development production at the bank.

New York Real Estate Center is a dynamic platform that serves as a resource for the residential and commercial real estate community. Subscribers have access to a full catalog of courses and information taught by leading real estate professionals, including Michael J. Romerand Pierre E. Debbas, managing partners of Romer Debbas, LLP and principals of New York Real Estate Center. The innovative courses offered through New York Real Estate Center satisfy state real estate agent and broker licensing requirements.

About New York Real Estate Center, LLC

New York Real Estate Center, LLC, was launched by Michael J. Romer and Pierre E. Debbas as an extension of Romer Debbas, LLP’s commitment to education in the real estate community. An affiliated and licensed School for Continuing Education, New York Real Estate Center, LLC, offers a wide variety of accredited continuing education classes which satisfy real estate agent and broker licensing requirements. Several of the firm’s attorneys are Certified Instructors by New York Department of State. In addition to live events, New York Real Estate Center has an entire On-Demand library of required agent/broker continuing educations courses available to paid subscribers or individual course purchasers.

About Romer Debbas, LLP

Led by Michael J. Romer and Pierre E. Debbas, Romer Debbas, LLP is a New York City-based law firm uniquely focused on commercial and residential real estate transactions, development projects and litigation, with clients in local, national and international markets. Their practice also extends to include Bankruptcy, Corporate and Business Law, Immigration, Litigation, Taxation, Trusts and Estates.

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