300 Real Estate Professionals Honor Vornado Realty Trust’s Haim Chera and Glen Weiss at JNF-USA’s Leonard Litwin New York City Real Estate Tree of Life™ Gala

NEW YORK, NY., June 7, 2022 — On Wednesday, June 1, 2022, nearly 300 New York real estate professionals attended Jewish National Fund-USA’s Leonard Litwin New York City Real Estate Tree of Life™ Gala at The Pierre Hotel to honor industry leaders for their tremendous professional and philanthropic accomplishments.


Steven Roth, Chairman Vornado Realty Trust


The elegant event in New York City was dedicated in memory of Stanley Chera and honored Haim Chera, EVP, Head of Retail, Vornado Realty Trust, and Glen J. Weiss, EVP, Co-Head of Real Estate, Vornado Realty Trust, with Jewish National Fund-USA’s prestigious Tree of Life ™ Award, which recognizes outstanding community involvement.


The gala also honored Roy I. Kirsh, Principal, Urban Company RE, with the Gregory A. Davis Leadership Award. The award was established in memory of Gregory A. Davis, the founder of JNFuture, Jewish National Fund-USA’s community of young philanthropists ages 22-40 who are dedicated leaders with a passion for supporting the land and people of Israel.


Bess Freedman, CEO Brown Harris Stevens, and Joshua Young, Brown Harris Stevens


Founder of Douglaston Development, Jeffrey E. Levine, and David R. Greenbaum, Vice President of Vornado Realty Trust were the event’s honorary chairs. Lloyd Goldman, founder of BLDG Management, opened the program, and Steve Roth, Chairman of Vornado Realty Trust, presented the awards to the honorees. Attendees included industry leaders such as Ofer Yardeni, Bess Freedman, and Gary Jacob, among others.


For more information about the event or to learn more about Jewish National Fund-USA’s Real Estate Division, contact Sarah Azizi at sazizi@jnf.org.


Ofer and Sheri Yardeni, CEO Stonehenge Partners


Lloyd Goldman, CEO BLDG Management



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