Why HGAR?

At the Hudson Gateway Association of REALTORS® and Multiple Listing Service, we come to work every day to help Realtors thrive. We think Realtors are the unsung heroes of the neighborhoods we live, work and play in, because they drive the economy, help people realize the dream of homeownership and fiercely protect their clients.

Unequivocally committed. Whether you work in real estate or just stopped by our site to find out about who’s behind NewYorkMLS.com, we’d like you to know that we’re unequivocally committed to helping our members thrive.

92 percent of member dues are spent on member services. Many people don’t realize that REALTORS are, by and large, independent contractors. That means that when they choose to be a member of HGAR, they’re investing their hard-earned money into our Association. We never forget that, and it’s why we spend 92 percent of every member dollar on member services.

Tools and data. Our job is to give our members the tools and resources that will help them work with their customers effectively. That's why HGAR strives to provide our members and their clients with 100 percent accurate data, 100 percent of the time so that everyone can make informed decisions. We live and breathe real estate data, so that our members can do their jobs with confidence.

Manhattan, Westchester and beyond. HGAR is focused on the needs of residential real estate brokers, period. Our mission is to help our members thrive, no matter where they work. We are excited about introducing the Realtor community to brokers in the city.

Our service area includes Manhattan, Bronx, Westchester, Rockland, Dutchess, Orange, Sullivan, Ulster and Putnam Counties, providing a wide canvas for all brokers to build a powerful referral business while specializing in their communities.

Though HGAR is new to many Manhattan brokers, our Association has served the New York real estate community since 1916.

Learn more about us. HGAR is a dynamic organization with more than 11,000 Realtor members. We offer the largest selection of continuing education courses produced by a Realtor association in New York State, and conduct dozens of events and programs to keep our members on top. We invite you to visit our main Association site, HGAR.com.

How We Do Business

With everything we do, we keep these principles in mind. Our members deserve it, and so do you.

Gratitude. Every member of HGAR matters and is served accordingly.

Purpose. Our mission is to help you thrive. We are at your side.

Focus. We put the needs of residential real estate brokers first.

Efficiency. We spend 92 percent of dues on services that directly benefit members.

Ethics. We are governed by the National Association of REALTORS® Code of Ethics.

Leadership. Our board is comprised of working brokers, elected by the membership.

Privacy. We do not sell or share your contact information. Ever.

Our Team

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Richard Haggerty

CEO
HGAR/HGMLS

Richard drives HGAR/HGMLS’s vision and manages strategic relationships. He is a seasoned association executive and has been recognized by the National Association of REALTORS® for his forward-thinking management style. Richard has been with the Association since 1984.

RICHARD'S NY FAVORITES

New York City Ballet, Q Line, Ess-a-Bagel’s Poppy seed

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Gary Connolly

DIRECTOR, MLS & INFORMATION SYSTEMS
HGAR/HGMLS

Gary leads the daily operations of the MLS, including data integrity, product development and compliance. He has served as a board member of the Council of Multiple Listing Services and is passionate about really efficient processes. Gary has been with the MLS since 2000.

GARY'S NY FAVORITES

NYC’s Non-stop 24x7x365 Environment, Cartier Mansion, Naples 45’s Chicken Milanese

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Ann Garti

CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER
HGAR/HGMLS

Ann leads the daily operations at HGAR, including member services. She is a visionary association executive who led the consolidation of multiple associations into what is today HGAR. She is passionate about delivering value through service. Ann has been with HGAR since 1980.

ANN'S NY FAVORITES

Madison Avenue, Union Square Café's Negroni, Uber

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Jeff Marzo

DIRECTOR, TECHNOLOGY
HGAR/HGMLS

Jeff ensures that the Association is ahead of the curve in meeting member needs, by curating member data and matching it with innovative services and education. His focus is on unlocking the potential of data to enrich members’ careers. Jeff has been with the Association since 1999.

JEFF'S NY FAVORITES

Septuagesimo Uno Park, The High Line, King of Falafel (Midtown)

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Cathleen Stack

DIRECTOR, MARKETING
HGAR/HGMLS

Cathleen ensures that members know what they need to know about the Association and MLS’s service and technology initiatives. Cathleen is responsible for building HGAR's affiliate partnerships. She is passionate about helping the public recognize the good work of REALTORS in the New York area. Cathleen has been with the Association since 2015.

CATHLEEN'S NY FAVORITES

Every Danny Meyer Restaurant, Broadway, Carnegie Hall

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Kristine DiFrancesco

DIRECTOR, MLS TRAINING
HGMLS

Kristine is responsible for building the MLS’s training programs so she can unlock the potential and value of the MLS for members. Her passion is to help members succeed. Kristine has been with the MLS since 2008.

KRISTINE'S NY FAVORITES

Central Park, FAO Schwartz, Hot Chocolate at Grom

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Laverne Brown

MANAGER, MLS SUPPORT
HGMLS

Laverne is responsible for answering every possible question about how the MLS works. Her focus is on making the MLS easy to understand, so that members leverage the power of data for their own businesses. Laverne has been with the MLS since 2016.

LAVERNE'S NY FAVORITES

Sicilian Red Pie at the Corner Slice, Greenwich Village, Ice Skating at Rockefeller Center