Nick Germak

Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage in Connecticut and Westchester County, N.Y., has announced several management changes in its Fairfield/Westchester region.

Nick Germak has been promoted to executive vice president, Connecticut/Westchester County. Nancy MacDonald, formerly the manager of the company’s Greenwich offices, returns to the senior management team as senior vice president of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage’s Region 1 (southern Westchester and southern Fairfield counties). Her former position as manager of the Greenwich offices will be filled by former Dobbs Ferry Office Manager Joe Valvano.

Additionally, Frank D’Ostilio assumes a new role with the company as manager of the newly merged Newtown office, replacing Bob Tendler, who will return to an active role in listing and sales. Senior Vice President Brendan B. Grady, in addition to his current duties, will serve as regional vice president of the company’s offices in New Haven County.

Germak has been an integral part of the company’s senior management team for over six years. He has overseen the firm’s Westchester and Fairfield region, was active in strategic planning for the entire firm, and helped close over 26 acquisition opportunities throughout all regions.

MacDonald is a former regional vice president who returned to manage the company’s Greenwich offices in January 2005. Under MacDonald’s leadership, the Greenwich office currently holds the top market share in town in dollar volume and number of closed transactions.

Valvano, new manager of the Greenwich offices, has overseen the company’s Dobbs Ferry location for the past seven years since the acquisition of his company, Ye Village Realty, in September 1999.

D’Ostilio has overseen Region 4 (New Haven County) as regional vice president since the acquisition of his firm, William Orange Realty, in 2005.

Grady will take on an expanded role, covering D’Ostilio’s former responsibilities serving as regional vice president of the company’s offices in New Haven County in addition to his other duties in operations.

Tendler is joining forces with his future son-in-law to become a Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage sales team. A licensed Realtor since 1976, he has been a part of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage since his company, Bob Tendler Real Estate, was acquired in 2004. His office consistently has maintained the top position in sales, listings sold and sales volume for Newtown residential sales for over 20 years.

Prudential Honors Office

The Westport sales office of Prudential Connecticut Realty has received the award for the highest number of listings taken in August among the company’s “mega-offices.”

Cheryl Eldh has been named Top Selling Sales Executive for the Westport office of Prudential Connecticut Realty for August. The honor is among a long list of designations and awards Eldh has earned during her 28-year career in real estate. For two decades, she has ranked in the top 3 percent of Prudential Realtors nationwide, being named to the Chairman’s Circle, the President’s Circle, the Honor Society and the Leading Edge Society.

Carol DePietro has been named Top Listing Sales Executive for the Westport office of Prudential Connecticut Realty for August 2006. DePietro has over 15 years of experience listing and selling real estate in Fairfield County. She is one of the top producers in Prudential’s Award Program nationwide, earning a spot in both the Leading Edge Society and the President’s Circle.

Linda Skolnick has been honored with the Service Award for August for the Westport office. To receive the honor, an individual must receive consistently high marks from clients for providing outstanding service. In addition, Skolnick has earned entrance into the Chairman’s Circle.

Jeff Jensen, the Westport office’s Connecticut Home Mortgage representative and senior financial consultant, was the leader in capture rate, closed units and closed volume for the month of August.